Hansraj College

University of Delhi

NAAC Grade A+ with CGPA 3.62

Mr Vaibhav Parel

Assistant Professor | Department of English
Contact (Off.): 01127667747

Email Address : viparel20[at]hotmail[dot]com

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Popular Fiction, 18th century British Literature

  • MPhil , , Department of English, Delhi University
  • MA English , , Hindu College, Delhi University
  • BA (Hons) English , , Hindu College, Delhi University

September 2010 - to date: Assistant Professor, Department of English, Hansraj College.

November 2009 - April 2010: Assistant Professor, Department of English, Hindu College. 

Indian Writing in English, Diasporic fictions, Popular Literature, 18th century British Literature

2019-21: Member, Department Library Committee.

2017: Co-convener (with Dr Nivedita Sen): one-day student seminar, The Sound of Music: An Aesthetic, Cultural and Political interface, Department of English, Hansraj College, Delhi University (8 April).

2017: Member of organizing committee: a two-day Faculty Development Program, Department of English, Hansraj College on Research Methodology: An Interdisciplinary Approach (20-21 January).

2016: Co-convener (with Dr Nivedita Sen): one-day seminar on Crime Fiction, at Department of English, Hansraj College (25 October).

2015: Panel discussion: Kashmir in film for the annual literary festival of Hans Raj College (3-4 March).

2013: Panel discussion: Practices of reading, writing and publishing Children’s Literature at Hansraj College (25 February).

2009: Conference Coordinator: New Cultures of Intimacy and Togetherness in Asia, a three-day International Conference, at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi organized by Professor Sanjay Srivastava (IEG, Delhi) and Dr Brinda Bose (JNU, Delhi) (5-7 February).

Book Chapters

2009    Decolonizing the classroom: In search of ‘new’ pedagogies for ‘new’ literatures (With Brinda Bose and A Katyal). In: Sumanyu Satpathy (ed.) Southern Postcolonialisms (New Delhi: Routledge), pp. 139-154.

2008   TSL [The Shadow Lines] Goes to College: Of Postcoloniality, Politics and Pedagogies. (With Brinda Bose et al). In: Murari Prasad (ed.) The Shadow Lines: Critical Perspectives (New Delhi: Pencraft), pp. 20-36.

2020    The White Knight’s ‘inventions’: Creativity and ‘invention’ in Through the Looking-GlassLibri & Liberi: Journal of Research on Children’s Literature and Culture, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp. 25-36.  ISSN 1848-3488 (print), 1848-5871 (online).

2019    ‘Looking through Glass’: History and Nationalism in Amitav GhoshMizoram University Journal of Literature and Cultural Studies. Volume 6, Issue 2 (December 2019), pp. 109-123. ISSN 2348-1188 (print).

Book reviews

2021    Ajantha Subramanian, The Caste of Merit: Engineering Education in India (Harvard UP, 2019). Contemporary South Asia. Published online: 09 Feb 2021. DOI: 10.1080/09584935.2021.1884372.

2020    Noir gone sour. Urmilla Deshpande, Body and Blood: Stories on Breaking the Ten Commandments (Speaking Tiger, 2019). The Book Review. Volume XLIV, Numbers 2-3 (February-March 2020), pp. 68-9. ISSN: 0970-4175.

2020  Interrogating the past, confronting the future: Dalit Women’s Memoirs at Re-imagi(ni)ng Identities: Challenges, Transgressions and Articulation organized by IACLALS in association with Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata (5-7 February).

2019  Contemporary Indian Detectives: The Case of Vish Puri and Perveen Mistry at Indian Popular Fiction: Redefining the Canon organized by the Department of English, Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi, Delhi (16-17 January).

2017  The White Knight’s ‘inventions’: Carroll’s use and subversion of ‘invention’ in Through the Looking-Glass at ‘Victoriania’, Young Researchers Conference organized by the Department of English and Culture Studies, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal (14-15 September).

2017   Globalization, Nation and Subjectivity in the poetry of Imtiaz Dharker at Emergence of Globalization: Towards Transnationalism (Hyderabad, 16-18 February).

2012   Exploring the invincible: Bond in From Russia, With Love at Framing the Popular: Forms and Ideologies at Dayal Singh College, University of Delhi (21 September).

2011   Living in ‘cracks between borders’: Gender, Freedom and Cosmopolitanisms in Imtiaz Dharker at the 16th International Cultural Studies Workshop, organized by Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC) at Jaipur, Rajasthan (23-28 January).

2008   ‘Tuktuk is USA, Andrea is India’: Plotting the multi-valent transnational imaginary in Brahmin Gali, at The City and its Cultures, a seminar jointly organized by Department of English, University of Delhi and Department of English, Hindu College (15-16 December).

2008   Expanding the Frontier: Travel writing and knowledge generation in early-colonial Assam (with Arnab Dasgupta), at On the Road: Writing Travel and Travellers, international conference organized by the Centre of Advanced Study, Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata (6-8 November).

2007   The Market and the Reader: Five Moments in the Indian Publishing Industry, at a conference on Contemporary Indian Writing in English and the Indian Market at the Ferguson Centre, Open University (Camden Town Campus), London (25-26 June).

2007   Indian Writing in English and the Indian Market: Analysing The Hindu Literary Review, at a workshop organized by the Ferguson Centre, Open University, UK at Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi (8-10 March).

2006   As part of the Sarai-CSDS Fellowship I presented a preliminary research report at Bangalore (1-3 June 2006); and a research paper titled Brahmin Gali: Ethnography of a Bylane at the Fellowship Conference in Delhi (6-7 October 2006).