Qualification: 
Ph.D, MPhil, MA
sreelakshmi@asas.kh.amrita.edu

Dr. Sreelakshmi N. currently serves as Assistant Professor & Research Guide in the Department of English and Languages, School of Arts & Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi.

Qualification: Ph. D. (English), M.Phil., M. A.

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title

2019

A. R, Gopinadh, K., and Dr. Sreelakshmi N., “Plight of Democracy in Middle East: A Study of the Twin Novels Al Arabian Novel Factory and Jasmine Days”, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE), vol. 8, no. 7c, 2019.[Abstract]


The objective of this paper is to attempt an analysis of the impact of power by the authorities of the Middle Eastern country which has been explained in the twin novels called Al Arabian Novel Factory and Jasmin Days written by Benyamin. Both these novels deal with the contemporary life in an unnamed Arab country in the backdrop of Arab Spring in the Middle East. Benyamin presents, in these novels, the impact of the revolutions in the Arab world, the internal conflicts of Sunni and Shia Muslims and how these issues fall apart the happy world of the people. This paper explores how the people of an unnamed Arab country lacks their representation in the politics and how democracy becomes a farce when the entire power has been vested in one person.

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2019

U. Greeshma and Dr. Sreelakshmi N., “Literary Hodgepodge: An Account of Miscellaneous Representations of Food in Selected Works”, Journal of Advanced Research in Dynamic and Controlled Systems, vol. 11, no. 4, 2019.[Abstract]


The present paper titled “Literary Hodgepodge: An Account of miscellaneous representations of food in selected works” aims to attempt a functional and semantic analysis of food in A Streetcar named desire by Tennessee Williams, Confused spice by Mathis Bailey, Garlic, Mint and Sweet Basil by Jean Claude Izzo and Sex, Bombs and Burgers by Peter Nowak, in a specific narrative and cultural domain. In this contribution, the paper will endeavours to gain some insight into an understand the essential concept of ‘food’ through quantitative and qualitative analysis of works, cultures, characters and their collocates and concordances. Quantitative analysis of responses, psyche, emotional behaviour and reception is expressed in terms of graphical representations. Qualitative analysis provides a better understanding of technological progress of society. Collocation approach used to compare and analyse the ways authors perceive. The concept of food in four works is studied in various contexts. In general, the findings will indicate their similarities, differences and basic relationship between themes, the significance of works, which are represented in quantitative methods.

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2019

B. C. Baby and Dr. Sreelakshmi N., “Bama’s Karukku: An Epitome of Self-Efficacy”, Journal of Advanced Research in Dynamic and Controlled Systems, vol. 11, no. 4, 2019.[Abstract]


Indian history has been a vibrant record of conflicts and dialectics between two opposite forces like the exploiters and the exploited, the colonizers and the colonized, and the powerful and the powerless. Aim of this paper is to portray and suggest Self-Efficacy as an efficient psychological tool that can be used by the dalits as it helps them to move from the periphery to the fore front. It is the self-efficacy in the writers that strengthens dalit literature and dalit empowerment. Bama’s autobiographical work Karukku is an epitome of self-efficacy. It also tries to find out, how self-efficacy have made Bama to rise from the oppressed state and helped her to achieve an important position in the society as a successful writer.

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2019

A. K.B, .G, A., and Dr. Sreelakshmi N., “Accepting the Legal LGBT Visuals of Culture”, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE) , vol. 8, no. 7c, 2019.[Abstract]


In the contemporary global and political scenario, social media plays a significant role in shaping the social, cultural and communal edifice of a nation. It has now become the strongest and easiest means of communication through which people can share their opinions and thoughts regardless of any barriers. Social media and popular culture has a pivotal role in constructing the concepts of gender identity, gender expression and socialization process. Homosexuality is widely portrayed and analysed in visual forms from different perspectives. Many contemporary films and advertisements deconstruct the social stereotypes and stigmas associated with homosexuality. However, the orthodox and patriarchal society that still exist today maintains an aversion towards the homosexual community and excludes them from family, social events and cultural festivals. This paper attempts to analyse the vivid portrayals of the lesbian, gay, transgender and queer folk in cinema and other visual forms. Also, it throws light at how media and films help in creating different cultural and gender identities. However, in the real world, the homophobic attitude of the society restricts the homosexuals from exposing themselves to the society. In this, background the visual forms plays a vital role in promoting the LGBT rights and relations.

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