Sr. Leena P Kuriakose

Assistant Professor
M.A, B.Ed

Academic Credentials
  • BA English (2003-2006) from Newman College Thodupuzha with First Class
  • MA English (2007-2009) from Stella Maris College, Chennai with First Class
  • B. Ed English (2010-2011) from UCTE Muvattupuzha with A+ Grade
  • Received State Eligibility Test (SET) Conducted by the Government of Kerala for Higher Secondary Lectureship in English Literature, September 2011.
  • Cleared National Eligibility Test for Lectureship (NET), June 2012.
  • Ph. D from Christ University, Bangalore (2019-Doing)
Areas of Interest/Expertise

Post-Colonial Studies, American Literature, Literary Theory, Ecocriticism, Spiritual Ecology

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Courses Teaching: 

MA Programme:

Literary Criticism, American Literature, Thinking Theory, Literature and Gender, Ethics in/as Literature, Postcolonial Poetry, Dalit Studies, 19th Century English Literature.

BA Programme

Fine Tune Your English, Issues That Matter, Literature and as Identity, Illuminations, Harmony of Prose, Modes of Fiction, Acts on the Stage, American Literature, Modern World Literature.

Institutional Responsibilities:
  • Coordinator, Catholic Students Movement, Xavier Board, AIACHE (2016 onwards)
  • Coordinator Oratory and Debate Club (2018 onwards)
  • Coordinator Litt-Regatta Intercollegiate Literary Quiz Competition
  • Coordinator Pulimootil Silks Best Speaker Award
  • Coordinator Certificate Courses
  • Member of the Admission Committee (2015-2019)
  • Member of Minority Cell
  • Member of Human Resource Development Activity and Counselling Cell
  • In charge- Remedial teaching and Bridge Course (2016-2018)
  • Member Alumni Association.
Membership in Subject-Related Professional Associations:

ASLE: Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

(The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) seeks to inspire and promote intellectual work in the environmental humanities and arts. Our vision is an inclusive community whose members are committed to environmental research, education, literature, art and service, environmental justice, and ecological sustainability.)


Research Publications:

“A Culture of Agriculture for Sustainable Prosperity: A Prophetic Voice of Wendell Berry.” Journal Of Dharma, Vol.46, No.3, July-September 2021, pp.327-344 ISSN: 0253-7222

“Voice from the Margins Breaks the Strictures of Society: A Critical Study of Bama’s Sangathi.” Carmel Blaze: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, Vol.9 Issue 1, July 2017, pp 110-119 ISSN: 2349-0217

“Compunction of the soul: The Mystical Experience of Chavara.” Herald of the East.Vol.12, Issue, January-June 2016 ISSN:2394-2290


