School of English
   
   
  

Current students 

Applicants

 

 

Malachi Edwin Vethamani

Professor of Modern English Literature, Faculty of Arts

Contact

Biography

Malachi Edwin Vethamani is currently Professor, School of English, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. He holds a doctorate in Literature in English from the University of Nottingham, England. He is a recipient of the Chevening Award (1993-1996) and the Fulbright Scholarship (2000). He received the Asian Education Leadership Award from the World Education Congress in Mumbai, India in June 2013. His areas of research include New Literatures in English, Malaysian Literature in English, Modern and Contemporary Literature, New Englishes, Malaysian English. His latest publication is a collection of his poems entitled, 'Complicated Lives' (Petaling Jaya: Maya Press). In 2015 he published 'A Bibliography of Malaysian Literature in English' (Maya Press, 2015). He has a column in the 'New Sunday Times' which delves on English Language and Literature in English.

Teaching Summary

I convene the following modules:

Post-Graduate Programme:

Popular Literature in the 18th and 19th Centuries

World Englishes

Under-Graduate Programme:

Malaysian Literature in English

Victorian Literature and Fin de Siecle Literature - 1830-1910

Modern and Contemporary British Literature

Selected Publications

  • MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI, ed., 2017. Malchin Testament: Malaysian Poems Maya Press.
  • 2017. Neighbours (6 poems) Anak Sastra. 27, 33-39
  • MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI, 2016. 'Complicated Lives'. Maya Press.
  • MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI, 2015. 'A Bibliography of Malaysian Literature in English'. Maya Press.

Past Research

1. Title: Survey on Malaysian Poetry in English

Duration: March 2014 - Oct 2016

2. Title: Profiles of Malaysian Writers in English

Duration: March 2014 - on-going

3. Title: Bibliography of Malaysian Literature in English

Duration: March 2014 - October 2015

4. Title: What Is Transformational About Transformational Teaching and

Learning? A Study of A University's Attempt To Change Classroom

Practice

Duration: April 2014 - December 2014

5. Title: Handbook on teaching literature in English

Duration: January 2013 - on-going

6. Title: Teachers' Use of Wikis as A Teaching Tool to Develop Writing Skills

Duration: Sept 2012 - March 2014

7. Title: The use of individualized on-line conversations to developing oral skills

Duration: June 2012 - March 2014

8. Title: Profiles of English Language Teacher Educators in Malaysia

Duration: Feb 2011 - Sept 2012

9. Title: Images of Masculinity in Selected English Literary Texts from Japan and

Malaysia

Duration: April 2009 - March 2010

Funding Source: Sumito Foundation, Japan

Amount: RM14,283

10. Title: 'A Study on the Response to Teaching of Literature for the KBSM

English Language paper: Teachers' and Students' Perspectives.

Duration: July 2007 - April 2009

Funding Source: RUGS, UPM

Amount: RM57,690

11. Title: English Language Communicative Ability of Malaysian ESL Learners

Duration: Jan 2008 - April 2009

Funding Source: RUGS, UPM

Amount: RM30,000

12. Title: Soft Skills (EQ) Readiness, Academic Performance and Teaching Ability

Among Teacher Trainees

Duration: April 2009 - March 2010

Funding Source: RUGS, UPM

Amount: RM28,350

13. Title: Pre-service TESL Students' Professional Self-Images: Pre and Post

Teaching Practicum

Duration: 2007 - Jan 2009

14. Title: Pre-service TESL Students' Evaluation of the Bachelor of Education

(TESL) Programme Towards Their Professional Development as Teachers

Duration: 2007 - Dec 2008

15. Title: E-Portfolio and Professional Development of ELT Teacher Trainees.

Duration: 2006 - 2008

16. Title: A Study on the Use of E-Journals for Teacher Trainees' Professional

Development.

Duration: 2005

17. Title: A Study on Teacher Trainees' Participation in an ELT Chat Room.

Duration: 2005

18. Title: The use of E-journals (blogs) and Development of Reflective Thinking

Among In-service TESL Teacher Trainees.

Duration: 2003 - 2005

19. Title: E-journals (blogs) and the Professional Development of TESL Teacher

Trainees.

Duration: 2002 - 2005

20. Title: A Comparative Study on In-service and Pre-service English Language

Teacher Trainees' Participation in Asynchronous Discussion Groups.

Duration: 2002 - 2005

21. Title: A Study on English Language Teacher Trainees' Participation in an E-

Forum.

