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  1. Muthuraman kannayan
  2. Professor of English and Dean Faculty of Fine Arts
  3. MA (English), MA (Tamil), M.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D
  4. Literature
  5. Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu, India Pin 608 002
  6. drkmau@gmail.com
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Editor Type: Editorial Board
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Name : Dr. K. MUTHURAMAN Gender : Male Current Position: Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts Professor of English Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar Tamil Nadu, India, Pin code 608 002 E-mail: drkmau@gmail.com Mobile: 9843957652 Education 1.Ph.D. English (June 2002) on “From Egocentricism to Ethnocentricism: A Study of Gwendolyn Brooks’s Vision of Race, Sex, and Art” at Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar 2.M.Phil. English (December 1990/ First Class 67%) on “Barriers in Robert Frost’s Poetry” at Government Arts College, Kumbakonam 3.M.A. English (May 1987/ First Class 62.5%/First Rank) at Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar 4.B.A. English (April 1985/ First Class 63%/First Rank) at A V C College, Manampandal, Mayiladuturai 5.M.A. Tamil (May 1994/ Second Class 57%) at Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar 6.M.Ed. (May 1992/ First Class 61%) at Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar Awards Won 1. Gold Medal in B.A. English (First Rank Holder) 2. Gold Medal in M.A. English (First Rank Holder) 3. Good Student Award in B.A. English 4. Professor Duraiswamy Award in M.A. English 5. Professor George Stanley Award in M.A. English Professional Positions Held 1. Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts, and Professor of English (1 June 2017 till date) 2. Professor of English (December 2016 to May 2017) 3. Professor and Head of the Department of English (September 2013 to November 2016) 4. Professor of English (June 2011 to August 2013) 5. Associate Professor of English (March 2007 to May 2011) 6. Reader in English (March 2004 to February 2007) 7. Lecturer in English (Senior Scale) (August 2002 to February 2004) 8. Lecturer in English (August 1998 to July 2002) 9. Associate Lecturer and Co-ordinator of the General Department at A V C C Polytechnic College, Mannampandal, Mayiladuturai (September 1992 to July 1988) 10. Associate Lecturer in English at A V C C Polytechnic College, Mannampandal, Mayiladuturai (September 1987 to July 1988) Additional Positions Held Vigilance Officer 1.Internal Vigilance Officer for Annamalai University ( 18 June to till date) Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test for Assistant Professor Committee 1. Steering Committee Member of Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test for Assistant Professor for which Annamalai University is the Nodal Agency ( 2019 to till date) Coordinator Position 1.Coordinator of the Centre for Comparative Studies of Languages and Literatures, Annamalai University (2005 to 2011) Courses Taught 1) American Literature 2) African American Literature 3) English Language Teaching 4) Introduction to Communication Studies 5) Phonetics 6) Linguistics Professional Honors, Awards, and Fellowships International Scholar Exchange Program (SUSI), Kentucky, US 1.Participated in the much coveted six week (SUSI) “Study of the United States Institute on Contemporary American Literature,” hosted by the University of Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., from 15 June to 28 July 2012. 2.Commissioned an Honorary Citizen of Louisville, Kentucky, US, by the Mayor Greg E. Fischer (2012) 3.The Rotary and Inner Wheel Club of Chidambaram honored me for my participation in SUSI in US in 2012. Certificates of Appreciation 1.For my successful completion of the Study of United States Institute on Contemporary American Literature (SUSI) at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, US, from 15 June to 28 July 2012 by the Ambassdor J. Adam Ereli, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary to the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Washington DC. 2.For my services rendered during the counseling for admission to various professional degree programs of Annamalai University during the academic year 2013 – 2014.

Work Background

Professional Positions Held 1. Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts, and Professor of English (1 June 2017 till date) 2. Professor of English (December 2016 to May 2017) 3. Professor and Head of the Department of English (September 2013 to November 2016) 4. Professor of English (June 2011 to August 2013) 5. Associate Professor of English (March 2007 to May 2011) 6. Reader in English (March 2004 to February 2007) 7. Lecturer in English (Senior Scale) (August 2002 to February 2004) 8. Lecturer in English (August 1998 to July 2002) 9. Associate Lecturer and Co-ordinator of the General Department at A V C C Polytechnic College, Mannampandal, Mayiladuturai (September 1992 to July 1988) 10. Associate Lecturer in English at A V C C Polytechnic College, Mannampandal, Mayiladuturai (September 1987 to July 1988) Additional Positions Held Vigilance Officer 1.Internal Vigilance Officer for Annamalai University ( 18 June to till date) Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test for Assistant Professor Committee 1. Steering Committee Member of Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test for Assistant Professor for which Annamalai University is the Nodal Agency ( 2019 to till date) Coordinator Position 1.Coordinator of the Centre for Comparative Studies of Languages and Literatures, Annamalai University (2005 to 2011)

