Dr. Adrene Freeda D’cruz

Name: Adrene Freeda D’cruz

Designation: Assistant Professor

Email: adrene@iisermohali.ac.in

Ph.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.

Assistant Professor (2015 – Continuing), IISER Mohali

Areas of Research
Post war American Fiction, Science-in-theatre and Film Studies

Research Focus
Postwar 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.

HSS101A 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).

Best Teacher’s Award (IISER Mohali, 2020)