School of English

Shivani Sivagurunathan

Assistant Professor; Research Director; Director of Postgraduate Studies; Senior Tutor; Disability Liaison Officer, Faculty of Arts

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Expertise Summary

Areas of Research:

Postcolonial Literature; Literature of the Indian Diaspora; Malaysian Literature in English; Creative Writing; Contemplative Pedagogy.

I welcome PhD proposals in the following research areas:

Malaysian Literature in English; Creative Writing; Postcolonial Literature; Literature of the Indian Diaspora

Teaching Summary

I currently teach the following modules:

Undergraduate Modules

Academic Community

The Survey of English Literature and Drama

Advanced Writing Practice

Malaysian Literature in English

Postgraduate Modules

Fiction: Form and Context

Literature and Modernity

Creative Writing Conventions and Techniques

Research Summary

I am currently working on a collection of creative non-fiction essays, and a collection of poems.

I am also conducting research in contemplative pedagogy. This field, which found its early roots in American academia, is particularly new in the Malaysian context. It involves the use of contemplative practices from a range of both secular and wisdom traditions from a range of backgrounds, in the higher education classroom. These practices include heightened 'looking', mindfulness, and contemplative inquiry.

Recent Publications

  • SIVAGURUNATHAN, SHIVANI, 2012. Wildlife on Coal Island HarperCollins India.
  • SIVAGURUNATHAN, SHIVANI, 2012. Wildlife on Coal Island HarperCollins India.

School of English

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