Sitalkuchi College

Sitalkuchi College

Recognized by UGC u/s 2(f) &1 2(b)

An Affiliated Unit Of CBPBU, Coochbehar

NAAC Accredited with B

Dr. Jagannath Basu

Name: Dr. Jagannath Basu
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department of English
Email id:
Mobile: 9832301168

I. Personal Information:

Sex: Male
Religion: Hinduism
Date Of Birth: 16 July 1987
Languages Known: Bengali, Hindi, English
Marrital Status: Married
Caste: Unreserved
Birth Place: Cooch Behar
Nationality: Indian

Permanent Address: Ward No 4, Netaji Road By Lane, P.o- Dinhata, Cooch Behar, Pin- 736135
Communication Address: Same

II. Educational Summary:

Ph.D13 February, 2023
PG20111stAmerican Literature
UG20092ndClassical Literature

Ph.D Thesis Title: Laughing ‘Astride of a Grave’: A Select Reading of Twentieth Century European Modernist Fiction (1910-1960) Through the Poetics of Laughter.

III. Employment History:

InstitutionYear (From-to)Designation
Indian Institute Of Legal Studies2012-2013Professor (Contractual)
North Bengal St. Xavier’s College2013- 2014Professor (Contractual)
Sitalkuchi CollegeSince 2015-Assistant Professor (Substantive)

Iv. Academic Honours And Awards:

  1. Gold Medalist in English (NBU) 2011 Batch
  2. Awarded Ph.D in English (CBPBU) on 13 February 2023.

V. Professional Affiliations And Services:

  1. Member of Board of Studies in English, Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University.
  2. Member of Board of Studies in Career Oriented Programme, Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University.
  3. Honorary Member of Institutional Ethics Committee, Maharaja Jitendra Narayan Medical College & Hospital, Cooch Behar.
  4. Honorary Member of Institutional Ethics Committee, Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University.
Vi. Publications:
  1. The Portrait of an Artist as a Pathographer: On Writing Illnesses and Illnesses in Writing eds. (Wilmington, DE: Vernon Press, 2021).
  2. Geographia Literaria: Studies in Earth, Ethics and Literature eds. (Stuttgart: ibidem Press, 2021).
  3. Human-Plant Entanglement: Thinking with Plants in the Anthropocene eds. (Leiden: Brill, Forthcoming), Under Contract.
  1. “Derrida and the Art of Embalming: Thanatopraxie in ‘Tithonus’ and A Tale of a Tub.” Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Vol. 4 No. 2 Dec. 2020, 80-89, (Hunan Normal University).
  2. Hâsya: Towards a Poetics of the Comic.” Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, Vol. 13 No. 2 April-June, 2021.
  3. “‘Moving back and forth of the I’: Parasite and Para-site in Beckett’s The Unnamable.” Critical Survey, Vol. 34 No. 3 Summer, 2022, (Berghahn Journals).
  4. The Idea of Visva-Bharati: Tagore and Comparative University Studies.” Journal of Aesthetic Education, Forthcoming, Summer/Winter, 2024, (University of Illinois Press).

Vii. Conference/seminar/work Shop Presentations:

  1. “The Psychodynamics of Laughter and Dreams” at a UGC-Sponsored National Seminar on Dreamscapes organized by Department of English, University of North Bengal (8-9 February 2013)
  2. “Silence! The Theatre is in Session: Performance as a Critique of Gender Roles in Tendulkar’s Silence! The Court is in Session” at a UGC- Sponsored National Seminar on Changing Directions of the Postcolonial Indian Theatre organized by Departments of Bengali & English, University B.T. & Evening College (29 -30 September, 2015)
  3. “Representation of Dalit Women in Mahasweta Devi’s Works” at a UGC- Sponsored National Seminar on Women Empowerment in India: Opportunities and Challenges organized by Departments of Political Science, Sitalkuchi College (27-28 November, 2015)
  4. “The Politics of Green: An Ecofeminist Reading of Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing” in an International Seminar on Ecology, Globalization & Human Rights, Directed by The Institute of Cross Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange, NC, USA and organized by Maynaguri College (8-10 January, 2016)
  5. “Literature’s Criticism and/or Criticism’s Literature?” at a UGC- Sponsored National Seminar on The Essence and ways of approaching Literature and its Criticism organized by the Department of English, Vivekananda College (23 February 2016)
  6. “Laugh out, Laughers! A Reading of Kingsley Amis’ Lucky Jim through the Discourses of the ‘Comic’” in the 48th Annual Convention on Translingual and Transcultural Competence: Toward a Multilingual Future in the Global Era organized by Northeast Modern Language Association jointly hosted by Johns Hopkins University (23- 26 March 2017)
  7. “Laughing Matter(s): Presence & Laughter in Rabelais’ Gargantua and Pantagruel” in an Inter-University Students’ and Researchers’ Conference 2017 on Limits of Laughter in Cultural Discourse and Practice organized by Department of English, Ramakrishna Mission Residential College (Autonomous) (10-11 November 2017)
  8. “Sahitya: A South Asian Ontological and Epistemological Category” in the International Symposium on Open Pages in South Asian Studies organized by Department for Foreign Languages, Gauhati University and Institute of South Asian Studies, Russian State University (22-23 January 2019)
  9. “‘Tremors Felt With(in)’: Laughter and Affect in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man” as part of the session “Affect in American Literatures (Part 2)” in the 51st Annual NeMLA Convention on Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages and Cultures organized by Northeast Modern Language Association jointly hosted by Boston University (5- 8 March 2020).
  10. “The E(art)h Consciousness in the Indic Poetic Imaginings of Kālidāsa’s Meghadūta” in the Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature (CCL) organized by Biola University, La Marida, California (7-9 April 2022).
  11. “Between the Real and the Imagined: A Comparative Study of Meghadūta and Heart of Darkness” in an International Conference on Fantastic Geographies organized by Technische Universität Dortmund, Dortmund (22-24 September 2022).

Viii. Courses Attended:

  1. Orientation Course: UGC-HRDC, Pondicherry University (20-11-2019 to 10-12-2019)
  2. Refresher Course: UGC-HRDC, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (08-03-2021 to 20-03-2021)
  3. FDP Course: Mentoring for Institutional Social Responsibility and Facilitation for Community Engagement sponsored by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National mission on Teachers and Teaching and organized by Faculty Development Centre, Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India (23-27 February 2022).

Ix. Research Experiences: Not Applicable

X. Responsibilities Handled:

  1. Coordinator, RBU, Sitalkuchi College Study Centre (2016-2017).
  2. Coordinator, Nsou, Sitalkuchi College Study Sentre (J-08) (2017-2018).
  3. Programme Officer, NSS (Unit-1) Sitalkuchi College, 2017-2019.
  4. Secretary, Teacher’s Council, Sitalkuchi College, 2019- 2020.

Xi. Social & Community Services: Programme Officer, NSS (Unit-1) Sitalkuchi College, 2017-2019.

Xii. Key Skills:

  • Communication.
  • Patience.
  • Creativity.
  • Enthusiasm & Dedication.

Xiii. Area Of Interests:

Humor studies, South Asian Studies, Medical Humanities, Geophilosophical Studies.

Xiv. Career Objectives And Goals:

  1. To teach in one of the best universities of the world.
  2. To ‘read’ and ‘write’ with the aim of making a meaningful contribution to the academic world.
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