English

Established 1915, the Department of English in St. Pauls Cathedral Mission College, celebrates its hundredth anniversary in 2015, and is one of the oldest departments to begin the Honours course. It has grown steadily as a centre for serious academic engagement. The Honours course focuses on the study of literature in English. Students who love reading, have a flair for writing and are proficient in English should aspire for this course. English Honours helps to develop and sharpen skills of analysis, logical reasoning, interpretation and understanding of various points of view. It opens up the world view of learners as they get to taste not just British Literature but a slice of world literature too. They are introduced to people, culture and tradition and more importantly to new worlds of experience. Learners grow and evolve through this literary journey by reading poems, plays, novels, essays and short stories. The content and style of a text are often decoded through the use of literary theory. The English Honours course is designed to engage the creative imagination of learners and to improve their writing skills. Students are not only taught the nuances of the English language, but command over the language is a prerequisite to enable them to express themselves and follow class lectures. The course will comprise eight papers and students will be expected to answer questions with a set word limit of 500–600 words and short notes within 250–300 words. Answers will have to be convincing, logically argued and replete with textual evidence, while being concise and to–the–point.
The Department conducts periodical assessment and there exists a healthy system of student–teacher interaction. The mode of teaching not only entrails classroom lectures as the teachers regularly prepare PowerPoint Presentations while also providing the students with handouts and reading lists which aid them in their study. The Department publishes an annual academic journal, Symposium, (ISSN 2320–1452) and where scholars from all over Kolkata are invited to write. The Department regularly conducts UGC sponsored Seminars and Conferences.
Students who to take up English Honours will find it liberating and enjoyable provided they have a fondness for literature and are comfortable with the language.

          Faculty Detail :


Dr. Anasuya Bhar, M.A., Ph.D    (Head of the Department)

Dr. Anasuya Bhar
Designation : Head of the Department
Department : English
e–mail-id : anasuya.bhar@gmail.com
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Academic Profile
Educational Qualifications : M.A,Ph.D
Area of Specialisation :

European Romanticism, Nineteenth century Bengal.

Alma Mater :

Department of English, Jadavpur University.

Awards & Recognitions :
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Area of Research :

Area of Research: Romanticism, Nineteenth Century Bengal studies, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies

 
Current Projects
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Home and the World: The Voice of Woman in the Emerging Consciousness of Nineteenth Century Bengal.

   
Funding Agency Principal Investigator of a UGC Minor Research Project
Duration 7th December 2011 to 7th June 2013
List of Publication :

Books

Authorship

  1. Thomas Hardy’s ‘The Return of the Native’: A Critical Appraisal (Kolkata: Books Way, 2010)

Edited Volumes

  1. Symposium (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014), the journal of the Department of English, St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College, Kolkata; ISSN number 2320-1452.
  2. Souvenir (2014 January) editor
  3. Conference Proceedings for the UGC Sponsored National Conference titled Locating New Indianness: A Study of Contemporary Indian Literature in English. The Conference was organised jointly by The Deparments of English, St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College and that of City College of Commerce and Business Administration, Kolkata and held on 21 and 22 March 2012.
  4. Co-edited with Malini Bhattacharya, Romanticism in Bengal (1881-1922): An Anthology of Articles from Bangla (Kolkata: Papyrus, 2003).

Articles

In Journals

  1. ‘Asutosh Chaudhuri’s “Kabya Jagat”: An Instance in the Reception of British Romanticism in Nineteenth Century Bengal’ in Dr. Anasuya Bhar (ed.), Symposium, pp. 92-97, December 2013, ISSN 2320-1452.
  2.  ‘Family Relations in Rabindranath’s Ghare Baire and Jogajog’ in Dr. Sk. Makbul Islam (ed.), Folklore and Folkloristics, (e-journal) Volume 4, No.1, June 2011
  3. Twelfth Night Or, What You Will: A ‘faithful mirror of manners and of life’, or a Romance?’ in Anasuya Bhar (ed.), Symposium, 2010 (Dept. of English, St. Paul’s C.M. College, Kolkata), pp. 21-26
  4.  ‘India and the World Today: A Reappraisal’ in Siddhartha Biswas (ed.), The Seminar Proceedings of the UGC Sponsored Seminar (April 10, 2008) on Ideology, Culture and Society: India and the World Today, (Kolkata: St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College, 2009), pp. 36-38.

