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Dr. Himansu Sekhar Mohapatra

Himansu Sekhar Mohapatra Name : Himansu Sekhar Mohapatra
Designation : Professor & HEAD
Qualification : B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (University of East Anglia, U.K.)
Phone No. : +91 (0) 94374 04431, +91 (0) 674 - 2535877 (H), +9
E-mail ID : heironymo(at)gmail(dot)com, h_mohapatra(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Anglo-American Critical theory, C19th & C20th British & American Fiction,
  • Fiction Theory, Comparative Literature, Translation, Postcolonial Literatures,
  • Communication Skills, Professional Writing

  • Professional Writing,
  • Criticism from the Ancient to Modern period,
  • C19th & C20th British & American fiction,
  • C19th American non-fiction
  • World Literature in English
a.    Guidance

Successfully supervised 6 doctoral candidates. Details as under:

  • Snehaprava Das, “Down the Heart’s Dark Alley: An English Translation of Baisnab Charan Das’s Oriya Novel Mane Mane with a Critical Introduction” (awarded in 2008)
  • Laxmi Narayan Mohapatra, “Shaping the Third World Literary Response: A Comparative Analysis of Selected Fiction of Gopinath Mohanty and Chinua Achebe’s African Trilogy” (awarded in 2011)
  • Prashanta Kumar Purohit, “The Great Whirl: An English Translation of Kanhu Charan Mohanty’s Oriya Novel Jhanja with a Critical Introduction” (awarded in 2012)
  • Pinaki Mohanty, “Reading the Figure of the City: A Study through the Fiction of Don DeLillo and Paul Auster” (awarded in 2013)
  • Rajendra Dakua, “The Novelistic Discourse in Early Indian Novel in English: A Study through the Fiction of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Lal Behari Day and Kripabai Satthianadhan” (awarded in 2014)
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a.    Guidance

 

a.    Journal Publications

·         “Utilitarianism at Home and Abroad: A Comparative Study of Charles Dickens’s Hard Times and Fakir Mohan Senapati’s Chha Mana Atha Guntha.” (Co-author) The International Fiction Review. (Canada). (22), 1995. 80-88. 

  • “Writing Peasant Life in Colonial India: A Comparative Analysis of Rev. Lal Behari Day’s Bengal Peasant Life and Fakir Mohan Senapati’s Chha Mana Atha Guntha.” (Co-author) The Toronto Review of Contemporary Writing. Abroad. (Canada) (14), 1996. 29-40. 
  • “Translating against the Grain: The Case of an Oriya Adaptation of Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities.” (Co-author) META (Canada) (42): 2, 1997. 416-422. 
  • “Reading the Figure of the Body in Gopinath Mohanty’s High tide Ebb tide.” Wasafiri (U.K), October 2003. 35-39.
  • “Two Classic Tales of Village India.” Economic and Political Weekly. December 13-19, 2008, pp. 62-69.
  • “Seeding Bhasa”. Himal South Asian. October-November 2009. 112-114.
  • “Of Intellectuals and Writers”. Economic and Political Weekly. October 31-November 6, 2009.  
  • “English against Englishing: The Case of an Early English Translation of an Oriya Novel”. Traduction, Terminilogie, Redaction (TTR) (Canada). (23):1, 2010.  123-149.

Publication: In Refereed National Journals

  • “Residual or Emergent: Critiquing Raymond Williams’s The Country and the City.” Journal of Contemporary Thought. (Louisiana, USA / Baroda, India). 1992. 23-35. (This journal enjoys international recognition.) 
  • “Narrating Individuals; Narrating Communities: A Perspective on Three Indian Novels of Colonial Consciousness.” Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. (Inaugural Issue of the journal of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla), (1): 1. 1994. 31-47. 

