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Arka Chattopadhyay


Arka Chattopadhyay

Assistant Professor , Humanities and Social Sciences

  • BA: Presidency College, 2007
  • MA: Jadavpur University, 2009
  • MPhil: Jadavpur University, 2011
  • PhD: Western Sydney University, 2016

Email: arka.chattopadhyay -AT- iitgn.ac.in

Office: 4/333 A
VOIP: 2533

  • Work Experience

    • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, (Nov 2017 to present)
    • Undergraduate Tutor, Western Sydney University, Sydney, (2015 - 2016)
    • Guest Faculty, Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata, (2012 - 2 months)
    • Guest Faculty, Vidyasagar College, Kolkata, (2010 - 2012)
    • Guest Faculty, Presidency University, Kolkata, (2009 - 2011)

  • Selected Publications



    1. "Mathematical Possibilities in Modernism: Can Literature be a System?" Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 10 Issue 1 (January 2020), DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.202001.13
    2. “Is there a Parallax in the Mind?: Samuel Beckett and Distance in the Psychic Archive” in Textual Practice, Taylor and Francis, DOI: 10.1080/0950236X.2020.1729850, Published online on 25.2.2020

    BOOK (ED.)

    1. Nabarun Bhattacharya: Aesthetics and Politics in a World after Ethics co-editedwith Prof. Sourit Bhattacharya (University of Glasgow) and Prof. Samrat Sengupta (Sammilani Mahavidyalaya) from Bloomsbury India, forthcoming in July 2020.


    1. “Memory, Image and Reading Traces of the Infinite: Gerald Murnane’s A History of Books” in Gerald Murnane: Another World in This One, Sydney University Press, 2020.
    2. “Androgyny in the Spectrum of Sexuality and Gender.” In The Cult of The Androgyne: Reflections in Life and Literature, Art and Religion. Authors Press, 2020. pp. 185-200



    1. “Before the door that opens on my story: Samuel Beckett and narrative as Detritus”, Language and Psychoanalysis, DOI: 10.7565/landp.v8i1.1593, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 1-14, May, 2019.
    2. “Harold Pinter's aging male speakers: affect of exhaustion and metaphors of agency”, The Harold Pinter Review, DOI: 10.5325/haropintrevi.3.1.0001, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1-13, June, 2019.
    3. “Ontology of sound in Harold Pinter’s radio drama”, Sound Studies, Taylor and Francis DOI: 10.1080/20551940.2019.1652021, pp. 1-14, September, 2019.


    1. “Economy of humour and horror: Mahesh, Mathematics and spectrality”, in (Re)Presentations: problems, politics and praxis, Kolkata: PAIOLCK, 2019, ISBN: 9789388207140.
    2. “How to mourn the present: fiction, memory, and mourning in Paul Auster’s man in the dark and John Banville’s ancient light”, in Knots: Post-Lacanian Psychoanalysis, Literature and Film, DOI: 10.4324/9781003002727, Routledge, Nov. 2019, ISBN: 9781003002727


    1. Beckett, Lacan and the Mathematical Writing of the Real, London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2019.