Dr Sourit Bhattacharya

  • Lecturer in Postcolonial Studies (English Literature)

telephone: 0141 330 1897
email: Sourit.Bhattacharya@glasgow.ac.uk

School of Critical Studies, Room 104, 5 University Gardens, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QH

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7485-1233

Biography

I completed my BA and MA degrees in English literature from Presidency College (Calcutta University) and Jadavpur University and MPhil degree in social sciences from the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. I earned my PhD in English and Comparative Literary Studies from the University of Warwick in 2017. Before joining Glasgow in Aug 2019, I was an Early Career Fellow at Warwick’s Institute of Advanced Study (2017-2018) and an Assistant Professor of English at IIT Roorkee, India (2018-2019). 

Research interests

Colonial and postcolonial literatures

Ecology, catastrophe, commodities, food security

Realism and fantasy

Translation and indigenous studies

Materialist aesthetics; ecocriticism

Research Work

My research interests lie in postcolonial literatures and theories, especially in the intersections of empire, environment, and literary and cultural practices. My first monograph, titled Postcolonial Modernity and the Indian Novel: On Catastrophic Realism (Palgrave 2020), explores through novels based on three ‘catastrophic’ events from twentieth-century Indian history – the 1943 Bengal Famine, the 1967-1972 tribal peasant Naxalite movement, and the 1975-1977 Indian emergency - the historical-aesthetic link between modernity, agrarian and food crisis, catastrophe, and vulnerability in postcolonial India. In so doing, the work developed an alternative ‘canon’ for postcolonial Indian literature and a new literary theory of ‘catastrophic realism’. I have essays broadly related to the project either published or forthcoming in such journals as 'Ariel', 'Textual Practice', 'Irish University Review', and in edited volumes such as 'Cambridge Critical Concepts: Magical Realism', 'Aesthetics and Politics of Global Hunger', and others.

My interest in reading world literature from an eco-materialist/critical regionalist perspective resulted in a co-edited volume on the left radical Indian-Bengali author, Nabarun Bhattacharya, Nabarun Bhattacharya: Aesthetics and Politics in a World after Ethics (Bloombury 2020). This book, which stems from an ACLA seminar and a supplement in the journal 'Sanglap' (below), and includes translations of Nabarun's work as well as eleven critical essays on him, introduces the maverick author, whose writings have cut across such relevant social/literary issues as class struggle, subaltern resistance, ecological crisis, consumerism, millennial capitalism, postcolonialism, postmodernism, magic realism, and so on, to a global audience.

I'm currently writing my second monograph on 'Postcolonialism Now: Literatures and Contexts in the 21st Century' (Orient BlackSwan, 2021). This book engages with several topics within postcolonialism which have either drawn more attention in the last two decades, been relatively under-studied within the field, or transformed over the years (including those of caste and untouchability, hunger, ecology, civil war, the refugee crisis, literary festivals, etc.). The book draws upon literature from diverse postcolonial regions (Nigeria, India, Australia, Bangladesh, the US, Palestine, etc.) as well as literary-theoretical fields such as cultural studies of disaster, critical theories of race, refugee and migration studies, gender and sexuality studies, translations studies, book history, and others.

My forthcoming funded projects include a Carnegie research incentive grant on the literary and cultural works of the 1943 Bengal famine; a cross-disciplinary initiative on cultural foodways in Britain; and a proposed work on modern European empires, world-famines, and world-literature.

Related Work

I am a co-founding editor of the online, open-access, peer-reviewed literary journal, Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry. At Glasgow, I'm on the academic advisory board of the Hunterian Museum and run the fortnightly reading group in colonial and postcolonial studies

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011
Number of items: 27.

