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Dr. Ajit Kumar Mishra
Associate Professor
Department of Humanistic Studies, IIT (BHU)
(91) 99356-49964
(91) 542-716-5071
Area of Interest: 
Narrative Studies (Culture, Medicine, Health); Visual Culture (Film, Television, Photography); Humanistic Communication (Healthcare, Management, Business, Wellbeing)


  • Richard Wright’s “The Man Who Lived Underground”: Dialectic of Freedom and The Praxis of Being. Humanities & Social Sciences: Interdisciplinary Approach Vol. 8 No. 1 ISSN 0975-7090 June 2016.        
  • Notes from the Underground: Shobha De’s Discourse of the ‘Personal as Political’. SubalternSpeak: An International Journal of Postcolonial Studies Vol. III No. IV   91-99  ISSN 2347-2103 July 2015. 
  • Anuradha Marwah’s Dirty Picture: Transversal Performance and the Poetics of Disembodiment Humanities & Social Sciences: Interdisciplinary Approach Vol. 7 No. 1 ISSN 0975-7090 June 2015.        
  • Beyond Silence: Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence and Alternative Intercourse The IUP Journal of English Studies Vol. 8 No. 3, 35-42 ISSN 0973-3728 Sept. 2013
  • Negotiating Politics of Alterity: Narendra Jadhav’s Outcaste:A Memoir and (Re)visionist Discourse Labyrinth Vol. 4 No. 4, 23-30 ISSN 0976-0814 July 2013
  • Fetishizing ‘Marginality’: Contemporary Indian Academia and the Rise of Subaltern. Labyrinth Vol. 3 No. 3 142-150 ISSN 0976-0814 July 2012
  • Tracing the ‘Wild Zone’ in Shashi Deshpande’s Roots and Shadows. Contemporary Discourse. Vol.3 Issue 1: 132-36  ISSN 0976-3686 January 2012
  • Resisting ‘Alterity’: Ambedkar and the Ethics of Recognition. Journal of Exclusion Studies.vol.1 no.2: 133-38 ISSN No. 2231-4547 August 2011
  • The Wound and the Voice: Trauma and Re-membering in Shashi Deshpande’s The Dark Holds No Terrors. Ispatika.  Vol. 2 no. 1: 44-54 ISSN No. 2231-4806 July 2011
  • Fetishising the Female Body: Mapping Sexual Imbalances in Indian Visual Media. Humanities & Social Sciences: Interdisciplinary Approach. Vol. 3, Issue 1 1-4, ISSN No. 0975-7090 June 2011
  • Towards Sexuate Discourse: Shobha De and the (Re)visioning of Female Imaginary. Cyber Literature: The International Online Journal. Vol. 4 Issue 1 36-45, ISSN No. 0972-0901  June  2011
  • Towards a Feminine Libidinal Economy: Emergence of ‘New Fiction’ in Indian Writing in English. 3-8. Humanities & Social Sciences: Interdisciplinary Approach. Vol. 2,  Issue 1 ISSN No. 0975-7090 June 2010
  • Hyphenation and subjectivity in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies. Proceedings of National Seminar on Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary American Literature organized by the Dept. of English, D.A-V. College, Kanpur, 2008.
OVERVIEW This course has been designed to help students explore the power of literature as a means to a better life. Almost all of us are hounded by the uncanny at some point of time in our lives. We continue to bear these mental pangs silently and privately until we are overwhelmed by those weird feelings. The moments of disarray challenge us to either disappear into the dark or fight our way back into life. The point of return lies in our mind, in our will, and in our negotiations.  The principal objective of this course is to engage students with the power of poetry through their mind, body, and spirit and to help them experience personal growth by learning to overcome the fatal strikes of fear, anxiety, depression, trauma, and heartbreak. The course modules will focus on a range of universally experienced themes, such as doubt and despair, bereavement and grief, love and heartbreak, pain and suffering with a view to discovering the beauty in everyday life and embracing life’s lessons gracefully.                                                                                                 


OVERVIEW The world around us has become so rapidly visual that we can ill afford to run the risk of remaining visually ignorant. The course has been designed to familiarize students with the intricate ways of the world of visuality which is regulated by unscrupulous power relations. With the modules students will gradually discover how images have exerted power, triggered desire, and constructed our world and experiences. By drawing examples of the pervasive power of images from art, painting, advertisement, television, cinema, fashion, medical imaging, and social media the course aims at developing a critical sensibility of imagery code vision in students, and at unravelling how these cultural codes inscribe a world of differences.                                                             


COURSE TITLE NARRATIVES AND WORLDMAKING                                                                                           
This course has been designed to help prospective Ph D students explore the power of narratives in worldmaking while probing The narrative matrix of production, circulation, and consumption of meanings. The principal objective of this course is to orient students towards the discursive functions of narratives which are fabricated, situated, bordered, embodied, Configured, and rendered in ways that permeate our world.