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Jun 26, 2018
Name: Dr Oindrila Ghosh
Present designation: Assistant Professor in English,
School of Humanities,
Netaji Subhas Open University
Previous affiliation in
substantive post: Assistant Professor in English,
Naba Ballygunge Mahavidyalaya
Graduation: Presidency College,
University of Calcutta
First Class Second in BA English (honours) Examination,
(First in College) 2003
Post Graduation: Jadavpur University
First Class Fourth (First among Girl Students)
PhD: Jadavpur University, 2013
PhD dissertation topic:
Less-than-Perfect Mother, Perfect Victim: A Study of Motherhood and
Victimization of Women in Hardys Shorter Fiction
Awards in College: Silver Medal, Gold plated Plaque and several book prizes
for standing first among English Honours students of
Presidency College in B.A. Honours Examination, 2003.
University level: 1) Junior Research Fellowship, December 2004
(JRF at JU from September 2005-September, 2006)
2) NET for Lectureship in December, 2004.
3) National Scholarship for studying Masters (2003-2005)
having ranked among first 100 in BA Honours Examination
of the University of Calcutta, 2003.
1) Charles Wallace India Trust Grant of GBP 1000 to source materials at the
British Library London, 2009.
2) Frank Pinion Award of GBP 250 to attend the Thomas Hardy Conference,
2014 as upcoming Hardy scholar.
3) Special Bursaries of GBP 300 and GBP 500 in 2014 and 2016 respectively,
towards travel and attendance of Hardy Conferences in Dorcherster by The
Thomas Hardy Society.
4) UGC Associateship (3 Months) at the Inter University Centre at Indian
Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla (First Spell availed in September, 2016).
Areas of interest: Thomas Hardy, Victorian Studies, Gender studies,
Nineteenth Century Bengal, Indian English Women Poets
1. Monograph:-- NIL
2. Edited volume: Protean Images: A Study of Womanhood In Victorian Society
and Literature (Forthcoming, 2017)
3. Research paper in peer reviewed journal:
1) Breaking Victorian Taboos: Unwelcome Motherhood and the Case of
Thomas Hardys Short Stories. ed. John Wallen. The Victorian, Volume
3, issue 3, International journal, ISSN: 2309 091X).
2) Supernatural Soliciting?: Vestiges of Gothic Horror, Fantasy and the
Supernatural in Thomas Hardys A Withered Arm and Barbara of the
House of Grebe. Eds. Chandreyee Niyogi & Saswati Halder. The
Confidential Clerk, Journal of the Centre for Victorian Studies,
Jadavpur University Department of English, Issue 2, 2016 ISSN
3) Title: Raising Doubts? The Victorian Maternal Ideal and Unnatural
Mothers in Thomas Hardys Short Stories. FATHOM [Online], 3 | 2016,
Online since 30 April 2016, connection on 30 September 2016. URL :
http://fathom.revues.org/517 ; DOI : 10.4000/fathom.517 .Journal
of the French Association for Thomas Hardy Studies, Issue 3/2016
Hollow Amidst the Text Ed. Isabelle Gadoin , Anne Ramel and
Laurence Estanov. ISSN 2270-6798.
4) Sacrificing Motherhood? Or Maternal Overindulgence? The Case of
Thomas Hardys The Sons Veto. ed Sanjukta Dasgupta. Journal of
the Department of English, University of Calcutta. Vol. XXXIX
2014-15. pp. 144-158. ISSN 2249-4537.
5) . . . quaint and Curious War is: Hardy and the Poets of the First World
War. Ed. Phillip Mallett. The Thomas Hardy Journal, Autumn 2015,
published by The Thomas Hardy Society, UK. Vol XXXI. Pp. 130-139.
6) Surrogacy, Adoption and Hardys Unsentimental Views on
Motherhood: Study of a Few Select Short Stories, in The Hardy
Review, ed. Rosemarie Morgan, (ISSN 1938-8908, International Peer
Reviewed Journal of Hardy Studies published by The Thomas Hardy
Association, UK) Vol. XVI no. 1, 2014, pp. 62-77.
7) Motherly Men?: The Fiddler of the Reels and Hardys Vision of
Alternative Motherhood. The Hardy society Journal Vol 9 No
2(Summer Issue, 2013), Thomas Hardy Society, UK. Ed. Phillip
Mallett (ISSN 1746-4617, pp. 60-74).
8) Challenging the Victorian Maternal Ideal: The Case of Thomas
Hardys An Imaginative Woman in Appropriations Journal of the
Department of English Bankura Christian College, Volume XI,
December 2015. ISSN 0975-1521.
9) The Philosophy of the New Woman in Tagore: With Reference to
Home and the World, The Grain of Sand and Laboratory in
Indraprashtha (ISSN peer reviewed journal of Guru Gobind Singh
University, Delhi), Vol III ISSN 2278-7208. Pp. 110-116.
