June 19, 2018

Dasgupta Delivers Two Conference Papers

Shumona Dasgupta, Associate Professor of English, recently presented two conference papers, “A Counter Discourse to Bollywood: Gender, Nation and Violence in Bengali Partition Cinema” at the Association of Asian Studies Conference in Washington, DC March 22-25 and “An(other) Story: Memory, Trauma and Identity in Muslim Narratives of the Partition” at the American Comparative Literature Association’s annual conference hosted by UCLA in Los Angeles March 29-April 1.

Dasgupta Publishes Essay, Delivers Talk at Columbia University

Shumona Dasgupta, Associate Professor of English, recently published an article and gave an invited talk. The article, “‘His Blood Was Pure English’: Border Anxiety, Race, and Mimicry in Post-Imperial Mutiny Fiction,” appeared in The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, vol. 4, no. 2, Fall 2016, pp. 85-100. The invited talk, “From the Other Side of Silence: Indian Women Write the Partition,” was given at the South Asian Millennials Conference, organized by the South Asian Students’ Chapter at Columbia and Yale Universities February 3-4, 2018, at Columbia University in New York.

Dasgupta Presents at South Asian Literary Association Conference

Shumona Dasgupta, assistant professor of English, presented the paper “Beyond the Postcolonial: Post-national Longing in Ritwick Ghatak’s Partition Cinema” on Jan. 3, 2017, at the 17th Annual Conference of the South Asian Literary Association in Philadelphia.

Dasgupta Presents at Comparative Literature Conference

Shumona Dasgupta, assistant professor of English, presented the paper “Decolonizing Trauma Studies: Writing the Partition of Bengal” at the American Comparative Literature Association’s annual conference held in Boston on March 17-20.

Dasgupta Publishes Essay in South Asian Review

Shumona Dasgupta, assistant professor of English, has had her article “Partitions of Memory: Trauma and Narrative in Jyotirmoyee Devi’s The River Churning” published in South Asian Review 36.3 (Dec. 2015): 51-65. A description of the essay can be accessed here.

Dasgupta Presents on Bengali Cinema

Shumona Dasgupta, assistant professor of English, presented the paper titled “Representing the Partition: Memory, Mourning and Trauma in Bengali Cinema” at the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association’s annual conference held in Philadelphia Nov. 5-7, 2015.

Dasgupta Presents at Asian Studies, Literary Conferences

Shumona Dasgupta, Assistant Professor of English, presented “Staging Resistance in ‘Crisis Fiction’: Women Writing the Indian Partition” on March 29, 2014, at the Association of Asian Studies annual conference in Philadelphia, Pa. She also presented “Violence and the Everyday: Reading the Representational Ethics of Gendered Violence in Partition Texts” on April 5, 2014, at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA) annual convention in Harrisburg, Pa.