Avishek Parui

 

Assistant Professor (English)
https://hss.iitm.ac.in/team-members/avishek-parui/

Associate Fellow, UK Higher Education Academy

 

 

 

 

Additional roles:

Principal Investigator
Centre for Memory Studies (pCoE)
Institute of Eminence-Centre for Excellence (IoE-CoE) scheme
Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India https://www.memorystudiesiitmadras.com
https://ioe.iitm.ac.in/project/memory-studies/

Founding Chairperson
Indian Network for Memory Studies (INMS)
https://www.indiannetworkformemorystudies.com

Research ID links:

https://iitm.irins.org/profile/68235
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8008-9241
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=56155263700
https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=hrxtox8AAAAJ

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member, Advisory Board, Memory Studies Association (MSA)
  • 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)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Anthem Press

Awards and honours received:

  1. Meenakshi Mukherjee Award for the best published paper in 2019 by the Indian Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies.
  2. Durham University Learning and Teaching Award, DULTA
  3. Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy

Sponsored/Consultancy Projects:

  1. Slow Memory COST Action European Cooperation in Science and Technology (ongoing, Value: INR 45 Lakhs)
  2. Memory and Anglo-Indian Identity: The Digital Archive Project. Anglo-Ink Chennai (ongoing, value: INR 10 Lakhs)
  3. Animated Agents, Virtual Reality, and Cognitive Theory: A Case Study on 360 Degree Procedural Training, XR Labs, TCS Chennai (ongoing, Value: INR 1 Lakh)
  4. Sleepless Cities: An Interdisciplinary Research in Urban Studies, Brain Science, and Medical Humanities, Exploratory Research Project, IIT Madras (completed, value: INR 8.5 Lakhs)
  5. Examining Anglo-Indian Identities in Fiction and Popular Culture, IIT Madras (completed, value: INR 5 lakhs)
  6. Masculinity and the Violence of Re-membering: Partition and Naxalbari Literature, IIT Madras (completed, value: INR 5 lakhs)
  7. Consciousness, Memory and the Storytelling Self, IIT Guwahati (completed)

Books:

  1. Parui, Avishek. Culture and the Literary: Matter, Metaphor, Memory. Contracted with Rowman & Littlefield. (Forthcoming in 2021)
    https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781786616005/Culture-and-the-Literary-Matter-Metaphor-Memory
  2. Parui, Avishek. Postmodern Literatures. Literary Context Series. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, 2018
    https://www.amazon.in/Postmodern-Literatures-Avishek-Parui/dp/9352874633

Journal Articles:

