Saurabh Singanapalli

Saurabh Singanapalli
Assistant Professor and Head
School of Contemporary Knowledge Systems

Saurabh Singanapalli has taught language for a number of years, in both academic and professional contexts. While his primary interest and present work is in English Language Teaching, he has also worked professionally as a language trainer, translator, and interpreter for Spanish and French, and as an e-learning content and materials designer. He is working towards his PhD from IIT Bombay; this is on understanding the use of image prompts to teach narrative writing to young second-language learners of English. He holds an M.Phil. degree in English Language Education, and also an M.A in English (Media and Communication), from the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. The other research areas that interest him include media adaptation studies, and storytelling and narratives. He is particularly interested in visual narratives and pictorial representations of stories, especially in the form of comics and graphic novels. At Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, he is teaching courses on English language and communication, presentation and writing skills, as well as elective courses on media and literature.

Education

  • PhD (Ongoing, Visual Communication) – IIT Bombay
  • MPhil (English Language Education) – English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
  • MA (English-Media and Communication) – English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
  • BA (English Literature) – Gujarat University, Ahmedabad

Areas of Teaching

  • Teaching Writing in English, English Communication and Presentation Skills, Visual Narratives, Storytelling and Language, Comparative Studies of English and Indian literature.

Research Interests

  • Teaching Writing in English, Visual Narratives and Storytelling, Visual and Verbal language in Comics and Graphic Novels, Media Adaptations from Literature

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Unless we have a definite faith in the goal of our existence, and unless we believe, work for, and actually come to experience the goal positively as an existent factor, there is no hope of any plan becoming successful. —Swami Chinmayananda
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