Faculty Profile

Dr. Shubha Dwivedi

(Assistant Professor)

Department: English

Email ID: shubhapc@rediffmail.com

Educational Qualification

  • 2007, D.Phil. on the topic “Greek Motifs in the Plays of T.S. Eliot,” Department of English & Modern European languages, University of Allahabad.
  • 2005, Participated in the UGC Sponsored Refresher Course (during 7-27 October 2005) and obtained Grade A.
  • 2003, M. Phil., Department of English, University of Delhi.
  • 2002, U.P. SLET (Accredited by U.G.C.).
  • 2001, M.A. in English Literature (66.33%), University of Allahabad (University Topper).
  • 1999, B.A., (76.4%), University of Allahabad (University Topper).

Career Profile

  • Teaching Experience: 13 years (Approx.)
  • June 2015-till date:

Assistant Professor, Department of English, ARSD College, University of Delhi.

  • August 2010-June 2015:

Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc), Department of English, ARSD College, University of Delhi, Delhi.

  • August 2012-November 2012:

Academic Coordinator, English Language Proficiency Course, ARSD College, in collaboration with ILLL, University of Delhi, Delhi.

  • October 2006-July 2010:

Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Amity University, Noida.

  • July 2004-October 2006:

Visiting–Faculty (English), Department of Humanities And

Social Sciences, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad.

  • August 2003-March 2004:

Guest lecturer, Prayag Mahila P.G. Degree College, Allahabad.

  • August 2004-March 2006:

Guest Lecturer, Department of English & Modern European languages, University of Allahabad, Allahabad.

  • 2004-2006:

Academic Counsellor, Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University, Allahabad.

  • 2003-2006:

Academic Counsellor, Under Graduate & MEG courses of English in IGNOU, Allahabad.

  • 2002-2003:

Guest Lecturer, Department of English, Laxmi Bai College, University of Delhi, Delhi.

  • 2002-2003:

    Guest Lecturer, NCWEB, University of Delhi, Delhi.


Areas of Specialization / Interest

Twentieth Century Drama, Indian Literature in English,  Women’s Writings, Technical Communication and Business Communication

Subjects Taught

Classical Indian Literature, American Literature,Twentieth Century Indian Writing (i) &(ii),Forms of popular Fiction (i) & (ii) , Paper VI(Swift, Johnson. Goldsmith, Gray),Paper VIII (Byron, Shelley, Keats) , Paper VII (T.S.Eliot, Osborne, Beckett), D.H. Lawrence, Business English ,Technical Writing & Communication, Concurrent and Discipline courses in English, Translation & Interpretation

Research Projects (Major Grants/Research Collaboration)

Assistant Investigator in Star Project 'Re-inventing Select folk Theatre Forms of North and East India: Towards a New Idiom of Contemporary Theatre'

Publications Profile

  • Dwivedi, Shubha. “Robert Frost as a Poet of Democracy” Poetcrit, Vol. xvi, Jan 2003, No.1. 16-22.

  • Dwivedi, Shubha. “Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman: A Feminist Narrative of Self-Discovery”.Mandakini, vol.2,2002-2003.

  • Dwivedi, Shubha. “To be or not to be” The Question of Professional Woman in the Novels of Shashi Deshpande. Zenith: A literary Magazine. Vol. VIII 2002-2003, Dept. of English, A.P.S. University of Rewa.74-78.

  • Dwivedi, Shubha. “Feminine Sensibility in Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman”. Writer’s Expression. April-June2003, Vol.I

  • Dwivedi, Shubha. English translations of distinguished Hindi poet Muktibodh’s Hindi poem “shoonya”( “The Void”) and Agyeya’s “Hiroshima”. Poetcrit, Vol.XVI July 2003, No.2.p5.

  • Dwivedi, Shubha. “An Interview with Prof. Indira Goswami”. Noted Assamese Writer and Sahitya Akademi award winner (2002). Creative Writing And Criticism, vol.1, Number 1, Sikandarabad, October 2003.27-38.

  • Dwivedi, Shubha.“Round Things”: A Derridean Interpretation (considered the best essay of the month) in POETS INTERNATIONAL No.8 Vol.20.20-21.

  • Dwivedi, Shubha.”To be or not to be: The question of professional Women in Shashi Deshpande’s The Dark Holds No TerrorRoots And Shadows, and Small Remedies”. Indian Writing In English. Ed. K.A. Agarwal. New Delhi: Atlantic publishers & Distributors, 2003.

  • Dwivedi, Shubha. “Prison Chains And Ngugi’s Consciousness Of The Self In Detained”. Poetcrit. Vol.XVII, July2004.17-26.

  • Dwivedi, Shubha. “Bunty And The Loss Of Garden”. Zenith. Vol-IX (2003-2004) Department of English, A.P.S.University, Rewa.87-92.

  • Translations of Hindi poet Muktibodh’s poems in English. “Samvad”.Vol.III , July 2004.

  • Dwivedi, Shubha.“Macbeth Revisited through Macbett”Creative Writing And Criticism Vol.I Number2, April 2004.72-82.