Other Journal Publications: A Select List

  • “Mr Spectator, Pastoralism and the Prose of the City.” Literature and Criticism. Research Journal of English Dept. Berhampur University. (1): 1 & 2, 1991-1992. 113-123. 
  • “Dickens and the Side-glancing Detail: Body-Language Dialectic in Dickens’s Great Expectations.” Dibrugarh Journal of English Studies. No. 8, 1992-1993. 39-47. 
  • “Welcome Return of Life to Theory.” Review Essay on Reclaiming Identity: Realist Theory of Identity and the Predicament of Postmodernism. Ed. Paula M.L. Moya and Michael R. Hames-Garcia (University of California Press, 2001). IJOWLAC. January-June 2004. 134-139.
  • “Odia Literature, Pomophobia and the Fiction of Biyotkesh Tripathy.” Journal of the Odisha Association of English Studies.Vol 4, 2014.
  • “In Search of the Writerly Text.” Journal of the Odisha Association of English Studies. Vol. 5, 2015.

1 Intros and Foreword to Books: “Foreword” to Kunti Kuntala Sakunatala, English translation of the Oriya novel of the same name by Binapani Mohanty, Trans. AshoK K. Mohanty. Delhi: Kalpaz Publications, 2005.
2 Intros and Foreword to Books: Foreword to Frieda Hauswirth (Das), A Marriage to India. Jagatsingpur: Prafulla Pathagara, 2007.
3 Intros and Foreword to Books: “Foreword: Writing against Writing” to The Will and Other Stories. English Translation of Selected Stories of JP Das by Ashok K. Mohanty. Delhi: Sahity Akademi, 2007.
4 Intros and Foreword to Books: Foreword to Kanhu Charan Mohanty’s The Storm. Delhi: National Book Trust, 2011.
5 Intros and Foreword to Books: “The Little Big Tradition: Introduction to Wings over the Mahanadi: Eight Odia_English Poets. Ed. Manu Dash. Mumbai, Poetrywallah, 2013.
6 Chapter in Books: “Riches of India: Reading Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy.” The Postmodern Indian Novel in English: Interrogating the Eighties and the Nineties. Ed. Viney Kirpal. Mumbai: Allied Publishers, 1997.
7 Chapter in Books: “Translation as Subversion.”(Co-author) Translation and Multilingualism: Postcolonial Contexts. Ed. Shantha Ramakrishna. New Delhi: Pencraft, 1997. (Reviewed by Prema Nandakumar in The Hindu. December 23, 1997).
8 Chapter in Books: “Farewell to Jane Austen : Uses of realism in Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy.”(Co-author) The Postcolonial Jane Austen. Ed. You-me Park & Rajeswari Sunder Rajan. London & New York: Routledge, 2000.
9 Chapter in Books: “Vikram Seth and Jane Austen: Uses of Realism in A Suitable Boy.” Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy: An Anthology of Recent Criticism. Ed. Murari Prasad. New Orientations. Delhi: Pencraft, 2005.
10 Chapter in Books: Fakir Mohan Senapati: Perspectives on His Fiction. Ed. Jatindra Kumar Nayak. Kolkata: Prafulla Pathagara, 2005. (Includes three of my articles.) (Reviewed by Sayantan Dasgupta in The Statesman 8th Day. December 19, 2005).
11 Chapter in Books: “History in the Letter of the Text: Reading Great Expectations.” Charles Dickens Great Expectations. Ed. Bibhash Choudhury. New Delhi: Eastern Economy Edition, 2009.
12 Chapter in Books: “The Cult of the Fact and the Rhetoric of Fiction: Reading Fakir Mohan Senapati’s Chha Mana Atha Guntha and Mamu.” History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization: Volume VI Part 7: Perspectives on Orissa: Cultural-Intellectual Contributions. Eds. Prafulla Kumar Mohapatra and Ramesh Chandra Pradhan. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal, 2009.
13 Chapter in Books: “Two Classic Tales of Village India.” in Colonialism, Modernity and Literature: A View from India. Ed. Satya P. Mohanty. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2011. Indian reprint by Orient BlackSwan 2011. (Reviewed by Chandrahas Choudhury in The Indian Express. October 1, 2011; by Sanjay Kumar in The Hindu. October 11, 2011; by Gurminder Bhambra in Theory, Culture and Society (University of Warwick, U.K - forthcoming).
14 Chapter in Books: “Babu Fiction in Disguise: Reading the White Tiger.” In Writing India Anew. Ed. Rituparna Sandilya and Krishna Sen. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam Press, 2013. (Reviewed by Shalini Rupesh Jain in Asiatic. Vol.8, No. 2 December 2014).
15 Books Authored and Edited The Other Side of Reason: Oriya Stories from the Edge. Eds. Himansu S. Mohapatra and Paul St-Pierre. Intro. Himansu S. Mohapatra. Bhubaneswar: Grasssroots, 2007.
(Reviewed by Rajeswari Sunder Rajan in The Hindu Literary Review. August 3, 2008.)
16 Books Authored and Edited Endless Adventures: A Collection of English Prose. Orient BlackSwan, 2011. (Undergraduate Textbook of Prose).
17 Books Authored and Edited Vistas and Visions: A Textbook of Prose and Poetry. Orient BlackSwan, 2015.
18 Books Authored and Edited Pitching for the Middle: Essays and Musings. Createspace: Charleston, USA, 2012. (Reviewed by Chinmay Hota in The Political and Business Daily. 3o April 2013).
19 Books Authored and Edited Model of Middle: essays and musings. Bhubaneswar: Bird Nest, 2013. (Reviewed by Ramesh Patnaik in The Orissa Post 29 March 2015, Bharati Mahapatra in The Journal of the Odisha Association of English Studies. Vol. 5, 2015 and Moumita DeRoy in The New Indian Express 18 April 2015).

