Dr. Parna Ghose

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.(J.U.)

Associate Professor

Department of English

About me

Associate Professor of English, Coordinator (Academic) of the Post Graduate Section, Dept. of English, and Coordinator (Joint) of Women’s Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College.

  • More than 30 years of experience including Post Graduate teaching at Jadavpur University (Evening Section).
  • Served as expert on PSC Interview Board.
  • Served as member on the Board of Studies, University of Calcutta.
  • Examiner of M. Phil. dissertation of the Dept. of English, University of Calcutta.
  • Supervisor of Post Graduate dissertations, Lady Brabourne College.
  • Served as External Examiner for Paper Presentation by students at Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur.
  • Two UGC sponsored Minor Research Projects (joint):
  • ‘The “Other” Journey: The Zenana’s Explorations into the World and “Self”’
  •  ‘Common Themes, Uncommon Territories’.
  • Editor of the volume Women’s Voices: Visions and Perspectives (2017) ISBN - 9788177680058.
  • Chief Editor (English section) of the academic journal Newsletter (ISSN 2395-4299)published by the Women’s Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College.
  • Chief Editor of the Journal of Advanced Research Centre, Department of English (Forthcoming).
  • Executive Editor (Joint) of Lady Brabourne College Journal of Humanities. ISSN 2394-045X.
  • Peer reviewer of journals published by eminent Kolkata colleges.

 

Talks/Paper Presentations/Chairing of Sessions in Seminars and Conferences:

  • Speaker in a programme on ‘Women and Law’ telecast live by Kolkata Doordarshan (2018).
  • Resource Person in the Refresher Course ‘National Policies and Women Empowerment: Social, Economic and Political Implications’, conducted by the UGC - Human Resource Development Centre, University of Calcutta. (2018).
  • Chaired a session in the International Interdisciplinary Seminar ‘Nexus: Anglo Indian Literature and Anglo Indian Life, organized by School of Women’s Studies, Jadavpur University, New Zealand India Research Institute and Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata. (2017).
  • Resource Person in Seven-Day Interdisciplinary Research Methodology Workshop on ‘Politics of Gender: Family, Community and State’ organized by the Women’s Studies Centre of Lady Brabourne College, School of Women’s Studies, Jadavpur University, and Sachetana (2015).
  • Paper ‘Writing “her” Journey: From Anonymity to Identity’ presented in Seminar on ‘Research Trends in Indian English Literature: the Current Scenario’, organized by Advanced Research Centre in Indian English Literature and Shakespeare Society of Eastern India. (2015).
  • Chaired a session in the Seminar on ‘Research Trends in Indian English Literature: the Current Scenario’, organized by Advanced Research Centre in Indian English Literature and Shakespeare Society of Eastern India (2015).
  • Paper ‘An “Other” Odyssey: An Indian Perspective’ presented in the International Inter-Disciplinary Conference ‘Navigating Networks: Women, Travel and Female Communities’ at Wolfson College, University of Oxford, 2013.
  • Talk on ‘Mohiyoshi Nari Bhogini Nivedita’ at the All India Women’s Conference (AIWC), (2012).
  • Paper “A Battle of One’s Own: Writings of Affrilachian Women Poets” presented at the International Seminar organized by Loreto College in collaboration with the American Center, Kolkata on Aspects of Modernity: American Women’s Poetry, (2012).
  • Paper ‘Glimpses of an “Other” World: Women Travellers of Colonial India’ presented at the International Conference of Centre for Studies in Romantic Literature (2011).
  • Participated in a discussion on Radio on Unish Sataker Narider Bhraman Brittanto (2010).

Publications

Select Publications:

  • ‘Writing “Her” Journey: Travelogues by Indian Women in the Colonial Era’ in Women’s Voices: Visions and Perspectives, edited by Parna Ghose, published by Sampark and Women’s Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College (2017). ISBN 9788177680058.
  • ‘The Politics of Gender: Rukhmabai and a Life of her Own’ in UGC sponsored National Seminar Volume: Colonial Bengal: The Making of Female Education, Dept of History, Lady Brabourne College and Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad (2016). ISBN 978-81-928421-0-5.
  • ‘Memsahibs in Colonial India’ in The ‘Other Universe: An Anthology of Women’s Studies’, edited by Aparna Bandyopdhyay and Krishna Dasgupta, published by Setu Prakashani and Women’s Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College (2015). ISBN 978-93-80677-73-6.
  • ‘Renaissance Art and Women’ in Newsletter, published by Women’s Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College (2015). ISSN 2395-4299.
  • ‘T.S. Eliot, Irving Babbitt and Tradition’ in Lady Brabourne College Journal of Humanities, Vol. IV (2014). ISSN 2394-045X.
  • ‘The Dressed Body as Language: Looking at History through the Letters of Lady Curzon’ in UGC sponsored National Seminar Volume: History through Reminiscences: Diaries, Memoirs and Oral History, edited by Kakoli Sinha Ray, Lady Brabourne College (2014).ISBN 978-81-928421-0-3.
  • ‘A Battle of One’s Own: Writings of Affrilachian Women Poets’ in Aspects of Modernity: American Women’s Poetry, edited by Sukanya Dasgupta. Loreto College publication (2014). ISBN 978-81-927525-9-4.
  • ‘Krishnabhabini Das’ in Newsletter, published by Women’s Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College (2014). ISSN 2395-4299.
  • ‘Sister Nivedita: The Quintessence of Woman Power’ in Newsletter, published by Women’s Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College (2013). ISSN 2395-4299.
  • ‘Beyond the Purdah: A Quest for Space, Voice and Visibility’ in Metaphorical Visibility: An Indian Perspective, Maulana Azad College publication (2012). ISBN 978-81-923688-9-4.
  • ‘T.S. Eliot’s Early Poetry: The Genesis of his Social Criticism’, Lady Brabourne College Journal, Volume 1, 2010. (Peer reviewed).
  • ‘Zenana Gaari: Travel Narratives by the Gendered Subaltern in India’ (jt.) in Women and Environment, edited by Devika Bose, Women’s Studies Cell, Chandernagore College (2008). (Peer reviewed).
  • ‘Swadeshi Kolom, Videshi Kobita: Jibon Chetona O Samaj Bhabna’ in Robisandhya, Volume IV, National Council of Education (2005).