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UNIVERSITY OF GOUR BANGA (Established under West Bengal Act XXVI of 2007) N.H.-34 (Near Rabindra Bhawan), P.O.

: Mokdumpur, Dist.: Malda - 732 103.

BIO-DATA OF: DR. AMIT BHATTACHARYA 1. Name 2. Father's Name 3. Date of Birth : AMIT BHATTACHARYA : UTPALENDU BHATTACHARJEE : 02-02-1973

4. Present Address (for correspondence) : Office (O) : DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH UNIVERSITY OF GOUR BANGA N.H. 34, NEAR RABINDRA BHAWAN P.O. MOKDUMPUR, MALDA. PIN: 732103 : SARAT KIRAN, 1ST FLOOR A.J.C. BOSE ROAD BY LANE NEAR THAKUR GOPAL BHAWAN SUBHAS PALLY, SILIGURI. PIN: 734001

Residence (R)

Telephone (Optional): 09434327525 Fax (Optional) E-Mail Website 6. Present Status/ Designation : NIL : amitbhattacharya.in@gmail.com : www.amitbhattacharya.net : LECTURER, DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH UNIVERSITY OF GOUR BANGA

7. Fields of Specialization

: AMERICAN LITERATURE GREEK DRAMA IN TRANSLATION POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURE WOMENS WRITING : Year of Passing 2008 --1996 1994 Division/Class Percentage /Grade Merit of Marks obtained ----I II --------Remarks ----1st Class 1st ---

8. Academic Qualifications Degree Ph D M Phil M A/ M Sc/ M Com etc. B A/ B Sc/ B Com etc. Name of the University University of North Bengal --University of North Bengal University of North Bengal

9. Research Experience Research Ph D M Phil

: University University of North Bengal --Year 2008 ---

Title of the Thesis THE POETICS OF RESISTANCE: A STUDY OF MARGINAL VOICES IN THE POETRY OF KAMALA DAS ---

Other Research Projects

: Junior Research Fellow of the UGC, University of North Bengal (from 13.08.1999 to 11.12. 2000) Topic: The Art of Life: A Study of Five English Bildungsroman

10. Positions held Academic Positions Position(s)

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Period

Administrative Positions Position(s)

Period

11. Academic Honours and Awards

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12. Membership of Academic/ Professional Bodies: SEPARATE SHEET ATTACHED, ANNEX: 3 .. .. .. 13. Research Projects Supervised Sl. No. Name of Candidate : Ph D Thesis: NIL Topic of Ph D/ M Phil Thesis M Phil Thesis: NIL Year of Award

14. Research Projects Adjudicated

: Ph D Thesis : NIL

M Phil Thesis : NIL

15. Publications (ISBN & ISSN Desirable) : SEPARATE SHEET ATTACHED, ANNEX: 4 .. .. ..

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16. Participation in Seminars/ Conferences : SEPARATE SHEET ATTACHED, ANNEX: 5 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..

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ANNEX: 1 DETAILS OF ACADEMIC POSITIONS


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Junior Research Fellow of the UGC, University of North Bengal (from 13.08.1999 to 11.12. 2000). Lecturer in English, Siliguri College (from 11.12.2000 to 10.12.2008) Lecturer in English, University of Gour Banga, Malda, (from 11.12.2008 till date) Visiting Lecturer, Directorate of Distance Education, University of North Bengal (from 2004 to 2008) Counsellor, Netaji Subhash Open University (from 2001 to 2008) Counsellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University (2001-2002) A Seeting Member. P.G. Board of Studies, English. University of Gour Banga. A Seeting Member. U.G. Board of Studies, English. University of Gour Banga.

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ANNEX: 2 ACADEMIC HONOURS AND AWARDS


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Abanindra Nath Memorial Prize, 1st Class 1st in M.A. in English, University of North Bengal, 1996. Bangiyo Sahitya Parishad, Siliguri, 1996. Cable Combined Network Private Limited. Siliguri, 2001.