  • Convened an International Colloquium on “Identity, Realism and the Comparative Study of Indian Literatures” as part of the 4th Annual Convention of The Forum for Contemporary Theory on “The Ethical Turn”, held at Konark, Orissa during December 13-16, 2001.
  • Convened the 9th Annual Conference of the IASCL (Indian Association for Studies in Contemporary Literature) on “The Postcolonial Theory and the Recent Fiction in English” at the Department of English, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar during January 30-31, 2003.
  • 1 National Merit Scholarship, Government of Orissa, 1973-1977.
    2 Commonwealth Scholarship, Government of U.K., 1985-1988.
    3 Charles Wallace India Trust Grant, U.K., 1 October ?? 31 December 1996.
    4 Fulbright Summer Institute Grant, United States Department of State, 23 June ?? 5 August 2000.

    • 1980-81: Lecturer in English, Ispat College, Rourkela
    • 1981-82: Government College, Bhawanipatna
    • 1985-88: Commonwealth Scholar, School of English and American Studies, University of East Anglia, U.K.
    • 1982-88: Lecturer in English, Berhampur University
    • 1988: Senior Lecturer in English, Berhampur University
    • 1993: Reader in English, Berhampur University
    • 1994: Reader in English, Utkal University
    • 1996: Visiting Senior Member, Linacre College, University of Oxford, UK
    • 1997: UGC Visiting Fellow at the English Department, Jadavpur University
    • 2000: Fulbright Professor at the Summer Institute in the University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
    • 2001: Visiting Guest Professor at Sodertorns, University College of Southern Stockholm, Sweden
    • 2002: Visiting Guest Professor at Sodertorns, University College of Southern Stockholm, Sweden
    • 2001-2003: Head, English, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
    • 2009-2011: Head, English, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
    • 2015-continuing : Head, English, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
    • Other Distinctions
      •  2003: Evaluator for the English Department, Hashemite University, Amman, Jordan.
      • 2004: Evaluator for faculty positions at Sodertorns hogskola (University College of Southern Stockholm, Sweden.
      • 1997: UGC Visiting Fellow at the English Department of Jadavpur University
      • 2014: Subject Expert for Selection of Associate Professor in English, Vishva Bharati, Santi Niketan, Bolpur, West Bengal
      • 2015: Chancellor-nominated Subject Expert for Selection of Assistant Professor in English, College of Basic Science and Humanities, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
      • 2015: Subject Expert for Selection of Assistant and Associate Professor in English, Jadavpur University
    • Reviews in Journals
      • “Aesthetics and Politics now”: Review of Eric Cheyfitz’s The Poetics of
      • Imperialism: Translation and Colonization from Tempest to Tarzan.
      • Literature and Criticism. (Inaugural issue) (1):1, 1991-1992. 171-173.
      • Review of Prayer Room & Other Stories by K.C. Das. Sateertha Bulletin.
      • No. 2. 1994. 5-6.
      • Review of After Amnesia by G.N. Devy. Sateertha Bulletin. No. 4. 1995.
      • 4-5.
      • Review of Colonial Transactions: English Literature and India by Harish Trivedi. Sateertha Bulletin. No. 6. 1995. 47-51.
      • “A Fine Instance of Fabulation”: Review of The House of Serpents by D.D.
      • Sahu. New Quest. No. 122. 1997. 121-122.
      • “Unfixing the Subject”: Review of Subject to Change: Teaching Literature
      • in the Nineties. Ed. Susie Tharu. Indian Review of Books. 16 November –