2021

Bhattacharya, S. (2021) Regional ecologies and peripheral aesthetics: Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay’s The Tale of Hansuli Turn. South Asian Review, (Accepted for Publication)

Bhattacharya, S. (2021) Regional ecologies and peripheral aesthetics in Indian literature: Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay's Hansuli Banker Upakatha. South Asian Review, (Accepted for Publication)

2020

Bhattacharya, S. (2020) Magical realism in South Asia. In: Warnes, C. and Sasser, K. A. (eds.) Magical Realism and Literature. Series: Cambridge critical concepts. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, pp. 198-216. ISBN 9781108426305 (doi:10.1017/9781108551601.015)

Bhattacharya, S. , Chattaopadhyay, A. and Sengupta, S. (Eds.) (2020) Nabarun Bhattacharya: Aesthetics and Politics in a World after Ethics. Bloomsbury India. ISBN 9789388630504

Bhattacharya, N. and Bhattacharya, S. (2020) Nuclear Winter, translation by Sourit Bhattacharya. In: Bhattacharya, S., Chattaopadhyay, A. and Sengupta, S. (eds.) Nabarun Bhattacharya: Aesthetics and Politics in a World after Ethics. Bloomsbury India. ISBN 9789388630504

Bhattacharya, S. , Chattopadhyay, A. and Sengupta, S. (2020) Nabarun Bhattacharya and his world: an introduction. In: Bhattacharya, S., Chattaopadhyay, A. and Sengupta, S. (eds.) Nabarun Bhattacharya: Aesthetics and Politics in a World after Ethics. Bloomsbury India. ISBN 9789388630504

Bhattacharya, S. (2020) Toxic ecologies of the Global South: the Ecogothic in Nabarun Bhattacharya's Toy City. In: Bhattacharya, S., Chattaopadhyay, A. and Sengupta, S. (eds.) Nabarun Bhattacharya: Aesthetics and Politics in a World after Ethics. Bloomsbury India. ISBN 9789388630504

Bhattacharya, S. (2020) Postcolonial Modernity and the Indian Novel: On Catastrophic Realism. Series: New comparisons in world literature. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham. ISBN 9783030373962 (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-37397-9)

2019

Bhattacharya, S. (2019) Writing famine, writing empire: food crisis and anticolonial aesthetics in Liam O’Flaherty's Famine and Bhabani Bhattacharya's So Many Hungers! Irish University Review, 49(1), pp. 54-73. (doi: 10.3366/iur.2019.0380)

Bhattacharya, S. (2019) Against his self, against his time: modernist aesthetic, post-war London, and the failure of imagination in J. M. Coetzee’s Youth. Textual Practice, 33(1), pp. 135-154. (doi: 10.1080/0950236X.2017.1308960)

2017

Bhattacharya, S. (2017) The question of literary form: realism in the poetry and theater of the 1943 Bengal famine. In: Ulanowicz, A. and Basu, M. (eds.) The Aesthetics and Politics of Global Hunger. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 57-88. ISBN 9783319474847 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-47485-4_3)

2016

Bhattacharya, S. (2016) The margins of postcolonial urbanity: reading critical irrealism in Nabarun Bhattacharya's fiction. In: Chakraborty, M. and Al-wazedi, U. (eds.) Postcolonial Urban Outcasts: City Margins in South Asian Literature. Series: Routledge research in postcolonial literatures (55). Routledge: New York, NY, pp. 39-55. ISBN 9781138677234

Bhattacharya, S. (2016) Ulka Anjaria, Realism in the Twentieth-Century Indian Novel: Colonial Difference and Literary Form. Transnational Literature, 9(1), [Book Review]

Bhattacharya, S. (2016) Colonial governance, disaster, and the social in Bhabani Bhattacharya’s novels of 1943 Bengal famine. ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, 47(4), pp. 45-70. (doi: 10.1353/ari.2016.0032)

Bhattacharya, S. (2016) Nabarun, sreni sangram, bastubad = Nabarun, class struggle, realism. In: Chattopadhyay, A. and Chowdhury, A. (eds.) Nabarun Bhattacharya: Manan o Darshan = Nabarun Bhattacharya: Intellect and Philosophy. Aihik: Kolkata, pp. 215-225. ISBN 9788192007687

Bhattacharya, S. (2016) What postcolonial theory doesn’t say. Interventions: The International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 19(1), pp. 144-146. (doi: 10.1080/1369801X.2016.1250483)[Book Review]

2015

Bhattacharya, S. (2015) Natural disasters and Victorian empire: famines, fevers and the literary cultures of South Asia, by Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee, London and New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, vii + 221 pp., £55.00 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-137-00112-2. South Asian History and Culture, 6(4), pp. 535-538. (doi: 10.1080/19472498.2015.1063219)[Book Review]

2013

Bhattacharya, S. (2013) Rupkatha, Hingsha o Kothon: Mahasweta Devi’r Mahadu Ekti Rupkatha (Fairytales Violence, and Narration: Mahasweta Devi’s ‘Mahadu Ekti Rupkatha). Alochana Chakra, 34, pp. 132-147.

