Volume 9 Issue 2

Dear Readers & Contributors,

What better time than this for the launch of ‘Ecocritical Focus Issue’ of IJELLS? This is the July 2020 regular issue too. The last few months have been a wakeup call to all of us who have kept track of the terrible and methodical environmental destruction happening over the years. We have realised that we all are the quintessential frogs in water boiling away slowly. The issues were festering right under our noses and we were oblivious of it. This pandemic has brought our survival into question forcing all the established structures to rethink and reinvent.

Literature rightly should become a discourse of the environment. We cannot become cocooned from these changes cornering us to our sure obliteration. We need Literature to present environmental concerns more directly and vocally than ever before.

Were these environmental concerns ever a part of Literature? Were these concerns an underbelly to some of the canonical texts in English Literature? Greening the canon is one area fast emerging as a potential area for research. In this issue we present seven articles discussing ecological perspectives in the broad area on English literature.

Welcome to this issue!

Happy Reading and Sharing!

Dr. Mrudula Lakkaraju
Chief Editor

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Our Contributors

Mr Deepak Mishra works as a Lecturer in English at Modern Kanya Multiple College, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. He completed his Mphil in English from Tribhuvan University and pursuing Phd from the same university.

Ms Deepali Bhushan Awasare is Pursuing PhD in English Literature at Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune Maharashtra under the Supervisor ship of Dr Vivekanand Arjunrao Rankhambe

Ms Mansha Malik works as an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of English, Govt. College for Women, Nawakadal, Srinagar (J&K). She obtained her MA and MPhil from University of Kashmir. Her area of specialization is Ecocriticism.

Ms Rashmi Maniar is a Research Scholar at Lingaya’s Vidyapeeth, Faridabad under the guidance of Dr. Priya Raghav. She is currently employed as the Academic Coordinator at A.V.N. Sr. Sec. School, Faridabad. Her research area is eco-critical study of Vedic Literature.

Dr Priya Raghav has completed her PhD on personal narratives by women of colour from NEHU Shillong. Currently she is employed with Lingers Vidyapeeth, Faridabad as a faculty and Research Guide for PhD students. She has a number of publications to her credit.

Ms Ummae Saba Shabnam is a research scholar in English literature in Osmania University, Hyderabad. She works for the student community as a School Assistant, S.A English for ten years in Z.P.H.S Atmakur, Wanaparthy District.

Dr. Santosh Kumar Singh works as a Lecturer of Visual Writing & Rhetoric at Madan Bhandari Memorial College in Kathmandu, Nepal. He specializes in Social Semiotics &Mithila Painting.

Ms D Uma Devi is an Assistant Professor in English in KCS Kasi Nadar College of Arts & Science, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. Presently, she is pursuing her research study in the area of Ecocriticism.

Ms Champabati Khakhalary is working as an Assistant professor at Bikali College, Dhupdhara, Dist. Goalpara, Assam and presently doing research work in Bodoland University, Kokrajhar, B.T. A.D. Assam, under Bodo Dept. of PhD Degree under the supervision of Dr. Bhaumik Chandra Baro, on the topic of Bodo folk songs.

Mr Qusay Khalaf Hussein, MA in English literature and language, Ministry of Education, Anbar, Iraq. A teacher and trainer of English. Lecturer of English at University of Anbar, College of Education, Qaem.

Ms Asiya Tabassum has been working as a lecturer in Nizwa college of Technology for 8 years. She did her masters’ from Osmania University, Hyderabad. Her research interests are using educational technology & experimental writing skills using different platforms.

Dr Melissa Helen currently works as Head, Department of English, Nizam College, Osmania University, TS, India. She has a rich and varied experience and expertise in English literature and English Language Teaching. She has a book, several research articles and paper presentations to her credit.

Ms Pinali Vadher is an Ex-Adhoc Assistant Professor, who worked at the Department of English & CLS, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat. Currently, she is pursuing her Ph.D. Her areas of interests include ELT, Critical Thinking, Communication Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, English Literature Translation Studies and Technology and Education.

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