selected for prestigious Erikson Scholarship
Professor and HOD English and Dean,
The distinguished Erikson Scholar-in-Residence Position is created to honour renowned humanist psychoanalyst Professor Erikson's transforming vision and contributions to the fields of psychoanalysis, human development, and history.
Prof Pattanaik joined Ravenshaw University this year (2010) as Professor of English.
His areas of interest include creative writing, children’s literature, translation and translation studies. His numerous publications include four volumes of short stories and six volumes of translations from Odia into English and from English into Odia commissioned by major publishers like Macmillan, Orient Longman and National Book Trust (NBT). His scholarly publications include a book on children’s literature theory, ‘Subversive Innocence: A Study of American Children’s Fiction (2002)’ and several essays published in major international journals like Journal of Commonwealth Literature, London, MELUS, USA, TTR, Montreal, Sodertorns University Journal, Stockholm, John Benjamin’s Publication, Amsterdam, Indian Literature, New Delhi, The Hindu Literary Review, Chennai, etc.
Besides this, he has presented papers at major conferences at Montreal University, MTSU, Nashville, Cambridge University, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, given keynote at York University, Toronto and chaired sessions at Sodertorns University, Stockholm. He has recently convened an International Conference on Translation and Multilingualism at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU).
He is the recipient of National Katha Award for Creative Writing (1994), Fulbright Fellowship (1995), Adwait Katha Puraskar (1998), Akhil Katha Puraskar (1999), Charles Wallace Fellowship (2000), Akhilmohan Katha Puraskar (2001), Jhankar Puraskar (2004), Shastri Indo-Canadian Fellowship (2008).