2012

Bhattacharya, S. (2012) Derridean blinking: reason and animality in Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. Muse India(41),

Bhattacharya, S. (2012) The aporia of postcolonial governance: biopolitical operations and the possibility in literature. SubalternSpeak: An International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 1(2), pp. 97-103.

Bhattacharya, S. (2012) The invisible process of governing. Appropriations, 8, pp. 259-271.

Bhattacharya, S. (2012) Locating ‘subaltern’ in literature: an examination of Mahasweta Devi’s tribal novels and stories. In: Chakraborty, P. (ed.) History in Literature--Literature as History: the Issue Revisited. Levant Books: Kolkata, pp. 221-232. ISBN 9789380663500

Bhattacharya, S. (2012) Looking back in anger: multiculturalism, ethnicity, and the commodification of university space in Ouyang Yu’s The Eastern Slope Chronicle. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, 4(2), pp. 163-171.

Bhattacharya, S. (2012) Machines, discipline and the excess: reading Kafka’s In The Penal Colony. Interactions: An International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1(2), pp. 85-89.

Bhattacharya, S. (2012) The ‘textual’ subaltern: locating ‘subaltern’ subjectivity and praxis in the postcolonial state. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 9, pp. 130-143.

Bhattacharya, S. (2012) Zygmunt Bauman: liquid modernity and consumer culture. In: Basu, P. (ed.) Modern Social Thinkers. Setu Prakashani: Kolkata, pp. 55-72. ISBN 9789380677262

2011

Bhattacharya, S. (2011) Literature, discipline, and power: Sherlock Holmes and the crime fiction. Contemporary Discourse, 3(2), pp. 188-192.

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Number of items: 27.

Articles

Bhattacharya, S. (2021) Regional ecologies and peripheral aesthetics: Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay’s The Tale of Hansuli Turn. South Asian Review, (Accepted for Publication)

Bhattacharya, S. (2021) Regional ecologies and peripheral aesthetics in Indian literature: Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay's Hansuli Banker Upakatha. South Asian Review, (Accepted for Publication)

Bhattacharya, S. (2019) Writing famine, writing empire: food crisis and anticolonial aesthetics in Liam O’Flaherty's Famine and Bhabani Bhattacharya's So Many Hungers! Irish University Review, 49(1), pp. 54-73. (doi: 10.3366/iur.2019.0380)

Bhattacharya, S. (2019) Against his self, against his time: modernist aesthetic, post-war London, and the failure of imagination in J. M. Coetzee’s Youth. Textual Practice, 33(1), pp. 135-154. (doi: 10.1080/0950236X.2017.1308960)

Bhattacharya, S. (2016) Colonial governance, disaster, and the social in Bhabani Bhattacharya’s novels of 1943 Bengal famine. ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, 47(4), pp. 45-70. (doi: 10.1353/ari.2016.0032)

Bhattacharya, S. (2013) Rupkatha, Hingsha o Kothon: Mahasweta Devi’r Mahadu Ekti Rupkatha (Fairytales Violence, and Narration: Mahasweta Devi’s ‘Mahadu Ekti Rupkatha). Alochana Chakra, 34, pp. 132-147.

Bhattacharya, S. (2012) Derridean blinking: reason and animality in Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. Muse India(41),

Bhattacharya, S. (2012) The aporia of postcolonial governance: biopolitical operations and the possibility in literature. SubalternSpeak: An International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 1(2), pp. 97-103.

Bhattacharya, S. (2012) The invisible process of governing. Appropriations, 8, pp. 259-271.

Bhattacharya, S. (2012) Looking back in anger: multiculturalism, ethnicity, and the commodification of university space in Ouyang Yu’s The Eastern Slope Chronicle. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, 4(2), pp. 163-171.

Bhattacharya, S. (2012) Machines, discipline and the excess: reading Kafka’s In The Penal Colony. Interactions: An International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1(2), pp. 85-89.

Bhattacharya, S. (2012) The ‘textual’ subaltern: locating ‘subaltern’ subjectivity and praxis in the postcolonial state. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 9, pp. 130-143.