  • (a) Dwivedi, Shubha. “Sushil Kumar Sharma: From The Core Within, A Critical Review”. Helicon Views, Vol.IX , No.1, 2005.70-73.

  • (b) Dwivedi, Shubha. Poetry of Susheel Kumar Sharma : A critical review of From the Core Within. Readings. Aligarh Muslim University Journal Vol.iii, No I, April2005.152-154.

  • Dwivedi, Shubha. “Modernist Themes and Techniques in Radclyffe Hall’s The Well Of Loneliness”. Spectrum of British Literature. Ed. K. A. Agrawal, Jaipur: Book Enclave, India, 2005.168-180.

  • Dwivedi, Shubha.“Reinventing Richard II Through Exit The King”. Spectrum Of British Literature. Ed. K. A. Agrawal. Jaipur: Book Enclave, 2005. 207-222.

  • Dwivedi, Shubha. “Lacan on Hamlet: An Assessment.” Spectrum Of British Literature. Ed. K. A. Agrawal. Jaipur: Book Enclave, 2005. 245-255

  • Dwivedi, Shubha.“The Poet as Critical Insider”. Poet Mahendra Bhatnagar :His Mind and Art  New Delhi: Vista International Publishing House,2007. 203-208.

  • Dwivedi, Shubha. “From the Core Within: The Voice of a sensitive Soul”. Bricks and Bouquets. Ed. Dr. Sanjeev Kumar. New Delhi: Creative Publisher, 2008.

  • Dwivedi, Shubha. “Flowers and Broken Images: Exploitation of Bhana tradition.” Creative Writing and Criticism. Volume V, No.2, April 2008.100-104.

  • “The Myth of ‘The Indian Woman’ and The Thousand Faces Of Night” Creative Writing and Criticism Vol. VII No.1, October 2009.

  • Dwivedi, Shubha. “Feminine Consciousness in A Thousand Splendid Suns”. Journal of Culture, Literature and Criticism: Special Issue on Contemporary Fiction, MNNIT, Allahabad, Issue I, April 2010.12-16.

  • Dwivedi, Shubha. A Book review of the anthology The Door Is Half Open   by Susheel Kumar Sharma. Points Of View, Vol.XIX, No2, Winter 2012.140-141.

  • Dwivedi, Shubha. “Susheel Kumar Sharma’s The Door is Half Open”. The Criterion: An International Journal in English. (Quarterly Refereed and Indexed Open Access Journal).Vol.III, IssueIV, December 2012.1-4.www.the-criterion.com.

  •  Dwivedi, Shubha. “A Reading of Anita Desai’s In Custody for Meanings of the “Self”. The Literary Voyage: An International Journal For Scholarly And Creative WritingsGulbarga: Rachna publishing House, Vol I, Issue III, September-December, 2014. (ISSN - 2348 - 5272)

Conference Participation / Presentations

1)      Participated and presented a paper entitled “Trauma and Gender in Partition Narratives: Studying ‘Lajwanti’ and ‘A Leaf in the Storm’ in a one-day long seminar on “Caste and Gender; Past and Present: Literary Perspectives” at ARSD College, New Delhi on 23 March 2018.

2)      Participated and presented a paper entitled “Kabir: The Voice of the Subaltern” in the International Seminar on ‘Movements, literature and Society: New perspectives’ jointly organized by Shyam Lal College (Evening) and IQAC of SLC-E on March 17th, 2018.

3)      Participated in the Workshop on Language and Literature organized by UGC-HRDC & CPDHE, University of Delhi from 13th March 2018 to 15th March 2018.

4)      Participated and presented a paper entitled “Mystic Meanderings in the Poetry of Kabir and Rumi” in Two-day International seminar on “Kabir: Different Perspectives” held at ARSD College, New Delhi on 30-31 January , 2018.

5)      Organized the Creative Writing Workshop ‘Rubaru’ and a Creative Writing Competition on 22nd and 23rd January 2018 as a part of the Editorial team of the College Magazine ‘Udyachal.’

6)      Attended the workshop on Women Health Care, Hygeine, Gender sensitivity and Women Empowerment under Mission AAA-Awareness, Availability, and Affordability of Sanitary Napkins (Supported by ONGC Limited) on 23 January 2018  at ARSD College, New Delhi.

7)      Worked as one of the Programme Coordinators at the one-day Sensitization Workshop on ‘Substance Abuse, Youth and Higher Education’ held on 1 November 2017 jointly organized by ARSD College and National Institute of Social Defence, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

8)      Worked as one of the Programme Coordinators for the one-day Sensitization Workshop on ‘Prevention of Drug Abuse Among Youth’ held on 18th September 2017 jointly organized by ARSD College and National Institute of Social Defence, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

9)      Participated in a two- day workshop on “Foundation Courses of the Four Year Undergraduate Program of University of Delhi” held at ARSD College during 16-17 January 2014.

