Faculty Member

Swati Ganguly
Associate Professor
in English


Date of Birth 16th November

Department of English & Other Modern European Languages,
Santiniketan 731 235

Nepathya, Abanpally, Santiniketan

E-mail: ganguly.swati@gmail.com

Landline: 0346326133403463261334

Mobile: 94341877349434187734

Educational Qualification:
M.A, Ph D. Doctoral dissertation titled, ‘The Female Grotesque in Renaissance Drama: Representing the ‘Other.’’

Awards / Honours:
Charles Wallace Fellowship for Translation Studies, 1996; a bursary translator-in-residence at the British Centre for Literary Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

Teaching Experience:
From 1994 till present at the Department of English and OMEL.

Research Areas:
Renaissance/ Early Modern, Feminism and Gender, Translation, Theatre, Film, Tagore and 19th and 20th century Bengal.

Representative Publications:
Books: The Stream Within: Short Stories by Contemporary Bengali Women (Kolkata: Stree, 1999) [ jointly with Sarmistha Duttagupta] .

List of select articles in Journals and Anthologies:
‘Dancing to Shakespeare: Crossing Genre and Gender in the Tragedies’ ( co-authored with Paromita Chakravarti) in Poonam Trivedi and Minami Ryuta ( ed) Re-playing Shakespeare in Asia, New York and London: Routledge, 2010

‘The “Black and Midnight Hags”: the Weird Sisters of Macbeth’ in Abhijit Sen (ed) Macbeth ( Delhi: Pearson Longman, 2009) pp.241-260.

‘‘A craftier Tereus cousin, hast thou met’: Shakespeare’s Metamorphosis of Ovid in Titus Andronicus’ in Bhim S Dahiya ( ed) Shakespeare’s Intellectual Background, (New Delhi: Viva Books, 2008)pp.104-121.

“Postcolonial Negotiations with the Nation: Rituparno Ghosh’s Chokher Bali ( jointly with Paromita Chakravarti), in Somdatta Mondal (ed) The Indian ImagiNation: Colonial and Postcolonial Literature and Culture( New Delhi: Creative Books, 2007) pp.242-259

‘2002, A Shakespearean Odyssey: Postcolonial Theory from the Metropolis to the Margins’ ( jointly with Paromita Chakravarti) in Paul Skrebels and Sieta van der Hoeven ( ed) For All Time? Critical Issues in Teaching Shakespeare (Australian Association For the Teaching of English, Kent Town, South Australia: Wakefield Press, 2002) pp.89-99.

Other Academic Work:
Participated in several national and international conferences in India, UK and Australia.
Organized national level seminars in DEOMEL on Translation, Indian Women’s Writing in English, and Rabindranath Tagore in 2004, 2007and 2009 respectively.
Member of the working committee of The Centre for Women’s Studies, Visva- Bharati. Joint coordinator of the UNESCO, Visva- Bharati seminar ‘Women after Independence: Politics, Development, Law and Media’.
Visiting faculty at IIM Joka in 2008.
Delivered lectures in Refresher courses in North Bengal University ( 2004), Calcutta University ( 2008) and Sambalpur University ( 2009).

Other Interests:
Member of Visva-Bharati’s anti-ragging cell and member of the committee for prevention of sexual harassment.
Founder member of Ebong Alaap, a voluntary non-profit society based in Kolkata which attempts to develop critical awareness among the youth on social and cultural issues by publishing books and organizing workshops. Conceptualized and facilitated several gender workshops for college students organized by Ebong Alap in Kolkata, Bardhaman and Visva- Bharati. Also organized a three day legal awareness camp for rural women in Santiniketan in December 2005. The camp was supported by The National Women’s Commission and the State Women’s Commission. Currently Ebong Alap is working with Amaan Trust with school teachers in the Sunderbans.
Keen interest in visual and performance arts; participated in a group exhibition in Santiniketan. Directed and acted in several Shakespearean plays in DEOMEL.
Writer of fiction in Bangla; short stories published in several leading Bengali newspapers and magazines and have been collected in a book titled Pherar Samay ( Kolkata: 2002). A novella called Jiyankathi: ekti rupkahini athoba khela was published in the festival issue of the newspaper Ekdin in November 2009.

Fellowship: Recipient of the New India Foundation Fellowship 2012,Recipient of the Charles Wallace Fellowship for Translation 1996
 Representative Publications (10)
 Edited Books and journals:

  1. Swati Ganguly and Sarmistha Duttagupta, translated and edited, The Stream Within: Short Stories by Contemporary Bengali Women ( Kolkata: Stree, 1999).
  2. Swati Ganguly andAbhijit Sen (ed),Rabindranath Tagore and the Nations: Essays in Politics, Society and Culture ( Kolkata: Punascha, 2011)
  3. Ananya Duttagupta and Swati Ganguly (ed)  apperception: The Journal of Department of English and Other Modern European Languages,  Vol VI  August 2013 special issue, The Renaissance and Its Afterlife 

 Journal articles:

  1. The Poush Mela in Santiniketan: The Fair as a Site of Social Exchange’ The Public Historian, Vol 35 No2, May 2013 University of California Press, pp104-108 [ISSN 0272-3433. Electronic ISSN 1533-8576] www.ucpressjournals.com
  2. Critiquing power through subversion: the rebellion of Jack Cade in 2 Henry VI  in the Journal of Drama Studies: An International Journal of Research on World Drama in English ( including translation) Vol. 6 July 2012 pp [ ISSN 0975-1696 ] pp. 14-24.
  3. ‘Locating and dis-locating William’s ‘women’: ‘the small voices of feminist Shakespeareans’ in the Journal of Drama Studies: An International Journal of Research on world Drama in English Vol 7. January –July 2013, No.1&2 Special Number marking the 400th year of Shespeare’s Farewell to the Globe., ISSN 0975-1696. pp 129-138
  4. Nationalism and ‘Our Swadeshi Samaj’: contextualising Tagore’s ideas of Nation’ Journal of the School of Languages, Literature and Culture, JNU [ISSN 0972-9682] pp 86-98.

 Chapters in Books:

  1. ‘Santiniketan and Sriniketan: Tagore’s utopia ‘beyond nationalist frames’ ed Konrad Meisig Utopias from Asia (Weisbaden, Germany: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2012) [ ISBN 978-3-447-0694-2])

.        2. ‘Celebrating the Global and the Local: Rabindranath’s Ideal of Cosmopolitanism’ in
Contemporarising Tagore and the World, ed Imtiaz Ahmed, Muchkund Dubey et al (Dhaka: University Press Ltd, 2013)

  1. Gendering lying and Truth Telling in Othello’ in Shormistha Panja( ed) Shakespeare and the Art of Lying ( New Delhi: Orient Black Swan 2013)( ISBN 978-81-250 5264 7) pp. 139-154