Dr. Nimmi Nalika Menike

Senior Lecturer

Language Studies
Humanities & Social Sciences
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Email: hmmen@ou.ac.lk


Research Intrests:

Philosophies of Jacques Derrida and Maurice Blanchot

Language, identity, and violence

Literature and religion

The theory and practice of translation

Gandhian thought of non-violence

Awards:

Awardee of Indian Institute of Advanced Study Fellowship, Rashtrapati Nivas, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. (June, 2018 – 2020).

Awardee of Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarship for Doctoral Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, Teen Murti House, New Delhi. (Jan, 2015 – Jul, 2016).

Publications:

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

UPCOMING:

     Writing Violence and Buddhism in Sri Lanka: Of hungry ghosts and homecomings. New Delhi / Abingdon: Routledge, 2022.

 

   PREVIOUS: (Total 05)

“Love Beyond Body Offering: Literature and Generosity,” Journal of Human Values 26, no. 3 (2020).

“The Hungry Ghosts: Self-identity in the Question of Love and Responsibility,” Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues 16, no.4 (2019).

“Wounding the Self – Writing the Other,” Philosophy, Language and Political: Reevaluating    Poststructuralism. Edited by Franson Manjali & Marc Crépon. New Delhi: Aakar Books, 2017.** ** co-authored, Sanjay Kaushal.

“Question of Identity and the Unfaithful Other,” Felicitation Volume. Colombo: Open University, 2017.

“Interrupting the Myth – Poststructural Approach to Community and Literature,” Lokratana, a Journal of Folklore foundation India VIII (2015): ISSN: 2347-6427.** co-authored, Sanjay Kaushal.

 

 

  • CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS: (Total 05)

“Politics of Language and Religion: God of The Text, Conference proceedings by Faculty of Hu manities and Social Sciences, KhonKaen University, 2014.

“Language, Religion and Translation: Awaiting Messianicity,” Conference proceedings by Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, KhonKaen University, 2014.** co-authored, Sanjay Kaushal.

“Mother Tongue and Identity: Poststructural Approach to Language and Culture,” International Centre for Research and Development, Sri Lanka, 2013. ** co-authored, Sanjay Kaushal.

“Language as Command”, COALESCENCE, Mudranik, 2012. co-authored, Sanjay Kaushal.

“Language, Identity & Community,” 9th Annual Research Session. Chenkalady: Eastern University Sri Lanka, 2010.

 

  • PAPER PRESENTATIONS IN NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EVENTS: (Total 15)

 

“Survival in Island of Thousand Mirrors,” 5 Day Online International Workshop on Humanistic Representations of Struggle and Survival in the Onslaught of Endemics/Pandemics: Across Literary Genres, Department of English, Vasanta College for Women, Krishna Murti Foundation, Varanasi, India in collaboration with International Association for Social Science and Humanities (IASSH), Sri Lanka. (24 – 28 May, 2020).

“The Hungry Ghosts: A Question of Literature, Truth and Responsibility,” Debating the Post-truth Phenomenon: Literature, Culture and Critical Discourse, Department of English, Dav PG College (BHU), Varanasi. (19-20 Dec, 2018).

“The Hungry Ghosts: Self-identity in the Question of Love and Responsibility,” 7th International Conference of Language, Literature and Culture (ICLLC), organized by Institute of Advanced Studies in English, Pune. (14-16, Dec, 2018).

“Buddhism and Violence in Sri Lanka,” Malvia Center for Peace Research (MCPR), Bharanas Hindu University, Varanasi. (Oct, 2018).

“Self Identity, Language, and the Other: Interruptions, Interventions and Inventions,” Monthly Academic Circle, Department of Social Sciences, Open University, Nawala, Sri Lanka. (Oct, 2017).

“Wounding the Self: Writing the Other,” International ‘Colloquium on Philosophy, Language and the Political: Reevaluating Poststructuralism, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. (Dec, 2014). ** co-presenter Dr. Sanjay Kaushal.

“Politics of Language and Religion: God of The Text,” 10th International Conference on Humanities & Social Sciences 2014, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, KhonKaen University, Thailand. (Nov, 2014).

“Language, Religion and Translation: Awaiting Messianicity,” 10th International Conference on Humanities & Social Sciences 2014, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, KhonKaen University, Thailand. (Nov, 2014).** co-presenter,Sanjay Kaushal

“Foucault and Derrida: Self and the Other,” National Workshop on Foucault-Derrida: Ethics and Politics of Difference, Center for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. (Oct, 2014). ** co-presenter, Sanjay Kaushal.

“Mother Tongue and Identity: Poststructural Approach to Language and Culture International Conference on Language, Literature & Linguistics 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Dec, 2013). ** co-presenter, Sanjay Kaushal

“Interrupting the Myth – Poststructural Approach to Community and Literature International conference on Folklore: Reinventing Past through Folk Traditions, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. (Oct, 2013). ** co-presenter, Sanjay Kaushal.

“Migrating Identity and ‘Space of Literature’: Across The Cats Table and Anil’s Ghost, 1st International Conference on Colonial and Postcolonial Linguistics, University of Bremen, Germany. (Sep, 2013). ** co-presenter, Sanjay Kaushal.

“‘Space of Literature’ as the space of the other with special reference to Sinhala play ‘Maname’,”  33rd National Conference, Linguistic Society of India and Department of English and Cultural Studies, Punjab University Chandigarh. (Oct, 2011). ** co-presenter, Sanjay Kaushal.

Language as a Command,  SCONLI-5, Centre of Applied Linguistics & Translation Studies in collaboration with Centre for Cognitive Science and Central Institute for Indian Languages, University of Hyderabad. (Feb, 2011). ** co-presenter, Sanjay Kaushal.

“Language, Identity & Community,” 9th Annual Research Session, Faculty of Arts & Culture, Eastern University, Sri Lanka. (Dec, 2010).

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