Central University of Kerala

Photo-Vellikkeel Raghavan Dr.Vellikkeel Raghavan- Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (University Of Calicut),MA English Language And Literature
Department Of English and Comparative Literature
School of  Languges And Comparative Literature
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Specialisation: Theatre and Performance Studies
 Film and Media Studies 
Critical and Cultural Theory 
Course Offered: LCL5103-Dramatic Mode I: Sophocles to Shaw
LCL5203-Dramatic Mode II: Ibsen to Churchill
LCL5007-Modern Indian Drama
LCL5006-Introduction to Film Studies
LCL5008-Documentary Film
LCL5018-Film Theory and Appreciation
LCL6002-Cultural/Critical Theory and Praxis (MPhil/PhD)
Brief Profile: Dr. Vellikkeel Raghavan was awarded Ph. D in English by the University of Calicut for his thesis on the political theatres of Dario Fo and Safdar Hashmi. Recruited by the UPSC in 2002 as Assistant Professor in English, he had been working in Panjab University colleges under Chandigarh (UT) Administration till he joined Central University of Kerala in 2009. Apart from the book Agitation Propaganda Theatre (Chandigarh: Unistar, 2009), he has published in many reputed national and international journals. His English translations of Safdar Hashmi’s (JANAM) Hindi plays, Halla Bol, Masheen and Gaon se Shahar Tak were published by Indian Literature (Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi). He was bestowed with the national award for academic excellence, ‘Guru Praveen’ by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, during 2002—2003. He is an alumnus of University of Calicut, Kannur University, Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), and Central European University, Budapest. His academic visits abroad include Austria, Canada, Hungary, Slovakia and Germany. He is the founder Editor of Humanities Circle, International Journal of CU Kerala. His academic interests focus on interdisciplinary engagements with Literature, Theatre, Film, and Literary/Critical Theory. Currently he is a UGC Postdoctoral Research Awardee working on 21st Century Indian Political Documentary Films                                                                                                                       Read more


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