In Edited Volumes and Anthologies

  1. ‘Writing her Voice: Autobiography as Expression of the Self in Nineteenth Century Bengal’ in Aparna Bandyopadhyay and Krishna Dasgupta (eds.) The ‘Other’ Universe: An Anthology of Women’s Studies (Kolkata: Setu Prakashani and Women’s Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College, 2015), pp. 121-134. ISBN 978-93-80677-73-6
  2. ‘The Relationship Game in A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in Pradip Ranjan Sengupta (ed.), Summer? Night? Or Dream? A Collection of Critical Essays on A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Burdwan: Avenel Press, 2014), pp. 58-67. ISBN 978-93-80761-49-7
  3. ‘Ideas, Thoughts and Letters in The Japanese Wife’ in Ketaki Datta (ed.), Literature in Translation (Burdwan: Avenel Press, 2014), pp. 11-18, Conceptualized and Sponsored by Bidhannagar Government College.  ISBN 978-93-80761-54-1
  4.  ‘ “Once Upon a time there was a bride, a ‘Robber Bride’ …” – A Reading of Margaret Atwood’s The Robber Bride’ in Ketaki Dutta (ed.), New Literatures in English: Fresh Perspectives (Kolkata: The Book World, 2011), pp. 320-326. ISBN 978-81-909991-6-8
  5.  ‘Gendering Roles: An Analysis of the ‘temperament’ and ‘mood’ in Macbeth’ in Pradip Ranjan Sengupta (ed.), Macbeth: Re-Explored (Burdwan: Avenel Press, 2011), pp. 50-57. ISBN 978-93-80761-09-1
  6.  ‘A Study of Four Indian Short Stories’ in Ketaki Dutta (ed.), Indo-Anglian Literature: Past to Present (Kolkata: Books Way, 2008), pp. 110-119.
  7.  ‘Folk Art in India’ in Dr. Sheikh Makbul Islam (ed.) Folkloristics: In Search of Root (Kolkata: Bangiya Sahitya Sansad, 2008), pp. 113-122.

Translations (Bengali to English) in Journals and Edited Volumes

  1. In Dr. Awadhesh Misra (ed.), Kala Dirgha – International Journal of Visual Art, October 2013, Vol. 14, No. 27, ISSN 0976-1500, ‘Life’s Experiences find Expression in Art’ – Prasanta Daw (Translated by Anasuya Bhar from Bengali to English), pp. 53-56.
  2.  In Shaheen Akhtar and Moushumi Bhowmik (eds.) Women in Concert: An Anthology of Bengali Muslim Women’s Writings, 1904-1938, (Kolkata: Stree, 2008):

(a) ‘Khairunnesa Khatun: The Educationist’ pp. 51-64
(b) ‘Mrs. M. Rahman (1885-1926): A Portrait of Courage’ pp. 65-88.

  1. In Malini Bhattacharya and Anasuya Ghosh (eds.), Romanticism in Bengal (1881-1922): An Anthology of Articles from Bangla, (Kolkata: Papyrus, 2003):
  2. ‘Literature of Despair’ – Hirendranath Dutta, pp. 107-115
  3. ‘The Poetry of Keats’ – Hemendra Prasad Ghose, pp. 125-130

 

Contributions to texts of Netaji Subhas Open University

  1. For the undergraduate course in English Honours.
  1. Reading Poetry of the Eighteenth Century, Paper 1 Module 2, Units 17 to 21, pp.40-104 in 2000.
  2. Enlightenment Thought, Paper 4 Module 13, Unit 68, pp. 93-113 in 2002.

