Jinan Ashraf, Ph.D Scholar in the Department of English, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has won the First Prize at the 2018 All Kerala Dissertation Award for the best MA dissertation titled “Finnegans Wake, or Where Signs Rejoyce: Towards a Peircean Aesthetics of the Open Text” in English Language and Literature across colleges and universities in Kerala state.

The Award is instituted jointly by the Postgraduate Department of English at Unity Women’s College, Manjeri, and the Korambayil Ahmad Haji Foundation. After being shortlisted, Ashraf defended her work before the jury and an audience of faculty, students and research scholars at an Open Defence on 2nd March 2018.

She is currently working at a doctoral project on James Joyce.