Ph.D, MPhil, MA

Dr. G. Saravana Prabu, Assistant Professor (Sr. Gr.), joined Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham on June 2, 2014, and has been teaching English Language and Literature for UG as well as PG Programs. He completed his PG from Presidency College, Madras University, Chennai and M. Phil. from Madras University, Chennai. He has completed his Ph. D. from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. His topic of research is “Conflict in the Select Novels of Gloria Naylor”. His areas of interest include - Afro-American Writing and English Language Teaching.


Publication Type: Conference Paper

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Dr. G. Saravana Prabu, “Wedding Woes: Content and Discontent- a Reading of The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor”, in Celebrating gynergy: Women in Public Domain, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Kochi , 2015.


Dr. G. Saravana Prabu, “Use of Creative Language by Gloria Naylor in The Women of Brewster Place”, in International Congress on English Grammar (ICEG-2011), Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Erode, 2011.


Dr. G. Saravana Prabu, “Use of Multimedia in Teaching English”, in International Congress on English Grammar (ICEG-2010), Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, Erode, 2010.

Publication Type: Journal Article

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Dr. G. Saravana Prabu and C., C., “Self-Directed Language Learning”, Elixir- Arts and Humanities, no. May Issue, 2013.[Abstract]

The classroom study forms the backbone of the language learning process for many learners. But it is the duty of the teacher to motivate students to engage in their self study. This paper examines four aspects of the learning process that self-directed learners are generally understood to be able to navigate: planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating; it then suggests ways in which teachers can foster these abilities in the language learning classroom. Teachers can help learners to assume more responsibility for their own learning and develop them as more effective language learners.

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Dr. G. Saravana Prabu, “Sexuality in Gloria Naylor's The Women of Brewster Place”, Labyrinth, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 113-119, 2013.[Abstract]

Sexuality plays a provocative role in the African American literature. Nineteenth and twentieth century African American writers have had to show the conflicting ideas of realistic depiction of sexual expression and the stereotypical images of black sexuality.In The Women of Brewster Place, Naylor boldly introduces a lesbian couple and their struggle for identity. Naylor narrates her view that every action that men engage is, in some way, indicative of their need to expose their sexual energy. Men in the society suppressed the women in order to satisfy their sexual desire hence Naylor treats men as sexual predators.

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Dr. G. Saravana Prabu, “Interpersonal Conflict in Gloria Naylor's The Women of Brewster Place”, Labyrinth, vol. 3, pp. 133-136, 2012.[Abstract]

Conflict in a piece of literature doesn't always involve people swinging axes or firing weapons, but it does explain or describe the way characters interact with each other, themselves, or their environments. The Women of Brewster Place defines the black experience and illustrates the strength of friendship among women, never once suggesting that often-accepted view that women cannot be friends to other women. Men are shown as base. More »»
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