  1. The COVID-19 crisis chronotope: The pandemic as matter, metaphor, and memory. Memory Studies, accepted and forthcoming (Co-authored with Merin Simi Raj)
  2. “they shared those bits of history”: Reading The Tainted as a transnational memory narrative. International Journal of Anglo-Indian Studies, accepted and forthcoming (Co-authored with Merin Simi Raj)
  3. “Shadowy Objects in the test tubes: Biocitizenship, Disposable Bodies, and Wasted Lives in Hanif Kureishi’s “The Body” and Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go“. Medical Humanities section in Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities. (Co-authored with Manali Karmakar). Impact Factor – 0.10.
  4. ‘The wakefulness was always beside me’: Sleeplessness, Embodiment, and Female Agency in Haruki Murakami’s ‘Sleep’. Special Issue on Health Humanities. Journal of Media Watch. Impact factor – 0.04.
  5. “An umbrella made of precious gems”: An Examination of Memory and Diasporic Identities in Kerala Jewish Songs and Literature. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities. Volume 12, Number 5, 2020
    http://rupkatha.com/V12/n5/rioc1s32n1.pdf
    DOI: 10.21659/rupkatha.v12n5.rioc1s32n1 Impact Factor 0.10
    (Co-authored with Shiji Mariam Varghese)
  6. 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.
    https://www.suniv.ac.in/docs/SSLC-2019.pdf#page=35
  7. ‘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. Impact Factor 0.67.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/medhum-2018-011522
    (With Manali Karmakar)
  8. 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).
    http://heb-nic.in/view-latest-issue
    (With Shiji Mariam Varghese)
  9. “Victor’s Progeny: Premonition of a Bioengineered Age”. Literature and Medicine. Johns Hopkins University Press, Volume 36, Number 2, Fall 2018. pp. 337-355.
    https://muse.jhu.edu/article/714820
    doi:10.1353/lm.2018.0017   Impact Factor 0.15
    Co-authored with Manali Karmakar
  10. “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. Impact Factor 0.380
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23311983.2018.1557584 Co-authored with Manali Karmakar
  11. “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) Impact Factor 0.67 (Co-authored with Manali Karmakar)
    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10912-018-9511-7
  12. ‘“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).
    doi:10.1080/02759527.2014.11932954
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02759527.2014.11932954
  13. “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.
  14. ‘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.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417532.003.0009
  15. ‘“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.
    https://rl.talis.com/3/qut/lists/2810CE92-4EF0-A66A-88A5-9A536E60CBBF.html
  16. 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
  17. ‘“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. https://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/english-association/publications/peer-english/8/4%20Avishek%20Parui%20-%20Episteme%20of%20Violence.pdf
  18. “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.
  19. ‘Parui, A. ‘“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)
    http://community.dur.ac.uk/postgraduate.english/ojs/index.php/pgenglish/article/view/92/91

Book Chapters:

  1.  ‘”Not knowing for how much longer”: Requiem for the Living as an act of cultural recovery of the Paranki community in Kerala’. Anglo-Indian Identity Past and Present, in India and the Diaspora. Ed. Robyn Andrews and Merin Simi Raj.
    (Co-authored with Merin Simi Raj)
    https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030644574
  2. “‘Human nature is remorseless”: Masculinity, Medical Science and Nervous Conditions in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway.’ The Male Body in Medicine and Literature. Ed. Andrew Mangham and Daniel Lea. Oxford: Liverpool University Press, 2018. 120-36.DOI: 10.2307/j.ctvgd281.12
    https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctvgd281
    https://www.amazon.in/Medicine-Literature-Liverpool-English-Studies/dp/1786940523
  3. ‘Masculinity, Monstrosity and Sustainability in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’. Romantic Sustainability. Ed. Ben Robertson. New York: Lexington Books, 2016. 187-98.
    http://www.amazon.com/Romantic-Sustainability-Endurance-1780-1830-Ecocritical/dp/1498518907#reader_1498518907
  4. ‘Gothic Horror and Racial Infection in Bram Stoker’s Dracula’. Gothic and Racism. Ed Cristina Artenie. Montreal: Universitas Press, 2015. 12-28.
    http://www.amazon.ca/Gothic-Racism-Cristina-Artenie/dp/0993995144
  5. “‘The Nerves in Patterns on a Screen”: Hysteria, Hauntology, and Cinema in T. S. Eliot’s early poetry from Prufrock to The Waste Land.’ Film and Literary Modernism. Ed. Robert McParland. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. 96-106.
    http://www.amazon.com/Film-Literary-Modernism-Robert-McParland/dp/1443844500

Cited in:

The Newsletter of The T. S. Eliot Society, Number 83, Summer 2014
http://tseliot.sites.luc.edu/newsletter/83%20sum%2014.pdf

The Cambridge Companion to The Waste Land, ed. Gabrielle McIntire (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015)
http://www.amazon.com/Cambridge-Companion-Waste-Companions-Literature/dp/1107672570

  1. ‘Dreamed Cinema, Cinematic Dreams: Dreamscapes, Neurosis and Desire in Federico Fellini’s 81⁄2.’ Dreamscapes in Italian Cinema. Ed. Francesco Pascuzzi. NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2014. 1-18.
    http://www.amazon.com/Dreamscapes-Italian-Fairleigh-Dickinson-University/dp/1611477816

Encyclopaedia Entries:

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.

