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Arka Chattopadhyay

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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

    2020

    JOURNAL ARTICLES

    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.


    BOOK CHAPTERS

    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

    2019

    JOURNAL ARTICLES

    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.

    BOOK CHAPTERS

    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



    MONOGRAPH

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