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MEDIA EXPOSURE
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The Statesman, 18 August 2000, Interviewed by Abu Mounir The Telegraph, 17 July 2002, Interviewed by Reza Pradhan The Anandabazar Patrika, 29 January 2003, Interviewed by Anindya Jana.

BROADCAST OF RADIO/TV PROFILES

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All India Radio, Siliguri, 19 April 1998, All India Radio, Siliguri, 17 July 2001, ATN World, 26 August 2003,

ANNEX: 3 MEMBERSHIP OF ACADEMIC/ PROFESSIONAL BODIES

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Literary Society of India, Kolkata Shakespeare Society of Eastern India, Kolkata The Centre for the Differently Abled, University of North Bengal The North Bengal University Alumni Association

ANNEX: 4 ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN CRITICAL ANTHOLOGIES/ JOURNALS WITH ISBN/ISSN


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Constrictive Culture/Constructive Identity: The Dialogic of Kamala Dass Poetry. In Ketaki Datta (Ed.) Indo-Anglian Literature: Past to Present. Kolkata: Books Way, 2008. pp. 188-211. ISBN: 81-89293-35-4.

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The Poetics of Resistance: A New Perspective on the Poetry of Kamala Das, Critical Practice. Vol. XV. Special Issue on Indian Women Poets. 2008. pp. 18-45. ISSN: 0972-4230.

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Eternal Spirit of the Chainless Mind: A Reading of The Old Man and the Sea. The Atlantic Literary Review, Vol. 3, Issue 2. January-March, 2009. pp. 33-45. ISSN: 09723269.

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Re-Membering Selves: Being and Writing in R.K. Narayans My Days. The Atlantic Critical Review. Vol. 8, No. 3. July-September, 2009. pp. 50-65. ISSN: 0972-6373. Only Our Fathers Lunacy Speaking: Re-Reading Kamala Dass Poetic Negotiations with Religious Fanaticism. Appropriations. Vol. V. December, 2009. pp. 11-18. ISSN: 0975-1521.

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A Certain Defect in the Blood: Re-Reading Kamala Dass Colombo Chronicles. In Anisur Rahman and Amina Kazi Ansari (Eds.) Indian English Women Poets. New Delhi: Creative Books, 2009. pp. 194-218. ISBN: 81-8043-063-4.

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A Displaced Generation: Re-Reading Kamala Dass Treatment of Old Age. In Arvind Nawale (Ed.) Critical Essays on Indian English Poetry and Drama: Texts and Contexts. New Delhi: Authors Press, 2010. pp. 120-143. ISBN: 978-81-7273-562-3.

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"Re-Deeming the Female: Spirituality, Sexuality and Sub-Version in The Lady of Shallot and Goblin Market". Salesian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. Special Issue on Spirituality in Victorian Poetry. Vol. 1, No. 1. May, 2010. pp. 31-59. ISSN: 0976-1861.

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Others Talk Through My Mouth Today: Re-Reading the Dalit Issue in Kamala Dass Poetry. Wesleyan Journal of Research. Vol. 1, No. 1. June, 2010. pp. 88-95. ISSN: 0975-1386.

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Im(mense) Possibilities: Questioning the Concept of Return in Lorraine Hansberrys A Raisin in the Sun. In Ketaki Datta (Ed.) New Literatures in English: Fresh Perspectives. Kolkata: The Book World, 2011. pp. 209-219. ISBN: 978-81-909991-68.

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Aesthetics of Egality: Re-Reading Kamala Dass Poetry. Literature and Criticism: The Journal of the Literary Society of India. Vol. 7. 2008-2010. pp. 48-55. ISSn: 09746021.

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Poetry as Autogynography: A (Con)Textual Study of Kamala Dass An Introduction. Appropriations. Vol. VI. December, 2010. pp. 26-44. ISSN: 0975-1521. Im Here: Shadowing Celie from Isolation to Integration in Alice Walkers The Color Purple. Wesleyan Journal of Research. Vol. 4, No. 1. June, 2011. pp. 48-55. ISSN: 0975-1386.

