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Name Prof. Debashis Bandyopadhyay
Designation Professor
Department Name ENGLISH
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 442
Email ID debashis@mail.vidyasagar.ac.in
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Mobile No 9163183015
Personal Website
Address Department of English, Vidyasagar University, Midnapur 721102
Educational Qualification
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Post DoctoralOsmania University Centre for International Programmes (OUCIP), Hyderabad2012
Post Doctoral (South Asian Studies)St Antony’s College, Oxford University, UK Charles Wallace Postdoctoral Fellowship2011
Ph D (English Literature),English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. Fulbright Doctoral and Professional Fellow at California State University, Fresno, CA, USA (2007-2008)2009
PGCTECentral Institute of English and Foreign Languages, (CIEFL) Hyderabad, India2000
MA (English)Jadavpur University, Kolkata1992


Career Profile / Teaching Experience
Professor of English, Vidyasagar University, since 24 September 2013
Associate Professor of English, Presidency University, Kolkata, India, 2006 – 2013
Faculty Adjunct, Department of English, California State University, Fresno, CA, USA (Fall and Spring 2007-2008)
Appointed ESOL Examiner, University of Cambridge, UK, 2004 – till date
Appointed as Chair & Associate Professor (Linguistics/Literature), English and Foreign Languages University, Lucknow, Jan 2010, resigned due to unavoidable circumstances.
Appointed External Faculty & Evaluator (Linguistics/Literature), English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India, 2010 – till date
Convenor, Postgraduate Expert Committee in English, Presidency University, Kolkata, India, 2010 – 2012
Guest Lecturer, Department of English, Calcutta University (2012 – )
Lecturer and Associate Professor (English), Calcutta University (Barasat Govt. College, 2001 - 2006
Lecturer in English, Burdwan University, WB (Durgapur Govt. College), 1994 – 2001

Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Identity and Literature
Identity and its Psycho-Social Affect; American Civil War and Globalization; 19th century India; Psycoanalytic Hermeneutics and Shakespeare Studies

Course/ Subject Taught
Shakespeare (PG and UG)
Metaphysical Poetry (PG and UG)
Freud, Lacan and Slavoj Zizek (PG, M Phil and Ph D)
Poststructuralist Criticism (PG and M Phil)
American Literature (PG and RC)
IWE (PG)
Phonetics and Linguistics (PG and Research)
Romantic Poetry (PG)
Modern Drama (PG)
Victorian and Modern Poetry (PG)

Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
In Defence of the Real: The Pathology of Violence in Buddhist Folk RitualsContemporary Buddhism, 16:2; 32-512015Taylor and Francis, London (UK) ISSN: 1463-9947
Literary Debate on the American Civil War: Goldwin Smith and the Problems of Equality in Global Mercantilism (of Cotton)Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry. Issue: Terror and the Literary,Vol. I No. I. July 2014.Sydney: Australia. Eds: Arka Chattopadhyay and Sourit Bhattacharya .2014Web: http://sanglap-journal.in/. ISSN: 32261-21. Sydney (Australia)
The Mystic and the Real: Psychoanalysis of Trauma - A Sri Lankan Case StudyResearch and Criticism,5;32-42 ISSN: 2229-36392014Pencraft International, N Delhi
Metaphysical Love Poetry: Plato and Aristotle on Lacan’s DeskGlobal Journal of English Language and Literature. Vol. 1 Issue 4, Oct 2013. Web.ISSN: 2320-4397E-Text: http://sites.google.com/site/globaljournalofell/archive/vol1-issue4-oct-2013.2013Web Publisher
Normativity in the Works of William Saroyan and Ruskin BondChildren’s Literature Review, Vol 171: 77-87 ISSN 97814144844952012Gale Publishers, Michigan, USA
Supernatural Tales and Bio-Narratives of Ruskin BondChildren’s Literature Review. Vol. 171: 44-55 ISSN 97814144844952012Gale Publishers, Michigan, USA
Quest For Identity in Ruskin BondChildren’s Literature Review, Vol. 171: 66-77 ISSN 97814144844952012Gale Publishers, Michigan, USA
What Cost Abjection for the Sake of the Nation?ARIEL, 41. 1: 45-68 ISSN 0004-13272011University of Calgary Press, Toronto, Canada
The Quest for an Authentic Literary ModeThe EFL Journal, Vol. 2, Number 1: 19-36 ISSN 0976-660X2011The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India
Text vs Context: Human and Ecological Space in Ruskin BondThe Green Symphony: Essays in Ecocriticism. 117-136. ISBN 9788176257275. Ed. V Rajakrishnan.2011Swarup and Sons, New Delhi
Ruskin Bonds Whispering in the Dark: A Fantastic Quest for IdentityJournal of the Fantastic in the Arts. Vol. 21. Issue 3: 394-411. ISSN 089705212010Idaho State University Press. Idaho, USA
Authenticity of RepresentationMany Contexts in Indian Writing in English, ed. Sreemati Mukherjee: 94-110. ISBN 97893807610503.2010Avenel Press. Kolkata
Invoking History to Resist DrivesOpen University Malaysia. Tan Abdullah Sansui Digital Library (Ebrary, 2009). Web. http://www.library.oum.edu.my/oumlib/content/catalog/708977. ISSN: 2391674262009Open University, Malaysia
Scholar’s InterviewArmenian Action,Vol.29,No.3: 6-11.2008California State University,Fresno, California, USA
The Sweet DiasporaAsia Pacific Intelligence Wire (E-Journal) 3 March 2007. Web. http://www.accessmylibrary.com/archive409751-asia-pacific-intelligence-wire.html. ISSN: ISSN 1192-34657-052007Web Publisher, UK
The Past Unearthed: New Reading of Ruskin Bond’s Supernatural TalesChildren’s Literature Association Quarterly. Vol. 30, No. 1: 53-71. ISSN 0885- 04292005Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA
Supernatural as a Metacritical Device in the Construction of Identity in Ruskin Bond: A Psychoanalytical PerspectiveInternational Conference on Storytelling and Cultural Identity Monograph, June 2005: 15-22. ISBN 6720039722005University of Massachusetts, Amherst Press, USA
Ones Own Sweet BeautyAsia Pacific Intelligence Wire (E-Journal). Web. 28 March 2005. http://www.accessmylibrary.com/archive409751-asia-pacific-intelligence-wire.html. ISSN 1192-34657-052005Web Publisher, UK
Bonding with IndiaAsia Pacific Intelligence Wire (E journal). Web. 17 May 2004. http://www.accessmylibrary.com/archive409751-asia-pacific-intelligence-wire.html. ISSN 2561-33-225-072004Web Publisher, UK
Americas SweetheartsAsia pacific Intelligence Wire (E-Journal). Web. 7 June 2004. http://www.accessmylibrary.com/archive409751-asia-pacific-intelligence-wire.html. ISSN 2561-33-225-072004Web Publisher, UK