Bhattacharya, S. (2011) Literature, discipline, and power: Sherlock Holmes and the crime fiction. Contemporary Discourse, 3(2), pp. 188-192.

Books

Bhattacharya, S. (2020) Postcolonial Modernity and the Indian Novel: On Catastrophic Realism. Series: New comparisons in world literature. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham. ISBN 9783030373962 (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-37397-9)

Book Sections

Bhattacharya, S. (2020) Magical realism in South Asia. In: Warnes, C. and Sasser, K. A. (eds.) Magical Realism and Literature. Series: Cambridge critical concepts. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, pp. 198-216. ISBN 9781108426305 (doi:10.1017/9781108551601.015)

Bhattacharya, N. and Bhattacharya, S. (2020) Nuclear Winter, translation by Sourit Bhattacharya. In: Bhattacharya, S., Chattaopadhyay, A. and Sengupta, S. (eds.) Nabarun Bhattacharya: Aesthetics and Politics in a World after Ethics. Bloomsbury India. ISBN 9789388630504

Bhattacharya, S. , Chattopadhyay, A. and Sengupta, S. (2020) Nabarun Bhattacharya and his world: an introduction. In: Bhattacharya, S., Chattaopadhyay, A. and Sengupta, S. (eds.) Nabarun Bhattacharya: Aesthetics and Politics in a World after Ethics. Bloomsbury India. ISBN 9789388630504

Bhattacharya, S. (2020) Toxic ecologies of the Global South: the Ecogothic in Nabarun Bhattacharya's Toy City. In: Bhattacharya, S., Chattaopadhyay, A. and Sengupta, S. (eds.) Nabarun Bhattacharya: Aesthetics and Politics in a World after Ethics. Bloomsbury India. ISBN 9789388630504

Bhattacharya, S. (2017) The question of literary form: realism in the poetry and theater of the 1943 Bengal famine. In: Ulanowicz, A. and Basu, M. (eds.) The Aesthetics and Politics of Global Hunger. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 57-88. ISBN 9783319474847 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-47485-4_3)

Bhattacharya, S. (2016) The margins of postcolonial urbanity: reading critical irrealism in Nabarun Bhattacharya's fiction. In: Chakraborty, M. and Al-wazedi, U. (eds.) Postcolonial Urban Outcasts: City Margins in South Asian Literature. Series: Routledge research in postcolonial literatures (55). Routledge: New York, NY, pp. 39-55. ISBN 9781138677234

Bhattacharya, S. (2016) Nabarun, sreni sangram, bastubad = Nabarun, class struggle, realism. In: Chattopadhyay, A. and Chowdhury, A. (eds.) Nabarun Bhattacharya: Manan o Darshan = Nabarun Bhattacharya: Intellect and Philosophy. Aihik: Kolkata, pp. 215-225. ISBN 9788192007687

Bhattacharya, S. (2012) Locating ‘subaltern’ in literature: an examination of Mahasweta Devi’s tribal novels and stories. In: Chakraborty, P. (ed.) History in Literature--Literature as History: the Issue Revisited. Levant Books: Kolkata, pp. 221-232. ISBN 9789380663500

Bhattacharya, S. (2012) Zygmunt Bauman: liquid modernity and consumer culture. In: Basu, P. (ed.) Modern Social Thinkers. Setu Prakashani: Kolkata, pp. 55-72. ISBN 9789380677262

Book Reviews

Bhattacharya, S. (2016) Ulka Anjaria, Realism in the Twentieth-Century Indian Novel: Colonial Difference and Literary Form. Transnational Literature, 9(1), [Book Review]

Bhattacharya, S. (2016) What postcolonial theory doesn’t say. Interventions: The International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 19(1), pp. 144-146. (doi: 10.1080/1369801X.2016.1250483)[Book Review]

Bhattacharya, S. (2015) Natural disasters and Victorian empire: famines, fevers and the literary cultures of South Asia, by Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee, London and New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, vii + 221 pp., £55.00 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-137-00112-2. South Asian History and Culture, 6(4), pp. 535-538. (doi: 10.1080/19472498.2015.1063219)[Book Review]

Edited Books

Bhattacharya, S. , Chattaopadhyay, A. and Sengupta, S. (Eds.) (2020) Nabarun Bhattacharya: Aesthetics and Politics in a World after Ethics. Bloomsbury India. ISBN 9789388630504