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ANNEX: 5 LIST OF SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS


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The Problem of Translating Symbols: A Case Study of Two Poems. "KRITTIVAS: Poetry Translation Workshop". Siliguri College. 28th November 2004. "The Poetics of Resistance: A Study of Kamala Das's Colombo Poems". Presented on 29th March 2005. UGC Sponsored National Seminar on "Indian Writing in English: Themes, Issues, Backgrounds". Kalimpong College. 28th to 29th March 2005.

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"Constrictive Culture/Constructive Identity: The Dialogic of Kamala Das's Poetry". Presented on 20th November 2005. UGC Sponsored National Seminar on "Culture, Identity, Environment: Interdisciplinary Concerns". Darjeeling Govt. College. l9th20th November 2005.

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"Indian Cultures/Indian Identities: The Shifting Binaries of Kamala Das's Poetry". Presented on 19th December 2005. UGC Sponsored State Level Seminar on "Indianness in Indian Writing in English". Coochbehar BT and Evening College. 19th to 20th December 2005.

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"Its a Postmodern Poetics: Re-Reading Elizabeth Bishop's Negotiations with Scene, Sense and Sensibility". Presented on 3rd April 2007. USEFI Sponsored Regional Seminar on "Postmodernism in American Literature and Culture". Kalimpong College. 3rd April 2007.

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"The Fair World: Marginality and the Anguish of Colour in the Poetry of Kamala Das". Presented on 15th December 2007. UGC Sponsored State Level Seminar on "PostIndependence Indian Writing in English". Cluni College. 14th -15th December 2007.

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"Only Our Fathers' Lunacy Speaking: Re-Reading Kamala Das Poetic Negotiations with Religious Fanaticism". Presented on 16th December 2007. West Bengal Political Science Association. 10th Annual Conference and Members' General Body Meeting. Siliguri College. 15-16th December 2007.

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Re-Deeming the Female: Spirituality, Sexuality and Sub-Version in The Lady of Shallot and Goblin Market". Presented on 31st July 2008. UGC Sponsored State Level Seminar on "Spirituality in Victorian Poetry". Salesian College. 31st July 2008.

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Aesthetics of Egality: Re-Reading Kamala Dass Poetic Negotiations with Subalternity. Chaired a Session and Presented a Paper as Resource Person on 8 th November 2009. UGC Sponsored National Level Seminar on Post Colonialism in Indian Perspectives. West Goalpara College, Assam. 7 & 8 November, 2009.

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Pre and Re Voicing: Intra-lingual Translation and the Lure of the Standard. Chaired a Session and Presented a Paper as Resource Person on 31st July 2010. UGC Sponsored National Seminar on The Literary and Linguistic Terrain of Translation. Salesian College. 30th-31st July 2010.

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To Point to Nothing: Re- Reading Nightwood as a Modernists Trysts with Time and Identity. Chaired a Session and Presented a Paper as Resource Person on 23 rd December 2010. UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Re-Locating Literatures Between the Wars and Beyond: An Odyssey from Phases of High Modernism to a Post-Modernist Milieu. Gour Maha Vidyalaya. 23rd-24th December 2010.

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Nature, Natives and Narration: Art and Activism in a Third World Context. Chaired a Session on 09.09.2011, and Presented a Paper as Resource Person on 08.09.2011. UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Contesting Ideologies and Recolonisation: Strategies of Pedagogic Reformulationss and Academic Activism. Malda Womens College. 8th-9th September 2011.

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Defiant Dolls: Feminist Resistance and Resistant Female in A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Wasted Vigil. Chaired a Session and Presented a Paper as Resource Person on 19.09.2011. U.G.C. sponsored National-level Conference on The Polyphonic of Resistance and Looking Beyond: Commonwealth Loterature. Malda College. 19th-20th September 2011.