Invited Lectures and Workshops

Subha Chakraborty Dasgupta, Formerly Professor and Head, Department of Comparative Literature, Jadhavpur University, Kolkata (9 October- 26 October, 2017)

Jayati Gupta, Formerly Professor, Department of English, West Bengal State University, Kolkata (9 October- 26 October, 2017).

Professor Sachin C. Ketkar, Department of English, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat (16-30 October 2017)

Dr. Asha Singh, Assistant Professor, CSSS, Kolkata (4 January -19 January, 2018)

Professor Anne Cheng, College de France, Paris (29 January-11 February 2018)

Dr. Prakash Reddy Kona, Professor, Department of English, EFLU, Hyderabad (7 March-21 March, 2018)


Prof. Shamsur Rehman Faruqi, Padma Shri, "On Re-Reading Mir Taqi Mir'", (February 16, 2016)

Abhishek Majumdar, playwright and director, “Violence and Counter-point” (March 14, 2016)

Abhishek Majumdar,Playwright and director,  “Violence and Dignity” (March 9, 2016)

Abhishek Majumdar, playwright and director and Tenzin Tsundue, poet “A Reading of Pah-la” (March 2, 2016)

Santanu Das, Reader in the English Department at King’s College London “India in World War I Culture: Image, Music, Text” (February 27, 2016)

Tenzin Tsundue, “Writing Exile-nation: culture, adaptation and creativity”(Feb 22, 2016)

Nandita Bhavnani, “Reclaiming the human aspect of history: The use of oral narratives in documenting the Partition experience of Sindhi Hindus” (Feb 17, 2016)

Susan Chaplin, “Infrastructure, gender and violence: the case of sanitation in Indian cities” (Feb 10, 2016)

Nandita Bhavnani, “Property, Violence and Displacement: Partition in Sindh” (Feb 10, 2016)

Suvir Kaul, A. M. Rosenthal Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania “The Witness of Poetry” (February 3, 2016)

C. M. Naim, University of Chicago, “GWM Reynolds and the Evolution of the early Urdu Novel” (March 17, 2016)

Paromita Chakravarti, Jadavpur University, “Natural Fools and the Historiography of Renaissance Folly” (February 23, 2016)

Nigel Leask, University of Glasgow, “Marilyn Butler and devolutionary Romanticism” (February 19, 2016)

Nigel Leask, “A masterclass on Romanticism” (February 17, 2016)

Swapan Chakravorty, Jadavpur University, "The Idea of History and the Idea of the Renaissance" (February 17, 2016)

Tista Bagchi, University of Delhi, “Of Spooks and Other Referents: Semantic Interpretation and the Faculty of Language” (November 13, 2015)

Abhijit Gupta, Jadavpur University, India, “Popular printing and intellectual property in colonial Bengal” (November 10, 2015)

Abhijit Gupta, Jadavpur University, “Virgil on the Hugli, or How to Get your Term Paper Published” (November 6, 2015)

Tanmoy Bhattacharya, University of Delhi, “Language as Structured Thought: A Note on the Biolinguistic Perspective of language” (October 14, 2015)

Craig Brandist, University of Sheffield, “Antonio Gramsci: The Cultural and Political Dimensions of Hegemony” (August 6, 2015)


Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter) and Nigel Leask (University of Glasgow), Global Circulation and The State of Statelessness, feb.

Nigel Leask (University of Glasgow), Chronotopes of a Stateless Nation: Robert Burns, Wordsworth, and the Scottish Tour

Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter), The Global Circulation of Actants and Ideas:in the Niche of Nature, Culture, and Technology

Fabio Durao (State University of Campinas, Unicamp, Brazil), From Literary Theory to Theory

Astrid Saalbach,  A reading from the Danish play Red and Green (2011) in English translation, and a talk on the theatre heritage in Denmark. (Department of English, D.U. & The Nordic Centre in India)

September, 2013

Milind Wakankar, Topics in the New Dalit Critique

March, 2013

Dr. Nellickal A. Jacob, Picturing the Book: Blake and Reverse Ekphrasis

March, 2013

M. Madhava Prasad (English and Foreign Languages University), Our Language Ideologies

March, 2013

Workshop by M. Madhava Prasad (English and Foreign Languages University), Republic of Babel: Language and Political Subjectivity

February, 2013

Dr. Anup Dhar (School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University), Psychoanalysis in Cultural Crucible

February, 2013

G. Kalyan Rao (author of Untouchable Spring), Caste and Culture in India

February, 2013

Michael McKeon, The Eighteenth-Century Challenge to Narrative Theory

August, 2011

Professor Amlan Dasgupta, English Department, Jadavpur University, Fundamentals of Religion in Early Modern England

September, 2011

Dr. Rashmi Bhatnagar, Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh. Against Linguistic Essentialism: Towards Vernacular Ecology

September, 2011

Aveek Sen, Telegraph, Kolkata, What Emilia Knew

September, 2011

Professor Jonathan Gil Harris, George Washington University, Roe and Coryate's Scene, Ajmer 1616:
Theatricality, Antitheatricality, Ethnography, Becoming-Other

September, 2011

Professor Supriya Chaudhuri, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 'These fragments I have shored against my ruins': Citation and History in The Waste Land

October, 2011

Dr. Madhavi Menon, American University, Washington D.C., Desiring the Changeling Boy in A Midsummer Night's Dream


Academic Year

Title of the Workshop


Republic of Babel –Language and Political Subjectivity in Free India (01 March 2013) 


New Media Culture in India 

(18 January 2014) 


Technical Writing for Ph.D. Scholars 

(4-5 December 2014) 


Life-writings by Dalits: Across Languages and Cultures 

(19 August 2015)


Publishing and Dissiminating Dalit Literature 

(17-19 December 2015) 


The Future of North-East Studies in English Department 

(24-25 February 2016) 


Translation Projects in the Department 

(21 March 2016)