      • 15 December 1998. 22-23.
      • “Source into Resource”: Review of HarperCollins Book of Oriya Short Stories.
      • Ed. K.K. & Leelawati Mahapatra & S. Mohanty. Indian Review of Books.
      • 16 Feb. – 15 March 1999. 48-49.
      • “A Critical Sociology of English in India”: Review of The Politics of Indians’
      • English by N. Krishnaswamy & Archana S. Burde. Indian Review of Books.
      • 16 March – 15 April 1999. 28-29.
      • “The Postcolonial Seduction”: Review of The Postcolonial Theory: An
      • Introduction. By Leela Gandhi. Indian Review of Books. 16 June – 15 July
      • 1999. 22-23.
      • “In Defence of Penny Dreadfuls”: Review of Picture Imperfect and Other
      • Byomkesh Bakshi Mysteries. By Saradindu Bandyopadhaya.
      • Indian Review of Books. 16 August – 15 September.1999. 35-36.
      • “Stories to Cherish and Remember”: Review of Reflections of a Hen in Her
      • Last Hour and Other Stories. By Paul Zacharia. Indian Review of Books.
      • 16 December 1999 – 15 January 2000. 35-36.
      • “Violence Academicised”: Review of Problems of Violence: Themes in
      • Literature. By Birinder Pal Singh. Indian Review of Books. 16 March 15 April
      • 2000. 1-23.
      • “Diasporic Dilemma”: Review of Bombay Duck. By Farrukh Dhondy.
      • Indian Review of Books. 16 April – 15 May 2000. 30-31.
      • “The Unforgettable Lightness of Being”: Review of High tide Ebb tide by
      • Gopinath Mohanty. Indian Review of Books. 16 July – 15 August 2000. 34-35.
      • “Signs Mistaken for Wonder”: Review of The Politics of Postmodernity: An
      • Introduction to Contemporary Politics and Culture. By John R. Gibbins & Bo
      • Reimer. Indian Review of Books. 16 August – 15 September 2000. 20-21.
      • “Textualising with a Difference”: Review of The Rise and Fall of English:
      • reconstructing English as a discipline. By Robert Scholes. Journal of
      • Contemporary Thought (International). 1999 (Winter). 143-147.
      • “Middle-Roaders’ Journey”: Review of The Journey. By K.C. Das.
      • Indian Review of Books. 16 March – 15 April 2001.
      • “An Orissan Odyssey”: Review of John Boulton: Essays on Oriya Literature. Complied and with an Afterword by Ganeswar Mishra. Prafulla Pathagara, 2003. Indian Journal of World Literature and Culture. (ILOWLAC) (2), July-December 2006. pp. 127-130.
      • “Compressed provincialism”: Review of Susurrus in the Skull by Rabindra Swain. Authorpress, 2008. Himal South Asian. December 2008. pp. 72-73.
      • “Long versus short: ‘The White Tiger’ and ‘Between the Assassinations’ by Aravind Adiga. Himal South Asian. January 2009. pp. 78-80.
      • “Oriya Renaissance, ‘authentic and truthful’”: Review of A Time Elsewhere by JP Das. Trans. Jatindra K. Nayak. Penguin India. Himal South Asian. September 2010. pp.
    • Reviews and Write ups in Newspapers
      • “Fictional Realism”: Review of The House of Serpents. By D.D.Sahu.
      • The Indian Express. February 16, 1997.
      • “Mapping a Landscape Scarred by Trauma”: Review of The Green Gardener. By Jayanta Mahapatra. The Indian Express. September 14, 1997.
      • “Unfixing the Subject”: Review of Subject to Change. Ed. Susie Tharu. The Hindu Literary Review. September 20, 1998.
      • “A New Realism for the Times”: Review Essay on Literary Theory and the Claims of History: Postmodernism Objectivity and Multiculural Politics. By Satya P. Mohanty. The Hindu Literary Review. December 6, 1998.
      • “Tales from Orissa”: Review of Ants Ghosts and Whispering Trees: An Anthology of Oriya Short Stories. 8th Day (The Statesman), July 27, 2003.