Duration: 2003 - 2004

22. Title: A Framework for Skills-based Approach to Teaching English for Science

and Technology to Malaysian Secondary School Students.

Duration: 2003 - 2004

23. Title: Survey on Malaysian Poets Writing in English.. Sponsored by Maya

Press Publishers

Duration: 2001 - 2003

24. Title: A Corpus Based Study on the Written and Oral English of Malaysian

School Students

Duration: 2000 - 2002

Funding Source: IRPA

25. Title: Teaching Young Adult Literature

Duration: 2000

Funding Source: Fulbright Scholarship, United States Information Agency

  • MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI, ed., 2017. Malchin Testament: Malaysian Poems Maya Press.
  • 2017. Neighbours (6 poems) Anak Sastra. 27, 33-39
  • MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI, 2016. 'Complicated Lives'. Maya Press.
  • MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI, 2016. Loss SARE: South EastAsian Review of English. 53(1), 24-29
  • MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI, 2015. 'Mother Poems' An International Journal of Asian Literatures, Cultures and Englishes. 9(2), 265-273
  • MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI, 2015. 'A Bibliography of Malaysian Literature in English'. Maya Press.
  • MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI, 2014. ' 5 Poems'. In: GHULAM SARWAR YOUSUF, ed., Asian Centre Anthology of Malaysian Poetry in English. Partridge. 171-175
  • MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI, 2011. Teacher Education in Malaysia: Preparing and Training of English Language Teacher Educators The Journal of asia TEFL. 8(4), 85-110
  • CHEE SENG TEH and MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI, 2010. Images of Masculinity in Selected English Literary Texts from Malaysia and Japan. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Linguistics, Literature and Culture. 287 -289
  • MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI, 2009. Selections of Asian Literature: Course Materials for LHl 221/05 Wawasan Open University, Malaysia.
  • MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI, 2007. Developments in Teaching of Literature in English Universiti Putra Malaysia Press.
  • MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI and RAJANDARAN PERUMAL, eds., 2007. Teaching English in Malaysia Sasbadi Press, Malaysia.
  • MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI, 2007. The Ebb and Flow of English Language Education in Malaysia. In: MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI and RAJANDARAN PERUMAL, eds., Teaching English in Malaysia Sasbadi Press, Malaysia. 1-10
  • MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI, 2006. K.S. Maniam: An Emerging Malaysian Writer of Young Adult Literary Texts?. In: WEI KEONG TOO, ed., Engaging Young Adult Readers through Young Adult Literature Sasbadi Press. 21-33
  • MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI, 2005. Towards a Literary Tradition: Malaysian Literature in English. In: GANAKUMARAN SUBRAMANIAM, ISMAZNIZAM J. AZYZE and SHAHIZAH ISMAIL HAMDAN, eds., Nationhood in Literature: Expressions of Realities Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. 1-20
  • MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI, 2004. Changing Tides: Teaching Literature in English in Malaysian Secondary Schools. In: MAYA KHEMLANI DAVID, ed., Teaching of English in Second and Foreign Language Settings: Focus on Malaysia Peter Lang.
  • MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI, ed., 2003. In-Sights: Malaysian Poems Maya Press.
  • MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI, 2002. Reading Malaysia through Minority Eyes. In: ROSLI TALIF and MOHAMMAD A. QUAYUM, eds., Diverse Voices 2: Selected Readings in Literature Department of English, Universiti Putra Malaysia. 69-85
  • MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI, 2002. Language Choice and Language Variety in Characters' Utterances in the Novels of Lloyd Fernando and K.S. Maniam. In: MAYA KHEMLANI DAVID, ed., Methodological and Analytical Issues in Language Maintenance and Language Shifts Studies Peter Lang. 135-155
  • JOHN MCRAE and MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI, 1999. Now Read On: A Course in Multicultural Reading Routledge.
  • MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI, 1996. Common Ground: Incorporating New Literatures in English. In: RONALD CARTER and JOHN MCRAE, eds., Language, Literature and the Learner: Creative Classroom Practice Longman. 204-216
  • MALACHI EDWIN VETHAMANI, 1994. Review of Shirley Lim's 'Nationalism and Literature'. In: C.Y. LOH and IKE ONG, eds., The Pen is Mightier than the Sword Skoob Books Publishing Ltd. 297-302

School of English

Trent Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5900
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5924
email: english-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk