It is indeed an honor to introduce Dr. Zacharias Thundy to the audience of the Aramaic Project. I have known Dr.Thundy for a long time as a friend and a scholar; whenever I had questions about Aramaic language, he is the one who would answer my questions and translate Aramaic passages for me. The Encyclopedia of Syriac Chants of the Syro Malabar Church contains much material that Dr. Thundy provided. See one example of Dr. Thundy’s erudite and informed comments on the Christological hymn, Sagdinan Mar . Dr. Thundy is much more than an Aramaic scholar. He is a linguist, philosopher, theologian, medievalist, anthropologist, and a literary scholar. He has written and published more than thirty books and numerous articles and lectured in many parts of the world. He retired in 2001 from Northern Michigan University and resides in South Bend, Indiana, near the University of Notre Dame from where he had received his Ph. D. in 1969. Currently, he publishes books on social issues like the abortion question in the Bible, moral issues of contraception, same-sex marriage controversy, Gospel writers’ use of Buddhist sources. His rationale for discussing controversial topics is this: “Dying dudes don’t tell lies because soon, as Mark Twain says, they have to meet their maker (or destiny) and be accountable for all their deeds. So be it for now by telling truths.”

For the last twenty years Dr. Thundy has been studying the problem of the literary indebtedness of the New Testament to the vast collection of the pre-Christian Buddhist Scriptures (see, The Stupa and the Cross; Gospel Narratives of the Passion and Death of Christ and Their Buddhist Source, Kindle Book, 2014)). For years, he had the hunch that there must be Buddhist parallels to the gospel narratives of the trial, death, and resurrection of Jesus. A few years ago, Dr. Thundy succeeded serendipitously in making a literary connection between the Sanskrit play Mrcchakatika (“The Little Clay Cart”), which is a dramatic enactment of the trial of Charudatta and the resurrection of the courtesan Vasantasena, who returns in the nick of time to rescue Charudatta from execution by crucifixion ordered by the king. At about the same time, Dr. Christian Lindtner from Denmark identified the Buddhist story of “The Passion and Death of Gautama” found in the Sanghabhedavastu of the Mahaparinirvanasutra of the Buddhist Sarvastivadins as another source for the gospel passion narratives. After having shared and discussed with each other’s discoveries, they concluded that the Gautama-story was the source of Mrcchakatika, and the evangelists used both Indian works in the composition of the gospel passion narratives.

Even after an illustrious career as a professor, author, and organizer, Dr. Thundy shows no sign of slowing down. His brain is still on fire. His intellectual honesty is intimidating. Finally, it is better to leave the reader to take a cursory glance at the impressive curriculum vitae (see Appendix below) to understand why Dr. Thundy’s name should find a place on the Personality Page of the Aramaic Project. The Christian Musicological Society is lucky to have the association with an academician of Dr. Thundy’s stature. We are immensely grateful to Dr. Thundy for his service to the TheCMSIndia.org.

MORE ABOUT DR. ZACHARIAS THUNDY

PRESENT POSITION: ↑ Top PERSONAL ADDRESS (Office) :

Emeritus Professor (retired in 2001)

English Department
Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI 49855
EDUCATION : ↑ Top
  • Ph.D. (English) 1969. University of Notre Dame.
  • M.A. (English) 1966. DePaul University, Chicago.
  • M.A. (Religion) 1963. Pontificium Athenaeum, Poona (summa cum laude).
  • B.A. (Religion) 1961. Pontificium Athenaeum, Poona.
  • M.A. (Philosophy) 1959. Pontificium Athenaeum, Poona (cum laude).
  • B.A. (Philosophy) 1958. Pontificium Athenaeum, Poona (cum laude).
EXPERIENCE: ↑ Top
  • Professor, English Department, Northern Michigan University (1976)
  • Associate Professor, NMU (1972-76)
  • Assistant Professor, NMU (1968-72)
  • Courses Taught :
    • Linguistics, History of English, Old English, Middle English,Chaucer, Milton, Medieval Literature,Renaissance Literature,World Literature, Greek and Roman Classics, The Bible, Literature of the Bible,Oriental Literature, Oriental Religions and Philosophies,Mythology, Language and Culture,#introduction to Literature,#introduction to Folklore,Freshman Composition,Language and Culture , Technical Writing, World Religions, Research, Criticism, and Theory, Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot, Women Writers of India, Germanic Heroic Poetry, Comparative Mythology, Literature of India: Pre-colonial, Colonial, and Post-colonial
  • Teaching : Department of Philosophy, Dharmaram College, Bangalore, India (1963-64)
  • Courses Taught : General Metaphysics, Philosophy of Man, Contemporary Philosophy
  • Founder : Medieval Studies Section of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters
  • Associate Editor: Journal of South Asian Literature and South Asian Review.
  • Member : Governing Board, L.K.A. Iyer International Institute of Anthropology, Palghat.
  • Contributing Editor : India Journal.
  • Dissertation Committees : Kakatiya University and Kerala University.
ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES AND COMMITTEE WORK: ↑ Top
  • Chair, Asian Studies, Michigan Academy (1985-)
  • Vice-Chair, Medieval Studies, Michigan Academy (1973-75; 1985-88; 98- )
  • Executive Committee of the English Department (1971-73; 1984-86; 93-96)
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (1982-83; 1989-)
  • Director: Proficiency Examination and Placement Test (1982)
  • Departmental Committee on Undergraduate Programs (1971-74; 98- )
  • Search Committee on Undergraduate Programs (1972-74)
  • Search Committee for hiring linguist (1997-98)
  • University Committee on Undergraduate Programs (1972-74; 1998- )
  • Working Conditions Committee (1978-81 and 1987-)
  • Executive Committee (1984-1987; 1993-95)
  • Graduate Committee (1989-91; 96-98)
  • Bargaining Council (1990)
  • English Department's Outcome Assessment Committee (1998- )
  • English Department's Social Committee (1992- )
  • Institutional Representative from Northern Michigan University at the Michigan Academy of Arts, Science and Letters (l975-)
  • Organizer of the Session "Classical Influences in Anglo-Saxon Literature" at The Kalmazoo Medieval Conference (1984-)
  • Executive Committee, South Asian Literary Association at the MLA (l990-)
  • Executive Secretary and Treasurer of South Asian Literary Association (MLA Affiliate)(1998- )
  • Organizer, Fall Meeting of the Medieval Association of the Midwest, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan, September 29-30, 1995.
HONORS, GRANTS, AND AWARDS: ↑ Top
  • President, Medieval Association of the Midwest, 1997-98.
  • Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship, 1978-79.
  • American Institute of Pakistan Studies (1981-82: senior fellowship award).
  • American Institute of Indian Studies, 1978-79 (awarded).
  • American Institute of Indian Studies, Senior Fellow, 1974.
  • NEH Summer Fellowship, 1981.
  • Medieval Academy of American Latin Paleography Seminar Fellow at Harvard University, Summer, 1975.
  • Northern Michigan University Summer Research Fellowships: 1970, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986,1987, 1988, l990, 1991.
  • Arthur Schmidt Dissertation Fellowship, 1967-68, University of Notre Dame.
  • Life Member of Delta Tau Kappa.
  • Citation and Medal for Outstanding Scholarship in the State of Michigan, 1976, Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters.
  • Peter White Fellow (1986-87): Northern Michigan University.
  • NEH Summer Institute in Judaic Studies (1988).
  • Visiting Research Fellow, University of Notre Dame (1988-89).
  • NEH Summer Institute, University of Notre Dame(1989).
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Northern Michigan University (1989).
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Michigan Association of Governing Boards, 1992.
  • NEH Summer Institute in Indo-Euoropean Institute, University of Texas at Austin, 1991.
  • NEH Summer Institute at the Maritime Institute, Brown University, 1992.
  • Academic Director, Michigan Consortium for Study Abroad, Vienna, Austria, Jan- May, 1993.
  • NEH Summer Seminar at the University of California at Santa Barbara, California, 1993.
  • Joseph J. Malone Fellowship from the National Council of US-Arab Relations, June-July, 1994, for travel-study in Egypt and Syria.
  • Northern Michigan University, Learning Technology Fee Proposal: English Writing Lab, 1995 (funded).
  • Nominated for Case Professor of the Year by Northern Michigan University (1995).
COMMUNITY SERVICE : ↑ Top
Four hundred plus talks at community meetings; Bible classes for young people (grade school and high school)
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: ↑ Top
  • Fellow, Royal Anthropological Institute (1980-1985)
  • Modern Language Association
  • Midwest Modern Language Association
  • Linguistic Society of America (1970-1980)
  • American Dialect Society (1970-1980)
  • Medieval Association of the Midwest
  • Mediaeval Academy of America
  • National Association of College Teachers of English (1980-1985)
  • Conference on Christianity and Literature
  • American Name Society (1970-1985)
  • American Ethnological Association
  • Society for Asian Folklore
  • Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters
  • American Association of University Professors
  • International Arthurian Society (1970-1980)
  • Association of Asian Studies (1970-1980)
  • American Comparative Literature Association
  • Northern American Patristic Society (1975-1982)
  • Dravidian Linguistic Society
  • International Courtly Literature Society
  • Smithsonian Institute
  • International Society of Anglo-Saxonists
  • Michigan Linguistic Society
  • International Boethius Society
LANGUAGES SPOKEN AND/OR READ: ↑ Top
English, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Sanskrit, German, French, Spanish, Old Norse, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, etc.
THESIS: ↑ Top

"A Study of the Anglo-Saxon Concept of Covenant and Its Sources in the Bible, the Fathers of the Church, and the Germanic Tradition with Special Reference to Anglo-Saxon Laws, Anglo-Saxon History, and the Old English Poems: The Battle of Maldon, and Guthlac" (Ph.D.)

  • "The Validity of the Transcendentals according to Immanual Kant and Joseph Maréchal" (M.A. Philosophy)
  • "The Indwelling of the Trinity in the Teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas" (M.A. Religion)
RESEARCH AND TRAVEL: ↑ Top
  • July-August, 1970: India, England, Greece, Italy.
  • June 1-September 1, 1972: England, Holland, Germany, France.
  • July-September 1, 1970: India, Italy, Israel, Jordan, Egypt.
  • July 1-September 4, 1973: Germany, France.
  • July 1-August 15, 1975: Widener Library, Harvard University.
  • August 7-16, 1976: Peru, Mexico.
  • July 1-August 27, 1977: India.
  • September 1, 1978-August 1, 1979: India.
  • August 29, 1981-January 17, 1982: India.
  • March 29, 1982-August 7, 1982: England, Germany, USSR, Poland, Scandinavia.
  • June 15, 1983-December 15, 1983: New York Public Library.
  • June 15-August 1, 1987: University of Notre Dame.
  • June 21-August 1, 1988: Brown University.
  • September, 1988-August, 1989: University of Notre Dame.
  • June - July, 1990: University of Texas at Austin.
  • January - May, 1993: Austira, Italy, Germany, France, the Netherlands.
  • June -July, 1993: Santa Barbara, California.
  • June - July, 1994: Egypt and Syria.
  • June, 1995 - June 1996: University of Notre Dame.
  • June 22, 1996 - July 10, 1996: India.
PUBLICATIONS: ↑ Top

BOOKS

  1. Covenant in Anglo-Saxon Thought (Macmillan, Madras, 1972).
  2. Language and Culture: A Book of Readings. Eds. Zacharias Thundy, Stewart Kingsbury, Robert Glenn (Northern Michigan University, 1975).
  3. Papers in Linguistics (University of Michigan, 1977) edited by Zacharias Thundy, Carol Scotton, and Jane Hill.
  4. Chaucerian Problems and Perspectives (University of Notre Dame Press, 1979) Eds. Zacharias Thundy and Edward Vasta.
  5. Modern Malayalam Literature: An Anthology (Michigan State University, 1980) Eds. Zacharias Thundy and Ayyappa Panikker. 2 vols.
  6. The South Indian Folklore of the Kadar (Folklore Institute, Berkeley and Meerut, 1983).
  7. Dialect Survey of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (Northern Michigan University, 1978) Eds. Zacharias Thundy and Stewart Kingsbury (Microfiche edition).
  8. Stories from the East and the West (Trivandrum: S. J. Press, 1983).
  9. English Poetry: An #introduction (Trivandrum: S. J. Press, 1983).
  10. Religious Experience: East and West (Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1985).
  11. Buddha and Christ: Nativity Stories and Indian Traditions (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1993).
  12. Millennium; Apocalypse, Antichrist, and Old English Monsters c. 1000 A.D. (Notre Dame: Crosscultural Publications, 1998).
  13. The Trial of Jesus and His Death on the Cross (Create Space 2015)
  14. Is Notre Dame Still A Catholic University (Create Space, 2015)
  15. Jesus in Egypt (published under the pen name Janus Rasmus) (Create Space, 2015)
  16. Who Am I to Judge? The Third Gender in the Bible and Moral Reflections (published under the pen name Janus Rasmus ) (Create Space, 2015)
  17. Catholic Church’s Marriage Dilemmas (published under the pen name Janus Rasmus ) (Create Space, 2015)
  18. Jesus Was Also Pro-Choice? Bible and Abortion (published under the pen name Janus Rasmus ) (Create Space, 2015)
  19. Divorce, Remarriage, and the Eucharist (published under the pen name Janus Rasmus ) (Create Space, 2015)
  20. Moral Dimensins of Abortion and Contraception: Another Catholic Perspective (published under the pen name Janus Rasmus ) (Create Space, 2015)
  21. Letter versus Spirit: Resurrection of Jesus, The Gospels as Buddhist and Christian, and The Futility of the Search for the Historical Jesus (published under the pen name Janus Rasmus ) (Create Space, 2015)
  22. J’Accuse Once Again (published under the pen name Janus Rasmus)—A kindle book
  23. God: A Short Study in Etymology (Kindle Book, 2014)
  24. Pre-Colonial India and the West (A Kindle book, 2015)
  25. The Stupa and the Cross; Gospel Narratives of the Passion and Death of Christ and Their Buddhist Sources (A Kindle Book, 2014)
  26. Hamlet’s “Too Too Solid Flesh” and “The Dram of Eale”: Heart of the Matter” (Amazon, 2018)
  27. Holy Mary Magdalene: Old and New( Amazon, 2015).
  28. Rabbouni (John 21:16) by Mary Magdalene: A Misreading (Amazon, 2017, Also A Kindle Book).
  29. In Geardagum (In Days of Yore): Beowulf, Apocalypse and the East (Amazon 2016, Also A Kindle Book)
  30. Pre-Colonial India and the West: India in the Eyes of Pre-Colonial Travelers from the West. (Amazon 2016, also A Kindle Book)
  31. Gospels and Greek Classics (2015 Amazon book, Also A Kindle Book)

MONOGRAPHS (long articles)

  1. Kerala: People and Culture (Literary Market Review Publishers, Glen Oaks, 1983).
  2. "Intertextuality, Buddhism, and the Infancy Gospels," (Monograph) in Religious Systems and Religious Writings: Systematic Analysis. ed. Jacob Neusner et al. Atlanta: Scholars Press for Brown Judaic Studies, 1989. I: 17-73.
  3. "Pre-Colonial Travelers to India," South Asian Revew19 (1995): 59-89.
  4. "The "Divine "Caliban in Shakespeare's Postcolonial Discourse: A Re(De)Construction ," Michigan Academician30 (1998): 399-422.
  5. Mashelmanutha:Jesus of Faith-Myth and Gospel Historiography,” BrahmaVidya: The Adyar Library Bulletin (2010-11)pp, 336-421
  6. “Classical Analogues—Eastern and Western—in Sir Gawain,” Sir Gawain and the Classical Tradition, ed. E. L. Risden (McFarland, 2006, pp. 135-181.

BOOKS WRITTEN OR EDITED BY THE AUTHOR*, SOME OF WHICH WERE PUBLISHED UNDER THE PSEUDONYM “JANUS RASMUS” (AMAZON)

  1. Covenant in Anglo-Saxon Thought.
  2. Chaucerian Problems and Perspectives
  3. Buddha and Christ: Nativity Stories and Indian Traditions.
  4. Religions in Dialogue: East and West Meet.
  5. Millennium: Apocalypse, Antichrist, and Old English Monsters c. 1000.
  6. Trial of Jesus an His /death on the Cross: Buddhist Sources of Gospel Narratives.
  7. Language and Culture: A Book of Readings.
  8. In Geardagum (In Days of Yore): Beowulf, Apocalypse and the East.
  9. Rabbouni (John 21:16) by Mary Magdalene: A Misreading.
  10. Gospels and Greek Classics.
  11. Is Notre Dame Still A Catholic University?:
  12. God: A Short Study in Etymology.
  13. Pre-Colonial India and the West: India in the Eyes of Pre-Colonial Travelers from the West.
  14. The Stupa and the Cross: Gospel Narratives of the Passion and Death of Jesus and Their Buddhist Sources.
  15. Holy Mary Magdalene: Old and New.
  16. Catholic Church’s Marriage Dilemmas.
  17. Divorce, Remarriage and the Eucharist.
  18. J’ Accuse: Catholic Church’s Continuing Persecution of Gays and condemnation of Same-Sex Marriage.
  19. Who Am I to Judge?
  20. Jesus in Egypt.
  21. Hamlet’s “Too Too Solid Flesh” and “The Dram of Eale”: Heart of the Matter”
  22. Letter vs. Spirit.
  23. Personhood of the Embryo.
  24. Moral Dimensions of Abortion and Contraception.
  25. The South Indian Folklore of the Kadar.
  26. Papers in Linguistics.
  27. Dialect Survey of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
  28. Stories from the East and the West.
  29. English Poetry: An #introduction.
  30. Kerala: People and Culture.
  31. Modern Malayalam Literature: An Anthology. 2 vols.
  32. Jesus’ Killing
  33. We Live Too Long
  34. Holy Trinity: Proto-Trinity, Christian Trinity and Post-Christian Trinity: Searing for Missing Links
  35. Eucharist: Substance and Accident (in preparation)

* The author, an alumnus of the University of Notre Dame and a retired professor of English at Northern Michigan University, holds three advanced degrees in philosophy, religion, and literature from three distinguished Catholic universities. He is a linguist, anthropologist, philosopher, theologian, and literary critic or, in short, a dabbling renaissance man but never a perfectionist. Also, he has published other books under the pen name Janus Rasmus. “Janus” should remind the reader of the Roman deity Janus, the namesake of the month of January; also, Janus was the pen name used by the nineteenth-century distinguished German historian-theologian Ignaz von Doellinger (1799-1890), who refused to subscribe to the dogma of papal infallibility during and after the First Vatican Council 1869-70). “Rasmus” refers to the great Renaissance scholar Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536).

ARTICLES: ↑ Top

A. MEDIAEVALIA

  1. "The Moral Chaucer," Conference on Christianity and Literature, 20 (1971), 12-16.
  2. "The Doctrinal Influence of Jus Diaboli on Beowulf," Christian Scholar's Review, 3 (1973), 150-69.
  3. "The Battle of Maldon: A Christian Heroic Poem," HSL, 3 (1975), 101-34.
  4. "Chaucer's Quest for Wisdom in the Canterbury Tales," Neuphilologische Mitteilungen, 77 (1976), 582-98.
  5. "Oaths in Germanic Folklore," Folklore, 12 (1971), 160-66.
  6. "Preface of Copernicus to his De Revolutionibus Orbium Caelestium, A New Translation," East European Quarterly, 8 (1974), 495-99.
  7. ."The Synthesis of the Sacred and the Profane in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas," The Michigan Academician, 7 (1975), 315-24.
  8. "The Sanskrit Meghaduta and the Old English Husband's Message," The Michigan Academician, 8 (1976), 157-67.
  9. "Courtly Love and Ancient India," Journal of South Asian Literature, 16 (1981), 45-60.
  10. "La Tradition du Charlemagne chez les chrétiens de Kerala," Actes de Société Rencesvals, 6 (1974), 391-98.
  11. "Matheolus, Chaucer, and the Wife of Bath," Chaucerian Problems and Perspectives, ed. Edward Vasta and Zacharias P. Thundy, (University of Notre Dame Press, 1979), pp. 24-58.
  12. "Sources of Spoliatio AEgyptiorum," Annuale Mediaevale, 21 (1981) 77-90.
  13. "Potion in Guthlac B and the Tristan Romances," Tristania, 4 (1978), 55-62.
  14. "Afrisc Meowle and the Old English Exodus," Neophilologus, 64 (1980), 299-306.
  15. "The Significance of Pilgrimage in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales," The Literary Half-Yearly, 20 (1979), 64-77.
  16. "Gawain's Wound," PMLA, October, 1984. pp. 1002-03.
  17. ."Allegory of Love: Dante and Chandidas," South Asian Review, 5 (1981), 106-17.
  18. "Love: Augustine and Chaucer," Augustinian Studies, 14 (1983), 93-104.
  19. "Guthlac and Spiritual Friendship," American Benedictine Review 36 (1985), 143-58.
  20. "Chaucer's Corones Tweyne and Matheolus," Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 86 (1985): 343-347.
  21. "Beowulf: Meaning, Method, and Monsters," Greyfriar 24 (1983), 5-34.
  22. "Beowulf: Date and Authorship," NM 87 (1986): 102-116.
  23. "Beowulf: Geats, Jutes, and Huns," Littcrit 17 (Dec. 1983), 1-8.
  24. "Clandestine Marriages in the Late Middle Ages," Fifteenth-Century Studies, 11 (1985), 121-36.
  25. "Gottfried's Tristan and Clandestine Marriage: Folkways and Canon Laws," Tristania .
  26. "Clandestine Marriage in Aucassin and Nicolette," Medieval Folk.
  27. "Clandestine Marriages in the Late Middle Ages," rpt. of item 24 in Edelgard E. DuBruck, ed. New Images of Medieval Women(Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen, 1989), 303-320.
  28. "The Grail Legend and Its Indian Analogues," LittCrit. 11 (l985): 45-53.
  29. "Everyman and the Doctrine of Reviviscence," Medieval Text: Methods and Herme- neutics', eds. Guy Mermier and William McDonald (1990): 421-437.
  30. "Merlin and Vortigern," The Romance of Merlin, ed. Peter Goodrich (New York: Garland Press, 1990) (translated by Aubrey Galyon and Zacharias Thundy from Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia regum Britanniae).
  31. "Merlin's Prophecies," The Romance of Merlin (trans. Aubrey Galyon and Zacharias Thundy).
  32. "Stonehenge," The Romance of Merlin (trans. Aubrey Galyon and Zacharias Thundy).
  33. "Lailoken and Kentigern," The Romance of Merlin (trans. Aubrey Galyon and Zacharias Thundy).
  34. "Lailoken and King Meldred," The Romance of Merlin (trans. Zacharias Thundy).
  35. "Merlin in Indo-European Tradition," in James Gollnick, ed., Comparative Studies in Merlin from the Vedas to C. G. Jung. Lewiston: Mellen, 1990.
  36. "Varieties of Choice," PMLA (Forum), October 1990, p. 1127.
  37. "The Qu'ran: Source or Analogue of Bede's Caedmon Story?" Islamic Culture 63, No. 3 (July 1989):105-110.
  38. "More on Classical Influences in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight," Classical and Modern Languages 12 (1992): 169-78.
  39. "Philology and Anglo-Saxon Poetry," PMLA March 1991, pp. 309-311 (Forum).
  40. "The Varieties of Choice" PMLA October 1990: 1127 (Forum).
  41. "The Dreame of Chaucer: Boethian Consolation or Political Celebration?" Carmina Philosophiae 4 (1995): 91-109.
  42. "Sir Gawain and the Green Knightand the Matter of Araby" South Asian Review 19 (1995): 49-58.
  43. "To Ask or Not to Ask the Question: East-West Encounters in the Perceval Legend" South Asian Review 19 (1995): 91-100.

B. LINGUISTICA

  1. . "Facts about Current Indian English," Papers of Michigan Linguistic Society, I, ii (1970), 74-101.
  2. A Computerized Questionnaire for the Survey of the 'Dialects' of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan," Papers of the Michigan Linguistic Society, I, iii (1971), 1-32.
  3. "The Origins of Indian English," CIEFL Bulletin, 12 (1976), 29-40.
  4. "The Language of the Kadar," International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics, 4 (1975), 229-48.
  5. "National Unity despite Linguistic Diversity: the Indian Experience," Proceedings of the XIIIth International Congress of Film(Adelaide: The Griffin Press, 1976), pp. 168-71.
  6. "The Language and Culture of the Anglo-Saxons," Language and Culture, ed. Glenn et al. (1974), pp. 116-23.
  7. "India: Languages and Culture," Ibid., pp. 253-57.
  8. "The Language and Culture of the Kadar," Asian Profile, 6 (1978), 375-79.
  9. "In Defense of Deep Structures," Indian Journal of Linguistics, 4 (1977), 78-88.
  10. "Cholanayikkar: Culture, Language, and History," IJDL (forthcoming).
  11. "Kurumbar: Language and History," IJL 14 (1987): 64-96.
  12. "Munda Substratum in Malayalam," Indian Journal of Linguistics 10 (1983), 129-152.
  13. ."Cholanayikkar: Language and Culture," Dravidian Encyclopedia (forthcoming).
  14. "The Kurumbar of Attappady: Language and Culture," Dravidian Encyclopedia (forthcoming).
  15. "Dr. Condom," Times Literary Supplement, May 7, 1982, p. 510.
  16. "Thank You and Micro-Syntactic Change," Indian Linguistics 43 (1982), 35-36.
  17. "The Etymology of Condom," American Speech 60 (1985), 177-79.
  18. "The Origin and Development of Malayalam," (Malayalam), Prabhatham, May 18, 1984, p. 2.
  19. "Malayalees and Mundas," Kerala Pratibha, I, 1 (november 1, 1985), 2.
  20. Book Review of Is the Native Speaker Dead?, American Speech 63 (1988): 271-76.
  21. "Kurumbar: Language and History," IJL 14 (1987): 64-96.
  22. "On Grimm's Law and Verner's Law," PMLA October 1991: 1180-81 (Forum)
C. AMERICANA
  1. "Emerson and the Problem of Evil: Paradox and Solution," Harvard Theological Review, 62 (1969), 51-61.
  2. "Circumstance, Circumference, and Center: Immancence and Transcendence in Emily Dickinson's Poems of Extreme Situtions,"Hartford Studies in Literature, 3 (1971), 73-92.
  3. "Missionaries and Place Names in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan," Papers of the Southcentral Names Institute, 3 (1973), 93-102.
  4. "Campus Unrest in the United States," Jeevadhara, 19 (1974), 75-83.
  5. "Campus Unrest in the United States," (Malayalam), Ibid., 102-12.
  6. "Idea and Form in Emerson's Nature," Journal of English Studies, 7 (1976), 460-66; reprint in Essays and Studies (1977), pp. 30-6.
  7. "American Education: Problems and Prospects," Excelsior (1982), pp. 38-41.

D. ET MISCELLANEA

Three articles on Boris Pasternak in Prakasham Weekly (1959).

  1. "The Meaning of Modern Atheism," (Malayalam), Jayabharatam (1959).
  2. "Henry Bergson," (Malayalam), The Deepika (1959).
  3. Review of the play "In White America," Mining Journal, February 21, 1969.
  4. "Francois Mauriac: A Novelist of Our Times," Sword of the Spirit 15 (1970), 8-11.
  5. "The Future of Christianity," The Priest, 30 (1974), 38-40.
  6. "Dickens, Fagin, and the Critics," Thought, 26, n. 7 (February, 1974), 15-17.
  7. "The Meaning of Ecumenism," The Priest, 31 (1975), 46-48.
  8. "The Ecumenism of Sir Thomas Browne," Academy, 31 (1974), 63-72.
  9. "Changes in Name and Dress Among Carmelites," Karmalasandesam, (1973), 41-46.
  10. "The Future of the Indian Kadar: An American Perspective," Tribal Situation in Kerala (forthcoming).
  11. "New Malayalee Personal Names," Proceedings of the International Onomastic Society Meeting, 1979, pp. 539-48.
  12. "Changes in the names of Keralites," Deepika, January 16, 1983, pp. 7, 10.
  13. "Umrao Jan Ada: Poet, Prostitute, and Prophet," Journal of English Studies, 11 (1979), 727-35.
  14. "Enchantment for Children," Excelsior (1978), pp. 11-13.
  15. "Dissent in Malayalam Literature," Vagartha, 25 (1979), 55-61.
  16. "Chemmeen: A Novel of Dissent," Journal of South Asian Literature, 15 (1980), 295-300.
  17. "The Future of Indian Ethnic Groups," Cultural Survival, 5 (1981), 22-24.
  18. "The Future of Tribal Religions," Proceedings of the World Conference on Religions (forthcoming).
  19. "Culture, Education, and Ingenuity," Decennial, SMS (1979), 1-22.
  20. "The Sacred in a Secular Democracy," in Role of Religions in National Integration, ed. Thomas Manickam, (Bangalore, 1984) pp. 106-114.
  21. "Pilgrimage to Sabarimalai," Jeevadhara, 12 (1982), 382-94.
  22. "Pilgrimage to Sabarimalai," (Malayalam), Ibid., 377-98.
  23. "Courtly Love and Women in Ancient Indian Epics," South Asian Review, 7 (1983), 62-67.
  24. Review of Rex Casinander, Miners' Folksongs from Sri Lanka in Asian Folklore Studies, 42 (1983), 312.
  25. Review of Charles H. Long, Alpha, the Myths of Creation in Christianity and Literature, 33 (1984), 53-54.
  26. "Keralites in America," Keralites, 1 (1983), 23-27.
  27. "Malayalees in America: The Search for a New Identity," Keralites in America, ed. K. P. Andrews (Glen Oaks, 1983), 108-13.
  28. "The Egyptian Osiris Myth and the Dravidian Cilappadikaram," Tamil Civilisation, 1 (1983), 83-90.
  29. "The Indian Vampire: Nomen et numen," The Vampire in Literature and Film, ed. Leonard Heldreth (forthcoming).
  30. "Moved to Respond," Catholicism in Crisis II (April, 1984), 8.
  31. "The Osiris Myth and Cilappadikaram," Jeevadhara, 14 (1984), 393-395.
  32. "Striving for Excellence: Our Answer," India Journal, October 1984, pp. 8-9.
  33. "Indian Culture in America," India Journal, November 1984, pp. 7-10.
  34. "Non-Violence: Religions and Common Sense," India Journal 2 (1985): 12, 21.
  35. "Dante and the Anonymous Angel of Milton's Lycidas," Journal of English Studies 15 (1984), 6-8.
  36. "Name Changes in America: A Sign of the Decline of Religion?" Proceedings of the International Onomastics Society Meeting, 1985 (forthcoming), Der Eigenname in Sprache und Geselschaft, III (85), 281-91.
  37. Lord Ayyappan of Sabarimalai," Kerala Pratibha, I, 2 (December 1, 1985), 14-15.
  38. "The Tribal Religions of India and Their Future," in Religions in Dialogue: East and West Meet, ed. Zacharias P. Thundy et al (Lanham: University Press of America, 1985), 77-88.
  39. "Passage to America," (poem), Keralites in America II, May, 1986, p. 9.
  40. "The New Saints of Kerala: Chavara and Alphonsa," Kerala Pratibha, January 1, 1986, p. 2.
  41. "The Pope's Passage to India," Kerala Pratibha, Feburary 1, 1986, p. 2.
  42. "Valmiki and the Art of Poetry," Kerala Pratibha, April 1, 1986, p. 2.
  43. "Marco Polo and Kerala," Kerala Pratibha, May 1, 1986, p. 2.
  44. "Indian Vampires," Nadam, May 15, 1986, pp. 11, 4.
  45. "Friar Odoric and Kerala," Kerala Pratibha, July 1, 1986, p. 2.
  46. "Jessmyn West, 'Road to the Isles,'" Masterplots II: Short Fiction. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem Press, 1986, 1753-55.
  47. "Jessamyn West, 'The Pacing Goose,'" Masterplots II: Short Fiction. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem Press, 1986, 1968-70.
  48. "Thomas Mann, 'Gladius Dei,'" Masterplots II: Short Fiction. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Salem Press, 1986, 857-59.
  49. "Thiruvatira and Valentine's Day," Nadam, February 15, 1987, p. 15.
  50. "Kerala Elections: An Analysis," Nadam, April 30, 1987, p. 15.
  51. "Classical Stories From India: The Tiger and the Tourist," Nadam, August 15, 1987, p. 19.
  52. "Classical Stories From India: Appointment at Everglades," Nadam, August 15, 1987, p. 18.
  53. "Classical Stories From India: The Carpenter's Tale," Nadam, August 30, 1987, p. 19.
  54. "Classical Stories From India: How To Lose Your Wife," Nadam, September 30, 1987, p. 15.
  55. Classical Stories From India: How to Win Friends," Nadam, October 12, 1987, p. 15.
  56. Review of Barstow, A. L., Clerical Marriages and Reforming Papacy: Eleventh-Century Debates, Fifteenth-Century Studies 14 (1988): 203-204.
  57. "Karachi Transfer," (poem) Keralites in America III (1988).
  58. "Classical Stories From India: It's All in the Genes," Nadam, October 30, 1988, p. 15.
  59. "Classical Stories From India: No Greater Love Than This," Nadam, November 15, 1988, p. 15.
  60. "Classical Stories From India: "Rabbit in the Moon," Nadam, June 30, 1989, p. 15.
  61. Review of Proceedings of the PMR Conference, Vol. 11 (1986) in Fifteenth-Century Studies, 15 (1989), 364-365.
  62. Review of The English Dream Vision by J. Stephen Russell in Christianity and Literature 38 (1988), pp. 87-88.
  63. Review of Reading Between the Lines by Gene Edward Veith in Christianity and Literature 40 (1991): 422-23.
  64. "Maelstrom - May Storm" (poem) Peninsula Poets 46, No. 2 (1990): 20.
  65. "Belief in Hades: Letter," US News and World Report, April 8, 1991.
  66. "Indian Vampires," Michigan Academician 20 (1988): 101-109.
  67. "The Name of the Rose," Names 42.2 (June 1994): 79-89.
  68. "The Art and Diffusion of Classical Indian Fables," Littcrit. 38 (1994): 44-55.
  69. "I, Judas," (poem) Peninsula Poets 48 (1992): 27.
  70. "Death is Gravity," (poem) Peninsula Poets 50,2 (1994): 41.
  71. . Review of T. S. Eliot and the Heritage of Africa: The Magus and the Moor as Metaphor, CLA Journal 37 (1994): 481-84.
  72. "It Was a Long Wait in No Man's Land," Northwind, February 25, 1993, p. 7.
  73. "Destiny or Chance? It Is Really a Small World," Northwind, March 18, 1993, p. 7.
  74. "Vienna vs. America," Northwind, April 8, 1993, p. 8.
  75. "Pilgrimage is Purifying," Northwind , February 16, 1995, p. 7.
  76. "Pilgrimage to the Past," Northwind, March 30, 1995, p. 7.
  77. "'The Windhover': Gerard Manley Hopkins and India," Manascarya I (1995): 24-36.
  78. "Miracles never Cease: India Is Still a Democracy;," Northwind, January 23, 1997:7.
  79. "Fuzzy Literature," South Asian Review 19 (1995), v - viii.
  80. "Indian Masses Living Better," Northwind, Janary 30, 1997: 7.
  81. "Stewart A. Kingsbury, 1923-1994," Names, June 1995, 1997: 135-137.
  82. "Deep Structure and Surface Structure: T. S. Eliot's Use of theRubaiyat of Omar Khayyam," Journal of Literature and Aesthetics, 6 (1998): 19-28.
  83. Book Review of Sandra Pierson Prior, The Fayre Formez of the Parl Poet Studies in the Age of Chaucer 20 (1998): 311-314,

PAPERS READ AT CONFERENCES: ↑ Top
  1. "Beowulf and Jus Diaboli," The Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Arts and Sciences, April, 1969.
  2. "A Syntactic Analysis of Indian English," Meeting of the Michigan Linguistic Society, East Lansing, October, 1970.
  3. "Literary Analysis of Medieval Lyrics," M/MLA Meeting, Milwaukee, November, 1970.
  4. "Chaucer and the Good Counselor," MLA Seminar 44, New York, December, 1970.
  5. "The Ecumenism of Sir Thomas Browne," Michigan Academy, April, 1971.
  6. "The Future of Christianity: Theological Reflections," Michigan Academy, April, 1971.
  7. "The Battle of Maldon: A Christian Heroic Poem," Conference on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 19, 1971.
  8. "A Computerized Survey of the Dialects of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan," MLA/ADS, Chicago, December 26, 1971.
  9. "Crisis in Humanism: Medieval and Modern," CAES Conference, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, April 24, 1972.
  10. "A Study of the Vocabulary and Grammar in the Speech Habits of the Natives of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan," MMLA/ADS, St. Louis, Missouri, October 26, 1972.
  11. "Diglossia in Malayalam," Linguistic Societey of America: Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, December 27, 1972.
  12. "Medieval Mysticism and Modern Man," Hope College, March 24, 1973.
  13. "A New Translation of Copernicus' Dedication of De Revolutionibus Orbium Caelestium to Pope Paul III," Michigan Academy, Ann Arbor, April 28, 1973.
  14. "La Tradition de Charlemagne chez les chrétiens de Kerala (Inde)," Triennial Meeting of Société Rencesvals, Aix-en-Provence, September, 1973.
  15. With Linda Wirtanen, "Campus Slang: A Survey," Michigan Linguistic Society, October 5, 1973, Kalamazoo.
  16. "Lexical and Grammatical Dialect Markers for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan as Determined by a Computerized Survey," ADS/MMLA, Chicago, November 2, 1973.
  17. "The Sanskrit Meghaduta and the Old English Husband's Message: A Comparative Study," Michigan Academy, East Lansing, March 22, 1974.
  18. "The Synthesis of the Sacred and the Profane in the Thought of St. Thomas Aquinas," Aquinas Symposium, Michigan Academy, East Lansing, March 22, 1974.
  19. "Matheolus and Chaucer: A Comparative Study of the Sources of the Wife of Bath's Prologue," Medieval Conference, Kalamazoo, May 11, 1974.
  20. "Current Indian English," MLA, New York, December 26, 1974.
  21. "National Unity despite Linguistic Diversity: the Indian Experience," International FILLM Congress, Sydney, Australia, August 26, 1975.
  22. "Indian Sources of the Medieval Courtly Love Lyrics," Michigan Academy, April, 1975.
  23. "Walker Percy's Vision of the Catholic in 1984," MLA, December, 1975.
  24. "The Language and the Culture of the Kadar," Michigan Linguistic Society, October 10, 1975.
  25. Chairman, Old English I, Medieval Conference, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May, 1972.
  26. Chairman, Chaucer II, Medieval Conference, Kalamazoo, April 30, 1973.
  27. "Sources of the Medieval Image of Spoliatio Aegyptiorum," Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy, March 19, 1976.
  28. 28. "Dialect Markers in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan," International Symposium on the Use of Computer in LIterary and Linguistic Research, Oxford, England, April 5-9, 1976.
  29. "Chaucer, Matheolus, and the Merchant's Tale," Medieval Conference, Kalamazoo, May 3-5, 1976.
  30. "The Culture and Future of the Kadar of India," XXX Congreso Internacional de Ciencias Humanas en Asia y Africa del Norte, Mexico City, August 3-9, 1976.
  31. "Was Chaucer a Skeptical Fideist?," Ohio Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Cleveland, October 11-13, 1976.
  32. "The African Maiden of the Old English Exodus," Annual Meeting of MMLA, St. Louis, November 5, 1976.
  33. "Significance of Pilgrimage in the Canterbury Tales," The University of British Columbia: Medieval Workshop, Vancouver, November 12-13, 1976.
  34. "Spiritual Friendship in Guthlac B," NAPS Annual Meeting, N.Y., December 30, 1976.
  35. "In Defense of Deep Structures," MLS Annual Meeting, Mt. Pleasant, October, 1976.
  36. "New Trends in Modern Malayalam Novel," Michigan Academy, Mt. Pleasant, March 18, 1977.
  37. "Love: Augustine and Chaucer," Cleveland, Ohio, October 9, 1977.
  38. "Afrisc Meowle and Old English Exodus," Medieval Colloquium, Sewanee, Tennessee, April 13-15, 1978.
  39. "Courtly Love and Sahaja Movement: Dante and Chandidasa," Michigan Academy, Eastern Michigan University, March 18, 1978.
  40. 40. "Aucassin and Nicolette and The Book of the Duchess," Michigan Academy, March 18, 1978.
  41. "Umrao Jan Ada: Prostitute, Poet, and Prophet," Association of Commonwealth Languages and Literatures, Malta, March 28-31, 1978.
  42. "Chaucer, Matheolus, and Deschamps: Problems of Literary Relationship and Resolution," Medieval Conference, Kalamazoo, May 4-7, 1978.
  43. "The Kurumba Language," World Conference on Malayalam, November 3-8, 1977, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
  44. "New Malayalee Names," International Onomastics Congress, Cracow, Poland, August 21-25, 1978.
  45. "Literature of Dissent in Malayalam," FILLM Congress, Aix-en-Provence, August 26-September 2, 1978.
  46. "The Language and Culture of the Cholanayikkar," XICAES, New Delhi, December 18, 1978.
  47. "The Origin of Kadar from their Folklore," Folklore Session, XICAES, Calcutta, December 21, 1978.
  48. "Allegory of Love: Dante and Chandidas," SCLA meeting, Auburn, Alabama, February 25, 1980.
  49. "The Religious and Ethnic Origins of the cheras and Cholas of South India," Michigan Academy Meeting, Detroit, March 20, 1980.
  50. "The Vatican vs. Kung: No Easy Answers: A Medieval Controversy Revisited," Medieval and Renaissance Conference; a joint paper with James Livingston. Cleveland, April 12, 1980.
  51. "The Self in the Teachings of Buddha and Jesus," International Conference on "East-West Religions in Encounter," Honolulu, June 16-27, 1980.
  52. "Women in Love in Classical Indian Literature," Third Triennial Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society, Liverpool, August 11-15, 1980.
  53. "Indian Eschatology and Dante's Other World," Michigan Academy Meeting, Ann Arbor, March 21, 1981.
  54. "Future of Indian Ethnic Communities," American Ethnological Society, Washington, D.C., March 22, 1981.
  55. Chairman, Chaucer Session, Medieval Conference, Kalamazoo, May 7, 1981.
  56. "The Future of Tribal Religions," World Conference of Religions, Cochin, India, November 15, 1981.
  57. "Munda Substratum in Malayalam," III International Congress of South Asian Languages, Mysore, India, January 13, 1982.
  58. "The Sacred in a Secular Society," International Seminar on the Role of Religions in National Integration, New Delhi, India, January 16, 1982.
  59. "Literary Criticism: Old and New," Women's College Trivandrum, India, September 25, 1981.
  60. "Beowulf: Geats, Jutes, and Huns," International Medieval Conference, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 8, 1982.
  61. "Beowulf: Meaning and Method," M/MLA Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 4, 1982.
  62. "Beowulf: Date and Authorship," International Medieval Conference, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 7, 1983.
  63. "The Christian and the Nuclear War," International inter-religious Seminar, Darlington, New Jersey, March 20, 1983.
  64. . "Spiritualities in a Global Dialogue?": A Response to Professor Raimundo Pannikkar, International Inter-religious Seminar, Darlington, New Jersey, March 19, 1983.
  65. "The Egyptian Osiris Myth and the Tamil Cilappadikaram," Michigan Academy Annual Meeting, March 26, 1983, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
  66. "Aucassin and Nicolette; Matrimonial Consent and Canon Law," Michigan Academy Annual Meeting, March 26, 1983, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
  67. "Keralites in America: Search for a New Identity," Convention of Keralites in America, New York, July 3, 1983.
  68. "Dante and the Anonymous Angel in Milton's Lycidas," MLA Meeting (ANS), New York, December, 1983.
  69. "Buddha and Christ: A Comparative Study of their Lives and Teachings," East-West Religions Conference, Honolulu, January, 1984.
  70. "The Qu'ran: Source or Analogue of Bede's Caedmon-Story?" Michigan Academy Meeting, March 1984, Ferris State College, Michigan.
  71. "New Names in America: A Sign of Decline in Religion?" International Onomastics Congress, Leipzig, DDR, August, 1984.
  72. "Allegory and Isabel in Measure for Measure," FILLM Congress, Budapest, August, 1984. (not given)
  73. "The Indian Vampire: Nomen et Numen," The National Popular Culture Association Conference, March 29-April 1, 1984, Toronto, Canada.
  74. "The Influence of Classics on the Middle English Gawain and the Green Knight," XI Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, August 20-25, 1985, Paris. (not given)
  75. "Clandestine Marriages in the Late Middle Ages," International Medieval Conference, Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 1985.
  76. "The Sikh Religion: Before and After the Assassination of Mrs. Indira Gandhi," Asian Studies Section, Michigan Academy, March 1985.
  77. "Gawain's Nirt and Odysseus' Scar," Medieval Studies Section, Michigan Academy, March 1985.
  78. "The Marriage of Tristan and Isolde: Folkways and Canon Laws," Tristan Conference, Boston, October 1985.
  79. "The Artist in Classical Indian Literature," Annual Meeting, The Michigan Academy, March 14, 1986, Central Michigan University.
  80. "Keralamerican English," Second Convention of Keralites in North America, Valley Forge Hilton, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, May 24, 1986.
  81. "New Etymologies for condom, harebrained, handsome, freak, and as well as," Michigan Linguistic Society, East Lansing, October 3, 1986.
  82. "Allegory and Isabella in Measure for Measure," Annual Meeting, Michigan Academy, Ann Arbor, Michigan, February 27, 1987.
  83. "Indian Vampires: Nature and Names," Annual Meeting, Michigan Academy, Ann Arbor, Feburary 27, 1987.
  84. "The Golden Bough and the Gilded Cross: Influence of the Aeneid on the Dream of the Rood," May 8, 1987, Medieval Conference, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  85. "Good Deeds Redivivus: Penitential Doctrine and Everyman," Medieval Conference, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 9, 1987.
  86. . "Influence of Buddhism on Early Christianity in the Gnostic Milieu," Buddhism-Christianity Conference, Berkeley, California, August 10-16, 1987.
  87. Respondent: "Vinaya Bhikkuni." Buddhism-Christianity Conference, Berkeley, California, August 10-16, 1987.
  88. "Courtly Tradition in Indian Culture: Classical and Modern," MLA Meeting, San Francisco, December 29, 1987.
  89. "The Source and Meaning of Frost's Road Not Taken," Annual Meeting, Michigan Academy, Saginaw Valley State College, March 4, 1988.
  90. "Lacking in Loyalty (lewte): Gawain and Job," Annual Meeting, Michigan Academy, Saginaw Valley State College, March 4, 1988.
  91. "Magister Regis Merlin and India," Annual Meeting, Michigan Academy, March 4, 1988.
  92. "Merlin in the Indo-European Tradition," Medieval Conference, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 12, 1988.
  93. "Medieval Clandestine Marriages," English Department Colloquium, Northern Michigan University, January, 1988.
  94. "Indian Influences in Arthurian Literature," Michigan Academy, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 17, 1989.
  95. "Indian Influences on Everyman," Michigan Academy Annual Meeting, Grand Valley State University, March 17, 1989.
  96. "Thomas Hardy and Secunda Pastorum," Michigan Academy Annual Meeting, March 17, 1989.
  97. "Academic Freedom and the Catholic Scholar," St. Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire, April 21, 1989.
  98. "Was Jesus a Buddhist? Interertextuality, Buddhism, and the Sermon on the Mount," Faculty Colloquium, University of Notre Dame, March 22, 1989.
  99. "Malayalam Names in American Phone Books," ANS Session, MLA Meeting, New Orleans, December 28, 1989 (co-author with Thomas M. Paikeday who presented the paper).
  100. "The Name of The Rose," MLA Meeting, Washington, D. C., December 28, 1990.
  101. "The Mystery of 'Windhover' Solved, I Think," Michigan Academy Meeting, Albion College, March 9, 1990.
  102. "Is Beowulf a Classical Hero?" Michigan Academy Meeting, Albion College, March 9, 1990.
  103. "The Lais of Marie de France: Love, Adultery, and Clandestine Marriages," Sigma Tau Delta, Northern Michigan University, April 17, l990.
  104. "Apocalyptic Thought in Beowulf," XXV International Medieval Conference, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 1990.
  105. "Beowulf: The Dragon and the Apoclypse," Medieval Association of the Midwest Annual Meeting, September 22, 1990, The Newberry Library, Chicago.
  106. "The Book of the Duchess: A Response and Observations on the Occasion, Date, and Humor of the Poem," M/MLA Annual Meeting, Kansas City, November 2, 1990.
  107. "Ex Oriente Lux: The Zoroastrian Dimension of the Pearl," XXVI International Medieval Conference, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 9-12, 1991.
  108. "Grendel's Mother: The Beowulf-Poet and Ovid," Michigan Academy Meting, Eastern Michigan University, March 1991.
  109. "The Indian and Roman Sources of the Parable of the Sower," Michigan Academy Meeting, Eastern Michigan University, March 1991.
  110. "T. S. Eliot's 'Journey of the Magi' and Edward Fitzgerald's 'Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám'," Michigan Academy Meeting, Eastern Michigan University, March 1991.
  111. "Computers and Teaching Classics: A Report," Michigan Academy Meeting, Eastern Michigan University, March 1991.
  112. "The Battle of Maldon and Livy: A New Source for the Poem (?)," XXVI International Medieval Conference, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 9-12, 1990.
  113. "For More Reform: an Apology for Skeptical Fideism," Conference on Christianity and Literature, University of Santa Clara, May 4, 1991.
  114. "The Classical Indian Fables: Art and Diffusion," MLA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, December 1991 (forthcoming).
  115. "Funnel and Tundish in Joyce's Portrait: A Short Note," Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy, March 1992, Central Michigan University (forthcoming).
  116. . "Ealuscerwen: Beowulf and Horace," International Medieval Conference, Western Michigan University, May 1992.
  117. "The Narrative Context of Wulf and Eadwacer," Michigan Academy Meeting, March 1992.
  118. "Buddha's Fire Sermon and the "Gnostic" Book of Thomas the Contender," Michigan Academy Meeting, 1992.
  119. "The Ordeal of the Virtuous Woman: Sita and Isolt," Michigan Academy Meeting, 1992.
  120. "'The Windhover': Gerard Manley Hopkins and India," MLA Annual Meeting, New York, December 1992.
  121. "Camillo in Shakespeare's Winter's Tale," ANS Section, MLA Annual Meeting, New York, December 1992.
  122. Main speaker at the Convention of Federation of Kerala Associations of North America in Hyatt Regency, Reston,Virginia, July 11, 1992.
  123. "Who Are the Mandaeans?" American Names Society Meeting, MLA Annual Meeting,Toronto, December 29, 1993.
  124. "Minorities and Marginal Groups: Rights and Privileges," Federation of Kerala Associations of North America, July 16, 1993, Riverdale, New York.
  125. "Jesus of Nazareth," XVIII International Congress of Onomastic Studies, Universität Trier, Germany, April 16, 1993.
  126. "Indian Fables in the West: Evidence of the Talmud," Asian Studies Section, Michigan Academy, Kalamazoo, March 1993--joint paper, presented by Prof. Kuriakose Athappilly, Western Michigan University.
  127. "To Ask or Not to Ask the Question: An Oriental Element in the Perceval Legend," Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy, East Lansing, March 13, 1994.
  128. "The Story of Sohrab and Rustom: A Mandaean Variant," Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy, East Lansing, March 13, 1994.
  129. "The Religious Dimension of Erotic Art in Indian Temples," Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy, March 13, 1994.
  130. "Gawain's Sin, Once More," XXIX International Medieval Conference, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 5, 1994.
  131. "Sex, Death, and Regeneration in Grail-Eucharist Symbology," Annual meeting of the medieval Association of the Midwest, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, September 4, 1994.
  132. "Encounters Between Islam and Christianity: Medieval and Modern," Sigma Tau Delta Colloquium, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, September 1994.
  133. "Deep Structure and Surface Structure: T.S. Eliot's Use of the Fitzgeraldian Version of the Rubaiyat of Oman Khayyam in 'The Journey of the magi'," Annual Meeting of the MLA, San Diego, December 28, 1994.
  134. Saints Perpetua and Thecla: Women Saints Portrayed as Male in Early Christian Hagiography," Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy, Ferris State University, March 10, 1995.
  135. "Poetic Justice in Chaucer's Miller's Tale: Why Is Not Alison Punished?" Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy, Ferris State University, March 10, 1995.
  136. "Vampires: Indian and Germanic," Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy, Ferris State University, March 10, 1995.
  137. "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the Matter of Araby," XXX International Medieval Conference, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 6, 1995.
  138. Chair and Organiser of the session "Reinterpreting Arthur," XXX International Medieval Conference, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 5, 1995.
  139. "The Multi-cultural Dimensions of Kerala's Syrian Christianity," World Malayalee Convention, Somerset, N.J., July 1-3, 1995.
  140. "Chaucer's Book of the Duchess: Boethian Consolation or a Te Deum," Annual Meeting of the Midwest Modern Language Association, St. Louis, Missouri, Nov. 2-4, 1995.
  141. Beowulf: Apocalypse and Iconography," Annual Meeting of the Midwest Modern Language Association of America, St. Louis, Missouri, Nov. 2-4, 1995.
  142. "Names in The Name of the Rose," American Names Society, MLA Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois, December 27-30, 1995.
  143. Chair and Organizer of "European Medieval Courtly Literature and the Matter of Arabia," for The International Courtly Literature Society, MLA Annual Meeting, Chicago, Dec. 27-30, 95.
  144. Chair and Organizer of "Medieval Romances and the Arabian Nights," XXXI International Medieval Conference, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May, 1996.
  145. "Caliban: A Figure from Anthropology or Classics or Both?" Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy, Alma College, Alma, Michigan, March 1, 1996.
  146. "The Origins of England and the Mercians," Michigan Academy Meeting, Alma, March 1, 1996.
  147. "Beowulf and Islam?" Michigan Academy Meeting, Alma, March 1, 1996.
  148. "Cain's Kin as Heretics in Beowulf," Michigan Acadmey Meeting, Alma, March 1, 1996.
  149. 149. "The Oriental Origins of the Pearl," XXXII International Medieval Conference, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan , May 9, 1996.
  150. Organizer of "Medieval European Romances: The Orient," XXXIII International Medeival Conference, WMU, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 12, 1996.
  151. Organizer and Chair, "Eastern Canon," The Annual Meeting of MLA, Washington, DC, December 28, 1996.
  152. "The Divine Caliban, Mischievous Miranda, and Hopewell Prospero," American Name Society Meeting, MLA Convention, Washington, DC, December 29, 1996.
  153. "Nasorean, Mandaean, and Nasrani: Linguistic Puzzles," International Dravidian Linguistics Association Meeting, Kuppam, India, June 22, 1996.
  154. "The Chaotic Order of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales," Michigan Academy Meeting, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 21, 1997.
  155. "St. Christopher: A Buddhist-Christian Saint? Michigan Academy Meeting, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 21, 1997.
  156. "The Internet: The Great Leveler and Creator of Virtual Universities," All-Academy Session: The Future of the Professoriate, Michigan Academy Meeting, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 21, 1997.
  157. "The Syrian Ephrem: An Outsider Inside the Middle English Pearl," The 32 nd International Congress on Medieval Studies," May 9, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  158. "The Mysterious Dean and Funnel/Tundish in Joyce's Portrit of the Artist," MLA Annual Meeting, December 30, 1997, Toronto, Canada.
  159. "Epic Onomastics in Kamala Markandaya's nectar in a Sieve," Annual Meeting of the American Names Society, Toronto, Canada, December 29, 1997.
  160. "Welcome to the Brave New World: Internet Revolution and Virtual University," M/MLA Annual Meeting, Chicago, November 6, 1997.
  161. "Beowulf and Iconography," Sigma Tau Delta Medieval Symposium, Northern Michigan University, March 28, 1988, Northern Michigan University.
  162. "Divine Androgyny in Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine," Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy, February 27, 1998.
  163. "Was Chaucer also a Monk? Probably Yes, Not Once But Twice," Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy, February 27, 1998.
  164. "The Trial of Jesus and an Indian Analogue: An Exercise in Fuzzy Logic," Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy, February 27, 1998.
  165. "Poetic Justice and Alisoun in Chaucer's Miller's Tale," The 33 rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 8, 1998.