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Name Dr. Joyjit Ghosh
Designation Professor
Department Name ENGLISH
Office Phone No +91 3222 298-255 / Centrex Extn. 255
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Address Department of English, Vidyasagar University, Midnapur 721102
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Ph.DVidyasagar University2006
M PhilJadavpur University1996
MAVidysaagar University1992
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Professor of English since November 2016
Associate Professor of English since November 2013
Former Lecturer in English, Mahishadal Raj College,Currently Assistant Professor of English, Vidyasagar University since 4 March, 2010
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
The novels and letters of D.H.Lawrence
Indian English poetry
Translation Studies
Bangla Dalit Literature, Eco-critical Studies, Rabindranath Tagore
Diaspora Studies
Animal Studies
Course/ Subject Taught 
1. Middle English Drama
2. Romantic Literary Criticism in English
3. Modern English novels and poems
4. Indian English poems and novels
5. Maratha and Bangla Dalit Literature in English Translation
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Critiquing Nation as a Goddess: A Study of the Representation of Nationalism in The Home and the WorldGitanjali and Beyond. Critical Essays on Ghare Baire, Issue 4, Special Edition. Guest ed. Md Rezaul Haque and Gillian Dooley2020The Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies (ScoTs), based at Edinburgh Napier University. ISSN 2399-8733
Translation as a Cultural Dialogue between the East and the West - Re-reading The Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech by TagoreRupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, Vol.11, No. 2, July-September 2019. E-ISSN 0975-2935,Indexed by Web of Science, Scopus, ERIHPLUS, EBSCO, PP.1-82019Aesthetics Media Services, Kolkata
“The Interface between Education and the ‘Rural Uplift Work’: Re-reading Tagore’s Letters, Lectures and Addresses”Gitanjali and Beyond. Vol.2 (2018): Tagore and the Environment, ed. Bashabi Frazer & Christine Kupfer. Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies, Edinburgh Napier University. ISSN 2399-87332018The Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies (ScoTs), based at Edinburgh Napier University.
The Last Poems of D.H. Lawrence: Poetry of the Eternal PresentEtudes Lawrenciennes 48 (Time and Temporalities)2017Presses universitaires de Paris Nanterre,France
Lawrence response to Futurism in the letters vis-a-vis his representation of "what the woman is" in "The Rainbow"Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, 147-1542017Aesthetics Media Services, Kolkata

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Book Review: Shirley Bricout, "Politics and the Bible in D.H. Lawrences Leadership Novels". Montpellier: Presses Universitaires de la Mediterranee, 2014, ISBN 9782367811048Journal of the Department of English,Vidyasagar University,Volume 12, 2014-15, 171-762017Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal
"I search for my tongue": Exploring the Interface between Language and Diaspora in the poetry of Sujata BhattLitscape: Journal of VUETC, Vol.10, No.1, pp.87-972017Vidyasagar University English Teachers Consortium, Midnapore, West Bengal
Swaraj, Charkha and the Dream of "Economic Pradise": Debate between Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma GandhiRabindranath Tagore on Economy, Politics and Society: Contemporary Discourses, ed. Sebak Jana, pp.136-1482017Dey Book Concern, Kolkata
The Letter of Shelley to the Editor of the Quarterly Review: A Study in "the unfortunate subject"Middleflight, Volume 5, Number 1, pp.53-582016Sukumar Sengupta Mahavidyalaya, Keshpur, Paschim Medinipur
War, Politics and the betrayal of humanity: The debate of Tagore with NoguchiThe Visva-Bharati Quarterly, Volume 25 Number 1 (April 2016-June 2016), pp.33-402016The Registrar, Visva-Bharati
"My Story" by Kamala Das: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young WomanWomen Autobiography in India: Theory and Practice (Proceedings of the National Seminar), ed. K.Purushotham and B. Deepa Jyothi2016Department of English, Kakatiya University, Warangal,Telengana
Letters of Rabindranath Tagore and the Art of Communication: Critical PerspectivesThe Visva-Bharati Quarterly, Volume 23 Number 4 & Volume 24 Number 1 (January 2015 - June 2015)2015Dr D.Gunasekharan, Registrar, Visva-Bharati
Translation of the Poems by Manohar Mouli Biswas ("In the Temple of God", "Rap","Give water", "Childhood collage", "Shadow", "Procession of Peace", "Want to get back","In search of light"The Wheel Will Turn, ed. Jaydeep Sarangi,, Allahabad
Translation: Select poems of Kalyani Thakur ("A Poem Against War", "Chandalinir Kobita 38", "My Own Images"Journal of the Department of English, Vidyasagar University, Vol.11, 2013-142014Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal

Other Publication

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
The Languages of West Bengal; PLSI Vol.31, Part-2, ISBN 978-93-5287-841-3Orient BlackSwan2019Contributor to two (02) Chapters - Mundari & Kurmali
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Beetoshoke SinghaSelf-Reflexivity in the Select Writings of Rudyard Kipling: A Postcolonial ReviewProf. Debashis Bandyopadhya& Prof. Joyjit GhoshSubmitted2019
Jyoti DoleyFrom Root to Route: A Study in the Problem of Identity in the Selected Works of Hanif KureishiProf. Tirthankar Das PurkayasthaSubmitted2019
Mir Ahammad AliThe Psychopathology of Traumatic Violence in Partition Fiction: A Study of Select Works of Sadat Hasan Manto and Bhishan SahniProf. Debashis BandyopadhyayOngoing 
Sandip ChattarajRepresentation of Pain and Suffering in Select Indigenous Folktales of IndiaProf. Indranil Acharya Prof. Joyjit GhoshOngoing 
SK Tarik AliApproaching Environmentalism in India: A Study of the Representation of Nature in Select Narratives of Amitav Ghosh and Mahasweta DeviProf. Debashis BandyopadhyayOngoing 

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Samit Kumar MaitiFrom Nationalism to Universal Humanism: A Study of the Select Writings of Rabindranath TagoreNilAwarded2020
ADITI JANAExploring the Diasporic Identity in the poetry of Meena Alexander, Sujata Bhatt, Uma Parameswaran and Shanta AcharyaNilAwarded2019
Subrata SahuPoetry and Prose Works of Kamala Das:A Study of Writing as LiberationNILAwarded2016
Project Work

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Interrogating Nationalism: Critical Perspectives on the Letters of Rabindranath TagorePrincipal investigatorU.G.C1500001 year and 6 months20122014
Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Women and Law: Addressing Some Questions in the Present National ScenarioWomen's Studies Centre, Vidyasagar UniversityWomen's Studies Centre, Vidyasagar University2020
English poetry over the Ages - An Eco-feminist AnalysisWinter School presentation organized by Women's Studies Centre, Vidyasagar UniversityWomen's Studies Centre, Vidyasagar University2019
"The Chandalini speaks": A reading of the poetry by Kalyani ThakurInternational Seminar on "Culture in Modern Bengal: Traditions and Transformations" organized by Khejuri College, Purba MedinipurKhejuri College2018
Translating Bengali Life WritingsNational Workshop on Translation organized by UGC SAP DRS Phase 3, Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia, New DelhiJamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi2018
Raising the Voice for Gender Equity: A Study of Indian English Poetry by Contemporary Women PoetsWinter School presentation organized by Womens Studies Centre, Vidyasagar UniversityWomen's Studies Centre, Vidyasagar University2018
Membership of Learned Society 
The D.H.Lawrence Society, UK
Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
JOINT SECRETARY, V.U.E.T.C2003 to 2018
MEMBER,CLAI2012 to 2017
The D.H.Lawrence Society, U.K.2015 till date
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
33rd International D.H. Lawrence Conference on D.H. Lawrence and the Anticipation of the Ecological Turn2019Invited SpeakerUniversity of Paris-Ouest-Nanterre. Organised by the Centre de Recherches Anglophones.
National Level Seminar on Women's Writing and Writing about Women: Rewriting Gender and Identity in Indian English Literature2019Invited SpeakerDepartment of English, Egra SSB College in collaboration with IQAC
International Conference on "Environment and Culture in the Anthropocene"2019Plenary SpeakerPost Graduate Department of English, Berhampur University, Odisha
International Conference on Translation across Cultures - Dissolving Boundaries- Creating Harmony2018Invited SpeakerDepartment of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, UP during 4-6 October 2018
The 14th International D.H.Lawrence Conference on "London Calling: D.H.Lawrence and the Metropolis2017Invited speakerOrganized by New College of the Humanities in association with CCILC, DHLSNA,and D.H.Lawrence Society, UK. Held at New College of the Humanities, London

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
International Folklore Conference on Locating Folk Narratives in the Literary/Cultural Genres of Eastern India2019Joint ConvenorUGC
International Conference on Performance and the Prospects of Folkloric Tribal Culture of Eastern India organized by SAP III, DRS Phase II in collaboration with The Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies2018Deputy Coordinator, DRSUGC
National Conference on Dalit and Tribal Identities, the Nation, and Globalization2017Head, Department of English, VU & Deputy Co-ordinator, DRSUGC
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