FACULTY: FULL-TIME

Hem Raj Kafle

Title:                  Assistant Professor

Department:      English

Campus:             KUSL

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  hrk@ku.edu.np

COURSES TAUGHT

English


EDUCATION

Ph. D. [English (rhetoric)


PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Coordinator, Humanities and Management Unit, School of Engineering, Kathmandu University, from September 2013 (Assistant Professor of English since August 2008).

  1. Work as the academic head of the Unit: manage courses in Communication Skills, Entrepreneurship, Economics and Management,
  2. Update and teach courses in Communication Skills in the programs of School of Engineering and School of Science, and courses in English in School of Law,
  3. Manage the interactive Language Lab,
  4. Coordinate classes of Chinese and Korean languages in the main campus,
  5. Provide editorial services to the Information System Management Section (ISMS), KU.

Assistant Director, Student Welfare Directorate, KU. October 2011 to October 2013.

  1. Manage students' academic and cultural activities in KU main campus,
  2. Coordinate/Facilitate student welfare issues of other Schools of KU,
  3. Take part in conflict-time negotiations with student groups.

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Languages and Mass Communication, School of Arts, KU (August 2008 to August 2013).

  1. Developed, modified, and taught courses in English and communication discourses,
  2. Taught Communication Skills in Graduate and Undergraduate programs of School of Engineering and School of Science,
  3. Developed and taught a course in English Fiction and Prose in the M. Ed. Program of School of Education,
  4. Supervised student projects and publications,
  5. Served in the Media Studies Subject Committee,
  6. Proofread and edited official documents written in English within the university,
  7. Co-edited and coordinated Bodhi journal up to its sixth issue,
  8. Edited/Coordinated the journal Nepal Tourism and Development Review,
  9. Translated official documents from Nepali to English or vice versa,
  10. Instructed Nepali Language to expatriate faculties and volunteers,
  11. Worked as a rapporteur and Master of Ceremony in national and international, conferences/programs.

Lecturer in English

  1. June 2005 to July 2008, Dept. of Languages and Mass Communication, School of Arts,
  2. August 2001-May 2005, Department of English, School of Science, KU (Contributed in developing and launching the Bachelor in Media Studies Program).

Teaching Assistant in English

  1. August 2000 to July 2001, Department of English, School of Science, KU.

Assistant Lecturer in Mahendra Ratna Campus, Tahachal, Kathmandu from August 2000 to February 2001

  1. Taught the course 'Teaching English Literature' in B. Ed. Third Year.

Secondary Teacher in Bagh Bhairab Boarding High School, Kirtipur, Kathmandu from February 1997 to August 2000.

  1. Taught English in the secondary level,
  2. Worked in school administration as the Vice Principal.

Lower Secondary Teacher in Pashupati English Boarding High School, Urlabari, Morang from September 1994 to January 1997.

  1. Taught English, Mathematics, Nepali and Social Studies in primary, lower secondary and secondary levels,
  2. Worked as a hostel warden for six months.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Research Articles