National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Amitav Ghoshs The Hungry Tide: The Politics of Discursive OtheringPolyphony, Vol 1:8-20 ISSN 2319-64242012Sage, Kolkata
The New World MarinersJournal of the Postgraduate Department of English. Jan – June 2011: 7-8. ISSN 2249-87372011Maulana Azad College, Kolkata, India
Reinterpreting Amitav Ghosh. Indian and Other Postcolonial Literatures in EnglishIndian and Other Postcolonial Literatures in English. Eds. T Sriraman & B Venkat Rao. 50-64. ISBN 97833501548562011EFLU Press, Hyderabad, India
Study of Joseph Conrads The Lagoon Narrative and Narration: A Study of the Modern Short StoryNarrative and Narration: A Study of the Modern Short Story. Ed. Jayati Gupta: Anthem Press, New Delhi: 1-32 ISBN 97818433171282009Anthem Press, New Delhi
The Self UnearthedIndian Writing in English: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Eds. Pranati Dutta Gupta & Susmita Ray. 187-204.ISBN 978342654013002006Blue Pencil, Kolkata
Mirror and the GhostJournal of English and Foreign languages (JEFL) No. 33. June 2004. 67-80. ISBN 097083322004CIEFL, Hyderabad
Sanjib Chattopadhyer Chotho Galpo (Short Stories of Sanjib Chattopadhyay)Sahitya-O-Sanskriti. Vol 35, No 1 & 2. April June 1999. 353-367. ISBN 8869651999Mitra and Ghosh Pub, Kolkata


Other Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
What Colour’s Your Blood? VIBGYORThe Statesman Literary Review, 104-110, Kolkata, Festival Issue. ISSN 47-296-MBI-2002008The Statesman, India
William Saroyan, Our ContemporaryThe Statesman Literary Review, Vol.149: 6-15. ISSN Tech/47-297-MB1402008The Statesman, India
Graham Greene: Ties that BindThe Statesman Literary Review, Vol.142, Aug 2006: 10-19. ISSN Tech/47-296-MBI1392006The Statesman, India
America, Where Have You Come From?The Statesman Literary Review, Vol 145, 2006: 7-18. ISSN Tech/47-296-MBI1392006The Statesman, India
Multilingual ShakespeareThe Statesman Literary Review, 14 May 2006. 7-8. ISSN Tech/47-296-MBI1392006The Statesman, India
Reflections on Childhood (Book Review).The Statesman Literary Review, 11 Aug 2002. 4-5. ISSN Tech/47-296-MBI1392002The Statesman, India


Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Locating the Anglo-Indian Self in Ruskin Bond: A Postcolonial ReviewAnthem Press New York (USA) and London (UK) ISBN 97893806010452011Author
Partition and Queer Narratives of SpaceMonograph of the Glocal Imaginaries Project, Lancaster University, UK, Web. http:// www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/projects/.../glocal_imaginaries/ ISSN: 7234-5561 2009Author

Ph. D. Thesis Guidence
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Sulagna GhoshDiaries, Journals and Manuals for Colonial Governance in India Submitted2014
Dipankar GuptaPsycho_Social Implications of sexuality in Shakespearean Romances Submitted2014
Meenakshi DeyPlays of Harold Pinter: Effect of Social Pathology on Common Men Ongoing2014
Suman ChakrabortyFemale Victims in Gothic Fiction Ongoing2014


Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Sunayan ChowdhuriKiplings Lacanian Perspective of the Other Awarded2013
Arun MukherjeeThe American Civil War in Commonwealth Non Fictional Prose Awarded2012
Anupama SenPsychoanalytic Interpretation of the Gothic Awarded2012
Sanghita DebnathNostalgia in W B Yeats Prose Fiction Awarded2012

Project Work



Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Status
Goldwin Smith, American Civil War and GlobalizationOUCIP Postdoctoral FellowOsmania University Centre for International Programmes, Hyderabad1000001 year20122013
19th Century Media Debate on EmpireCharles Wallace Postdoctoral ResearcherCharles Wallace India Trust1000001 year20112012
Ruskin Bond: A Reader (Book Project)Project EditorSahitya Akademi, New Delhi100001 year20092010
Armenian American Identity & William SaroyanFulbright ResearcherUS Department of State, USA7000000 year and 9 months20072008
Search for Anglo-Indian IdentityInvestigatorUGC (Minor Research Project)400002 year20002002

Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
ESOL Evaluator, University of Cambridge, UK2004 to 2014
Member, Fulbright Alumni Association, India2008 to 2014
Member, Charles Wallace India Trust Alumni Association, India2011 to 2014
Life Member, OUCIP2000 to 2014
Counsellor, Institute for Civil Service Aspirants, Kolkata2009 to 2014
Academic Counsellor, EFL University, Hyderabad2009 to 2014

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
IAAS Annual Conference2014Paper PresenterNational University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
UGC Refresher Course (Literature Matters)2014Resource PersonNorth Bengal University
UGC Refresher Course (Media and Literature)2014Resource PersonCalcutta University
Plenary Talk DRS Sap II Conference2014Plenary SpeakerDept of English, Vidyasagar University
The Story-teller and His Art2013Invited SpeakerJain College, Kolkata
UGC Refresher Course,2013Resource PersonBurdwan University
India in World Affairs2013Paper PresenterOUCIP, USIEF and ICWA, Hyderabad
BAAS 58th Annual Conference2013Paper PresenterUniversity of Exeter, UK
World Literatures Conference2012Invited SpeakerPresidency University, Kolkata
Nation and Narrative2012Plenary SpeakerSt Joseph’s College, Darjeeling and UGC New Delhi
Indian Writing in English2011Plenary SpeakerRani Birla Girl’s College, Kolkata,
UGC Refresher Course (20th C Fiction)2011Resource PersonCalcutta University, Dept. of English
4th Binapani Memorial Seminar2011Keynote SpeakerSuri Vidyasagar College, WB
Nationalism/ Internationalism Conference2011Paper PresenterUGC, New Delhi, Sahitya Akademi, RKM Residential College, Narendrapore
Glocal Imaginaries Conference2009Paper PresenterLancaster University, UK
Comparative Literature Association of India Ninth Biennial International Conference2009Paper PresenterUniversity of Hyderabad, Sahitya Akademi, N Delhi and CIIL, Mysore
Children’s Literature Association Annual Conference,2008Paper PresenterIllinois, USA, Children’s Literature Association, Baltimore, USA
Saroyan at 1002008Paper PresenterCalifornia State University, Fresno, CA, USA
Children’s Literature Association Annual Conference2007Paper PresenterVirginia, USA Children’s Literature Association, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
ARPF Annual Conference2007Paper PresenterJohn Moores University Liverpool, UK
Children’s Literature Association Annual Conference2006Paper PresenterChildren’s Literature Association Baltimore, Maryland, USA
International Conference on Storytelling and Cultural Identity Azores, Portugal2005Paper PresenterPortugal, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA


Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
UGC Sponsored National Conference on Writings from the Margins2014ConvenorUGC
UGC Sponsored National Conference on John Keats1997ConvenorUGC

Awards
Award NameAwarded ByYear
OUCIP Postdoctoral FellowshipOUCIP, Hyderabad2012
Charles Wallace Postdoctoral FellowshipCWIT, UK2011
Fulbright Doctoral FellowshipUSA2007
National Merit Appreciation Award for Excellence in Secondary ExaminationGovernment of India1983

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