M.A, M.Phil , Ph.D (Pursuing)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
adharshila.chatterjee@gmail.com

Teaching & Research Interest

Gender and Queer Studies
Trauma Studies
Postcolonial Theories
African Studies
South African Literature
Cultural Studies
Spatiality and Geocriticism

Publication

1. “Bodies in Peril: Trauma, Necropolitics and Photography as Resistance in the Middle
East.” English Studies in India (University of Kashmir) Volume 27, January 2019. ISSN:
0975-6574.
2. “‘Forgive Me Father, For I have Sinned’: The Violent Fetishism of Female Monsters in
Hollywood Horror Culture.” Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in
Humanities. Volume 10 Number 2, May 2018. ISSN (Online): 0975-2935.
3. “Jane Austen and the Paradox of the ‘Sensible’ Body: A Reading of Select Novels”.
Spring Magazine on English Literature. Volume 4, Number 3, May 2018. ISSN (Online):
2455-4715.
4. “Fantastic Bodies and Where to Find Them: Representational Politics of Queer Bodies in
Popular Media.” Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities. Volume 8
Number 3, August 2016. ISSN(Online): 0975-2935.
5. “Voices from the Borderlands: Women and Politics of Space in Nadine Gordimer’s The
Train from Rhodesia and Happy Event.” Newsletter (Women’s Studies Centre, Lady
Brabourne College), Volume 7, March 2016. ISSN: 2395-4299.

6. “Oh, It Hurts So Good: A Psychosocial Reading on Sadomasochism, Criminality and
Violence.” The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Volume 2 Issue 3,
December 2015. ISSN (Online): 2393-9001.
7. “Bring Up the Bodies: Imaging and Imagining the Violent Bodies in American Psycho
and the Hannibal Lecter Series.” The Criterion: An International Journal in English.
Volume 6, Issue 3. June 2015. ISSN (Online): 0976-8165.
8. “The Voyeur Effect: Pleasure and Violence in Film and Fiction”. Netaji Nagar Journal of
English Literature and Language, Volume II, January 2014. ISSN: 2320-4109.

Paper Presentations

1. Presented an original research paper at the three-day International Seminar on
LITERATURE AND TRAUMA STUDIES: THEORY, NARRATIVE AND
REPRESENTATION, from 26 March – 28 March, 2019, organised by the Department of
English, University of Kashmir, Srinagar.
2. Presented an original research paper in a one-day Seminar on THE SPLIT SELF:
IDENTITY CRISIS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND ART, held on 19th March,
2019, organised by the Jadavpur University Society of American Studies (JUSAS),
Jadavpur University.
3. Presented an original research paper in the International Conference, Palaver XIV, held
on 14 March and 15 March 2017, organised by the Centre for Studies in African
Literatures and Cultures, Jadavpur University.
4. Presented an original research paper at the two-day International Seminar on
EXPLORING TRAUMA: INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES, organized by the
Department of English, University of Gour Banga in collaboration with the British
Council, held on 28 January – 29 January 2016, at University of Gour Banga.
5. Presented an original research paper at the three-day UGC assisted DRS (SAP III)
PHASE III SEMINAR on CONNECTING TEXTS: LITERATURE, THEATRE AND
CINEMA held on 23 March – 25 March 2015.
6. Presented an original research paper at the two-day BESC International Seminar on
REVISITING THE WORLD WARS: HISTORICAL/ CULTURAL
REPRESENTATIONS, held on 16 December – 17 December 2014.

Peer Review:
1. Served as a Peer Reviewer for Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies
Volume 34, Issue 5, published in October 2020. ISSN (Print): 0256-0046, ISSN (Online):
1992-6049.

Workshops and Faculty Development Programmes:

1. Completed a ‘Workshop on Youth Parliament’, held on 14th June 2017, organised by the
Department of Parliamentary Affairs, Government of West Bengal.
2. Completed a two-day Translation Hackathon (a translation workshop), organised by
Pratham Books and Storyweaver, held from 30 June -1 July, 2018 at Kolkata.
3. Completed a One-Week Faculty Development Programme on “Open Source Tools for
Research” from 8 June -14 June, 2020, organised by the Teaching Learning Centre,
Ramanujan College, University of Delhi, sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resource
Development.
4. Completed a Four-Week Induction/Orientation Programme for Faculty in
Universities/Colleges/Institutions of Higher Education from 1 September – 30 September,
2020, organised by the Teaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College, University of
Delhi, sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Preparation/Contribution of Learning Material for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses:

1. Prepared and Contributed Self Learning Materials (SLM) for the undergraduate students
of Netaji Subhas Open University on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, which falls
under Module 4, Unit 1 of Paper 7 of the new Elective English syllabus for the Bachelor’s
Degree Programme (BDP). A collected Volume of study materials was published by
NSOU in July, 2017.