      • “Gay in Mumbai”: Review of The Boyfriend by R. Raj Rao. 8th Day (The Staesman), October 9, 2003.
      • “Remembering Said”: Obit-Article: The Hindu Literary Review. December 7, 2003.
      • “English in the Wake of NAAC”: Article. The Hindu Literary Review. May 2, 2004.
      • “Lifestyle English”: Article: The Hindu Literary Review. September 5, 2004.
      • “Lifestyle Tips for English”: Article: The Yemen Times. October 3, 2005.
      • “Managing English: the Leona Cassiani way.” Article: The Yemen Times. October 10, 2005.
      • “Against insularity in literature and criticism”: Review of John Boulton: Essays on Oriya Literature. The Hindu Literary Review, November 6, 2005.
      • “Writing: The other face.” The Yemen Times. January 9, 2006.
      • “A Signature Novel.” Review of Six Acres and a Third (Chha Mana Atha Guntha) by Fakir Mohan Senapati. The Hindu Literary Review, March 5, 2006.
      • “A time for healing.” Review of Ninety-Nine Words: A Volume of Poetry edited by Manu Dash. The Hindu Literary Review, June 4, 2006.
      • “Historical Romance.” Review of Padmamali by Umesh Chandra Sarkar. The Hindu Literary Review, August 6, 2006.
      • “Reading the Indian Novel”. Comment on an International Conference on “The Literary View from Below” held in Delhi University from January 3 to 7, 2007. The Hindu Literary Review, March 4, 2007.
      • “Swansong.” Review of Fear, Love, Marigolds and More by Kishori Charan Das. Translated by Phyllis Granoff. The Hindu Literary Review, July 1, 2007.
      •  “Creator and Critic.” Review of Literary Radicalism in India: Gender, Nation and the Transition to Independence by Priyamvada Gopal. The Hindu Literary Review, September 2, 2007.
      • “Connecting States.” Review of Sketches of Orissa. English Translation of Udishyara Chitra by Jatindra Mohan Singh. Trans. By Himansu Sekhar Sarkar. The Hindu Literary Review, November 5, 2007.
      • “A Tryst with Indian Poetry.” Review of the Indian Portfolio in the September 2007 issue of Poetry. The Hindu Literary Review, January 6, 2008. (Co-reviewer)
      • “Differently Modern.” Review of Girls for Sale: English Translation of Gurajada Apparao’s Kanyasulkam by V. Narayana Rao. The Hindu Literary Review, February 3, 2008.
      • “Gained in Translation.” Review of Paul St-Pierre & PC Kar (ed.) In Translation: Reflection, Refraction and TransformationThe Hindu Literary Review, April 6, 2008.
      • “Essaying a Cityscape.” Review of The Maternal Uncle: English Translation of Fakir Mohan Senapati’s Oriya novel Mamu. Trans. JK Nayak. The Hindu Literary Review, June 1, 2008.
      • “Lines in Memoriam.” Obituary on Niranjan Mohanty. The Hindu Literary Review, September 7, 2008.
      • “Rough passages.” Review of Crows and Other Stories. By KK Mohapatra. Trans. Leelawati Mohapatra and Paul St-Pierre. The Hindu Literary Review. October 5, 2008.
      •  “Many in One.” Review of Shesha: Selected Marathi Poems 1958-2008. By Dilip Chitre. The Hindu Literary Review. March 15, 2009.
      • “Fragile, but Powerful.” Review of A Fragile World by Bishnu Mohapatra. The Hindu Literary Review. May 3, 2009.
      • The Sound of Silence”. Review of Hanging by a Tail by Leelawati Mohapatra. The Hindu Literary Review. August 2, 2009.
      • “The Sixty-Year Journey: Bhasha Literature: ORIYA”, The Hindu Literary Review. March 7, 2010.
      • “Parisian Adventures”. Review of The Fine Print and Other Yarns by Dinesh Verma. The Hindu Literary Review. May 2, 2010.
      • “Evocative Mirror”. Review of A Time Elsewhere by JP Das. Trans. J.K. Nayak. The Hindu Literary Review. June 6, 2010.
