Dr. Rimi Nath

English Department

Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualifications:

M.A., PhD (Gauhati University)

Specialisation:

South Asian Literature, Indian Writing in English, Partition Literature, Migration and Diaspora Studies, Postcolonial Studies.

Publications

  • A research paper entitled “Ethnic Identity – 9/11 – and – Self-Perception: A Study of Two Pakistani Fictions in English” is published in the conference proceeding volume (ISEIL 2012), Problematics on Ethnicity, Identity and Literature, as full paper [published by The Sibsagar College, Joysagar, Assam; Compiled and prepared by SPS Education India Pvt. Ltd. Kolkata] (p. 92-97).
  • A research paper entitled “Memory-Home-Diaspora: A Reading of Manjushree Thapa’s Seasons of Flight” is published in International Journal on Multicultural Literature, Vol.3, No. 2, 2013 (p. 67-72).
  • A research paper entitled “The Postcolonial Ambit in Mohsin Hamid’s Moth Smoke: Implications in a Country like Pakistan” is published in English Forum: Journal of the Department of English (Gauhati University), Vol. 3, 2014 (p. 28-36).
  • An Introduction entitled “Introduction: South Asian Migration Updates” is published in the book The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity and Susceptibility (Volume 1), edited by Yuk Wah Chan, David Haines and Jonathan H. X. Lee, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, U. K. (Chapter 23, p. 374-381).
  • A research paper entitled “Migration from South Asian Nations (Pakistan and Nepal): A Literary Perspective” is published in The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity and Susceptibility (Volume 1), edited by Yuk Wah Chan, David Haines and Jonathan H. X. Lee, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, U. K. (Chapter 24, p. 382-395).
  • Worked as a member of the review board for The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity, and Susceptibility (Vol. 1 & II) published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, U. K. in 2014.
  • A research paper entitled “Cricket and the Formation of Identities: A Study of Romesh Gunesekera’s The Match” is published in Literary Miscellany: An International Journal of Literary Studies (Bahri Publications, New Delhi), Vol. 3, No. 1-2, Jan-Dec 2014 [published in August 2015] (p. 80-92).
  • Three poems ‘Words’, ‘The Limbo’, and ‘The Hallowed Moon’ are published in Muse India, Issue 67, May-June 2016.
  • A research paper entitled “The crisis of a migrant: a reading of Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee and Dipendu Das’s (ed.) Barbed Wire Fence: Stories of Displacement from the Barak Valley of Assam” is published in Muse India, Issue 68, Jul-Aug 2016.
  • A book review of Aniruddha Bose’s Canvas “Looking beyond appearances” is published in The Shillong Times, September 2016.
  • A poem ‘Nameri’ is published in Coldnoon: International Journal of Travel Writing and Travelling Cultures, 11 June, 2017.
  • A research paper entitled “A Reading of Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Bapsi Sidhwa’s An American Brat through the lens of cultural citizenship” is published in Literaria: Annual Journal of the Department of English (Gurucharan College, Assam), Vol. V, 2016-2017 (p. 31-41).
  • Reviewed article for the journal South Asian Diaspora (Taylor and Francis Group) in September, 2017.
  • Two poems ‘Nellie’ and ‘Pobitora’ are published in Coldnoon: International Journal of Travel Writing and Travelling Cultures, 30 June, 2018.

Conferences/ Workshops/ Talks:

  • Presented a paper in an International Seminar on ‘Contemporary Sri Lankan Fiction in English’ jointly organised by the Department of English, Gauhati University and the Institute of Distance and Open Learning, Gauhati University, in Feb. 2012. The paper was entitled ““Fix(ing) the Past” and “Window of Opportunity”: A Reading of Romesh Gunesekera’s The Match.”
  • Presented a paper in an International Seminar on ‘Ethnicity, Identity and Literature’ organised by the Department of English, The Sibsagar College, Joysagar on 11, 12, 13 and 14 October, 2012. The paper was entitled “Ethnic Identity – 9/11 – and – Self-Perception: A Study of Two Pakistani Fictions in English.”
  • Presented a paper in an International Conference on ‘Contemporary English Studies: Society, Culture and Language’ organised by the Department of English & Forum for English Studies, Assam University, Silchar on 6-8 March, 2013. The paper was entitled “Memory-Home-Diaspora: A Reading of Manjushree Thapa’s Seasons of Flight.”
  • Presented a paper in an International Conference on ‘Asian Migration and the Global Asian Diasporas’ at City University of Hong Kong (6-7 September 2013). The paper was entitled “Migration from South Asian Nations (Pakistan and Nepal): A Literary Perspective.”
  • Chaired a session ‘South Asian Migration and Diaspora’ in the International conference on Asian Migration and the Global Asian Diasporas at City University of Hong Kong (6-7 September 2013).
  • Presented a paper in an International Conference on ‘Cultures of Memory: Mnemocultural Praxis in Southeast and Other Asian Countries’ at EFLU, Shillong Campus (7-9 November 2013). The paper was entitled “Postmodernism and the Role of Memory in the Formation of a Nation.”
  • Worked as a co-coordinator of the national seminar on ‘Re-interpretations of the past: The discourse of cultural identity in South Asia’ organised by the Department of English, NEHU, Shillong, 17-18 March, 2016.
  • Presented a paper entitled ‘The crisis of an immigrant: A study of literature from Pakistan and North-East India in context’ in an international seminar on Politics, history and fiction in South Asia with special focus on Pakistan and North East India, Department of English, Gauhati University, 25-27 February 2016.
  • Presented a paper entitled ‘Assessing cultural citizenship in context: reading Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Bapsi Sidhwa’s An American Brat’ in an international seminar on Thinking Literature across Continents, Department of English, University of North Bengal, 25-27 March 2017.
  • Participated in a national workshop on “Cinema and Society: National Workshop on Film Appreciation” from 15-20 May, 2017, organised by the Department of English, NEHU, Shillong, in technical collaboration with MKDF.
  • Participated in the IWP course “Power of Pen: Identities and Social Issues in Poetry and Plays”, The University of IOWA (July 17- September 5, 2017).
  • Participated in the GIAN course “Religion, Ideologies & Nationalism in South Asia” from October 23 to October 28, 2017 at National Institute of Technology, Silchar.
  • Worked as a member of the organising committee for the international seminar on ‘Narratives of Violence and Terror in South Asia’, organised by the Department of English, NEHU, Shillong, 16th-18th November, 2017.
  • Delivered two one-hour lectures on ‘Modern Indian Poetry’ to the students of M.A. English literature at the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Shillong Campus, on 22nd November, 2017.
  • Read my poems in the panel “Poetry of the Hills” on 9th December, 2017, in a literary and cultural festival organised by Penguin Random House, India, in Shillong, Meghalaya, India.