Room No: HSB 241D
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Personal website: http://avishekparui.wixsite.com/webpage
- Ph.D. in English Studies (2010-2013), Department of English Studies, Durham University
- M.A. in English Literature (2005-2007), Presidency College, University of Calcutta
- B.A. (Hons) in English Literature (2002-2005), Maulana Azad College, University of Calcutta
- Associate Fellow, UK Higher Education Academy
- Member, International Society for the Study of Narratives
- Executive Member, Modernist Studies in Asia (MSIA)
- Member, Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (IACLALS)
- Masculinity Studies
- Memory Studies
- Critical Theory
- ‘Affect, Materiality and the Production of Contagious Sacrality: A Cultural Studies Perspective of Jagannath in Puri’. Sambalpur Studies in Literatures and Cultures. Department of English Studies, Sambalpur University. Series 5, 2019. ISSN-2231-56
- ‘These were made-to-order babies’: Reterritorialised Kinship, Neoliberal Eugenics and Artificial Reproductive Technology in Kishwar Desai’s Origins of Love. Journal of Medical Humanities. British Medical Journal (BMJ) 24 May 2019.
(With Manali Karmakar)
- Memory and Meals: Remembering and Representing the Jewish cultural codes and Identity Markers in Esther David’s Book of Rachel. CASS Studies Journal.Vol 3 Issue 1 (March 2019).
(With Shiji Mariam Varghese)
- ”Victor’s Progeny: Premonition of a Bioengineered Age”. Literature and Medicine. Johns Hopkins University Press, Volume 36, Number 2, Fall 2018. pp. 337-355.
Co-authored with Manali Karmakar
- “Imagine what it would be like to have a brand-new heart”: Biosentimentality and embodied-relationality in Change of Heart: A Novel.” Cogent Arts and Humanities. Vol 5 Issue 1.
Co-authored with Manali Karmakar
- “Embodiment and Entangled Subjectivity: A Study of Robin Cook’s Coma, Priscille Sibley’s The Promise of Stardust and Alexander Beliaev’s Professor Dowell’s Head”. Journal of Medical Humanities (Springer)
(March 2018) (Co-authored with Manali Karmakar)
- ‘”What’s the use of stories that aren’t even true?” Agency, Fabulation, and the Epistemology of the Storytelling Self in Salman Rushdie’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories.’ Special issue on Salman Rushdie in South Asian Review (2017).
Winner of the Meenakshi Mukherjee Prize 2019 for the best published paper. Indian Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies.
- ‘For the life of him he could not remember’: Post-War Memory, Mourning and Masculinity Crisis in Katherine Mansfield’s ‘The Fly’. Katherine Mansfield Studies. Vol. 8. Special Issue on Mansfield and Psychology, Edinburgh
University Press ed. Clare Hanson (September 2016): 113-124.
- Cited in Cambridge University Press
- Memory, Nation and the Crisis of Location in Saadat Hasan Manto’s ‘Toba Tek Singh’. Short Fiction in Theory and Practice Vol. 5 No. 2 (October 2015): 57-67. doi: https://doi.org/10.1386/fict.5.1-2.57_1
- '”Do you see the story?” Consciousness, Cognition and Crisis of Narration in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.’ Janus Head Vol. 15, Issue 1 (February 2016): 117-136.
Selected resource text for the course Modern Times: Literature and Culture in the 20th Century (KWB208) at Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia
- ‘“Exploring Hands Encounter No Defence”: The Episteme of Violence and Consumption in The Waste Land.’ Peer English Leicester University Issue 8 (February 2013): 51-66.
- “The White Man’s Exile: Space, Consciousness and the Imperial Project in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness”. Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies Journal. Vol. 2 (October 2016): 9-17.
- “Coffee, carefully poured and consumed, puts the idea under chloroform”: The dialectic of the ideational and the personal orders in Walter Benjamin’s One Way Street.’ Journal of the School of Language, Literature and Cultural
Studies. Ed. G. J. V. Prasad. JNU (Spring 2012): 99-111.
- ‘“All is hubble-bubble, swarm and chaos”: The cognitive contingencies and possibilities in Virginia Woolf’s “The Cinema.”’ Postgraduate English Department of English, Durham University Issue 23 (September 2011)
- Parui, Avishek. “Ray, Satyajit (1921–1992).” The Routledge Encyclopaedia of Modernism: Taylor and Francis, 2016.
- Parui, Avishek. “Cabinet of Doctor Caligari (1922).” The Routledge Encyclopaedia of Modernism: Taylor and Francis, 2016.
- ‘The Heart of Reading’, Economic & Political Weekly, Vol 53, Issue 4, 27 January 2018. http://www.epw.in/ta/journal/2018/4/postscript/heart-reading.html
- ‘Fear of Flying’, Economic & Political Weekly, Vol. 51, Issue 20, May 14, 2016.
- ‘No Offence Taken’, Economic & Political Weekly, Vol. 49, Issue 43-44, November 1, 2014. https://www.epw.in/journal/2014/43-44/postscript/no-offence-taken.html
- ‘To Laugh or Not to Laugh: The Non-Innocent Logic of Laughter’, Economic & Political Weekly, Vol. 49, Issue 24, June 14, 2014. http://www.epw.in/journal/2014/24/postscript/laugh-or-not-laugh.html
- ‘Private Pleasures;, Economic & Political Weekly,Vol. 49, Issue 20, May 17, 2014.
- ‘To buy or Not to Buy, That is the Question’, The Telegraph, October 11, 2012.
- ‘More Curry Please, We’re British!’, The Telegraph, February 21, 2013