      • “Layered with meaning”. Review of The Lie of Dawns: Poems 1974-2009 by Jayanta Mahapatra. The Hindu Literary Review. September 5, 2010.
      • “Momentous Shift”. Review of Medieval Odia Poetry. Edited and Trans. Ganeswar Mishra and Wandering Words: Oriya Poetry since Independence. Translated by Sangram Jena and Aurobindo Behera. The Hindu Literary Review. June 5, 2011.
      • “A Blast from the Past.” Times of India. 31 January 2014.
      • “A Princely Shot in the Arm for Indian Writing in English.” The Orissa Post. 6 April 2015.
      • “Moments of Impact”: Review of Kaanduri and Other Stories by Dash Benhur. Trans. Bikarm K. Das. The New Indian Express. 12 June 2015.
      • “English should take an India-centric turn.” The Orissa Post. 5 August 2015.
      • “Into another Country”: Review of In the Cradle of the Seven Sisters by Biswakesh Tripathy. The New Indian Express. 24 July 2015.  
    • Publications: Creative Writing: Stories and Middles
      • “Grandpa.” Cuttack Review. April – May 1983. 49-50.
      • “The Mirror-Man.” Cuttack Review. April-May 1983. 50-52.
      • “A View to a Fall.” Ame Mayurabhanjia. Souvenir of the Mayurbhanj Cultural Association on the Occasion of its Silver Jubilee. March-April, 2003. 
      • “The Witch Hunt.” 8th Day (The Statesman). November 30, 2003.
      • “Imperial Embrace”: Middle: Times of India, September 6, 2003
      • “Pub Crawling”: Middle: Times of India. October 16, 2003.
    • Conferences Organized: International
      • Convened an International Colloquium on “Identity, Realism and the Comparative Study of Indian Literatures” as part of the 4th Annual Convention of The Forum for Contemporary Theory on “The Ethical Turn”, held at Konark, Orissa during December 13-16, 2001.
      • Convened the 9th Annual Conference of the IASCL (Indian Association for Studies in Contemporary Literature) on “The Postcolonial Theory and the Recent Fiction in English” at the Department of English, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar during January 30-31, 2003.
    • Conferences Attended: International
      • Victorian Graduate Seminar at the University of Oxford, U.K. on 2 December 1996. Made a presentation on “Two Tales of Expiation: Dickens & Senapati.”
      • Participated in the Fulbright Summer institute on Contemporary American Literature, held at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA from 23 June to 5 August 2000 as the sole representative from India.
      • Gave a seminar on Dickens’s Hard Times at Sodertorns University College of Southern Stockholm, Sweden on 9 October 2000.
      • Participated in the International Forum for Contemporary Theory’s third Annual Convention on “The Future of Tradition,” held at Aurangabad during 14-18 December 2000 and presented a paper on “Making the Stay Count: Needs of a Secular Polity.” Reading Gopinath Mohanty’s Laya Bilaya (High tide Ebb tide)” at the Central Sahitya Akademi-sponsored panel, “Literature, Religion and the Presented at the Central Sahitya Akademi-sponsored seminar on “Autobiography,” held at Vishwa Varati, Santiniketan during 3-4
      • Presented a paper on “Mistaken Modernity: Reading Gopinath Mohanty’s High tide Ebb tide” at the Lund University, Sweden on 2 May 2001.
      • Convened an International Colloquium on “Identity, Realism and the Comparative Study of Indian Literatures” as part of the 4th Annual Convention of The Forum for Contemporary Theory on “The Ethical Turn”, held at Konark, Orissa during December 13-16, 2001.