Popular Articles:

‘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.
http://www.epw.in/journal/2016/20/postscript/fear-flying.html

‘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.
https://www.epw.in/journal/2014/20/postscript/private-pleasures.html

‘More Curry Please, We’re British!’, The Telegraph, February 21, 2013
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1130221/jsp/opinion/story_16584493.jsp#.UZHplrUWI9N

‘To buy or Not to Buy, That is the Question’, The Telegraph, October 11, 2012.
https://www.telegraphindia.com/opinion/to-buy-or-not-to-buy-that-is-the-question/cid/375003#.USEGZaXQCaU

Invited lectures/keynotes:

  1. International Webinar on “Reimagining the Real: Literary Response to Pandemics”, Department of English, University of Kashmir. 24 August 2021
  2. Masterclass on ‘Memory and Storytelling’ at the Memory Studies Association Annual Conference ‘Convergences’, Warsaw. 2 July 2021
  3. Respondent and Chair at the MSA Forward Workshop at Memory Studies Association Annual Conference ‘Convergences’, Warsaw. 2 July 2021
  4. Invited to present a paper on ‘Emergence, Convergence, and Digital Deterritorialization in Indian Higher Educational Memory Events Post-COVID 19’ at the Memory Studies Association Annual Conference ‘Convergences, Warsaw’. 5-9 July 2021.
  5. Speaker at the International workshop on ‘Methodologies for Slow Memory’ organised as part of the COST Action Project “Slow Memory: Transformative Practices for Times of Uneven and Accelerated Change” along with Dr.Merin Simi Raj. 15 July 2021.
  6. Speaker at the Sahitya Akademi Webline Literature Series Symposium on ‘Indian Short Fiction in English and in Translation’. 26 April 2021.
  7. Speaker at the National webinar on ‘New Humanities: Interplaying Across Disciplines’ organised by the Department of English, Cooch Behar Panchanan Burman University. 5 June 2021.
  8. Speaker at the Webinar on ‘Contemporary Research Praxis in Social Sciences and Humanities’ organised by VIT-AP School of Social Sciences & Humanities. 29 May 2021.
  9. Conference Chair at the ‘International Conference on Recent Advances in English Studies’ organised by Bhatter College, Dantan in collaboration with Royal University of Bhutan. 4 July 2021.
  10. Keynote speaker at the International Conference on Memory and Narrativization: History, Culture and the Self through Creative Expression organized by Department of English and Cultural Studies, Christ University in collaboration with Binghampton University. 17 April 2021.
  11. Joint session (with Dr Merin Simi Raj) on The Episteme and the Ontology of a Centre for Memory Studies organised by Calcutta Comparatists 1919. 7 April 2021.
  12. Invited for Panel Discussion on Leila: An Indian Dystopia The Novel and the Web Series (featuring the author Prayaag Akbar) organised by the Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies. 18 March 2021.
  13. Plenary speaker, International Conference on Roadmap for Humanities in STEM Higher Education, IIT Jammu. 19 March 2021.
  14. Resource person at the Workshop on “Curating Memory”. Memory Group at the University of Warwick in collaboration with Fitzwilliam Museum. 9 March 2021.
    https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/ehrc/events/memory/
  15. “Gender, Memory and Digital Narratives in Shelley Jackson’s Patchwork Girl” at the National Symposium on Gender in the Digital Space, University of Madras. 9 March 2021.
  16. Reading Group and Research Conversation, Memory Group, University of Warwick. 7 December 2020.
  17. Presenter and Moderator at Research Conversations between Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform, Goethe University, Germany, and Memory Studies Research Network. 24 November 2020.
  18. Invited for Public Lecture on ‘Encoding, Effacing and the Phenomenon of Forgetting’ at the Cultural Identity and Memory Studies Institute, University of St. Andrews, UK. 18 November 2020.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3OqzSvUDcw&feature=youtu.be
  19. Invited speaker on Memory, Storytelling and the Situated Brain. Organized by Delhi Comparatists. 21 October 2020.
  20. Webinar on Literature and Memory Studies: Interdisciplinary Possibilities, Manipur University of Culture. 10 October 2020.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhtUehnyIF0&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0RfYlDaQjFa97yl_F-d3T7YNjMd7Idbg5_suWRcAXZem0UYdNC4V_-Hm0
  21. Invited speaker on Memory Studies and Postcolonial Identities at the International Conference Re-thinking the Postcolonial: Texts and Contexts. New Literaria and Assam University. 27 September 2020.
