Vaibhav Shah

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (English), Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, India
Areas of interest
Ethics, Academic Reading & Writing, Semantics of Happiness, Indian Literature, Classics

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 Ph.D. in 2010 from the Department of English, Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur (Rajasthan). He has ten years of teaching experience.

His research interest is in the semantic study of the concepts from Indian intellectual tradition and pedagogical innovations in Humanities courses.

 

1. Vaibhav Shah, “Faith vs Reason: Christianity, Rational Egoism and Dostoevsky’s Crime & Punishment”. English Forum, 6, 2018. (Accepted for publication)


2. Vaibhav Shah and Ravi Saxena, “Is the Crisis in Humanities Escapable? Rethinking Martha Nussbaum’s Curricular Reforms in the Light of Indian Higher Education System,” Littcrit: An Indian Response to Literature, 85:44(1), 2018, 185-195.

3. Vaibhav Shah, “Toward the Ethics of Non-Reductive Equitarian Ontology of Object and Subject: A Reappraisal of Select Literary Works”. Journal of Literature & Aesthetics, 18.1, 2018, 81-99.

4. Vaibhav Shah, “The Mahabharata and the Politics of Persuasion,” The Vedic Path: Vedic, Indological and Scientific Research, 93.2, 2018.


5. Vaibhav Shah and Ravi Saxena, “Quest for Academic Autonomy and the Making of Public Intellectuals: Some Reflections on Martha Nussbaum’s Humanity Project,” Dialogue Quarterly, 19.2, 2017, 143-158.

6. Vaibhav Shah and Sapna Miranda, “Poetry as a Powerful Tool in Communication Skill Classrooms: A Case Study,” International Journal of Humanities in Technical Education, 2.1, 2016, 34-40.

7. Vaibhav Shah, “Quest for Identity in Orhan Pamuk’s The White Castle,” Marga: Perspectives on Literature, Culture and, Media, 1.1, 2013, 1-13.

8. Vaibhav Shah, “The Politics of Gender and the Representation of the character of Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's Macbeth”, 3.1., 2012, 59-67.

9. Vaibhav Shah, “A Postmodern Reading of Orhan Pamuk’s My Name is Red,” Journal of Rajasthan Association for Studies in English, 7, 2011, 1-8.

10. Vaibhav Shah, “Multi-Layer Voices: A Study of Bakhtin’s ‘Heteroglossia’ and ‘Polyphony’ in Orhan Pamuk’s Snow,” Literary Insight, 2, 2011, 92-98.

Academic Reading & Writing

Advanced Writing

Ethics

Semantics of Happiness

Vaibhav Shah, “Handling the Humanities: What do we mean by ‘handling’ in the humanities disciplines?,” International Seminar- Cum-Workshop on “The Future of Humanities in the 21st Century”, School of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Auro University, Surat, March 24-25, 2018 (Plenary address)

Vaibhav Shah, “Toward the Ethics of Non-Reductive Equitarian Ontology of Object and Subject: A Reappraisal of Select Literary Works,” XIX International Conference on “Materialities: Objects, Matter, Things” jointly organized by Forum on Contemporary Theory and Doon University, Dehradun, December 18-21, 2016

Vaibhav Shah, “The Mahabharata and the Politics of Persuasion,” National Seminar on “Rethinking Mahabharata: Contemporary Contexts and Texts”, Department of English, Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, March 16-17, 2015.

Vaibhav Shah, “Faith VS Reason: Christianity, Rational Egoism and Dostoevsky’s Crime & Punishment,” International Seminar on “Religion & Literature”, Osmania University Centre for International Programmes, Osmania University, Hyderabad, January 29-31, 2015.
  
Vaibhav Shah, “The Future of Theory: Challenges and Possibilities,” UGC National Seminar on “Themes and Theories”, MSM PG College Kayamkulam, affiliated to University of Kerala, June 20-21, 2013. (Plenary Address)

Vaibhav Shah, “The Politics of Gender and the Representation of the character of Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's Macbeth,” International Conference on “Women in Shakespeare: A Post-Feminist Scrutiny”, Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University, Kota, India, October 4-6, 2012.

Vaibhav Shah, “Multi-Layer Voices: A Study of Bakhtin’s ‘Heteroglossia’ and ‘Polyphony’ in Orhan Pamuk’s Snow,” International Seminar on “Theory at Work: Text, History and Culture”, Department of English, Banaras, Hindu University, Varanasi, India, November 9-11, 2011.

Vaibhav Shah and Seema Malik, “Terrorism and Counter Terrorism: A Reading of Orhan Pamuk’s Snow,”MELUS-India / MELOW International Conference on “Literature and Culture Since 1980”, Department of English, Panjab University, Chandigarh, February 25-27, 2010.

Vaibhav Shah, “A Postmodern Reading of Orhan Pamuk’s My Name is Red,” UGC National Conference on “Postmodernism”, Department of English, SPU College Falna, Rajasthan, January 23-24, 2010.

Vaibhav Shah, “Cultural and Linguistic Hybridity in Amitav Ghosh’ Sea of Poppies,” National Seminar on “Postcolonialism”, JDB Govt. College, Kota, Rajasthan, November, 2008.  

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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