M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Designation: Assistant Professor and HOD
Convenor (Drama Club)

Email: devalinawcc@gmail.com

Teaching & Research Interest

Areas of teaching: Calcutta University Undergraduate syllabus for English Honours and
English General; Compulsory and Alternative English under the Old system. All credit
courses for Honours under the new CBCS system and LCC, AECC courses under General
Area of Specialization: American Literature

Research Interest: Popular Literature, Environmental Studies, Culture Studies and American
Literature

Publications:

"Isaac Asimov: I, Robot" (pp.362-385) in The American Novel from Hawthorne to Heller:
Cultural Contexts and Critical Perspectives ed. Ashok K Mohapatra, Pritha Chakraborty and
Sharbani Banerjee Mukherjee, Macmillan, India. 2020. ISBN 978-93-89018-05-9

 "And They Didn't Live Happily Ever After": Exclusionary Treatment in Three Fairy Tales
by Hans Christian Andersen in A National Seminar on “Disability and Exclusion: Education,
Equity and Social Justice” byThe Principal, Women’s Christian College, West Bengal, India.
March 2018 ISBN: 978-93-5300-547-4

“Twin tales of Legal Fiction: Scott Turow’s Identical and William Shakespeare’s The
Comedy of Errors” in The International Journal of Culture, Literature and Criticism, Issue
No: 14/October-2016, ISSN: 0976-1608. Editor Dr. Jyotsna Sinha

Netaji Subhash Open University Study Material BDP: EEG, Paper 2, Module 1 Unit 3,
Module 4 Unit 1. March 2015

“O Come All Ye Faithful” (pp.223-231) in Nilanjana Gupta ed. Strangely Beloved: Writings
on Calcutta. New Delhi: Rainlight, 2014. ISBN: 978-81-291-2927-7

Article “Literary Profiles” in Polyphonic Ensembles, Journal of the Department of English,
WCC. Issue No:2 in 2013

“Just for Fun: Changing Notions of Social Forms of Leisure” (pp.243-269) by Nilanjana
Gupta and Devalina Gopalan in Locating Cultural Change: Theory, Method, Process. Edited
by Partha Pratim Basu and Ipshita Chanda. New Delhi: Sage, 2011. ISBN:978-81-321-0576-
3(HB)

Presentations:
Title of paper: "And They Didn't Live Happily Ever After": Exclusionary Treatment in Three
Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen in National Level One-Day Seminar on "Disability
and Exclusion: Education, Equity and Social Justice" organised by The Department of
Education, Women's Christian College in collaboration with The Department of Education,
Jadavpur University. 5th March, 2018.

Title of paper: “Africa the ‘fabled’ Land” in Palaver XIV (International Conference)
organised by the Centre for Studies in African Literatures and Cultures, Jadavpur University.
14th and 15th March 2017

Title of paper: “Memory and Identity in a few Thrillers” in a UGC Sponsored Two-Day
National Seminar on Interpretation of Memories: Literary, Psychological, Cultural and
Historical Aspects. 2 December 2016

2 Seminar Lectures for PG (English) students on Thoreau’s Walden at Basanti Devi College
on March15, 2019

Special Lecture for Women’s Christian College NSS Unit during Special Camp on ‘Fire
Safety Awareness’ with film screening and student interactive session (skits) March 23, 2019

Special Lecture at Women’s Christian College NSS Unit during celebration of International
Human Rights Day, 10.12.2015

Classes on Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent for the Crime Fiction optional course, UG&PG
combined module, Feb 2014, Dept. Of English, JU

Workshops:
1day State Level Workshop on “Healing with Plants and Herbs” organized by BASICS,
Kolkata at Jadavpur University on Oct 22, 2019.

Along with WCC students, a screening “Marching Forward” and discussion with filmmaker
Lisa Mills on May 11, 2019 at the American Center.

WCC NSS Unit organized a 1 Day Medical Camp in adopted slum on 14 th  June, 2018
Devalina Gopalan (Student Advisor, NSS Unit, WCC) and Shomosree Roy Chowdhury
(Programme Officer, NSS Unit, WCC) presented “Negotiating Hurdles and Exploring
Prospects of Social Outreach Programmes in Colleges”. State Level Seminar on The
Challenges and Prospects of Social Outreach Programmes in City-based Colleges
Organised by IQAC and NSS, Shri Shikshayatan College held on 11 th  May, 2018.

Memberships:
JUSAS