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Dr. Nibedita Bandyopadhyay

Assistant Professor of English 

Dr. Nibedita Bandyopadhyay

Assistant Professor of English  

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Nibedita Bandyopadhyay has completed her Ph.D. in English Literature from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur after qualifying National Eligibility Test by the University Grants Commission with Junior Research Fellowship. She has done her Masters in English from Banaras Hindu University. In her thesis, she has researched on literature and postcolonial ecocriticism.As a doctoral student, she received a tuition grant from the prestigious School of Criticism and Theory (SCT) at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York to participate in a training programme and workshop on LiteraryTheory and Criticism. Shealso gota travel grant for the International Graduate Students by American Studies Association, Washington, D.C, for a seminar presentation in Denver. She has presented her research papers at different national and international conferences with travel grants. Before the pandemic, she participated in a conference on Digital Humanities at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire.She has quality publications in journals and books published by renowned publishers like Routledge: Taylor and Francis, Lexington: Rowman and Littlefield and so on. She is a member of the editorial board of a journal published by the Association for Literature and Environment (ASLE) Brazil. Her research interests mostly centre on literature and Environmental Humanities. She has been invited as a guest speaker on the topic of literature and Environment for many lecture series. She participated in Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN) Workshop in ‘Technology, Urban Space and Culture: Emerging paradigms for the Global India’ organised by Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur during her doctoral studies.After her doctorate, she has significant teaching experience as an Assistant Professor of English at SRM University Andhra Pradesh and Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed to be university) Chennai.

Educational Background:

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences)

  • Ph.D. (August 2013 – June 2018) in English withspecialization in Environmental Humanities, Postcolonial Ecocriticism, Ecofeminism and Literatures of the Global South
  • Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) with Junior Research Fellowship conducted by TheUniversity Grants Commission in 2012 

Banaras Hindu University (Department of English, Faculty of Arts)

  • Master of Arts in English

Hooghly Mohsin Government College (Department of English), affiliated to The University of Burdwan, West Bengal

  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English

Journal Publications:

  • Bandyopadhyay, Nibedita. “The Green Sleuth’: An Analysis of Environmentalism in the Selected Detective Fictions of Sunil Gangopadhyay.” Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, vol. 22, issue. 1, 2018, pp. 1-11, published by the USA and UK: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, PrintISSN: 1468-8417 Online ISSN: 2168-1414, Scopus Indexed, H-index 4, Doi: 10.1080/14688417.2018.1431142
  • Bandyopadhyay, Nibedita. Review Article: “The Plurality and Playfulness of Provincial Writing: A review of Modernity and Provincial Writing: The Case of Manoj Das.The Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, vol. 9, issue. 1,pp.  350-354, 2017, Doi: 10.21659/rupkatha. V 9n1.37,ISSN 0975-2935, Scopus and EBSCO Indexed
  • Bandyopadhyay, Nibedita. “An Ecofeminist Analysis of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus.” Yearly Shakespeare, vol. 16, pp. 1-7, 2018, ISSN 0976-9536 International peer-reviewed journal
  • Bandyopadhyay, Nibedita. “Role of Science and Technology as Metaphors in Thomas Pynchon’s Crying of Lot 49.Criterion: An International Journal of English, vol. 5, issue. 1, pp.120-123, 2014, ISSN 09768165, indexed in MLA International Directory, Google Scholar and others, impact factor: 7

Book Chapters:

  • Bandyopadhyay, Nibedita. “The Sage of Subalterns amidst Resource Crisis: An Analysis of “Drought: Mahesh” and Water,Narratives of Environmental Challenges in Brazil and India: Losing Nature in Ecocriticism Theory and Practice Series,Lexington Books: Lanham, Boulder, New York, London, and the USA, Hardback ISBN: 978-1-4985-8114-1, E-book ISBN: 978-1-4985-8115-8, pp. 87-99, 2019
  • Bandyopadhyay, Nibedita. “Mapping Female Territory: An Ecofeminist Approach to Shakespeare’s King Lear” in Conscious Re-imaging of Shakespeare’s Plays, Bahri Publisher: New Delhi, edited by Professor Smriti Singh and Professor Sweta Sinha, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, 2017, ISBN: 978-93-83469-10-9,pp.159-165.
  • Bandyopadhyay, Nibedita. “An Analysis of William Gibson’s Count Zero as a Cyberpunk Fiction,” Dialogia: An Anthology of Critical Ideas (A Peer-Reviewed Multilingual International Edition), Rainsoft, Guwahati, 2015 ISBN 978-81-924095-3-5, pp. 31-40.