 

Membership of Professional Bodies :
  1. English Study Centre
  2. Centre for Studies in Romantic Literature                                  

 


Dr. Siddhartha Biswas, M.A., Ph.D

Dr. Siddhartha Biswas
Designation : Assistant Professor
Department : English
e–mail-id :

sb_stpaul@rediffmail.com

Ph. No. (Optional) :
Academic Profile
Educational Qualifications : M.A, Ph.D
Area of Specialisation : Modern Theatre, Translation Studies, Popular Culture
Alma Mater :

Presidency College and University of Calcutta

Awards & Recognitions :
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Area of Research :
Modern Theatre and Cinema
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International Publications:

  • Published an article titled ‘Adopting The Dumb Waiter: Negotiating Form and Content’ in ed. Katie Kahle and Imke Bindels, Norwich Papers, University of East Anglia, UK, 2009
  • Published an article titled ‘Mission Translation: Impossible’ in ed. Lina Glede and Chloë Somers, Norwich Papers, University of East Anglia, UK, 2007.
  • Published an article titled ‘Translating Pinter into India: A Question of Cultural Transformation’ in In Other Words, journal (issue number 29, Summer 2007) of the British Centre for Literary Translation, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
  • Two articles on T.S.Eliot and Arthur Miller were published in the book The Essentials of Literature in English, post 1914 edited by Ian Mackean and published by Hodder Arnold, London, 2005.

National Publications:
Books:
               In English

  • Edited Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, published by Books Way, Kolkata, 2005 (ISBN 81-89293-30-3).
  • Edited J.M.Synge’s Riders to the Sea, published by G.J.Book Society, Kolkata, in 2001, second edition 2003 (ISBN 81-8923-26-5).

           
               In Bengali

  • Translation of Invisible Man into Bengali, published by Lekhani in January 2000.
  • Translation of Frankenstein into Bengali, published by Lekhani in January 1996.
  • Translation of William Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice into Bengali, published by Monfakira in 2014 (ISBN 978-93-80542-63-8)
  • Translation of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night into Bengali, published by Monfakira in 2014 (ISBN 978-93-80542-62-1)

Articles:
               In English
               In Books

  • Wrote the Descriptive Bibliography of Subodh Chandra Sen Gupta’s articles in the Autumn Annuals of Presidency College Alumni Association in the book Professor Subodh Chandra Sen Gupta: Scholar Extraordinary, edited by Kajal Sengupta, published by the Subodh Chandra Sengupta Foundation in 2000.
  • Published an article titled ‘Vanquishing the Tiger: Martel’s Manual of Migration’ in The Diasporic Dilemma: Exile, Alienation and Belonging, edited by Pradipta Mukherjee and Sajalkumar Ghosh, published by Creative Books, New Delhi, 2014 (ISBN 978-81-8043-111-1)
  • Published an article titled ‘Sea of Poppies and the Narrative of Exclusion’ in In Pursuit of Amitav Ghosh: Some Recent Readings, edited by Tapan Kumar Ghosh and Prasanta Bhattacharya, published by Orient Blackswan, Hyderabad, 2013 (ISBN 978-81-250-5166-4)
  • Published an article titled ‘Reconstruction of Violence in The Shadow Lines: Negotiating History’ in Indian Fiction in English: Mapping the Contemporary Literary Landscape, edited by Sajalkumar Bhattacharya, Arnab Kumar Sinha and Himadri Lahiri, published by Creative Books, New Delhi, 2014 (ISBN 978-81-8043-108-1)

