Professor, Department of English
Block AD Plot no. 64, Salt Lake City (Bidhan Nagar) Sector I, Kolkata 700064
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Curriculum Vita


Ph.D. 2007 Jadavpur
M.Phil. 1986 Oxford
M.A. 1979 Calcutta
B.A. 1977 Calcutta

Teaching Experience (3)
Name Of The Institution Position Held Period

Jadavpur University Sr Lecturer, Reader, Professor 1996 to continuing
Presidency College, Kolkata Lecturer, Assistant Professor 1988 to 1996
Syamaprasad College, Kolkata Lecturer 1982 to 1985
Industrial Experience (0)
Field of Specialization
Old & Middle English language and literature; Popular literature
Courses Taught/Teaching
Various core and optional courses on Old and Middle English language and literature, history of the English language, Popular Literature, Children's Literature, The Industrial Novel,Monsters in English Literature
Research Area
Old and Middle English Literature, Popular Literature (late Victorian and early 20th Century)
see under teaching experience
Conference Papers Published (0)
Journal Papers Published (2)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

‘Revolt of the Angel in the House: Two Novels of Marie Corelli’ Journal of the Department of English, University of Calcutta 2006-7 Vol. XXXIII, nos. 1 & 2 -88-99
Imagery in some Old English Prose Texts Essays and Studies, Jadavpur University 2000 XIV-
Books Published (0)
Awarded By Award Name Year

Govt. of W. Bengal State Scholarship 1984
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (1)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Tathagata Bandopadhyay The Evolution of the Ghost Story in Bengali and English Literature Ongoing ongoing
M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (4)
Name Of The Scholar Thesis Name Co-Superviser Year

Jayanti Mondal The Vampire in Literature ongoing
Agnibho Chakraborty A comparative study of the nonsense literature produced by Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll and Sukumar Ray (submitted) none 2014
Sonamani Biswas Old English Prose Narratives 1998
Manjistha Basu Psychoanalytical elements in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings (completed)
MASTER Thesis Guidance (0)
Project Works (0)
Patents (0)
Collaborative Programs (0)
InviteLectures (1)
Title Organised By Venue Year

A comparative reading of Tagore's GHARE BAIRE and Saratchandra's GRIHADAHA Prof. Subodh Chandra Sengupta Memorial Lecture Sarat smriti samity 2012
Membership Of Learned Societies (0)
Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (2)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year

Time, Text and Narrative UGC Academic Staff College, Jadavpur University Jadavpur University 2008
WESTERN POPULAR LITERATURE AND ITS RECEPTION IN INDIA Centre for Advanced Studies, Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata Jadavpur University 2006
Seminar/Conference/Workshop (3)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year Type Of Participation

The Dickens World: Post-Imperial Readings Centre for Advanced Study, Department of English, and Centre for Victorian Studies, Jadavpur University Supported by the British Council, East India Jadavpur University 2012 Paper presentation
The Expanding Universe: Science and Literature in the Nineteenth Century, International Darwin Bicentenary Conference Centre for Advanced Study, Department of English, and Centre for Victorian Studies, Jadavpur University Jadavpur University 2010 Paper presentation
Marie Corelli and Popular Women Novelists 1880-1910 University of Birmingham, U.K. Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, England 2006 Paper presentation
Session chaired (0)
Professional Society Activity (0)
Consultancy work / Testing (0)
Other Notable Activities (0)