Research Contributions

Publications: Articles Subtle Racism in Edna Ferber’s Show Boat in Infokara Research (2019) Vol 8:7. Pp 135-140. The Artist as a Young Woman in Edna Ferber’s Fanny Herself in History Research Journal (2019): Vol. 5.5. pp 1361-1365. Politics of Interfaith Marriage in Edna Ferber’s Show Boat in Think India (2019): Vol. 22.4. pp 5985-5991. 1.Feminine Symbols in Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code in Language in India (2018): Vol:18:3, pp 1-5. 2. Renewal of Nature and Humanity in the Poetry of Mary Oliver in Asia Pacific Journal of Research (2018): Vol. 1:56, pp 177-179. 3. Eco-critical Reading of Girish Karnad’s Play The Fire and the Rain in Asia Pacific Jounal of Research (2016): Vol. 1:35, pp 101-104. 4.Loss of Human Values in Sinclair Lewis’s Babbitt in Indian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research Review (2015): Vol. 1:6, pp 34-37. 5.Lucille Clifton as the Voice of Blacks in Asia Pacific Journal of Research (2015):Vol.1:29, pp 1-4 6.Assertion of Individuality in Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters in Asia Pacific Journal of Research (2015): Vol.1:30, pp 99-102. 7.Womanism in Lucille Clifton’s An Ordinary Woman in Notions (2015): Vol. 6:3, pp 11-16. 8.Portrayal of God in Tagore’s Sacrifice in Asia Pacific Journal of Research (2015):Vol. 40:1, pp 103-106. 9. Method of Teaching Reading Comprehension in Notions (2013): Vol. 4:1, pp 245-256. 10. Representation of the Female in William Styron’s The Long March in Notions (2013): Vol. 1:4, pp 265-272. 11.Searching for Truth in Rabindranath Tagore’s Play Chandalika in Notions (2013): Vol.4:2, pp193-202. 12.Conservative East Versus Modernized West: A Study of Bapsi Sidhwa’s An American Brat in Asia Pacific Journal of Research (2013): Vo. 1:7, pp 17-21. 13The Youthful Poems of Gwendolyn Brooks in Fresh Flora: Sundry Critical Essays(2013):49-55. 14. Richard Eberhart as a Neo-Romantic Poet in the Annamalai University Humanities Journal (2012): Vol. 48:1, pp 1-4. 15. John Steinbeck’s Ecological Prophecy: A Cursory Glance in the Annamalai University Humanitities Journal (2012): Vol. 10:1, pp 113-122 16. Shame and Guilt in William Styron’s Sophie’s Choice in Voice International (2012): Vol. 8:8, pp 47-55. 17.John Steinbeck and Environment: A Study of his Novel To a God Unknown in Literary Explorer (2011): Vo. 10:1, pp 113-122. 18. A Journey from Hopelessness to Hope in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath in Notions (2011): Vol. 2:4, pp 131-140. 19. Protest against Degradation of the Blacks in America: A Study of Anne Spencer’s Poems in the Annamalai University Humanities Journal (2011): Vol. 47.1, pp 275-280. 20. Poetry is also a Craft: A Study of Richard Eberhart’s Poetry in Notions (2011): Vol. 2:4, pp 221-230. 21. Ability to Read Does not Warrant Comprehension in Voice International (2009): Vol. 5:5, pp 213-229 22. Schemata Theory and Reading Comprehension in the Annamalai University Humanities Journal (2010): Vol. 46:1, pp 169-180. 23. Dream and Disillusionment: A Study of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and The Pearl in Voice International (2010): Vol. 6: 2, pp 111-118. 24. Language Teaching: Goals and Methods in Voice International (2010): Vol. 6:1, pp 159-165. 25. Schemata Theory and Reading Comprehension in the Annamalai University Humanities Journal (2010): Vol. 46:1, pp 169-180. 26. Black Consciousness in Gwendolyn Brooks’s Poetry in Contemporary Vibes (2009): Vol.4:15, pp 17-19. 27. The Complex Selves of Black Women in the Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks in Voice International (2009): Vo. 5:5, pp 39-44. 28. Exploring Black Consciousness: A Study of Wole Soyinka’s Poems in Voice International (2009): Vol. 5:5, pp 55-66. 29. Practicing Vocabulary and Structure in the English Language Classroom in Be a Master (2009): 124-128. 30.Form and Theme in Gwendolyn Brooks’s Sonnets in Rock Pebbles(2008): Vol.10: 2, pp 45-49. 31. Imagery in William Carlos Williams’s Poetry in Rock Pebbles (2007): Vol. 9:1, pp 53-59. 32. Celebration of Spiritual Idealism in the Poetry of William Carlos Williams in Contemporary Vibes (2007): Vol:3:9, pp 38-40 33. The Image of Black Children in Gwendolyn Brooks’s Poetry: A Study in Voice International (2007): Vol. 4:4, pp 76-82. 34.Manifested Self: A Comparative Study of the Poems of A.K. Ramanujan and Kamala Das in Comparative Literature: Problems and Prospects (2007): pp 302-305. 35. Joseph Conrad’s Nostromo: A Love Tragedy of the Goulds in the Annamalai University Humanities Journal (2004): Vol. 1:2, pp 17-26 36. Towards Positive Self-Affirmation: A Study of Symbols in Gwendolyn Brooks’s Poetry in Indian Response to American Literature (2003): Vo. 41:1, pp 13-19. 37. The Jazzy Poetic Style of Gwendolyn Brooks in Voice International (2002): Vol. 1:1, pp 44-50. 38. Black Women’s Encounter with Intraracial Discrimination as Depicted in Gwendolyn Brooks’s “the ballad of Chocolate Mabbie” and “Ballad of Pearl May Lee” in the Annamalai University Humanities Journal (2002): Vol. 40:1, pp 15-19. Book Published 1.Gwendolyn Brooks’s Art of Poetry. Mercury Publishers: Perambalur, 2009. Research Guidance: a) M.Phils produced : 66 M.Phil (ongoing) : 05 b) Ph.Ds produced : 15 Ph.Ds (ongoing) : 07 Projects Completed a) Translation of Avvaiyar’s Aathichudi from Tamil into English (2006 to 2007) b) Translation of Gwendolyn Brooks’s Select Poems from English into Tamil (2007 to 2008) Work in Progress 1. Translated 50 poems of Tamil Kuruntogai into English (Yet to be published) 2. Writing a grammar book entitled Preposition through Practice (The book introduces prepositions to the students through conversation practice)