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Grants

At Glasgow:

2021-2023: Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Network Award (P-I)

Topic: The British Empire, Scotland, and Indian Famines: Writings on Food Crisis in Colonial India

Award ID (and sum): 69777 (£19939) 

 

P-I, 2020-2021: Carnegie Research Incentive Grant (P-I)

Grant Reference (and sum): RIG009840 (£14981)

Topic: Literary and Cultural Works of the 1943 Bengal Famine (delayed to May 2021-2022 due to the Covid-19 panedemic)

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At Warwick:

2018-2020 Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, University College Dublin (declined) 

2017-18 Postdoctoral Funding, Early Career Fellowship, Warwick Univ.

2013-17 Full Ph.D. Funding, Chancellors Int’l Scholarship, Warwick Univ.

2017 Travel Grant, PSA grant (Univ of London), Postcolonial Studies Association

2017  Research & Travel Grant, ACLA Conf. (Utrecht), Warwick & ACLA

2016  Research Grant, Postcolonial Studies Association, UK

2016  Research Grant, Humanities Research Fund, Warwick

2016  Research & Travel Grant, MLA Conf. (Austin), Warwick & MLA

2016  Travel Grant, ECSAS conf. (Warsaw Uni.), English & CLS, Warwick

2015 Travel Grant, PSA Conf. (Leicester Uni.), English and CLS, Warwick Univ. 

2015 International Conference Organization Grant (Warwick), Warwick Univ.

2014 Travel Bursary, Modernism Conf. (London), Univ. of London 

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At Jadavpur:

2012: Fully funded PhD scholarships offered at the Universities of Warwick, Sydney, Edinburgh, and Singapore

2010-2015: UGC-Junior Research Fellowship, full MPhil and PhD funding for five years (MPhil completed)                 

Supervision

I'm interested in supervising dissertations broadly in the field of postcolonial and world literatures and more specifically in the areas of nation and political struggle, food and famines, ecology and vulnerability, race and racism, gender and sexuality studies, caste and untouchability, university and decolonial theories, translation and regionalism, publishing industries and literary festivals, literary aesthetics and form, and Marxism.

Current Students:

Shruti Shukla: Dalit and African American poetry

Laura Scott: Intersectionality and Scottish minority writings

Teaching

Autumn 2020

Co-convenor, "Raw Materials: Literature, Empire, Commodities" (Hons)

Tutor, core course, 2A "Writing and Ecology" (Pre-hons.)

Spring 2020

Convenor, "Postcolonialism: Writing and Theory" (Hons.)

Deputy Convenor, core course 2B "Writing and Text (Pre-hons.)

 

Lecturing and Grading:

MLitt in Modernities

Literary Theory (Hons.)

Contemporary Literature  (Hons.)

Core Course: Author, Context, World  (Junior Hons.)

Additional information

Co-founding Editor (2014-now): Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry

Sanglap (ISSN 23498064) is an open access, peer reviewed biannual journal in literary and cultural studies which publishes on themed isuses. Past themes have included terror and the literary, critiquing humanism, caste and untouchability, speculative fiction, psychoanalysis, and most recently academic writing in Indian higher education. The journal is indexed in the UGC Care List, DOAJ, MLA international bibliographies, ProQuest, LION and others. Sanglap also holds a virtual seminar series called Considerations which I often co-host. Link here.

Recent Invited Talks:

Keynotes:

Lectures:

Conversations:

Conferences

Conferences and Special Panels Organised

Co-organizer, “Does the Untranslated Travel?: Towards a Regional World Literature”, proposed seminar, ACLA Annual Meeting, Georgetown University, March 2019

Sole organizer, Panel, “Postcolonial Disasters: Globalization, Conflict, and Representation” in Postcolonial Studies Association (PSA) Biennial Convention, Senate House, London, Sep 18-20, 2017.

Co-organizer, Conference, The Matter of Resistance, Univ. of Warwick, Apr 29, 2016.

Member of the organising committee, Conference, Victorian World Literature, Univ. of Warwick, May 19-20, 2016

Co-organizer, Special Panel, “Peripheral Modernity and South Asian Literary-World.” 24th Biennial European Conference on South Asian Studies. Univ. of Warsaw, July 27-30, 2016.

