Old Wine in New Bottles: Re-Canonizing the Timeless Word

This book views literary canon as an infinite repertoire of values and interpretations, eternally challenging us to excavate and uncover meanings and evaluations based on a clear-sighted understanding of the present. It contains 20 well-researched articles by eminent scholars that scrutinize the aforementioned issues from the vantage points of research, literary canon and critical historicism. More

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About Manu Mangattu

Manu Mangattu is an Assistant Professor in English hailing from Kerala, India. Born on 21st of December 1985, he imbibed his penchant for poetry and flair for writing from his parents. He completed his post-graduation in English Language and Literature from Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam securing second rank and a career as a litterateur. Soon he joined the Department of English, St George’s College where he has been imparting lessons in English literature ever since. He delivers lectures on topics ranging from literary theory and Sanskrit poetics to critical appreciation and creativity. His areas of interest include Western and Eastern aesthetics, celebrity studies, diaspora literature and musicology. His latest published works include articles on inclusive education, gendering of genius, phenomenology and eco-aesthetics. He writes poetry both in English and Malayalam. He calls himself a brooding romanticist in poetry, a doubtful debutant in fiction and a morbid classicist in criticism. He is on the editorial board of Spring Magazine, an online journal customised for literature students [ISSN Online: 2455-4715] and has served as the chief editor of an anthology of research articles (ISBN: 978-93-85105-32-6). His latest publication is Pain, Pleasure and Paradox in Poetry (2016), an international verse compendium. He spearheads the activities in www.mutemelodist.com, a website that caters to the creative aspirations of budding writers. He can be contacted at manumangattu@gmail.com , +91-9496322323.

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