10)  Attended a one-day English Language Teaching Workshop conducted by Alison Waters on 25 November 2013, organized by Oxford University Press at IHC, Delhi.

11)  Participated in the 2-day orientation programme – cum- workshop for teachers as part of the English Language Proficiency Course (ELPC) from 29 August to 30 August, 2013 at ELPC, Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi.

12)  Participated in the workshop on Foundation course LLC-II English from June 3 to June 5, 2013 organized by Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education, University of Delhi.

13)  Participated in the 6-day Orientation programme for teachers as part of the English Language Proficiency Course from 6 August to 11 August 2012 at Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Delhi.

14)  Participated and presented a paper titled, “A Critical Reading of the Nicomachean Ethics, Book I” in the Fifth National workshop organized by Balvant Parekh Centre for General semantics and Other Human Sciences in collaboration with the University of Allahabad during 25-27 September 2011.

15)  Participated in a U.G.C. National Seminar on Gynotexts of Indian Diaspora and presented a paper titled “Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s Palace of Illusions as a Gynotext: An Evaluation” at Millat College, L.N. Mithila University, Darbhanga during 14-15 October,2011.

16)  Presented a paper on the topic “The Themes of Female bonding and female consciousness in A Thousand Splendid Suns in an International Seminar on ‘The Novel in The Twenty-first century: Text and context” organized by the Department of English and Modern European Languages, University of Allahabad during.29Nov-1Dec.2009.

17)  Presented a paper in the International Conference on Literature Of Indian Diaspora organized by K.S. Saket P.G. College, Ayodhya on the topic “Immigrant experience and the quest for self  in ‘Half A Life’of V.S. Naipaul” from 10-11Jan 2010.

18)  Participated in the two-day National Seminar on  “The Relevance of Teaching English Literature Today” held on the 16th and 17th of February, 2007 at the University of Allahabad , Allahabad.

19)   Participated & presented a paper on the topic “Arnold’s ‘Criticism of Life’ in Auden’s Poetry” in the International Seminar on “W H Auden & His Contemporary Relevance” during 14-15 September 2006 held at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

20)  Participated & presented a paper entitled “Use of Dictionary in English Language Teaching” in the first International Workshop- cum – Seminar held on February27 & 28, 2006 at the Department of English & Modern European Languages, University of Lucknow, Lucknow.

21)  Attended Orientation Programme for Academic Counsellors of MEG Programme at IGNOU Regional Centre, Delhi during 27th and 28th January 2005.

22)  Presented a paper entitled “Multiculturalism in Ezekiel’s Poetry” in the International seminar on Nissim Ezekiel and Indian Literature in English during 18-19th January 2005 held at Banaras Hindu University.

23)  Presented a paper on “Global Culture and Cultural Change” in a National Seminar organized at Allahabad Degree College,(a co-constituent college of University of Allahabad) during 10th and 11th October 2004.

24)   Presented a paper entitled “Question of Women and Women’s Reservation Bill” in a two-day National Seminar organized by Arya Kanya Degree College (a co-constituent college of University of Allahabad) during 7-8 January 2005.

25)  Worked as a Faculty Coordinator at the socio-literary fest SAGACITY-2004 held from August21 to August22 at Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad.

26)  Participated and helped in organizing a workshop on “Marketing Practices and Trends” as a teacher coordinator at the School of Management Studies, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad during February 14-15, 2005.

27)  Assisted as a Teacher Coordinator in the workshop on “Development of Communication Skills, Presentation Ability and Personality Development” for the S.C. & S.T. students of B.Tech V semester at MNNIT Allahabad.


28)  Delivered lectures as a Resource-person in a workshop on Communication & Soft Skills Development under Services to Community, Tribal Development and Opportunities to Youth of Unorganized Sector (organized at MNNIT Allahabad).

Administrative Assignments

Have worked for various college committees such as B.A. Programme Admissions (Convener), Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Committee (Convener), College Magazine Committee (Member), GCR Committee (Member), Popular Lecture Series Organizing Committee (Member), Prospectus Committee (Member), Internal Assessment Review Committee (Member), Creative Writing Committee (Convener), Antardhwani Committee, Newsletter Editorial Board (Chief Editor). Star Innovation project(Co-Investigator). Also conducted Communication Skills Workshop, Remedial English Classes, English Language Proficiency Course (Academic Coordinator as well as Instructor) for undergraduate students.

Other Activities

  • Associated with the Star Innovation Project (Co-Investigator) ARSD SIP-05 on Re-inventing Select folk Theatre Forms of North and East India: Towards a New Idiom of Contemporary Theatre sponsored by Cluster Innovation Centre, University of Delhi since 2016 till now.
  • Participated in a workshop on Plain English organized by the Department of English Studies and Modern European Language, University of Allahabad in collaboration with The British Council.
  • Participated in All India N.S.S. Republic Day Parade (Jan1999), New Delhi.
  • Attended a month-long workshop in Journalism from Gandhi Bhawan, Allahabad.
  • Worked as a casual Compeer and drama artist at Yuva Vani cell in Akashwani A.I.R. Allahabad.