Co-organizer, Roundtable, “Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature.” 131st Modern    Language Association Annual Convention, Austin, Texas, Jan 7-10, 2016 (Jan 8).

Invited Contributions and paper Presentations (Selected)

  • "Postcolonial Disasters and Literary Aesthetics: An Eco-materialist Reading", ACLA Annual Meeting, April 8-11, 2021 (Invited). 
  • “World-Famines and World-Literature.” Historical Materialism: Sixteenth Annual Conference. University of London, Nov 7-10, 2019
  • “Food Crisis and Welfare State in Postcolonial India: A Literary Instance.” Postcolonial Studies Association Biennial Convention. University of Manchester, Sep 11-13, 2019.
  • “Uneven Modernity in the Postcolonial Metropolis: Nabarun Bhattacharya’s Critical Irrealist Tales.” Uneven and Combined Development in the 21st Century: A Conference. University of Glasgow, Sep 5-7, 2019
  • “Poets of the World: Literature and Internationalism in Mid-20thC Bengal.“ American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference. Georgetown University. Washington D.C., March 8, 2019
  • “Towards A New Literary Historiography: The Cultural Poetics of Food Crisis in Twentieth-Century Indian Literature.” The Literary Across Cultures: Cultural Poetics of Bhasha Literatures in Theory and Practice. Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda, Feb 25- 27, 2019
  • “Outside of the City: Food Crisis and Literature in Post-Famine Bengal.” Trans/Region/Nation: Literature Cinema Interface Conference. BITS Pilani Goa, Goa, Jan 31-Feb 2, 2019 (invited)
  • “Food Crisis and Protest Culture in Contemporary India.” Workshop on Postcolonial Unrest(s): State, Citizen Rights, Trauma(s). IIT Kharagpur, Jun 30, 2018 (invited)
  • “From Colonial Famine to Postcolonial Hunger.” Two guest lectures at CSSS, Calcutta (invited) and at University of Oxford (part of the Global Hunger Conference). June 20 and 25, 2018
  • “Torture, Class, and Literary Form: Novels of the Indian Emergency.” Disciplining Reproduction in Modern South Asia: Emergency and Beyond, Univ. of Exeter, Sep 4-5, 2017 (invited).
  • “Neo-colonialism, Indigenous Struggle, and Mahasweta Devi’s Fiction.” ACLA Annual Convention, Univ. of Utrecht, Jul 6-9, 2017 (invited).
  • “Fashion Victims: Bangladesh Rana Plaza Disaster and Resistant Art-work”. Postcolonial Studies Association Biennial Conference. Univ. of London, Sep 18-20, 2017.
  • “Globalization, Postcolonial Ecology, and Critical Irrealism: The Fiction of Mahasweta Devi and Pepetala.” Other Globes: Past and Peripheral Imagination. Univ. of  Amsterdam, Jul 4-5, 2017.
  • "Intolerance and Crisis in Indian Democracy."16th South Asian Literary Association Annual Convention, Austin, Texas. Jan 5, 2016 (Presidential Panel: invited).
  • “What is World Literature for a Postcolonial Nation?” World Literature and Dissent, Univ. of St. Andrews, Jun 17-18, 2016.

Service

Supervision and Examination of Dissertations

Sourit has examined an M.Phil. dissertation at Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, and, for a brief period in IIT Roorkee, supervised three Ph.D. theses on Dalit Literature, Toxicity and Postcolonial Literature, and Magical Realism in South Asia. He currently supervises three PhD stduents at Glasgow and serves on the Academic Progress Review and viva committees at Glasgow.

Committees (2018-2019)

Deputy Convenor, 2B: Writing and Text, University of Glasgow

Convenor, Website Management Committee, IIT Roorkee

Member, Departmental Research Committee, IIT Roorkee

member, Departmental Academic Programme Committee, IIT Roorkee

Professional Training

Early Career training at Academic Career and Employability of Warwick’s Institute of Advanced Study (completed, Mar 2018)

Peer Reviewer of Journals and Books

I regularly peer review for the following publications,

  • Books: Routledge; Brill
  • South Asian Review
  • ISLE: Interdiscipinary Studies in Literature and Environemnt
  • Mosaic: An Interdisciplinary Critical Journal
  • South Asian Diaspora
  • Porn Studies
  • Open Library of Humanities
  • Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal