Participants

Baidik Bhattacharya

Dr. Baidik Bhattacharya trained in English literary studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (M.A. and M.Phil.) and Oxford University (D.Phil.). He taught in the English departments of Newcastle University (2006-10) and Delhi University (2010-2018) prior to joining the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies.

Bhattacharya works at the crossroads of literary studies, social sciences, and philosophy. His first book, Postcolonial Writing in the Era of World Literature: Texts, Territories, Globalizations (Routledge, 2018), explores the debates surrounding two dynamic fields – postcolonial studies and world literature. Bhattacharya is the co-editor of two volumes: Baidik Bhattacharya and Sambudha Sen (eds.) Novel Formations: The Indian Beginnings of a European Genre (Permanent Black, 2018); Baidik Bhattacharya and Neelam Srivastava (eds.) The Postcolonial Gramsci (Routledge, 2012).

Udaya Kumar

Professor Udaya Kumar is currently at the Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. He did his Masters from the University of Kerala, his M.Phil. from JNU, and D.Phil. in English Literature from St. John’s College, Oxford. His work has spanned from seminal contributions to Joyce studies to examination of the public sphere and, more recently, exploration of literature, history and autobiography in modern Kerala. His books include The Joycean Labyrinth: Repetition, Time and Tradition in Ulysses (Oxford, 1991) and Writing the First Person: Literature, History and Autobiography in Modern Kerala (Permanent Black, 2016). His current book project is titled History, Identity and Spatiality: New Idioms of Vernacular Social Thought in Early Twentieth Century Kerala.

V. Sanil

V. Sanil is Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. Professor Sanil received a degree in Engineering and a postgraduate diploma in Journalism and then moved on to get a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur. He was a Charles Wallace Fellow at the Department of Philosophy, University of Liverpool, UK, and Directeur d’études Associés at Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris. His research interests lie in Continental philosophy, including philosophical aesthetics and philosophy of technology. He works on art and technology in Classical India, Asian cinema and Indian theatre. Besides publishing in English, Professor Sanil writes in Malayalam on 19th- and 20th-century social movements and culture.

B.A. Honours English

 NameCollegeYearPaper
Group I
Rhea HansIPCWIIIExploring Kashmiri Subjectivity through Their Art
Riya WadhwaIPCWIIIDadaist Subject: Art, Reality and Subjectivity During World War I
Sashrika PathakJMCIIA Study of Smoking, Society and Subjectivity
Group II
Anoushka SinhaSVCIIIResistance: the Subaltern Subject - A Study of Mahasweta Devi's Fiction
Tuba JavedZHDCIIThe Role of the Body in Beloved
Vaishnavi MadanasundaranSGTBIExploring the Postmodern Self in Men Without Women
Group III
Gurpreet KaurSGTBIIIThe Paralyzed Self and Problems of Power and Identity
Sameera ChawlaJMCIIIFrom Subjection to Subjectivity: Macaulay’s Minute in Retrospect
Suchandra BoseMHIIIExploring the Anxiety of Action in Call Me by Your Name
Group IV
Aaryan KhannaKMCIIIAn Exploration of the Child-Like Subject by Antoine de Saint Exupery’s The Little Prince
Areeb AhmadHRCIITracing Subjectivity: Ghosts and Grief in Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo
Smriti VermaHRCIIISelf-Fashioning and Recuperation: Meaning-Making in Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines

M.A. English

 NameCollegeYearPaper
Group I
Mehvish SiddiquiHinduFinalZami: A Freudian Inquiry into the Subject, the Self and its Place
Sushrita AcharjeeDRCFinalQueer Subjectivity, Uninterrupted: Rituparno Ghosh’s First Person and the Gender Sensitization of the Bengali Neo-Bhadralok Class
Group II
Iqra RazaStephen'sPreviousCountering the Post-9/11 Discourse of the Essentialised Muslim ‘other’ in The Silent Minaret
Poulami NagMHPreviousRepresentation of Disability in Popular Culture
Group III
Ananta AhujaSGTBFinalImage and Subjectivity in Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape
Siddhant DattaStephen'sPreviousShame and Failure of Recognition in The Hungry Tide
Group IV
Nikita PintoJMCFinalLocating Female Subjectivity in Narratives of the Monstrous Murderess in Netflix’s Alias Grace
Tirna SenguptaGargiFinalInterrogating the Canon: Dance, Power and Resistance in India