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Dr Sylvia Rego
Associate Professor
Department of English, St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru 575003
Email id: sylrego@gmail.com
Phone No: 9611389376

Educational Qualification
M.A. in English
Awarded Ph D in 2013 for the thesis entitled “Indian Women Autobiographers of the Nationalist Period: A Gender Analysis”

Seminars/Workshops attended Papers Presented
Attended about 40 Seminars at International, National and State Levels.
1. Presented a paper entitled “Drama – the Challenges of teaching Linguistic Skills” at International Conference by ELTAI held at D.G. Vaishnava College, Chennai on 4th and 5th February 2005.
2. Presented a paper entitled “Innovative Ways of Language Acquisition through Short Stories” at National Seminar on ‘Innovations in Teaching Language and Literature in Colleges” held at Govt College, Kasargod on 21.03.05 and 22.03.2005
3. Presented a paper entitled “Socialisation of the Girl-Child as Reflected in Literary Genres’ at National Seminar on Women Empowerment – Issues, Problems and Concerns’ held at Vijaya College, Mulki on 8th and 9th December 2006.
4. Presented paper entitled “Negotiation of Feminism in the Short Stories of Women’s Era” at International Conference on The Art and Politics of Subversion : Theory in a Counter-mode’ held by Forum on Contemporary Theory and the Department of English, Mangalore University from 14th to 17th December 2006.
5. Presented a paper entitled “Teaching of English and Student Employability” at National Conference on ‘Quest for Quality and Excellence in Higher Education through Industry-Academia Interaction’ held at Besant Women’s College on 14th and 15 February 2006.
6. Presented a paper entitled “A Feminist Reading of Parvatibai Athavale’s ‘My Story’” at National Seminar on ‘Perspectives in Indian English Fiction’ held by AET at St Aloysius College on 27 and 28 March 2006.
7. Presented a paper entitled “Empowerment of Women and Ideology” at National Seminar on ‘Are India’s Development Programmes Women Oriented’ held at Besant women’s College on 12th and 13th January 2007.
8. Presented a paper entitled “Patriarchal Ideology in Stories from the Panchatantra” at the Second International Conference on Children’s Literature held at St Aloysius College January 2008.
9. Presented a paper entitled “Literature – Discourse or Surrogate Religion?” at National Seminar on ‘Value-based Education and Literature’ held at Besant Women’s College Besant Women’s College on 14th and 15thFebruary 2008.
10. Presented paper entitled “Ramabai Ranade’s ‘Reminiscences’ – A Gender Analysis” at National Seminar on ‘Subaltern Encounters in Indian Literature in English and Translation’ held at St. Aloysius College on 9-10 January 2009
11. Presented paper entitled ‘Conversion Narratives and Counter-narratives: Women in the 19th Century’ at National Conference on ‘Religion: Functions and Dysfunctions’ held by Mangalore Sociology Association and St. Aloysius College from 6 to 8 Feb 2009.
12. Presented paper entitled ‘Nationalism: The Voice of Dissent – Cornelia Sorabji’s Life’ at National Seminar on ‘Representation of Subalterns: Problems and Perspectives’ held at SVS College, Bantwal on 3 and 4 April 2009.
13. Presented a paper entitled ‘Gender and Nationalism in the Autobiography of Athavale’s – ‘Hindu Widow’ at National Seminar on ‘Nationality, Language and Culture: Contestations in Contemporary Writing’ held at St. Aloysius College on 8 and 9 January 2010
14. Presented a paper entitled ‘Caste, Patriarchy and Nationalism’ at National Seminar on ‘New Trends in Nationalist Writings’ held at Besant Evening College on 23 and 24 April 2010.
15. Presented a paper entitled“Voices of Dissent: Two Low-Caste Women in 19th Century Maharashtra” at International Conference on ‘’Traditions of Dissent in Sub continental Literatures and Cultures’ organised by DCL, Central University of Kerala, 15-17 October, 2012.
16. Presented a paper entitled ‘Saguna as a Prototype of Feminist Resistance to Evangelical Discourse’ at National Seminar on ‘Emerging Images of Woman in Indian fiction in English and in Translations from Regional Languages’ held at Besant Women’s College on 9 and 10 March 2012
17. Presented a paper entitled ‘Narrating the Subterranean Selves: Women’s Autobiographical Writings’ at National Seminar on ‘Narrative Semantics: Texts, Contexts, Remediations’ held at PoornaPrajna College, Udupi on 11, 12 Jan 2013,
18. Presented a paper entitled ‘The Role of Men in Women’s Reform’ at National Seminar on ‘Contemporary Feminisms in India’ held at St. Aloysius College on 23 Jan 2013.
19. Presented a paper entitled ‘Language and Caste: Enculturation of Hindu Practices among Catholics of Dakshina Kannada’ at National Seminar on ‘Dakshina Kannada after 1947’ by History Dept, St Aloysius College on 14 and 15 February 2014.
20. Presented a paper entitled ‘Sexuality and Nationalism in the Self-narratives of Nineteenth Century Women’ at National Seminar on ‘Nationalism as a Religion: Trends in India’ held at Pompei College, Aikala on 19, 20 December 2014.
21. Presented a paper entitled ‘Recalcitrant Feminine Consciousness in the plays of Shakespeare’ at National Seminar on ‘Revisiting Shakespeare: 450 Years’ held on 19 February 2015 by PG Dept of English, St. Aloysius College.
22. Presented paper entitled “Confidence Building in the Language Classroom: Enhancement of Softskills at National Conference on Life Skills and Youth Empowerment” held at Crossland college Brahmavar on February 24th and 25th 2015
23. Presented a paper entitled ‘Foregrounding of Peripheral Voices in the Novel The Home and the World’ at National Seminar on ‘Tagore and the Indian Renaissance’on 7 March 2015 by SahityaAkademi, New Delhi and Sri Bhuvanendra College atKarkala.
24. Presented a paper entitled ‘Gender as Performance in Karnad’s Plays’ on 8 and 9 January 2016 at National Seminar on ‘Changing Literary Trends and Perceptions’ held atRoshniNilaya Autonomous, Mangalore.
25. Presented a paper entitled ‘Representation of Gender and the Nation in Amar Chitra Katha Comics’ at National Seminar on ‘Approaches and systems: Understanding the Child and Children’s Literature’ on 3 March 2017 by PG Dept of English, St. Aloysius College Autonomous, Mangalore.
26. Presented a paper entitled ‘Socio-Historical Fiction of VJP Saldanha’ on 3 and 4 April 2017 at National Seminar on ‘Writing Social History: source Matters’ held at Rani Abbakka Tulu Adhyayana Kendra, Bantwal, DK.
27. Presented a paper entitled “African Diaspora and the Travails of Female Identity Creation” at National Seminar on ‘Postcolonialism and 2ist Century Literature held at Milagres College, Kallianpur on 30th and 31st March 2017.

