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Vaibhav Shah

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (English), Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, India
Areas of interest
Philosophy of Literature, Religious Studies, Literary Theory & Criticism, Ethics, Communication Skills

Vaibhav Shah is an Assistant Professor at School of Engineering and Applied Science (formerly, Institute of Engineering and Technology), Ahmedabad University. Before joining AU, he was associated with Nirma University- Institute of Technology as Assistant Professor of English. He obtained his PhD in 2010 from the Department of English, Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur (Rajasthan). He has eight years of teaching experience.

His research interest is in the interface of religion, literature, philosophy and Ethics. 

 

 

Research Projects:

 “Archaeological and Epistemic Transformation of Images in Mahabharata with reference to Print and Celluloid Narratives" - Submitted to Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR).

 

  1.  “Multi-Layer Voices: A Study of Bakhtin’s ‘Heteroglossia’ and ‘Polyphony’ in Orhan Pamuk’s Snow” was published in a referred International Journal Literary Insight (Mumbai).
  2.  “A Postmodern Reading of Orhan Pamuk’s My Name is Red “ was published in the National Journal RASE (Rajasthan Associates for Studies in English).
  3. “The Politics of Gender and the Representation of the character of Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's Macbeth” was published in Ruminations – A Referred and Peer Review International Bi-Annual Journal (Meerut-UP)
  4. “Quest for Identity in Orhan Pamuk’s The White Castle” published in Marga: Perspectives on Literature, Culture and Media.
  5. “Poetry as a Powerful Tool in Communication Skill Classrooms: A Case Study” published in International Journal of Humanities in Technical Education: (a Bi-annual Referred Journal with ISSN no. 2454-8537)
  6. “Faith vs Reason: Christianity, Rational Egoism and Dostoevsky’s Crime & Punishment”. Accepted for publication at OUCIP Journal of International Studies.
  7. “The Mahabharata and the Politics of Persuasion”. (in conference proceeding) submitted for publication.
  8. “Quest for Academic Autonomy and the making of Public Intellectuals: Some Reflections on Martha Nussbaum’s Humanity Project”. (to be submitted for publication)

Monsoon Semester:

1. Communication Skills I (I Year B.Tech, IMSC, IMCA) - Core Course

2. Ethics (II Year B.Tech.-ICT) - Core Course

3. Thematic Approaches to Literature (III Year B.Tech.)- Elective Course

 

Winter Semester:

Ethics (II Year B.Tech.-Chem/Mech.)- Core Course

  1. “Cultural and Linguistic Hybridity in Amitav Ghosh’ Sea of Poppies” in a National Conference organized by R.A.S.E. (Rajasthan Associates for Studies in English) held at J.D.B.Govt.College, Kota (Rajasthan)
  2. A Postmodern Reading of Orhan Pamuk’s My Name is Red in U.G.C. sponsored National Seminar in Falna, Rajasthan.
  3. “Terrorism and Counter Terrorism: A Reading of Orhan Pamuk’s Snow” in an International Conference organized by MELUS-MELOW, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
  4. “Multi-Layer Voices: A Study of Bakhtin’s ‘Heteroglossia’ and ‘Polyphony’ in Orhan Pamuk’s Snow” in an International Seminar organized by the Department of English- Banaras Hindu University, Varansi.
  5.  “The Politics of Gender and the Representation of the character of Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's Macbeth” in an International Conference organized by Verdhman Mahaveer Open University, Kota (Rajasthan).
  6. “The Future of Theory: Challenges and Possibilities” Plenary talk in a UGC National Seminar at MSM PG College Kayamkulam, affiliated to University of Kerala.
  7.  “Faith VS Reason: Christianity, Rational Egoism and Dostoevsky’s Crime & Punishment” in an International Seminar on Religion & Literature at Center of International Studies, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana.
  8.  “The Mahabharata and the Politics of Persuasion” in a National Seminar organized by the Department of English, Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur (Rajasthan)

      9. “Toward the Ethics of Non-Reductive Equitarian Ontology of Object and Subject: A Reappraisal of Select Literary Works” in an international Conference on “Materiality: Object,          Matter, Things” organized by Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda at Doon University.

Contact

132, School of Engineering and Applied Science,
Ahmedabad University,
Ahmedabad Education Society FP. 4,
Near Commerce Six Roads,
Navrangpura, Ahmedabad - 380 009, India

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