Dr. Punnya Rajendran

Dr. Punnya Rajendran

Name: Dr. Punnya Rajendran
Designation: Assistant Professor
Phone: 04366-277230
Email: punnyarajendran@cutn.ac.in


Biographic Sketch:
Punnya Rajendran is Assistant Professor in the Department of English Studies, Central University of Tamil Nadu since 2020. She completed her master’s degree in English from the University of Hyderabad in 2013 and received her Ph.D. in English in 2020 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Her research publications span the fields of aesthetics, affect theory and critical pedagogy. She wishes to guide a cohort of research scholars who are willing to transform their interest in literature into an interest in the teaching of literature through the framework of critical pedagogy and affect theory. Research in this area may involve fieldwork in Indian colleges and universities and qualitative data collection through narrative interviewing and discourse analysis of classroom cultures in India.

Research Highlights :

Recent Publications :

1) Forms of Technostalgia: Understanding Cultures of the Obsolete. Studies in South Asian Film and Media (Intellect Books) Special Issue on Media Studies and the Contemporary

doi: https://doi.org/10.1386/safm_00070_1 July 2023

2) Towards an Ethics of Reading: Syntax and Self-care in Depression Narratives. Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction (Taylor and Francis)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00111619.2022.2090225 June 2022

3) The Aesthetics and Politics of the Abstract Line in Bhimayana: Experiences of Untouchability. Contemporary Voice of Dalit (Sage Journals)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/2455328X211037851 September 2021

4) Parrhesia and Clinical Practice: A Case Study of Dr. Esdaile’s Mesmeric Hospital in Hooghly. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities Special Issue on Health Humanities

doi: 10.21659/rupkatha.v13n2.05 May 2021

5) The ‘Sincere’ Rhetoric of Evidence: Rethinking Egodocuments. Diotima’s A Journal of New Readings (Providence College, Calicut) Special Issue on Life Narratives.

URL: https://www.pwcenglish.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Life-NarrativesPDF.pdf December 2020

6) The Aesthetics of Transgression in Siri Hustvedt’s ‘The Summer Without Men.’ The Explicator (Taylor and Francis)


Book Published:

1) Aesthetics in India: Transitions and Transformations - V.S. Sreenath, Anandita Pan, Punnya Rajendran  https://www.orientblackswan.com/details?id=9789354424021



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