  22. Workshop on Memory Studies. Faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu University. 12 August 2020.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Gk9an1OV9Q
  23. ‘Memory Studies: Research Possibilities’. Department of English in collaboration with IQAC, Bidhan Chandra College. 6 July 2020.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoypEZrXTBM
  24. Invited resource person. A Four-day e-workshop on Research Methodology and Academic Writing. St Xavier’s College for Women, Aluva in collaboration with the Kerala State Higher Education Council, Trivandrum. 24 July 2020.
  25. International online lecture series. “Humanities Beyond Disciplines”. Dept. of English in Collaboration with IQAC, Sammilani Mahavidyalaya. 25 July 2020.
  26. New Normal and New Literary Trends. Sahitya Akademi Panel Discussion. 18 July 2020.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyjJWV36aw4&t=2635s
  27. ‘Anxious Masculinities: Re-reading Hamlet and Look Back in Anger’. Department of English of Kharagpur College in collaboration with the Dept. Of English of Egra S.S.B. College. 30 June 2020.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRBNCS2acXo&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3oc7VTGnriYhKo54kVfGY8VcNO2akdQgiZUIFbEFHYcWtj_thHZ_n1x1E
  28. Keynote speaker at ‘Literature and Medicine: Research Possibilities in Medical Humanities’. IQAC Cell and the Department of English, Barabazar Bikram Tudu Memorial College, International Lecture Series. 23 June 2020.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBfafNiiGDQ&fbclid=IwAR0ejhQgNyR5SAS3RveWGvJ9tG5tGPSwB7YoFlOey3THGIai-jCji8y3FOk
  29. Plenary lecture at the international conference ‘The New Normal” Virtuality, Personal Branding and Humanities Education in the post-COVID 19 world. VIT Chennai. 20 July 2020.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfgBRZCrZRs&t=264s
  30. ‘Masculinity and imperial performance in George Orwell’s ‘Shooting an Elephant’. Royal Global University, Guwahati. 3 June 2020.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gonyiuYq4f0
  31. Invited speaker. ‘Literature and Epidemic’. The Department of English, Bhavnagar University, Gujarat. 16 May 2020.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0cPoe8yYXs
  32. Plenary speaker at ‘Intergenerational Memory and Diasporic Identities: A Reading of Sunil Gangopadhyay’s Purba Pashchim’. Midnapore College. 13 May 2020.
  33. Resource Person at the National Memory Studies Workshop, Mar Ivanios College, University of Kerala. 3 March 2020.
  34. Consciousness, Cognition, and Memory: Innovations in Cultural Literary Studies. 17 February 2020. Hyderabad Central University.
    http://herald.uohyd.ac.in/consciousness-cognition-and-memory-innovations-in-literary-cultural-studies/
  35. Invited Visiting Fellow in March 2017 for DSA-II in the Department of English Studies, Hyderabad Central University.
  36. Invited Resource Person for the UGC-Sponsored Refresher Course on Travel Writing and Literature at Sambalpur University 10 December 2014.
  37. ‘Literature, Memory and the Storytelling Self’, School of Cognitive Science, Jadavpur University, 21 November 2016.
  38. ‘Literary Studies, Memory Studies and Cognitive Psychology: A Methodological Approach to Interdisciplinary Research’, Hyderabad Central University, 8 September 2015.
  39. ‘”And suddenly the memory revealed itself”: Consciousness, Epiphany, and Remembrance in Literature and Cognitive Neuroscience’, English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, 29 October 2014 followed by a workshop entitled Cognitive Poetics.
  40. Delivered a critical response to Dr Jan Slaby’s paper (‘Biocapital: A Template for a Critical Theory of the Neurosciences’) in the Critical Medical Humanities Symposium at Durham University on 5 November 2013 (on invitation by the organizer Dr Angela Woods) and was subsequently invited (by Dr Felicity Callard) to write a report on the symposium.
    http://medicalhumanities.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/critical-medical-humanities-symposium-review-by-avishek-parui/
  41. Delivered an interactive presentation (on invitation) entitled ‘Practising Creative Writing’, at the Arts Café, St. Aidan’s College, Durham University, on 15 October 2013.
  42. ‘Modernism and the Metropolis: Lights, Camera, Consciousness,’ Late Summer Lecture Series, Durham University, 31 August 2011.
  43. ‘The dialectics of Postmodern Historiography’, Ustinov College Public Seminar, Durham University, 23 October 2010.

NPTEL/Swayam online courses designed and taught:

  1. Gender and Literature
    https://nptel.ac.in/courses/109/103/109103122/
  2. Feminist Writings
    https://nptel.ac.in/courses/109/106/109106146/
  3. Introduction to Cultural Studies
    https://nptel.ac.in/courses/109/106/109106136/
  4. Twentieth-Century Fiction
    https://nptel.ac.in/courses/109/106/109106172/
  5. Trauma and Literature
    https://nptel.ac.in/noc/courses/noc21/SEM2/noc21-hs74/

Conference Papers:

  1. “An umbrella made of precious gems”: An Examination of Memory and Diasporic Identities in Kerala Jewish Songs and Literature. Rupkatha International Conference. 20-22 August 2020. (with PhD Scholar Shiji Mariam Varghese)
  2. “Do not shoot, I’m a British object!: David Malouf’s Remembering Babylon and Embodiments of In-Betweenness”. International Interdisciplinary Conference on Memory, Affects and Emotions. InMind Support, Poland on 10-11 August 2020 (with PhD scholar Nishtha Pandey).
  3. ‘There will be time, there will be time’: Multiple temporalities and masculine embodiments in T. S. Eliot’s Prufrock and Other Observations. Modernism and Multiple Temporalities, Modernist Studies in Asia Conference. Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo. 12-14 September 2019.
  4. “From Cross-dressing to Power Dressing: Sartorial Appropriations of Masculinity by Women in the Public Gaze”. International Conference on Gender Studies: “Gender and Power” organised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research. Birkbeck College, University of London. 2 March 2019. (With PhD scholar Mridula Robert)
  5. ‘Partitioned bodies: Mapping the mutilated and muted bodies in Saadat Hasan Manto’s fiction’. Performing Bodies. Wellcome Trust Symposium on Medical Humanities. IIT Hyderabad. 1-2 February 2019.
  6. ‘Creative Writing: Making Models of Complex Communication’. Kenyon & IITM Writing Workshop. Collaborative Project between Kenyon College and IIT Madras. 10th December to 14th December, 2018.
  7. ‘Domesticating the Non-normative: Representing the Queer Cultural Icons in Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls.’ National Conference on ‘Being and Doing Gender: Multidisciplinary Perspectives’. Department of Women Studies, University of Madras. 6-7 December 2018.Co-authored with PhD scholar Mridula Robert.
  8. ‘Alcoholic, Alienated and Melancholic Masculinities in Selected Short Fiction of Ernest Hemingway’. Gender (Mis)Representations. International Conference on Gender Studies. Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research. 1-2 December 2018. Co-authored with Masters supervisee Shreyashee Roy.
  9. ‘Empathy and Embodiment in T. S. Eliot’s Prufrock and Other Observations‘. Modernism and Empathy Conference. Education University of Hong Kong. 15-16 June 2018.
  10. ‘Masculinity and Populist Rhetoric in the Political Sphere: A Study of Post-2014 India’. Political Masculinities and Populism Conference. Political Masculinities Network. University of Landau, Germany.1-3 December 2017.
  11. ‘Violence, Trauma and Narration: A Study of Saadat Hasan Manto’s fiction on the 1947 Partition’. International Society for Narrative Conference. Lexington, Kentucky. 23-26 March 2017.
  12. ‘Post-Partition Memory and Diasporic Identities in Sunil Gangopadhyay’s Purba Paschim (East West)’. English, Diaspora and Indian Literatures. Hyderabad Central University. 6 March 2017.
  13. ‘Interrupted identities. Examining the entanglement of traumatic and narrative memories in Partition experiences: A CaseStudy of Siddhartha Deb’s The Point of Return.’ Revisiting Partition Conference. Indian Council of Social Science Research. IIT Guwahati. 9-11 February 2017.
  14. ‘Empathy, Agency and Affect: Through the Literary Glass.’ Conference on The Crisis of Multiple Identities in the Contemporary World. Indian Council of Philosophical Research. 15-17 February 2016.
  15. ‘Memory, Mimesis and Self-Reflective Storytelling: Reading Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes.’ “Roland Barthes: Today, Here” organized by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT-Delhi in collaboration with The Institut Francais en Inde. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 10-11 December 2015.
  16. ‘Memory, Nation and the Crisis of Location in Saadat Hassan Manto’s Short Fiction’. European Network for Short Fiction Conference. Reading Short Fiction in Transnational Contexts. Trinity College and University College Dublin, 17-18 April 2015. http://ensfr.hypotheses.org/222
  17. ‘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 Annual Conference, BITS Pilani Goa, 12-14 February 2015.
  18. ‘Empire, Monstrosity and White Masculinity Panic: A Case Study of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’. Romanticism, Empire and Indo-British Cultural Relations Conference, Central University of Hyderabad, 27-28 October 2014.
  19. ‘“Suddenly the darkness turned into water”: Delayed Decoding as a Narrative and Cognitive Condition in the Works of Joseph Conrad.’ Postclassical Narratology Conference. University of Wuppertal, Germany, 23-25 June, 2013.
  20. ‘“The nerves in patterns on a screen”: Hauntology and the technology of cinema in T. S. Eliot’s early poetry from Prufrock to The Waste Land.’ Forms of Innovation Conference. Durham University, 14 September 2012.
  21. ‘“The last word he pronounced was — your name”: Narration and transmission in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.’ Moving Towards Science in the Long Nineteenth Century Conference. Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle,12 September 2012.
  22. ‘“None of your American Wonders, this time”: Terrorism, Hysteria and Self-fashioning in H. G. Wells’s The Invisible Man.’Oxford University Graduate Conference, 1 June 2012.
  23. ‘Malingerers and Shiverers: Studying the Medical Politics of the Post-War Male Body in Shell-Shock.’ Body, Corporeality and Identity Conference. Department of Archaeology, Durham University, 19 May 2012.
  24. ‘“Politics be Damned”: Fetish and Fragility in Virginia Woolf’s “Solid Objects”.’ New Work in Modernist Studies Conference. Institute of English Studies, University of London, 3 December 2011.
  25. ‘“All is hubble-bubble, swarm and chaos”: Cognitive Contingencies and Possibilities in Virginia Woolf’s “The Cinema”.’InterText Conference. Durham University, 23 September 2011.
  26. ‘“My self-possession gutters, we are really in the dark”: Melancholia and Modernity in Eliot’s early Poetry.’ Poetry and Melancholia Conference. Stirling University, 7-9 July 2011.
  27. ‘BridgingtheGraniteandtheRainbow:VirginiaWoolfandtheLegaciesofSubverting the Cartesian Mind-Body Dualism.’ Bloomsbury Adaptations Conference. Bath Spa University, 5-6 May 2011

Events/Workshops/Conferences organised:

  1. Virtual book launch of Anglo-Indian Identity in association with Indian Network for Memory Studies and Massey University. 25 August 2021.
  2. Food, Memory, Machines Workshop organised under the aegis of Indian Network for Memory Studies in association with the Centre for Memory Studies and the Office of Global Engagement, IIT Madras. Co-organiser: Dr Merin Simi Raj. 17-20 August 2021.
  3. The virtual launch of the Indian Network for Memory Studies (INMS), the first national network in Asia approved under the aegis of Memory Studies Association. Co-organiser: Dr Merin Simi Raj. 16 June 2021.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM0K0ZyKnR4
  4. First International ‘Memory Studies Workshop’ in Asia (26-30 April 2021), conducted through the Centre for Memory Studies (CoE-IoE, MHRD Project) along with Dr.Merin Simi Raj. https://www.iitm.ac.in/happenings/press-releases-and-coverages/iit-madras-hosts-asias-first-international-memory-studies
  5. First Annual Memory Studies Conference, IIT Madras. 2-4 October 2019. With Dr Merin Simi Raj. In collaboration with XR Lab, TCS Chennai. (International Conference)
    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/iit-madras-organises-annual-international-memory-studies-conference-2019/articleshow/71407016.cms
  6. Victorian Indian Identities, IIT Madras. 6-7 June 2018. With Dr Divya A. (International Conference)

Start-up Company:

Academic Advisor of Skillskapes Private Limited, a learning solutions and knowledge management company (Incubated at Research Park, IIT Madras since November 2020).
https://www.skillskapes.com

Creative Writing:

‘Purple Candles’, The Antonym, 26 March 2021
https://antonymmag.com/purple-candles-avishek-parui/

‘Resit’, The Bookends Review, 7 December 2020
http://thebookendsreview.com/2020/12/07/resit/?fbclid=IwAR3WpLL_Vpj7RS-hwdewq0lK0RxX1Xr0RlM_Nfa7gCJBLrL3uVfb-mJdPDg

‘A Cinderella Story’, The Antonym, 22 November 2020.
https://antonymmag.com/a-cinderella-story/

‘Metropolis’, Borderless, 9 April 2020.
https://borderlessjournal.com/2020/04/09/metropolis/

‘After Twenty Years’, Kitaab, 13 April 2019.
https://kitaab.org/2019/04/13/short-story-after-twenty-years-by-avishek-parui/

‘The Dead’, Kitaab, 30 December 2017.
https://kitaab.org/2017/12/30/short-story-the-dead-by-avishek-parui/

‘Dyakha’, The Bombay Review, 26 February 2017.
https://thebombayreview.com/dyakha-avishek-parui/

‘Dry Day’, The Bangalore Review, December 2016.
http://bangalorereview.com/2016/12/dry-day/

‘Notes from the Underground’, Humanities Underground, August 2015 http://humanitiesunderground.org/notes-from-the-underground/

‘Glitch’, Humanities Underground, November 2012.
http://humanitiesunderground.org/glitch/

‘No Hideouts Found’, in Shrapnel Minima, ed. Prasanta Chakravarty. London & New York: Seagull Books. 302-306.
http://www.amazon.in/Shrapnel-Minima-Writings-Humanities-Underground/dp/0857421875

Icarus, Blacberry Notes and Other Short Stories.
http://www.amazon.in/Icarus-Blackberry-Notes-Sisters-Stories/dp/8184834411

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