Dr. Satveer Singh

Assistant Professor , English Language and Literature

Dr. Satveer Singh

Assistant Professor , English Language and Literature

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Education


PhD (English Literature), English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad.

MA (English) University of Hyderabad.

One of the factors that motivated my decision to choose research as an area of professional activity was the continuous possibility of progressive refinement that this field presents. No set of ideas or definitional criteria, no matter how systematically elaborated or how broadly conceived, are ever so complete as to preclude the possibility of further reflection. When it comes to developing a comprehensive understanding of something like the human nature, the very unfinishedness of our insights provides us with the impetus to continuously seek further.

During my PhD work, I was repeatedly made aware of the fact that literature is merely one manifestation of the meaningful patterns that human beings generate in their ongoing interaction with their environment. Characterized in this way, literature is not merely an ornamental dimension of our existence but a profound and evolutionary necessity of human beings as a ‘meaning making’ species.

I find this dialectical relationship between literature and experience very intellectually stimulating and capable of proving a very fertile furrow for further investigation in the academic projects that I plan to undertake in the future, both in terms of teaching as well as individual research. This kind of a theoretical enterprise requires momentary blurring of disciplinary boundaries between fields of study as diverse as Anthropology, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Linguistics, Philosophy and Psychology. I believe that interdisciplinarity is the most productive way forward. The study of language and literature has a lot to learn from similarly oriented disciplines such as Anthropology and Cultural Studies, the aim of which is also to study meaningful patterns of human behaviour. I would work to provide an academic environment which is conducive to the development of interdisciplinary approaches to literature and language.
 

Publications


  1. Narrative Order and the Ordering of Experience: Structural Prolepsis in Jorge Luis Borges’ The Garden of Forking Paths. Language in India (ISSN: 1930-2940) Vol. 19:7.
     
  2. Regulation of Conduct and Two Contrasting Models of Subjectivity in Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses. IJELLH (ISSN: 2321-7065) Vol. 19:7.

 

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