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SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
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Department of English
Paromita Patranobish
Visiting Professor
Department of English
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Education Details
B.A. Hons. English, St Stephen’s College, Delhi (2003-2006); MA English, St Stephen’s College (2006-2008), Delhi; M.Phil. in English with a focus on cultural studies, research methodology, intellectual history of the Renaissance and Children’s Literature (2008-2010); PhD (“Writing the Woman: Language and the Body in Virginia Woolf”) Department of English, Delhi University (2010-2015).
Professional Experience
University Teaching Assistant, Department of English, University of Delhi (2010-2013)
Visiting Faculty, Shiv Nadar University (2015-present)
Research Interests
Modernism, Phenomenology, Body Studies, Virginia Woolf, Twentieth Century British Art, Contemporary Indian women’s art, childhood studies and children’s literature.
Select Publications
“Quidditch Incorporated: Sport, Fantasy and the Consumer Child” in Poonam Trivedi and Supriya Chaudhuri (Eds.) Fields of Play: Sport, Literature and Culture. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, 2015
National and International Recognition
The Department of English Prize, St. Stephen’s College, 2006

The Mukarji Memorial Prize, St. Stephen’s College, 2008

Junior Research Fellow, UGC, 2011-2015

Presented a paper titled ‘Mortuary Morphologies: Death, Dismemberment and Desire in the Work of Three Contemporary Women Artists, at ‘Postfeminist Postmortems’, an international conference held by the Department of English, Delhi University from 14th-16th February, 2011.

Course coordinator for a course titled Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury conducted jointly by University of Virginia and University of Delhi
Executive Summary
I am interested in exploring the conjunction between literature and philosophy, and in understanding the literary field, its specific history as a modern discipline, its formal aspects, and its practices of reading and interpretation of texts, in relation to other aesthetic formations and practices like visual arts and performance. My attempt in my still developing thinking and writing is to trace how concepts emerge, and speak across literary texts and philosophical inquiry, and what the individual resources of these disciplines can bring to each other through borrowings, deterritorializations, overlaps, disruptions and other kinds of boundary crossings. One area of interest and exploration has been the question of the body, as it figures in literature as part of its figurative apparatus, and as a subject of philosophical engagement, especially in twentieth century Continental Philosophy.
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