Qualification: 
MPhil, MA
varshak@asas.kh.amrita.edu

K. Varsha currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Languages, School of Arts & Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi.

Qualification: M.Phil., M.A., UGC NET (Pursuing Ph.D.)

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title

2019

Mahesh Menon B. and Varsha K., “The Element of Religion in Horror Movies with Reference to the Conjuring Universe and Ezra”, IELLH, vol. 7, no. 6, 2019.[Abstract]


Horror movies create the feeling of fear in the viewer. In such movies around the world, we see that the element of religion is almost always present. Horror movies have evolved and their popularity has increased in the past few decades but the use of religion and religious symbols remain a constant factor. The present paper intends to analyze this consistent link between religion and horror films with reference to the movies that are part of the Conjuring Franchise (2013- ) in English and the 2017 Malayalam movie Ezra. The plot and different scenes from these movies shall be examined to understand how religion comes into play in horror movies. The argument that horror films have become mouthpieces of religious propaganda shall also be considered.

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2019

Swathy Krishna C.B, Varsha K., and Meghana A.K, “Resurgence and Reflections: A Feministic Reading of Elena Ferrate’s The Days of Abandonment, The Lost Daughter and the Story of the Lost Child”, IJITEE, vol. 8, no. 7, 2019.[Abstract]


Elena Ferrante, the Italian novelist has written a fair amount of novels which emphasises her treatment of feminism. Ferrante belongs to an age where her generation had experienced feminism. The paper speaks about her governance of feminism through Ferrante’s various characters such as Olga, from The Days of Abandonment, Leda from The Lost Daughter, Elena and Lila from The Story of the Lost Child etc. Elena’s women are the ones who look forward for more clarity at the cost of other values considered fundamental to friendship in traditional terms and feminist norms. In most of her novels, we can find the writer herself becoming the central figure, who partially manifests the knitting of Ferrante’s sisterhood with her successful reception of tetralogy: Neapolitan novels which include her four major novels; The Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay and The Story of the Lost Child.

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2019

R. Mathew and Varsha K., “Conflict in Caribbean Women Consciousness during Anti-Slavery Movement: Detailing From ‘The Long Song’ By Andrea Levy and ‘The Book of Night Women’ By Marlon James”, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, vol. 8, pp. 203-207, 2019.[Abstract]


Caribbean women consciousness is a term that found its importance in the neo slave narratives. The traditional slave narrative defines the slave women as passive, static, and were extremely tortured and abused among the human beings. The excessive inhuman and ferocious acts were exercised upon the slave women and the slave narratives characterised them as the victims. The anti slavery narratives took to concern women equality and their empowerment focusing on how they developed their own sense of Caribbean consciousness that remained within the sensibility of the Caribbean space and tradition. The neo slave narratives from mid eighteenth century onwards concentrated on understanding the Caribbean women consciousness from deep within the slightest of difference in opinions among the females that battled the male from white colonial past as well as from within the society of blacks. The contemporary neo slave narratives especially in the context of Jamaican anti slavery movement deeply analyses slave women with difference in opinion with the black rebellion and formed a branch under the Caribbean women sensibility as a whole. Portrayal of July, from the The Long Song and Lilith from The book of night women, the hypothesis aims to represent women with different Caribbean women consciousness that almost favoured the white masters during colonization in Jamaica.

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