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Dr. (Mrs.) P. Priya

Assistant Professor
Contact Details
Degree University Year
 B.Ed. Annamalai University 1992
M.A. Annamalai University 1996
M.Phil. University of Madras 2000
Ph.D. University of Madras  2012

Title of the Ph.D. ThesisThe Humanitarian Relationship in the select novels of Chester Himes

Date of Joining the College: 29 January 2008

Areas of Interest
  • African-American Literature
  • American Literature 
  1. “Push and Pull factors: Chester Himes’ The Primitive at a National Conference held at the   Kanyaka Parameswari College for Women, Chennai on    February 5, 2009. Paper published in the proceedings.
  2. Universality Versus Particularism: an analysis on   Chester Himes, “The Third Generation”  at an    International Conference at the University of Madras held on  February 10 and 11, 2009. Paper published in the proceedings
  3. ‘ Marginality and Dual Status : A Study on,The   Pinktoes in the International Conference conducted by Ethiraj College for Women in Association with U.S. Consulate General – Chennai India on 12th and 13th March 2009. Paper published in the proceedings 
  4. Quest for wholeness in the select works of Rosa Guy” was presented  in the  State Level Seminar “Women in    Introspection as seen in Black American Writing”  conducted by the Vivekananda college of Arts and Sciences for women, Tiruchengode, TamilNadu,2009. Paper published in the proceedings. 
  5. Possibilities Vs Limitations  at Nesamony Memorial Christian College on Empowerment of Women, on11th Sep, 2009. Paper published in the proceedings
  6. Teaching New Strategies and Fresh Insights for Ethnic Studies in the State Level Seminar organized by Melmaruvathur Adiparasakthi College of Arts and Science,Vellore on  February,2011. Paper published in the proceedings 
  7. National Seminar On English and Communication Skills for Employability,5th March,2011. Paper published in the proceedings
  8. National Seminar on Teaching of General &Technical English,’The New Modes of Teaching African-American Novel:A Study on Chester Himes’Selective work,Anna University of Chennai,5th &6th Feb 2010. Paper published in the proceedings
  9. The Duo Role:The Practical Teacher.International Conference conducted by the English Teachers Asssociation of India (ELTAI) on 7th &9th August 2009. Paper published in the proceedings 
  10. National Level Seminar on Comparative  Literature conducted by P.K.R.Arts College for Women on September 16th ,2009. Paper published in the proceedings
  11. Synthesis, International Quarterly of English Literature &Language.Vol 3.No.1 Quest for Identity in  Chester Himes’s The Third Generation. March 2010.ISBN  904094-1-7
  12. The Humanitarian and the Child Psychologist – Dickens for all Times and for all Ages in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar conducted by Alagappa Government Arts College on 1st September 2012.  ISBN 978-81-910738-4-3
  13. Edited and Compiled Annotated Texts for the Foundation Course General English, Meenakshi College for Women, Chennai-600024.
  14.  "Look Ahead : Social Relevance in Literature and Media", A Story in the International Conference in Story Concepts for Media in Tamil and English Literature at Loyola College On 10th January 2014.
  15. "Keeping Pace with Technology is an Essential Teacher Requirement" , at the International Conference on Outcome Based Teaching and Learning of English held at Anna University, Chennai on March 1st and 2nd 2013. (ISBN No. 978-81-909269-4-2)

Other Achivements

  • Resource person for the UGC Sponsored  Winter School, on 15th November 2013.
  • Resource Person for the UGC Sponsored  Orientation Programme,on 13th December 2013.
  • Co-Editor of Lion's Touch Magazine.

Training Programme Attended

  • Attended  Orientation Course sponsored by UGC,2012.