Prof. G. Ravindran

Prof. G. Ravindran

Name: Prof. G. Ravindran
Designation: Professor
Phone: 9442554807


Biographic Sketch:
Gopalan Ravindran (Ph.D. University of Madras, Chennai) is Dean, School of Communication and Professor and Head of the Dept. of Media and Communication at the Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, India. He was a Visiting Fellow at the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan (February-March 2020). Earlier, he served as the Professor and Head of the Dept. of Journalism and Communication, University of Madras during 2008-2020; Reader and Head of the Dept of Communication, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Thirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, during 1995-2008; Lecturer in the School of Communication, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia during 2002-2005; and Visiting Fellow, Graduate of School of International Communication, Nagoya University, Japan during 1994-1995. He started his teaching career as a temporary lecturer in the Dept. of Journalism and Communication, University of Madras, in September 1984 and served until 1989 (with breaks). Later, he served for a brief period at the PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, during early 1993.

Research Highlights :

Prof.G.Ravindran's research and teaching activities focus on the following areas: Critical Theories and Philosophies, Political Economy of Journalism and Communication, Spatiality, Temporality and Materiality of Communication, Critical Pedagogies in Journalism and Communication, Film Cultures, Digital Cultures and Diasporic Cultures. He has co-edited two books in Tamil. He is the editor of the book, Deleuzian and Guattarian Approaches to Contemporary Communication Cultures in India (Springer, March 2020). His book,Spatialities and Materialities of Communication in South India was  published by Peter Lang, Berlin,  in  July 2023. Here is a link to his list of publications.

Recent Publications :


i) Deleuzian and Guattarian Approaches to Contemporary Communication Cultures in India, Ed.Gopalan Ravindran, Springer.Singapore. March 2020. ISBN 9789811521393.

ii) Spatialities, Materialities and Communication in South India, Peter Lang. Berlin. June 2023. ISBN 9781433192302. 

iii) Remembering 'Madi' Terada Yoshitaka, Muttram, Chennai. June 2023. 

Book Chapters/Journal Articles

iv) ”Singing Bodies and ‘Movement Images’ in a 1937 Tamil Film: A Deleuzian Perspective,”Journal of Creative Communication, Sage,Vol.6 March 2011 (issued in September 2013). 

v) “Philosophical and Anthropological Explorations of Digital/New Media Materialities”, Mizoram University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol.III Issue 2, December 2017.pp.1-7. 

vi) “Rhetorical Bodies and Movement-Images in the 1949 Tamil FilmVelaikari (House Maid)”,Deleuze and Guattari Studies,Edinburgh University Press,12 (1), pp.45-65.2018.

vii) “The Benevolence of MGR, Subaltern Audiences and the Tamil Nadu State,”Journal of Public Affairs and Change (JPAC) 1 (2), 164-174. 2018.

viii)“’Crisis heterotopia,’ and ‘aura’ of the Sri Lankan Tamils in the Diasporic Narrative of Kannathil Muthamittal”. In Tamil Diaspora:Intersectionality of Migration, Religion, Language and Culture. Ed.Peter Vedanayagamony, Serials Publishers, New Delhi. December 2020. ISBN 9788194556343. 

ix)”Tamil Television: Rethinking Form and Content”. In Regional Language Television in India: Profiles and Perspectives, Ed.Mira Desai, Routledge,2022. ISBN 9780367210779.

x) “Marginalisation, Communication, Everyday Lives and Empowerment of Coastal Subaltern Communities of South India, Research Papers of the Anthropological Institute, Nanzan University, Japan.March 2021. ISSN 2434-9577. 

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