Teachers' Profile
Teachers' Profile
Professor Tapati Gupta
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Title : Professor, Department of English
Specialization : Shakespeare, Visual Culture, Theatre Studies and Intercultural Theatre, Translation.
Email : tapatigupta@gmail.com
Phone : (91) (33) 2241 0071 (Extn. 337)
Office : Asutosh Building, 2nd floor
Bio

BA with Honours in English from Presidency College, Calcutta University; MA in English Literature, Calcutta University from where she also obtained a PhD in 1986. Since 1972 she has taught in Lady Brabourne, Bethune, Maulana Azad and Presidency Colleges, which are well known Government colleges under the University of Calcutta where she took post graduate classes as guest lecturer. She then became Professor of English at Calcutta University. Guides PhD research in Shakespeare, Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, Shakespeare on the Bengali stage, Indian drama, intercultural theatre, colonial and post-colonial studies. She has several publications to her credit, eg. “From Proscenium to Paddy Fields: Utpal Dutt’s Shakespeare Jatra” in Re-playing Shakespeare in Asia, ed Poonam Trivedi and Minami Riyuta, New York, Routledge & Co. New York. Jan. 2010; Negotiating Difference: Contemporary Bengali Representations of When We Dead Awaken and The Wild Duck’ in Forum for World Literature Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2010 pp. 63-68. Co-edited Tagore & Modernity, Colonial & Post-colonial Perspectives and To Times in Hope: Essays in Memory of Subodhchandra Sengupta. Edited Bankimchandra’s Bangadarshan: Selected Essays in Translation and Harvest Volumes 1&2 (modern Bengali stories in translation) She also free-lances as an art critic. She has been Head of the Department of English 2004-2006, and coordinator, MPhil course in English, 2003—2010. She is a member of the Board of Studies in post graduate departments in 4 Calcutta University colleges and member of International Federation of Theatre Research, Indian Society for Theatre Research, Shakespeare Society of India, etc. She is a participant in the research project, ‘Ibsen Between Cultures’ of the Centre for Ibsen Studies, University of Oslo, Norway and co-supervises a PhD. research scholar of Oslo University and has been Visiting Professor there. She has taken seminar class on ‘Indigeneity in Indian Theatre’ at the School of English, University of Leeds. Recently she has participated in international conferences in Istanbul, Oslo, Shanghai, Lisbon, Munich, Adelaide, Nanjing, Dhaka and in various universities in India. She has given lectures on Rabindranath Tagore’s paintings, in, among other places, the Nehru Centre, London. With Charles Wallace Trust funding, she worked in libraries in the UK for a post-doctoral project on ‘Visual Culture of the English Renaissance with special reference to Drama.’ Her DRS (UGC)on-going research project is ‘Ibsen, Chekhov & Brecht in Bengali Theatre: Negotiating Difference.’