      • Made a joint presentation on “Reading Figure of the Body in Gopinath Mohanty’s Laya Bilaya (High tide ebb tide)”at the triennial conference of EACLALS (European Association of Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies), held at the Univ. of Copenhagen, Denmark during March 13-18, 2002.
      • Presented at the International Conference on “Literary View from Below: Tradition of Radical Critique in Modern South Asian Literature”, held at the University of Delhi with in collaboration with DCRC, Univ. of Delhi and FMS Research Project, Cornell University during January 3 – 5, 2007.
      • Presented at the International Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Translation Studies (CATS) on “Translation Theory and Practice: East Meets West”, held at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada during May 31-June 2, 2008.
      • Spoke at a plenary of the conference on fiction held at Banaras Hindu University during March 4-5, 2014. The talk was on ‘In Search of the Writerly Text: A Freewheeling Excursus.”
      • Presented at the International Conference on “Imagining the East: New Research, New Pathways” organized by the University of Hyderabad during 23-25 February 2015.
    • Seminars Attended: National (A Select List)
      • National Seminar on “Fakir Mohan Senapati and the Nineteenth Century Indian Society,” organised by the University of Delhi during 24-25 March 1994. Presented two papers titled “Utilitarianism at Home and Abroad: A Comparative Study of Dickens’s Hard Times and Fakir Mohan Senapati’s Chha Mana Atha Guntha” and “Writing Peasant Life in Colonial India: A Comparative Analysis of Rev. Lal Behari Day’s Bengal Peasant Life and Fakir Mohan Senapati’s Chha Mana Atha Guntha.”
      • IACLALS annual conference on Indian English literature, held at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar during 23-25 January 1996. Presented a paper on “Riches of India: Reading Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy.”
      • Presented at the Central Sahitya Akademi-sponsored seminar on “Autobiography,” held at Vishwa Varati, Santiniketan during 3-4 March 2001 and made a presentation on “Modes of Self-fashioning in Fakir Mohan Senapati’s Atma Jibana Charita.”
      • Presented a paper at the Central Sahitya Akademi-sponsored seminar on “The State of Criticism”, held at New Delhi during February 18-21, 2002.
      • Made a joint presentation at the Central Sahitya Akademi-sponsored Seminar on “Travel Writing”, held at Goa during December 12-14, 2002.
      • Presented a paper at the U.G.C-sponsored National seminar on “(Wh)ither English Studies?” held at Jadavpur University, Kolkata during March 20-21, 2003.
      • Presented a paper at the American Literature Study Circle annual seminar on “Provincializing America” titled “Translating America”, held at The American Center, Kolkata during August 13-14, 2009.
      • Delivered the Keynote at the Refresher Course on “Literature, Nature, Culture”, organized by the English Department of Calcutta University on January 2, 2010.
      • Presented a paper at the National Conference on “American Studies in the 21st Century” on “America Translated”, held at OUCIP, Hyderabad during March 29-30, 2010.
      • Presented a paper at the American Literature Study Circle annual seminar titled “The Case of Losers Winning: Indo-American Encounter in Jayanta Mahapatra’s ‘The Lost Children of America’” at The American Center, Kolkata during September 1-2, 2010.
      • Keynoted at the National Seminar on “Reflections on the Changing Indian Society in Indian English Novel”, organized by Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Nalbari, Assam. 11 September 2015.