   In Journals

  • Published an article titled ‘The Art of Popular Cinema: Text, Context and Subtext’ in Pegasus (April 2015, ISSN 0975-8488)
  • Published an article titled ‘Syncretic Theatre in India: Propagating Postcolonial Paradigms’ in Symposium, Journal of the Department of English, St Paul’s C.M. College (2014, ISSN 2320-1452).
  • Published an article titled ‘The Romantic Dark: Frankenstein and the Other Within’ in Symposium, Journal of the Department of English, St Paul’s C.M. College (2013, ISSN 2320-1452).
  • Published an article titled ‘Makbool and the Limits of Theatrical Adaptation’ in Litscape, Journal of Vidyasagar University English Teachers’ Consortium (Volume 8, No. 1, 2013, ISSN 0976-9064).
  • Published an article titled ‘Reviewing Autobiography: Charles Dickens and David Copperfield’ in Symposium, Journal of the Department of English, St Paul’s C.M. College (December 2012, ISSN 2320-1452).
  • Published an article titled ‘Violence in Post-War Drama: Osborne, Pinter and Bond’ in Journal of the Department of English, Vidyasagar University (Volume 9, 2011-12, ISSN 0973-3671).
  • Published an article titled ‘The English Absurd’ in Symposium (August 2011), the journal of the Department of English, St Paul’s C.M. College.
  • Published an article titled ‘Elizabethan Sonnets’ in Pegasus, August 2011 (ISSN 0975-8488).
  • Published an article titled ‘Pirates of the Caribbean and the Economics of Elizabeth’s England’ in Symposium (April 2010), the journal of the Department of English, St Paul’s C.M. College.
  • Wrote an article titled ‘The Satirical Pope’ in Impressions (2007-08), the journal of Department of English, Vivekananda College for Women.
  • Wrote an article titled ‘The Stately Tent of War: A Brief Look at Marlowe’s Edward II’ in the Annual Journal (2006) of the Department of English, Rishi Bankim College for Women.
  • Wrote an article on Tim Supple’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the June 2006 issue of Connecting (the British Council East India Newsletter) titled ‘So Supple is Shakespeare’.
  • Wrote an article on Harold Pinter in the December 2005 issue of Connecting (the British Council East India Newsletter) titled ‘Pinter without a Pause’.
  • Published an article titled ‘Huckleberry Finn and the American Dream’ in Pegasus, June 2004.
  • Published an article titled ‘Period of Transition’ in the departmental journal of St Paul’s Cathedral Mission College, Department of English called Explorations, in January 2003.
  • Published an article titled ‘The Strain of Melancholy in Twelfth Night’ in Pegasus, April 2001.
  • Published an article titled ‘Keats and the Romantic Other‘ in Pegasus, November 1999.
Membership of Professional Bodies :
Life member of Bangiya Itihas Samsad

 


Dr. Syeda Ayesha Ali,M.A,Ph.D

Dr. Syeda Ayesha Ali
Designation : Assistant Professor
Department : English
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Sm. Tayana Chatterjee, M.A.

Sm. Tayana Chatterjee, M.A.
Designation : Assistant Professor
Department : English
e–mail-id : toychatt@gmail.com
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Academic Profile
Educational Qualifications : M.A
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Alma Mater : Jadavpur University
Awards & Recognitions :
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1. Project Fellow             March 2011 – December 2011   ‘School of Cultural Texts and Records’, Jadavpur University
2. Part-Time Guest Lecturer       Sept 2009 – February 2011  Shri Shikshayatan College
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Part-Time Guest Lecturer                   

July 2010 –June 2011 Heritage Institute of Technology
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Full-Time Lecturer            

October 2008 – July 2009 Swami Vivekananda Inst. Of Science & Technology             
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  1. Essay entitled ‘From the Circle to the Smoke: Amitav Ghosh’s Literary Journey’ in Collection 6 (October 2012) of the journal Pegasus, edited by Dr. Siddhartha Biswas and Dr. Sukanti Dutta. ISSN no.: 0975-8488
  2. Essay entitled ‘The “master theme” in Prometheus Unbound’ in Symposium, the Journal of the Department of English, St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College, edited by Dr. Anasuya Bhar.ISSN no.: 2320-1452
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Sm. Chaitali Moitra, M.A., M. Phil (Part–time)   

Sm. Chaitali Moitra
Designation : Part-time
Department : English
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Educational Qualifications : M.A., M. Phil
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Atomic, Molecular and Optical Sciences

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