International Seminars in Abroad:

  • Presented paper in a conference, Under Western Skies 2016: Water  Events, Trends, Analysis, organised by Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada September 27-30, 2016
  • Presented a paper in a conference on Bringing Environmental Disability Studies into Dialogue, organised by American Studies Association, Washington DC, the USA, November 17-20, 2016 at Hyatt Regency Denver, Colorado, the USA with Annette K. Baxter Travel Grant for the International Graduate Students by the American Studies Association.
  • Participated in a conference on Digital Humanities at Dartmouth College, NH, the USA, with Travel Grant from SRM University in April 2019

International Seminars / Workshops in India:

  • Presented a Paper in an International Conference “Emerging Forms of Victimization: 
    Multi-Disciplinary Perspective at Stella Maris College incollaboration with University of Madras from February 28-March 1, 2020
  • Presented a Paper in a Seminar on ‘Reading/Understanding Fiction in Contemporary Times, organised by Banaras Hindu University in collaboration with Sahitya Academy and ICSSR, New Delhi, March 5-6, 2014
  • Presented a Paper in a Seminar on ‘Exploring Trauma: Interdisciplinary Perspectives,’ at Gaur Banga University, West Bengal in collaboration with the British Council Kolkata, January 28-29, 2016, India
  • Presented a Paper at a Seminar on ‘“Ripeness is All” Discoursing Shakespeare and the Politics of Cultural Gerontology,’ organised by Bankura University, in collaboration with ICSSR, New Delhi and British Council, Kolkata, November 7-8, 2016
  • Participated in Global Initiative For Academic Networks (GIAN) Workshop in ‘Technology, Urban Space and Culture: Emerging paradigms for the Global India’ from December 8-13, 2017, organised by Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 

National Seminars:

  • Presented Paper at Revisiting Shakespeare in 21st Century, organized by Indian Institute of Technology Patna, September 15-16, 2016, in collaboration with British Council Kolkata and SAGE Publishing House
  • Presented Paper at Culinary Routes/Roots, national Conference, organized by Department of English, University of Delhi, November 2-3, 2016
  • Presented Paper at Research Scholar Day at IIT Kanpur, on October 3, 2015, India

Paper Accepted in International Conferences: 

  • Ecomaterialism Collective, organised by the University of California Davis, Irvine, and Santa Barbara, May 13-14, 2016
  • Rethinking Environments: Literature, Praxis, Ethics, UGC sponsored international seminar, organised by Berhampur University, Odisha, December 28-30, 2016

Academic Achievements:

  • Delivered Talk as an Invited Speaker for an Online Lecture Series on Ecocriticism at Don Bosco University Assam on April 28, 2020, Title of the Lecture: “When Literature Turns Green”
  • Annette K. Baxter Travel Grant for International Graduate Students by the American Studies Association. the USA in 2016
  • Fellowship from School of Criticism and Theory (SCT) at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York in 2017
  • Associated with ASLE (the Association for Study of Literature and Environment), India
  • Recipient of the Departmental Excellency Grant, IIT Kanpur for Seminar Presentation in Abroad
  • Invitation to Deliver Extension Lecturer to M.A. English students on ‘Critical Theory’ at R. K.S.D (PG) College, Kaithal, Kurukshetra University
  • Member of the Editorial board in RILE (RevistaInterdisciplinar de Literatura e Ecocritica), an academic journal of ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment) Brazil
  • Recognition for Creative Writing (Poetry) from India-Netherlands Friendship Society, 2011