Dr. Sajna Sanal

Associate Professor
Department of English

@  sajnasanal-at-gmail.com

# +91-9447.026.308

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D in English from University of Kerala (2018)
  • M.Phil in English from University of Kerala (2001)
  • B.Ed in English from University of Kerala (1997)
  • MA in English from University of Kerala (1996)

Area of Interest (Teaching)

  • English Language and Literature
  • Cultural Studies
  • Film Studies

Area of Interest (Research)

  • Cultural Studies
  • Media Studies


  • Assistant/ Associate Professor in English, DCE, Govt of Kerala since 2006
  • HSST in Engish, DHSE,Govt of Kerala 2005-2006

Additional Responsibilities

  • Tutor, S1 MA Engish & two UG batches
  • Member, Anti-Narcotics Cell
  • Member, Music Club
  • Member, PG admission committee

Positions Held

  • PTA president of Carmel GHSS, Thiruvananthapuram

Journal Publications

  • A Mulitimodal Analysis of Select Songs in the Hollywood Musical Fiddler on the Roof (1971) and a Quest for Cultural Insights. Journal of Literature and Aesthetics. July-Dec2016
  • From Theatrical Margins to Discursive Space: The Story of Synergic Amalgamation of Music with Film. Littcrit. June 2015

Papers presented

  • “The Relevance of Peace in the Present Era” at the Conclave organised by Christ Nagar Public School on 29/9/2019
  • “Posterity Looks Back: An Illustrious Icon of Malayali Spirit or the Filthy Despicable Harlot” at the 3 day, National workshop organised by Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam on 14/9/2018.
  • “Songs of Happiness as Spaces of Cultural Insights: A Multimodal Analysis of Select Songs in Hollywood Musicals” at the 2 day International Conference organised by SB College, Changanaseri & cpracsis on 11/1/2016.
  • “The Others in the Family : A System of Oppression or Co-existence” at the 2 day National Seminar organised by KNM College, Kanjiramkulam on 25/2/2014.
  • “Beyond the Heard and the Seen: A Gestalt Approach to Film Music in the Musical Fiddler on the Roof” at the 3 day National Seminar organised by Sree Sankara University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Ernakulam on 27/2/2013.

Projects completed

  • Completed one Minor Research Project under UGC titled From Space to Non-Space: E-Texts as Agents of Paradigm Shift in the Curriculum :2014-16