Dr. Syam Sudhakar


‘Smitham’, Nellikkattri P O , Kootanad,
Palakkad District , Kerala. 679 533




  • 2010 – 2014  Ph.D in English Literature from the University of Madras. Thesis title: Beat
  • After Beat: Re-contextualising Performance and Subculture.
  • 2008 – 2009     M.Phil in English Literature from Presidency College, Madras.
  • 2006 – 2008     M. A in English Language and Literature from the Department of English, University of Madras.


  • 2008   Madras Kerala Samajam Poetry Award, Madras Kerala Samajam, Chennai.
  • 2007   Vallatol Poetry Prize for Poetry by Kerala Kalamandalam, Cheruthurithi, Kerala.
  • 2002   Nandita Poetry Award, Pappiyon Publishers, Calicut, Kerala.

Research Interests

  • Poetry
  • Gender
  • Subculture
  • Performance
  • Regional Literature
  • Translation
  • Masculinity
  • Aesthetics


  • Books
    • Avasanathe Kollimeen (The Last Meteor  A collection of poems). Current Books, Thrissur. (Malayalam) 2014
    • Drenched by the Sun (A collection of Poems). New Century Books, Chennai. 2013
    • Slicing the Moon: A Screen book of Poems (Video rendering of poems). Black Dot & SSAH, Chennai & Sydney. 2013
    • Syam Sudhakar Kavithaikal (Poems of Syam Sudhakar Trans. Yuma Vasuki), New Century Books, Chennai. (Tamil) 2008
    • Earpam (Damp A collection of poems). Pappiyon Books, Calicut. (Malayalam) 2001
  • Selected Research Papers
    • “South Indian Poetry: New Writing – New Thinking.” The Commonwealth Review. Indian Society for Commonwealth Studies, New Delhi, India. 2013
    • “Vicki Viidikas – On the Road”. Asian Journal of Literature, Culture and Society. Vol 06, No. 02. Oct issue. Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand. 2012
    • “Subverting Cultures: Performing Gay Body in Literature”. Mapping Territories: Critical Insights into Post Independence Indian Writing in English. MCC, Chennai. 2012
    • “Elephant Images and Representations: Narratives and the Production of Cultural Signifiers in Kerala”, Issues in Ethics and Animal Rights, Daya Publication, New Delhi. 2011
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