Name: Adrene Freeda D’cruz
Designation: Assistant Professor
EducationPh.D. (English Literature), IIT Kanpur, 2011
M.A. (English Literature), Kannur University Campus, Palayaad, Kerala, 2004.
B.A. (English Literature), Krishna Menon Memorial Women’s College, Kannur, Kerala, 2002.
EmploymentAssistant Professor (2015 – Continuing), IISER Mohali
Areas of ResearchPost war American Fiction, Science-in-theatre and Film Studies
Research FocusPostwar American literature, in particular the works of the American writer, Don DeLillo is one of my research areas. I also work in the field of Science-in-theatre which addresses the long standing debate about arts-science confluence. The scientist-cum- literary figures, Carl Djeraasi and Roald Hoffmann’s contribution to this field is noteworthy. Film studies, in particular the works of Charles Chaplin, is a field I am currently exploring in-depth.
TeachingHSS101A Language Skills
HSS101B Language Skills HSS611 Literary Appreciation
HSS619 Ancient Greek Theatre: Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides
HSS640 Chaplin’s Aesthetic Universe
HSS645 World Cinema
Selected Publications Dcruz, Adrene F. “Violence and Scapegoating in Don DeLillo’s Libra.” The Explicator 73.4. (2015). Dcruz Adrene F. “Introducing a third culture: Carl Djerassi and Roald Hoffmann in theatre.” Current Science 114.2 (2018) [with Harshal Sanjay Pawar]. Dcruz, Adrene F. “Decelerated Visualizations in Don DeLillo’s Point Omega.” The Explicator 76.3 (2018). Dcruz, Adrene F. [with Ansu Louis] “Chaplin, the Dreyfusard.” Journal of Popular Film and Television 48.3 (2020).
AchievementsBest Teacher’s Award (IISER Mohali, 2020)