Faculty Profile

Dr. Jyothsnaphanija Bolla

Assistant Professor of English,

ARSD College Since 2015

Email ID: jyothsnaphanija@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dr-Jyothsnaphanija-Writer-and-Singer-760317633993769/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCOvzDaRnhjLIRllwQ_6Zrw



Website: https://phanija.wordpress.com/

Educational Qualification



  • PhD in English Literature from English &  Foreign Languages University (EFLU) Hyderabad in 2016 for the thesis title Selves of Their Own: Metaphor of Madness in Selected Postcolonial Women’s Fiction.
  • MA in English Literature from English &  Foreign Languages University (EFLU) Hyderabad in 2011.
  • BA in English Literature from Marris Stella College Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh  in 2009.


Research interests: Postcolonial literature, Experimental Poetry, Feminism, psycho analysis, Disability Literature and Literary Theory.


Career Profile

teaching experience: 9 years (Approx.)

Areas of Specialization / Interest

Postcolonial studies, Comparative Literature, Literature and women, Disability Literature, Tribal Literature, Dalit narratives, African American writings, Postmodern Literature, Experimental poetry, Literary theory

Subjects Taught

Previously taught Renaissance Literature and Popular Fiction. Currently teaching American Literature for B.A. (Hons English).

Publications Profile



  • Ceramic Evening (Poetry collection), Calcutta: Writers Workshop, 2016. Print.
  • The World I Write In: An Anthology of Poems and Short Stories by Visually Challenged Writers, (Co Editor), Hyderabad: Nivasini Publishers, 2016. Print.
  • Crimson Lamp: Poetry by Penchula Narsimham Mopuru, (Translator), Nellore: Penna Writers Association, 2014. Print.


 Articles in Journals:

§  “Postcolonial Feminist Space: A Shift from Domesticity, Political Unconsciousness towards Imagination and Radical Change”, Subalternspeak: An International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, (ISSN no: 2277-3959), April 2012.

§  “Postmodern Narrativity as Negating the Norm: Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye”, eDhvani: UoH Journal of Comparative Literature, (ISSN no: 2279-0209), issue one, July 2012.

§  “Historiographic Metafictionistic Narration in Four Man Booker Prize Winning Novels of India”, Wizcraft journal of language and literature (peer reviewed), (ISSN no: 2319-4952), Vol. I: Issue: I.

§  “Resistance as violence: criminalizing Tribal Movements in Anticolonial, and Postcolonial India”, Barnolipi - An Interdisciplinary Journal (peer reviewed) (ISSN no: 2249 –2666), Volume - II. Issue – III.

Articles in books:

§  “Resistance from Ruins: An Exploration of Indian Female Gothic Narratives”, Indian Women Novelists: A Critical Spectrum, (ISBN no: 978-93-81723-04-3), Research Centre in English, Viruddhinagar, Tamilnadu.

§  “Picturing India from Colonial Past to Postcolonial Paradigms: A Critical Analysis of selected plays of Indian women dramatists”, Contemporary Indian Drama in English- Trends and Issues, (ISBN no: 978-81-926244-0-2), Delta Bookworld, New Delhi.

§  “Translating the Language of Insanity in Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence”, Fictional Transformation: Sahitya Academy Award Winning English Novels, (ISBN no: 9789382647058), Access publishers, New Delhi.

§  “Finding Enough Space: Technology in Classroom Teaching of English”, National conference on Effective  Language Learning Strategies in English, (ISBN no: 978-93-82163-22-0), Government City College, Hyderabad.

Articles in popular magazines:

§  “Interpreting Disability and Art: Stereotypes of Aesthetics”, Café Dissensus, August 2015. ISSN no: 2373-177X


Poetry in popular magazines:

§  “The Painted Lyrics”, Luvah: Journal of the Creative Imagination, ISSN no: 2168-6319


§  “The Train Journey, Tormenting Remembrance, Ellora, Stone Hunting”, Coldnoon: Travel Poetics- International Journal of Travel Writing, ISSN no: 2278-9642


§  “Scattered Flowers, Interrupted Songs” Kritya: an International Journal of Poetry, ISSN no: 0976-514X


§  “Kitchen Scent”, Melusine


§  “Monsoon Poison, Fruitful Appetite”, Mmuddy River Poetry Review


§  “Abandoned Music”, American Diversity Report


§  “Footsteps, Signing, Inmate”, Magnets and Ladders: Active Voices of Writers with Disabilities


§  “A Treasured Sari, Sunrise, Ginette Harrison”, Northeast Review


§  “Snakes and Candles, Puddle by the Secrets, Sunrise”, Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature


§  “Listen”, Indian Ruminations: Journal of Indian English Writers


§  “Inherited Tapestry”, The Nervous Breakdown


§  “Fiction, School”, The Malaysian Poetic Chronicles


§  “Painting A River, Banjara Hills, Hunger, Moon lady’s Love, Taylor’s Slate”, The thumbprint – A Magazine from the East


§  “Abandoned Music, Sayori, The Flute Woman”, CounterPunch


§  ”Underlines of a Lost Date”, IthacaLit: Lit with Art, A Journal of Literature & Arts


§  “An Edged Space, Give Me Some More Time, Mirrors”, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine (A student run literary magazine from University of Arkansas –Monticello)


§  “Across a Palm Tree, Spellings”, Page & Spine


§  “Memory, Antique Tree, Olden Photo, “ Literary Orphans.


§  “Pickles, Mango Home, Mirrors, Wedding Picture”, Pool: A Journal of Poetry


§  “The Milky way’s Horoscope”,  Ink Sweat & Tears


§  “Letters”, Spark


Short stories in popular magazines:

§  “Mehendi Lives”, eFiction India, Vol.02, Issue.04.


§  “Artiste of Life”, Wordweavers


Conference Participation / Presentations

§  Presented a paper entitled “Finding Enough Space: Technology in Classroom Teaching of English” at National conference on Effective  Language Learning Strategies in English, at Government City College, Hyderabad on 6th August 2014.

§  Presented a paper entitled “Reversing history in reconstructed literature: Ophelia Revisited”, at National Young Researchers' Seminar on Discursifying English: Contemporary Cultures, Contemporary Concerns at JNU, New Delhi on  25th of January, 2013.

§  Presented a paper entitled “Madness as a Mode of Resistance in Indian Women’s Fiction”, at National seminar on Contemporary Ways and Voices of Resistance / Resilience at English and Foreign Languages University Hyderabad on 30th June 2012.

§  Presented a paper entitled “ Resistance as Constructed Criminalhood: A Critical Evaluation of Tribal Movements in Anti-colonial and Postcolonial India”, at National seminar on Socio Economic Cultural Development of Tribals in AP at Osmania University Hyderabad on 8th June 2012.

§  Presented a paper entitled “Resistance from Ruins: An Exploration of Indian Female Gothic Narratives” in the National seminar on Indian Writing in English, Poetry, Novel, Drama at VHNSN College, Virudhunagar, Tamilnadu on 14th March, 2012.

§  Presented a paper entitled “Marginalization from Double Ends: A Critical Evaluation of Disabled Women’s Rights in India” at the National Seminar on Women’s Rights, A Feminist Discourse In Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad on 9th March 2012.

Administrative Assignments

Member, Equal Opportunity Cell, 2018 to present.