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Faculty Profile

Swaty Mitra Assistant Professor Dept. of English

Personal Details

Academic background: Literatures in English
Joined WBES on: 05/01/2007
Joined Bidhannagar College on: 15/09/2023
Number of Publications: 2 (Two)
Mobile:  9836031873
Email: swaty.bnc@gmail.com

Name of the Colleges served till date

  1. Berhampore Girls' College (Non-Govt.)
  2.  Krishnagar Government College, WB.
  3.  Barasat Government College, WB.

Areas of Specialization

  1.  Writings of Doris Lessing
  2.  20th C Literature in English
  3. Victorian Literature
  4. Feminist Literature
  5. Novels and Multivalent-narratives.

Areas of Teaching

  1. Indian Classical Literature in translation
  2. Modern Indian Literature in English
  3. 19th & 20th C British Literature
  4. Rise and development of the English Novel
  5. Women's writing
  6. Postcolonial Writing

Areas of Research Interests

  1. Multivalent Narratives

List of Publications (Journal/Proceedings)

  1. Delinquency and the Inversion of the Gothic in Doris Lessing’s The Fifth Child in Post- Fifties British Literature: An Anthology of Critical Essays, Published by Department of English, MUC Women’s College, Burdwan, 2014, ISBN 978-93-5196-723-1, 100-06
  2. ‘The Novel Cinematised: Re-reading Salman Rushdie’s The Midnight’s Children’, printed in The Journal of the Department of English, Vol. XXX (1&2) 2002-03, 213-228

List of Publications (Book/Chapter)

  1. Nil

List of Lectures in Seminar/Conferences

  1. 'Reading the City/Basti through the Figure of the Postcolonial Flâneur in Doris Lessing’s The Four-Gated City and in Intizar Hussein’s Basti' in Doris Lessing: Voices from the Margins, International Webinar, organised by the Doris Lessing Society, South Asia, October 2022.
  2. ‘Portrait of Ladies: In Lessing and Bengali Cinema’ in the International Webinar, Multicultural Lessing: Through the South Asian Lens, March 2022.
  3. ‘Merging : A Reading of Doris Lessing’s Marriages between Zones Three, Four and Five’ in IACLALS Annual Conference 2020, Co-Hosted by the Department Of English, Jadavpur University, February 5-7, 2020.
  4. Morphed Stories: A Re-reading of The Diaries of Jane Somers and Love, Again in Doris Lessing at 100: The Writer’s Quest, Doris Lessing’s Centenary Conference at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, September 12-14, 2019
  5. Reading The Grass is Singing as Detective Fiction, in the Second International Conference on Doris Lessing organised by the Doris Lessing Society at the Leeds Metropolitan University, July (6-8) 2007.
  6.  Negotiating Donne in Tagore’s Shesher Kabita presented in the UGC sponsored International Seminar ‘Re-evaluations: 16th and 17th Century Metaphysical Poetry’ organised by the Department of English, University of Kalyani, November 21, 2006.
  7. The Great Indian Family and the Tropes of the Nation and the State presented in the Annual Conference of ‘IACLALS’ on ‘The Nation and the Postcolonial: Indian Perspectives’, at Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, February (3-5)2006.

On-going or Completed Research Projects

  1.  Experimenting with Forms: Ph.D. thesis: A Study of Doris Lessing’s Novels in February 2019

Awards/Grants received

  1. Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowship 2007
  2. Junior Research Fellowship award, University Grants Commission 2001

Member of Academic Bodies

  1. Member of Doris Lessing Society, (2004- ).
  2.  Member of the Indian Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (2004-7) (2019- ).
  3. Initiator and current Coordinator of Doris Lessing Society, South Asia (2022-).
  4. Member of Executive Committee, CSGCM, WBSU, (2022-).
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