  1. "Euthanasia As a Product of Modernity." Spark International e-Journal 5.9 (February 2013): 259-265,
  2. "Rhetoric for Tertiary Level Presenters: Redefining Canons and Modes of Appeal." Interfacing Language, Culture and Technology 2. Conference Proceedings. Third International ELT@I Rajasthan Conference, 8-9 October 2012, BITS Pilani, Rajasthan, India,
  3. "Epideictic Fervour in Devkota: A Rhetorical Reading of Four Sonnets." Devkota Studies (2012),
  4. "Rhetoric of Rage and Trauma: Understanding Palestine-Israel Conflict." Molung Research Journal, 2012,
  5. "Rhetorical Aspects in Newspaper Editorials." Scientific Works 25 (2011). 325-327,
  6. "Diaspora studies: Roots and critical dimensions." Bodhi 4.1 (2010): 136-149,
  7. "Rhetorical Studies and Its Implications." MBM Anthology of Communication Studies, 2010,
  8. "Rhetorical Blog for Composition Classes." ELT Quarterly 10.2 (January 2010): 27-31.
  9. "Devkota's 'The Electric Bulb': A Rhetorical Reading." Devkota Studies 9 (November 2010): 39-49,
  10. "Media Studies: Evolution and Perspectives." Bodhi 3.1 (2009): 10-20,
  11. "Alternative Readings on Paudyal's 'The Parrot in a Cage'." Vidya. Tamghas: Resunga Multiple Campus, 2008. 49-51,
  12. "Prithvi Narayan Shah and Postcolonial Resistance." Bodhi 2.1 (2008): 136-147.
  13. "Cosmic Awareness in Laxmi P. Devkota." Devkota Studies 3.2 (2008): 27-31,
  14. "English Studies: Textual Versus Cultural Approaches." Journal of NELTA 12:1&2 (December 2007):56-9,
  15. "Koirala's Craftsmanship: 'The Soldier' As a Work of Art." Vidhya. Tamghas: Resunga Multiple Campus, 2007. 272-74,
  16. "Brahmaputraka Chheuchhau : A Saga of Nepali Migrants' Identity Crisis." Bodhi 1.1 (2007): 82-90,
  17. "Devkota's Apology: Individual Condition Vs State policy" Devkota Studies 2.1 (2007): 19-23,
  18. "Media Discourse: Evolution into Academy." MBM Anthology of Media Studies. Kathmandu: Communication Study Center, 2007. 17-27.

Newspaper Articles

  1. "Leadership Vicissitudes." Republica 19 Feb. 2011,
  2. "Leaders and Intellectuals." Republica 3 Oct. 2010,
  3. "Contamination Syndrome." The Kathmandu Post 15 May 2008,
  4. "Endorsing the Escapes: How Long?" The Kathmandu Post 20 Jan. 2008,
  5. "Nepali Lok-tantrism." The Kathmandu Post 21 Nov. 2007,
  6. "Idols and Ironies." The Kathmandu Post 29 Sep. 2007,
  7. "Nepali English: Confusions and Directions." The Kathmandu Post 23 Sep. 2007,
  8. "Reflections on Intellectuals." The Kathmandu Post 23 Aug. 2007,
  9. "On Teaching and Teachers." The Kathmandu Post 1 Aug.2007,
  10. "On Discourse of Depoliticization." The Kathmandu Post 6 July 2007,
  11. "Highway Politics." The Kathmandu Post 12 June 2007,
  12. "Exam Ironies." The Kathmandu Post 18 Apr. 2007,
  13. "Cellphone and Sensibility." The Kathmandu Post 27 Oct. 2006,
  14. "Being an Examiner." The Kathmandu Post 20 Mar. 2004,
  15. "Not Another Subhadra." The Kathmandu Post 22 Apr. 2003,
  16. "Our Politics: Euphoria and Agony." Space Time Today 4 June 2002,
  17. "Some Ignored Issues." Space Time Today 29 May 2002,
  18. "Dr. Choudhury: A Model for Inspiration." Space Time Today 12 May 2002,
  19. "Need for Co-ordination." Space Time Today 20 Mar. 2002.

Anthology (Co-author)

  1. Kafle, Hem Raj et al. Six Strings. Kathmandu: Society of Nepali Writers in English, 2011

Poems

  1. "In A Foreign Land." Of Nepalese Clay 20 (October 2013): 20,
  2. "Along Rough Waters." Of Nepalese Clay 16 (October 2011): 15,
  3. "The Game." Of Nepalese Clay 15 (April 2011):17,
  4. "That Co-traveller." Of Nepalese Clay 14 (October 2010): 12,
  5. "Waiting for the Will." Of Nepalese Clay 13 (April 2010): 14,
  6. "I Wait for a Rescuer." Of Nepalese Clay 12 (November 2009): 9,
  7. "Devkota Outlives Me." Of Nepalese Clay 11 (April 2009): 18,
  8. "In Search of Lost Hopes." Of Nepalese Clay 6 (April 2004): 30,
  9. "Today's Abhimanyu." Of Nepalese Clay 4 (October 2002): 51,
  10. "My Journey." Of Nepalese Clay 10 (April 2008): 15-16,
  11. "The Unwritten Poem." Of Nepalese Clay 13 (April 2010): 14-15,
  12. "Aryaghat Spectacle." Of Nepalese Clay 17 (April 2012): 15-16,
  13. "The Saint." Space Time Today 1 September 2002.

