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The titles listed here are only those which were produced through collaborative work in the department, or as  conference proceedings. For titles by individual faculty members, see their respective pages.

1. Petrarch: The Self and the World (Kolkata: Jadavpur University Press, 2012) edited by Supriya and Sukanta Chaudhuri, was released at a special event in December 2012 by the Vice-Chancellor, Jadavpur Univertsity, and the Consul-General of Italy, Mr Joel Melchiori


2. The Literary Lacan: From Literature to Lituraterre and Beyond (Seagull: Kolkata/ University of Chicago Press: Chicago, 2012), edited by Santanu Biswas, was released in December 2012. The book is based on a conference on Lacan and Literature hosted by CAS English and was supported with a publication grant. It features contributions from some of the foremost Lacanians and theorists today, including Slavoj Zizek and Jacques-Alain Miller.

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3. The Crazy Tales of Pagla Dashu and co. (Kolkata: Hachette India, 2012), the Department’s collaborative translation of Sukumar Ray’s classic comic stories for children, Pagla Dashu, edited by Abhijit Gupta, Aparna Chaudhuri, Arunava Sinha and Pradipta Sarkar, was released to great acclaim in November 2012 at a launch in Starmark Bookshop.


4. Niccolo Machiavelli, Rajpurush, trans. Doyeeta Majumder, with an introduction by Swapan Chakravorty. (Kolkata: Jadavpur Bishwabidyalay Prakashana, 2012) A translation of Niccolo Machiavelli’s Il principe, translated from the original Italian. 156 pp. Rs 270. ISBN 978-81-86854-76-7.

5. Leonardo da Vinci, Shilpachinta, trans. and ed. Sukanta Chaudhuri. (Kolkata: Jadavpur Bishwabidyalay Prakashana, 2012). Translations from Leonardo’s writings and sketches on art. 87 pp. Rs 200. ISBN 978-81-86854-77-5.

Both volumes are published in collaboration with the Università degli Studi di Napoli l’Orientale and the Renaissance Resource Centre of the Department of English, Jadavpur University.

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6. The Writer’s Feast: Food and the Cultures of Representation, eds. Supriya Chaudhuri and Rimi B. Chatterjee (Delhi: Orient Blackswan, 2011)


7. New Word Order: Transnational Themes in Book History, eds. Swapan Chakravorty and Abhijit Gupta (New Delhi: Worldview, 2011)

8. Renaissance Reborn: In Search of a Historical Paradigm, ed. Sukanta Chaudhuri (Chronicle Books, New Delhi, 2010)

9. Renaissance Themes: Essays in Honour of A.K. Dasgupta, ed. Sukanta Chaudhuri (Chronicle Books, New Delhi, 2010)

10. Moneta’s Veil: Essays on Nineteenth Century Literature, ed. Malabika Sarkar (New Delhi: Pearson, 2010)

11. Reading Children: Essays on Children’s Literature, eds. Nilanjana Gupta and Rimi B. Chatterjee (New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, 2009)

12. Moveable Type: Book History in India, eds. Swapan Chakravorty and Abhijit Gupta (New Delhi: Permanent Black, 2008)


13Reorienting Orientalism, ed. Chandreyee Niyogi (New Delhi: Sage, 2006)

14. Literature and Philosophy: Essaying Connections (Papyrus: Kolkata, 2006)

15. Print Areas: Book History in India, eds. Swapan Chakravorty and Abhijit Gupta (New Delhi: Permanent Black, 2004)

16. Literature and Gender: Essays for Jashodhara Bagchi, eds. Sajni Mukherjee and Supriya Chaudhuri (New Delhi: Orient Longman, 2002)

17. Reading the Nineteenth Century, ed. Sheila Lahiri Choudhury (Papyrus: Kolkata, 1996)

18.Writing Over: Medieval and Renaissance, eds. Supriya and Sukanta Chaudhuri (Allied: Calcutta, 1996)

19. Renaissance Essays for Kitty Scoular Datta, ed. Sukanta Chaudhuri (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1995)

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