Edited Book

Gurumozhikal, Jeevan Books, Kottayam 2023.ISBN: 978-93-92999-39-0

Paper Presentations


Types of Seminars Topic Organiser and Date Title of the Paper Presented
UGC Sponsored National Seminar Other/other: Discourse of Difference Department of Carmel College Mala in Collaboration with Sree Shankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, 30-31 December 2014  Voice from the Margins Breaks the Strictures of Society: A Critical Study of Bama’s Sangathi.
International Conference  International Conference on Environment and Culture in the Anthropocene and Poetry Festival. Berhampur University Odisha, 1-2 December 2019. Ecological Crisis and the Anthropocene: Rethinking Modernity in Wendell Berry’s Fictions.
International Conference “EMERGENCE/Y,” ASLE Virtual Conference 2021 “Resilience in Crisis: Critical Analysis of the Malayalam Movie How Old Are You”
Orientation/ Refresher Programme/ FDP Attended
  1. Participated in the 113th Orientation Programme Organised by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre at the University of Mysuru from 23 November to 20 December 2017.
  2. Annual Refresher Programme in ELT 16.02.2020, Swayam Online Course Certification. conducted by Gujrat University. 
  3. Refresher Course Research Methodology from 21-09-2021 to 05-10-2021, organised by Ramanujan College and Nirmala College.
  4. Two-week Interdisciplinary Refresher Course in Advanced Research Methodology From 21 June – 05 July 2022 conducted by Ramanujan College and Newman College.
  5. Faculty Development Programme-Tetso College Nagaland-13 July 2020-17 July 2020. 
  6. Seven-Day International Workshop-Mannar Thirimalai Naicker College, Madurai-8-7-2020 to 14-7-2020.
  7. Online Short-term Course on Intersection of Philosophy and Literature organised by Sree Sankara, College Kalady, From 10/9/2020 to 26/092020. 
  8. An Interdisciplinary FDP on Creative Methods for Teaching Digital Natives in Higher Education held at St. Mary’s College Thrissur from 2 August to 9 August 2021.
  9. Online One-week FDP on Effective Teaching and Learning through Moodle organised by Newman College and KSHEC from 8 to 14 August 2022.
 Details of MOOC Courses/Online Courses Completed
  • Course in Introduction to Philosophy by The University of Edinburgh and offered through Coursera
  • Course in Introduction to Psychology by Yale University and offered through Coursera
  • Course in English for Teaching by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and offered through Coursera
  • Course in Advanced Writing by University of California, Irvine and offered through Coursera
  •  Completed the e-learning course in RESEARCH ETHICS by LSTM
  • Course in Speak English Professionally: In Person, Online &On the Phone by Georgia Institute of Technology and offered through Coursera.
  • Completed one month course on English for Professionals conducted by Bangalore School of English from 10-30 May 2018.
Resource Person in Academic Programmes
  • Chaired a session in the Two-day International Seminar on “Emotional Texts and Textual Emotions: Poetics of Cognitive Practices” Organised by the Post Graduate and Research Department of English, Newman College, Thodupuzha on 14 and 15 March 2023.
  • Appointed as the Chief Examiner for the U G Examinations at M A (autonomous college) College, Kothamangalam, on November 2017.
  • Appointed as the Chief Examiner for the U G Examinations at M A (autonomous college) College, Kothamangalam, on March 2018.
Resource Person in Non-Academic Programmes
  • Delivered a lecture on Values and Social life at Nadukani Church on 22 September 2014
  • Delivered a Talk on Youth Today: Crises and Solutions for the public gathered for the Annual Programme of Happy Resident’s Association at Thodupuzha on 2 February 2014.
  • Conducted a motivation class on Faith and Life for KCYM members, Vijnanamatha Church Thodupuzha.
  • Delivered a Talk on Personality Development for High School Students at St. Augustine’s GHSS Kothamangalam on July 2014.
  • Delivered Easter Message at Vijnanamatha Church Thodupuzha on 20 April 2015.
  • Delivered a talk on Value Based Education and Parenting for PTA members at Vimala Public School Kuttampuzha on 7 September 2016.
  • Conducted a class on Changing Social Values and Youth for High School at Carmel Jyothi Public School, Karmelaram, Bangalore, in 2019. 
  • Member of the Declamation Contest judging panel conducted by Nehru Yuva Kendra Idukki on 15 October 2023.
  • Member of the Yuva Samvad judging panel conducted by Nehru Yuva Kendra Idukki on 15 October 2023.
Programmes Organized:
    • Co-ordinator of Bliss 2022, the Spiritual Animation and Value Education Programme for the First year UG Students on November 2022.
    • Workshop on Certificate Course for UG Students
    • Student Workshop and Seminar on Moulding Graduates with Human Values on 13 October 2022
    • Seminar on Human Values and Righteousness on 25 July 2022
    • Seminar on Revival 2022: Transforming Young Minds on 13 October 2022
    • Inter-Collegiate English Literary Quiz (Litt-Regatta) on 21 March 2023
    • All Kerala Sri Ouseph John Pulimoottil Silks Best Speaker Award on 31 January 2023.
    • Summer Showers, Five Day Crash Course in Communicative English for Standard IX and X students in 2019.


Participation in External Workshops/ Seminars/ Conferences
  • National Seminar on “Eco-Spirituality” organised by NBLC, Bangalore 0n 9-14 August 2019.
  • National Seminar on “Myth, Folklore and History: Revisiting Cultural and Literary Traditions” Organised by Nirmala College Muvattupuzha on 15-16 Jan 2020.
  • International Seminar on “Environmental Awareness and Incentives” Organised by Newman College on 13 Jan 2020.
  • National Seminar on “Innovative Pedagogical Approaches and the Enhancement of students’ Participation in Teaching Learning Process” Organised by Newman college Thodupuzha on 5-6 March 2020.
  • Participated in the Two-Day Workshop on Resource Building for Gender Sensitization in Higher Education, organised by the Kerala State Higher Education Council at Thiruvananthapuram on 28 February and 1 March 2015.
  • National Seminar on Subaltern Chronotopes: Issues and Strategies Sponsored by UGC, Organised by Newman College on 20-21 October 2014.
  • National Workshop on New Evangelization in College Campuses held at Mount St. Thomas, Kakkanad, Cochin on13-15 March 2015.