Essays

  1. "Trifles from a Trip." Of Nepalese Clay 21 (April 2014). 81-88,
  2. "The Ed Fervour." Of Nepalese Clay 19 (April 2013): 58-61,
  3. "Life in Fingers." Of Nepalese Clay 18 (October 2012): 70-72,
  4. "The Conductor Philosopher." GAIA 1(2010): 13-14.

Blogs

  1. http:// kufit.wordpress.com (Forum for Interdisciplinary Thoughts, KU)
  2. http://kaflehem.wordpress.com (Personal Blog, essays and narratives)
  3. http://pranglish.wordpress.com (Academic Blog)
  4. http://hemrajkafle.blogspot.com (personal blog of poetry)

Presentations

  1. "Narrating Movement: Convergence to Pro-democratic Rhetorical Visions." 12th MELUS-India/MELOW International Conference, Panjab University, Chandigarh. 8-10 February 2013.
  2. "Rhetoric for Tertiary Level Presenters: Redefining Canons and Modes of Appeal." (with Prof. Meenakshi Raman, BITS Pilani). Third International ELT@I Rajasthan Conference. BITS Pilani, Rajashthan, 8-9 October 2012.
  3. "Epideictic Fervour in Devkota: A Rhetorical Reading of Four Sonnets." Annual Conference of Devkota Studies and Research Centre, Kathmandu. 9 June 2012.
  4. "Construction of a Protagonist Rhetorical Vision in Movement-time Corporate Editorials." Annual Conference of Literary Association of Nepal (LAN), 1 March 2012, Kathmandu.
  5. "Rhetoric beyond Persuasion: Devkota's Vision for Unity and Empowerment of Writers." Conference, Devkota Studies and Research Centre, Kathmandu. 11 June 2011.
  6. "The Rhetorical Vision of Movement in Post-TPA Corporate Editorials: A Dramatistic Inquiry. Annual Conference of Literary Association of Nepal (LAN), 1 March 2011, Kathmandu.
  7. "Effective Presentation: Rhetorical Constituents and Modes of Proof." 16th International Conference, NELTA, Kathmandu, 18-20 February 2011.
  8. "Blogging in wordpress.com." Workshop at NELTA, Kathmandu, 25 Dec. 2011.
  9. "Personalized Writing: Discovery, Disposition and Decorum." Workshop at School of Education, Kathmandu University, 4 December 2010.
  10. "Ethos, Logos and Pathos: Real Life Implications." Lecture for Friday Lecture Series, Dept. Languages and Mass Communication, Kathmandu University, 1 October 2010.
  11. "Rhetorical Traits of Nepalese Diasporic Identity." Conference of Literary Association of Nepal (LAN), Kathmandu, 1 March 2010.
  12. "Rhetorical Blog for Composition Classes." 15th International Conference, Nepal English Language Teachers' Association (NELTA), 21 Feb. 2010.
  13. "Rhetorical Blog for Composition Classes." International Conference on Interactive Media in Pedagogy: Learning English in and beyond Classrooms. 8-10 January 2010. English Language Teachers' Association of India and H M Patel Institute of English Training and Research, Vallabh Vidhyanagar, Gujarat, India.
  14. "Journalism in My Country." Study of the United States Institutes on Journalism and Media, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA, 8 July 2008.
  15. "Cultural Studies: Some Avenues of Inquiry." Institute of Advanced Communication, Education and Research, Kathmandu, 13 Aug. 2007.
  16. "Media Discourse: From Margin to Mainstream." Dept. of LMC, 6 Nov.'06
  17. "Teaching Organization of Writing." 11th International Conference, NELTA, Feb. 2006.
  18. "Einstein's Interdisciplinarity." Einstein Centenary Year Celebration, Kathmandu University. 27 Oct 2005
  19. "Albert Einstein: Some Aspects beyond Science," Einstein Centenary Year Celebration, Kathmandu University. August 11, 2005.
  20. "Oral Presentation: Converting the Audience into Active Human Resources." 10th International Conference of NELTA, February 2005.

HONORS AND AWARDS

National Education Award 2008, Government of Nepal.