10) Progenitor of Revolutionary Nationalism or Communal Unease?:
Revisiting Anandamath. English Forum: Journal of the Department of
English, Gauhati University ISSN 2279-0446. Vol 4. PP. 7-18.
11) The Colonised Postcolonial: Womens Search for Freedom and
Self-Identity in Bravely Fought the Queen (accepted for publication in
the forthcoming issue [Volume 11 & 12, 2015] of the Indian Journal of
World Literature and Culture (ISSN 2229-7251).
12) Darwin, Evolution and Unity of Life: Far From the Madding Crowd and
Hardys Ambivalent Vision of Nature in The Golden Line: A Magazine
of English Literature Volume I, issue 2 , October 2015, The
Department of English Bhatter College, Dantan ISSN: 2395 1583
(Print), ISSN: 2395 1591 (Online).
13) The Serious Business of Life: Treatment of Marriage and Victorian in
George Eliots Middlemarch, in Oasis: An Annual Peer Reviewed
Refereed International Journal of English Language and Literature. Vol
5, June, 2013. (ISSN: 0975-4334, pp. 99-104) Editor Dr Gourhari
14) Mother or Monster?: Portrayal of Motherhood and Emphasizing the
Need for Good Parenting in the Novels of Charles Dickens. Lapis
Lazuli An International Literary Journal / Vol.II/ Issue I/SPRING 2012
ISSN 2249-4529. ed. Dr. Dinesh Panwar.
15) From Here to Eternity: Treatment of Time in Thomas Hardys Fiction.
New Voices: Multilingual International Refereed Journal of
Multidisciplinary Studies. July, 2012. Ed. Shaikh Parvez Aslam. (ISSN:
16) Female Bonsais: Bravely Fought the Queen and the Arrested Growth
of Women. Vishwanth Bite (ed.). Galaxy: International
Multidisciplinary Research Journal. ISSN: 278-9529. January, 2012.
17) Reticence? or Self-Assertion?: Changing Nuances of Love in Sarojini
Naidu and Kamala Das in Indo-Anglian Poetry: An Appraisal. Ed. Dr.
Vishwanath Bite (ed.) Galaxy: International Multidisciplinary
Research Journal. ISSN: 2278-9529. April, 2012.
18) Kate Chopins The Awakening: A Womans Journey Within. New
Voices: Multilingual National Refereed Journal of Multidisciplinary
Studies. December, 2011 issue. (ISSN 2231-3249, 13-18). Dr.
Shaikh Parvez Aslam.
19) Pride, Pestilence and Annihilation: Destruction of the Family Idyll in
Mary Shelleys The Last Man. The Criterion: An International Journal
in English. Vol. II, Issue, II, June, 2011 (ISSN 0976-8165). Ed. Dr.
20) Conflating Binaries and Creation of Dangerous Womanhood in Mary
Elizabeth Braddons Lady Audleys Secret. The Criterion: An
International Journal in English. Vol. II, Issue, IV, December, 2011
(ISSN 0976-8165).ed. Dr. Vishwanath Bite.
21) To lay claim to ones portion of the earth: Leaving a Mark on History
in A House for Mr. Biswas. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary
Studies in Humanities (ISSN 09752935), Vol.3 No.4, 2011.Ed. Tirtha
22) Kate Chopin and the Rise of the Uninhibited Voice of Female Desire in
American Fiction, in Appropriations: A Refereed Journal of the
Department of English, Bankura Christian College, Vol. VII: 2012.
(ISSN: 0975-1521, pp. 121-27).
23) Transvestism and Social Anxiety in The Roaring Girl. Appropriations:
Journal of the Department of English, Bankura Christian College.
Vol.6, December, 2010 (ISSN 0975-1521, pp. 119-29).
4. Other publication:
1) Teaching English Literature: Challenges, Innovations and Applications
Within an ODL Curriculum in Open and Distance Learning System:
Recent Developments ed. Anirban Ghosh. Kolkata: Netaji Subhas Open
University, 2016. ISBN: 978-93-82112-28-0. Pp. 41-50.
2) Exploring Possibilities for Re-reading Thomas Hardy in the Light of
Ecofeminism in Text and Theory: Reading and Re-readings. ed.
Sarbojit Biswas. Jaipur: Aadi Publications, 2015.(pp. 28-36).
3) The Influence of John Stuart Mill on Thomas Hardy and his Fiction in
De-coding the Silence: Reading John Stuart Mill's The Subjection of
Women, ed. Sarbojit Biswas and Saptarshi Mallick. Jaipur: Aadi
Publications, 2015, pp. (186-193).
4) Naga-Mandala: Mockery of the Ageless Chastity-Test and Triumph of
Female Selfhood in Representation and Resistance: Essays on
Postcolonial Theatre and Drama.eds. Sunita Murmu and Gourhari
Behera. ISBN: 978-81-930148-9-9. Pp. 155-160.
5) The Changing faces of lov