Department of English, Jadavpur University

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Courses for Semester 1, 2014-201

B.A., 1st year, 1st semester Eng. Lit. 1760-1830 Rimi B. Chatterjee
B.A., 1st year, 1st semester Eng. Lit. 1830-1900
Ramit Samadder
B.A., 2nd year, 3rd semester History of Language, OE and ME Prodosh Bhattacharya
B.A., 2nd year, 3rd semester English Literature 1560-1630
B.A., 3rd year, 5th semester English Literature 1900-2000 Nilanjana Gupta
M.A., 1st year, 1st semester Medieval and Renaissance English Literature Swapan Chakravorty
M.A., 1st year, 1st semester English Literature 1830-1900 Saswati Halded
M.A., 2nd year, 3rd semester English Literature 1900-2000 Abhijit Gupta
M.A., 2nd year, 3rd semester Literary Theory Santanu Biswas
B.A., Extra-Departmental Literature and Culture A
B.A., Extra-Departmental English Skills A Saswati Halder
M. Phil., 1st semester Research Methodology Nandini Saha
M. Phil., 1st semester Issues in Literary Theory Nilanjana Deb



B.A. American Poetry Abhijit Gupta
B.A. Life Histories Sutanuka Ghosh
B.A. Writing in Practice Rimi B. Chatterjee
B. A. Drama in Practice Ananda Lal
B.A. The Age of Enlightenment Chandreyee Neyogi
M.A. Literature and Psychoanalysis Santanu Biswas
M.A. Indian Writing in English Sutanuka Ghosh
M.A. Postmodern Fictions Nilanjana Gupta
M. A. Enlightenment and the Culture of Reason Chandreyee Neyogi



Class schedules Semester 1, 2014-15

Routine 2014-15

Academic Calendar for Semester 2, 2013-14

UG: 2nd Semester/4th Semester/6th Semester & PG: 2nd Semester/4th Semester,

M.Phil: 2nd semester


Teaching Period January 1 – May 14, 2014 (90 teaching days)
Study leave, MA admission test, M.Phil admission test May 14 – May 23, 2014
Semester Examination May 24– June 10, 2014
Students’ summer vacation June 11-June 30,2013
Evaluation June 11 – June 30, 2014
Publication of Result  Within July 7, 2014
Review of Answer-scripts 3 dates to be announced by the Controller of Examinations after 30 days from the publication of results

Envisioning the Indian City Workshop



Envisioning the Indian City: Spaces of Encounter

UGC-UKIERI Project, University of Liverpool and Jadavpur University

International Workshop, 9-11 January 2014

(HL Roy Memorial Hall, Institute of Chemical Engineers, Jadavpur University: Entry by University Gate No. 3)


DAY I: Thursday, January 9, 2014

9.30 am: Registration

10.00 — 10.15 am: Welcome to Participants and Introduction to Workshop and ETIC Project by Professor Supriya Chaudhuri, Jadavpur University

10.15 – 11.00 am: Plenary Session I: Chair, Professor Monideep Chatterjee

Professor Sukanta Chaudhuri (JadavpurUniversity/ All Souls’ College, Oxford): “Post-Independence Kolkata: Vision and Reality”

11.00 – 11.15 am: COFFEE

11.15 am – 1.15 pm:

Dr Partho Datta (ZakirHusainEveningCollege, University of Delhi): “Patrick Geddes and the Metropolis: The Barrabazar Report (1919)”

Shri Arunendu Bandyopadhyay (Designer and Engineer): “Two Great Minds: Tagore and Geddes on Ecology and Environment”

Sujaan Mukherjee (ETIC Project Fellow): “Ordering Bazars: Two Case Studies in Context”

1.15 – 2.15 pm: LUNCH

2.15 – 3.45 pm:

Dr Keya Dasgupta (CSSS Calcutta): “Alternative Cartographies: Neighbourhoods, Identities and their Maps in Colonial Calcutta”

Professor Nilanjana Gupta, Dr Nandini Saha, Angana Mukherjee, Titash Bhattacharya  (JadavpurUniversity): “Salt Lake City: Caught between two worlds”

3.45  – 4 pm: TEA

4.00 – 6.00 pm: Screening of Film, Sthaaniya Sambaad/ Spring in the Colony, preceded by video-interview with director, Moinak Biswas


DAY II: Friday, January 10, 2014


10.00 – 11.30 am: Plenary Session II

Professor Kiran Joshi (Chandigarh College of Architecture, retd): “Envisioning Chandigarh”

Professor Iain Jackson (School of Architecture, University of Liverpool): “Fry and Drew’s contribution to Chandigarh: health and education”

11.30 – 11.45 am: COFFEE

11.45 am – 12.30 pm

Professor Nandini Das (School of English, University of Liverpool): “Goa, 1583”

12.30 – 1.15 pm: ETIC Steering Group Meeting (closed session)

1.15 – 2.15 pm: LUNCH

2.15 – 3.45 pm :