Publication details
1. ‘Saguna as the Prototype of Feminist Resistance to Evangelic Discourse’ Al-Shodhana ISSN 2320-6292 January 2012
2. ‘The ‘Leavening’ Impact of Christianity in ShevantibaiNikambe’s ‘Ratanbai – a High-Caste Child Wife’ CONTEMPORARY DISCOURSE ISSN 0976-3686 – July 2013 (International Journal)
3. ‘Voices of Dissent: Two Low-Caste Women in Nineteenth Century Maharashtra’ Shodha ISSN 2249-0396 January 2014
4. ‘The Construction of a Missionary Identity in the Autobiography of Cornelia Sorabji’ Al-Shodhana ISSN 2320-6292 January 2014
5. ‘Christianity in Victorian England and the letters of a native ‘heretic’ Conference Volume of National Seminar on Charles Dickens ISBN 978-93-5087-949-8
6. ‘Tracing the Autobiographical Self in Indian Women’s Writings’ Al-Shodhana ISSN 2320-6292 July 2014
7. ‘Doing Gender: A Study of Nagamandala’ Al-Shodhana ISSN 2320-6292 July 2015
8. “Reconstitution of Sexuality in Media and Popular Culture”ISBN:978-93-5156-814-8. Editor of Conference Volume
9. “Confidence Building in the Language Classroom” Conference volume Life Skills and Youth Empowerment with ISBN978-81-928345-3-5 by Crossland College, Brahmavar
10. “Socio-historical fiction by VJP Saldanha – a gender analysis” Al-Shodhana ISSN 2320-6292 July 2017.

Books/Journals Edited
1. Blossoms, collection of poems
2. Sparks, Anthology of short stories
3. Alchemy, Collection of Short stories and Poems
4. Worked on the editorial board of Al Shodhana, a refereed journal.
5. Edited the Conference Volume of National Seminar on “Reconstruction of Sexuality in Media and Popular Culture”
6. Currently Associate Editor of Al Shodhana.

Invited as resource person/expert
1. Resource person at workshop on Human Rights Advocacy held at St. Aloysius College on 20 March 2013
2. Resource person for talk on ‘Saguna: The first autobiographical novel written in English by an Indian woman’ to MA students of St. Aloysius College in 2012
3. Resource person for talk on ‘Significance of and Aptitude for Research among Students’ given to MA students of St. Aloysius College in 2013
4. Resource person for Panel Discussion on ‘Gender, Women and Violence’ held by Humanities Association, St. Aloysius College
5. Chaired a session for National Seminar on ‘Literature at the Crossroads: Millennial Challenges’ on 30 November and 1 December 2015 at St Aloysius College
6. Resource person for guest lecture on Konkani writers and the ideology of gender held at University College, Mangalore for students of M A on 8.3.2017.
7. Resource person for talk on Recent developments in ideas of sexuality in India held by the Women’s Forum, St Aloysius College July 2017.
8. Was the Resource Person for the Integral Formation Programme on 28 and 29 June 2016 at St Aloysius College Autonomous, Mangalore.
9. Resource person for talk on “Gender and Indian Writing in English and Translation” held by Government Women’s College, Balmattaon 07.09. 2017.
10. Helped as organizer for the national seminar on “women as catalysts of change” held on 25thFebrurary 2012 at st.Aloysius college
11. Was the organizing secretary of national seminar “Reconstitution of Sexuality In Media And Popular Culture” held by Dept.of English, St. Aloysius College on 7th and 8th February.2014.
12. Chaired a Session at International Conference on ‘’Traditions of Dissent in Sub continental Literatures and Cultures’ organised by DCL, Central University of Kerala, 15-17 October, 2012.
13. Chaired a session at National Seminar on “Charles Dickens and Victorian England: What the Dickens?” at St. Aloysius college abd 14th and 15th December 2012.

Minor Research Project: UGC Sponsored
1. Autobiographies of Indian Women : A Gender Study”- 2004.
2. ‘The Works of Joachim Alvares, VJP Saldanha and Charles Francis D’Costa – a Gender Study’ 2014-16, submitted to UGC.

Orientation and Refresher Courses attended
1. Refresher Course at Mangalore University
2. Refresher Course at Bharathiar University
3. Orientation Programme at AIM INSIGHTS, Affiliated to Mangalore University,
4. Refresher Course at Goa University