An avid fangirl all my life, I like being perceived as a scholar of Popular Culture who share equal enthusiasm when it comes to teach and discuss Marxism and Poststructuralism in and outside my workplace. My M.Phil dissertation was on the questions of eroticism and objectification of Male Body in Bollywood Movies and Advertisements.
My research interest has elbowed me to transpierce into the realms of visuality and mass media. My doctoral work is on the image of violence and the politics of visuality with special reference to the popular American Television show Game of Thrones. Owing to my rendezvous with pop cult and fandom, I have, over the years,developed insatiable interest in questions of representation in organized subcultures.
PhD English (Jawaharlal Nehru University, pursuing)
M.Phil English (Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2014)
MA English (Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2011)
Having finished my postgraduate in English Studies, I secured JRF in 2011 and have been teaching since then. My first teaching appointment was Delhi College of Arts and Commerce. Thereafter I had taken up short-term teaching assignements at Jamia Millia Islamia and JNU. Later I joined Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi, as a full time faculty.
Research / Administrative Experience+
My research interest lies in Popular Culture and I am particularly interested in studying the representation and reception of marginal and 'monstrous' characters in texts, with special reference to Television series and Graphic novels. Currently I am co-editing a book on Holocaust in Popular Culture.
Teaching / Other Experience+
Pedagogically, I specialise in Marxism, Popular Culture, Fantasy Literature, Graphic Novel, and Holocaust Studies.
Texts that I currently teach are:
Saadat Hasan Manto, Short Stories
Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman
JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings / JK Rowling, Harry Potter
Introduction to Marxism: "Class"
Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis
Theory: Marxism: Antonio Gramsci, The Prison Notebooks
Holocaust Literature: Elie Wiesel, Night
a. The Hobbit
b. Lord of the Rings
Body in Popular Culture:
a. Bollywood Movies and Advertisements
b. Game of Thrones
Post Graduate Supervision+
Postgraduate dissertation topics that I have supervised/ am supervising:
1. Urvashi Mukherjee, "Adaptation, Translation and Transformation in Vishal Bhardwaj's Saat Khoon Maaf"
2. Jahnabi Mukherjee, "Disease, Anti-semitism and Otherization in Murnau's Nosferatu"
3. Ayantika Lahiri, "Murdering Author in Jung Jae Doo’s 2016 TV series W"
4. Susrita Das, "Metalanguage of Internet Memes in Web 2.0"
5. Shreshtha Chowdhury, "Female Body and Psyche in Manto"
6. Sangita Neogi, "Music and Violence in Holocaust Movies"
7. Arjita Bag, "Muslims as the New Jews: Reflections of Elie Wiesel's Night"
8. Ripon Sk, "Legalization of Jews' Persecution: An Althusserian Reading"
Board Member of All About Ambedkar: A Journal on Theory and Praxis.
Life Member of Muse India: The Literary eJournal.
Member of the Midwest Popular Culture Association
Holocaust in Popular Culture: Interpreting Trauma Across Genre, Nation, and Generation (forthcoming, 2020)
Eros and the Male Body in Bollywood and Advertisement in the Age of Consumerism. (forthcoming)
Status of Hindus in view of Jurists, Sufis and Intellectuals of Sultanate Era. by Tabish Khan, 2016.
Chapters in Book:
"Domains of Private Melancholy: The Burden of Language." . Abandonment and Abjection: Melancholy in Philosophy and Art. Ed. Saitya Brata Das. Springer. 2020.
"The Game in Game of Thrones", in Game of Thrones: The Post-Apocalypse. (Vernon Press, forthcoming)
"Games as Gospels: The Enigma of Indian Boardgames", in Leaving Video Games Behind. (T&F, forthcoming)
"Hell hath enlarged Herself: Reading the Salem Witch Trials in Times of Corona." The Golden Line. Special Issue on Diseases, Death and Disorder. (May 2020)
“The Other Jester- Tenali Rama in Graphic Novels and Cartoon Shows.” Muse India. Issue 91 (May 2020)
"Rethinking Communism in the Age of Trump and Modi: The Bengali Film Ghya Chang Fou sets a Milestone in Cinematic History", in Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration. (December 2019)
“Magic Realism and Symbolic Death in Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away” in The Journal of Manga Studies. (forthcoming)
"An Abated Mass of Flesh." Muse India. Issue 81 (Sep- Oct 2018)
"Galaxies Far, Far Away." Muse India. Issue 77 (Jan- Feb 2018)
"Convention or Innovation: Gendering the Debate of Indian Commercials." Cinephilia. Special Issue on Advertisement
"The Digital Reproduction of Violence: Decoding Game of Thrones." Asian Quarterly. Vol. 15. Issue 4. 2017
"At the End of the Day. Translation of Jagadish Gupta’s Short Stories from Bengali to English." The Literary Voyage. Vol. III, Issue I. January- April 2016. ISSN: 2348-5272. 2016.
"From Lady Macbeth to Bulbbul: Women Unfurling Chaos in Oikos and Polis", at AMU's UGC Online Conference, on August 19-20, 2020
"Back to the Double and Return of the Repressed: The Uncanny in Zemeckis' Science Fiction Back to the Future", at Birkbeck, University of London, on August 17, 2019
"Folklore and The Woman Question: A Gramscian Take on Thakurmar Jhuli", at Central University of Jharkhand, on Aug 20-22, 2019
"Digital Literacy in Digital India: Critiquing the Conception and Reception of SWAYAM", at University of Liberal Arts, Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Aug 22-23, 2019
"Linguistic Hegemony Against Indigenous Languages: The Untold (Hi)Story of Bangla", at KIIT, Odhisha, in July 2019
"Mortification of Marginality through the Politics of Language: Reading Rohith Vemula's Suicide", at Department of English, Berhampore University, Odisha, India, on Feb 8-9, 2019
"Educate, Agitate, Generate Meme: Ambedkar and the Fight Against the Internet Trolls" at CSSSC, Feb 21, 2018
"Unfit for Public Consumption: The Fate of Commericial Advertisements", at Motilal Nehru College, University of Delhi, April 2017.
"Count Dracula meets Godzilla: Reading the European and the Asian Monster", at IIAS, Shimla, June 2011
"Race, Ideology and Bangali Bhadrolok" at Banaras Hindu University, 2011
"Representation or Tokenism: Studying the Figure of Dalit Women in Hindi Cinema", at Savitribai Phule Pune University, August 2012
"The Representation of Domestic Helps in Colonial Bengal", at Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2014
"Triply Cursed: Dalit Women's Testimonials from Suburbs of the Capital" in National Conference on Dalit Art and Imagery: Depiction and Aspiration through Visual Imagery, at CSDS, Delhi, 2013
"Gandhi in Popular Culture: Projection and Reception" at Department of History, Loreto College, Kolkata, on Nov 07, 2019
"From Ganifa to UNO: The Journey of Card Games from Medieval to Contemporary India", at Central University of Jammu (2018)
"Mass Exodus of Malayalis to Saudi: A Literary Depiction", at University of Kerala, (2017)
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