Professor Ian Magedera (School of Histories, Languages and Cultures: French, University of Liverpool): “Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu and Cultural Flows”

Shri Ajit Koujalgi (INTACH Pondicherry): “City as Tourism Asset – the Pondicherry example”

3.45  – 4.00 pm TEA

4.00 – 5.00 pm:

Swati Bhattacharya (Research Scholar, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Development): “Spaces of Encounter in Pondicherry”

Pramantha Mohun Tagore (Postgraduate Student, JadavpurUniversity): “Culture and Heritage in North Calcutta”


DAY III: Saturday, January 11, 2014


10.00 – 11.00 am: Plenary Session III

Professor Swati Chattopadhyay (University of California, Santa Barbara): TBA

11.00 – 11.15 am: COFFEE

11.15 am – 1.15 pm:

Professor Swapan Chakravorty (JadavpurUniversity): TBA

Dr Nilanjana Deb (JadavpurUniversity): “Death and the City: Cremation Grounds and the Kolkata Riverfront”

Cleo Roberts (PhD Researcher, University of Liverpool): “Imaginative Geographies: exporting the Ganges”

1.15 – 2.15 pm LUNCH

2.15  – 3.45 pm

Dr Abhijit Gupta (Director, JadavpurUniversity Press): “Under the Banyan Tree: Print and Place in Colonial Calcutta”

Anurag Mazumdar (Assistant Editor, Economic and Political Weekly):  “Mapping spaces in transition: From Boipara to Barnaparichay in College Street, Kolkata”

Somak Mukherjee (NAAC Fellow, JadavpurUniversity): “Riding on the Edge: Discipline, Order and the Popular Imagination of Space in the Calcutta Metro”

3.45 – 4.00 pm TEA

4.00 – 5.00 pm: Panel Discussion: ‘Heritage, Conservation and the Living City’

Chair, Professor Tapati Guha-Thakurta (Director, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta): Discussants, Shri Partha Ranjan Das, Shri Manish Chakraborti, Conservation Architects







Course list for Semester 2, 2014

Core. optional and ED courses for the ensuing semester for January-May 2014:


B.A., 1st year, 2nd semester Literature and the Other Arts     Ananda Lal
B.A., 1st year, 2nd semester Postcolonial English Literature Sutanuka Ghosh
B.A., 1st year, 2nd semester Rhetoric and Composition          Ramit Samaddar
B.A., 2nd year, 4th semester English Literature1630-1760 Amlan Das Gupta
B.A., 3rd year, 6th semester Criticism Swapan Chakravorty
B.A., 3rd year, 6th semester Indian Writing in English Nandini Saha
M.A., 1st year, 2nd semester English Literature 1630-1760 Chandreyee Niyogi
M.A., 1st year, 2nd semester English Literature 1760-1830 Rafat Ali
M.A., 2nd year, 4th semester Renaissance Drama Paromita Chakravarti
M.A., 2nd year, 4th semester Postcolonial English Literature Nilanjana Deb
B.A., Extra-Departmental Literature and Culture B Ramit Samadder
B.A., Extra-Departmental Literature and Culture C Nandini Saha
B.A., Extra-Departmental English Skills B Saswati Halder
M. Phil., 2nd semester Locating Literatures Abhijit Gupta


B.A. History, Literature and Criticism Swapan Chakravorty
B.A. Old English Literature Prodosh Bhattacharya
B.A. Poe Santanu Biswas
B. A. Tragedy Rafat Ali
B.A. Romanticism Verbal and Visual Rimi B. Chatterjee
B. A. Crime Fiction Nilanjana Gupta
M.A. Popular Literature
Prodosh Bhattacharya
M.A. Modernism and Poetry Abhijit Gupta
M.A. Theban Plays Santanu Biswas
M.A. Writing Leisure Rimi B. Chatterjee
M. A. The Historical Novel Sutanuka Ghosh
M. A. Diaspora Studies Nilanjana Deb
M. A. Literature and the Visual Arts Nilanjana Gupta
M. A. Many Feminisms Chandreyee Niyogi


Tutorials for UG1

Current semester course schedules


B.A. 1st year 1st semester:  English Literature 1760-1830– RBC

B.A. 1st year 1st semester:  English Literature 1830-1900– RS

B.A. 2nd year 3rd semester: History of Language, Old and Middle English Literature– PB

UG 2 and UG3 : The Book as Object – AG

UG 2 and PG 1: Drama in Practice– AL

UG 2 and UG3 : Images of the Orient in Romantic Literature– RA


M.A. 1st year 1st Semester: Medieval and Renaissance English Literature– SKC

M.A. 2nd Year 3rd Semester: English Literature 1900-2000– AG (Course schedule here)

P.G. 1 and P.G. 2: Arthurian Romance – ADG

P.G. 1 and P.G. 2: Literature of Espionage – NG

P.G. 1 and P.G. 2: Renaissance Political Thought – SKC

P.G. 1 and P.G. 2: Children’s Literature – PB & CN

UG 2 and PG 1: Drama in Practice– AL

More to follow…