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HIGHER EDUCATION

PhD: Research Field: South Asian Studies; Subject: The Bengali Talking Practice of Adda; Institution: School of English, University of Leeds, UK; Start Date: 1st October 2009; Degree Awarded: 11th November 2013.

MA with Distinction: Subject: Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies; Institution: School of English, University of Leeds, UK; Start Date: 19th September 2007; Degree Awarded: 26th November 2008; Obtained a Record Mark of 94 for my MA Dissertation and Research Methods Module. 

MA (2-year Course): Subject: English; Institution: University of Calcutta, India; Start Date: August 2005; Degree Awarded: October 2007.

BA Honours: Subject: English; Institution: Presidency College, University of Calcutta, India; Start Date: August 2002; Degree Awarded: July 2005.

 

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Postdoctoral Researcher; Institution: Department of Cultures, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki, Finland; Start Date: 1st January 2019; End Date: 31st December 2021; Project: 'CALLIOPE: Vocal Articulations of Parliamentary Identity and Empire', funded by the European Research Council (ERC). I am responsible for the ‘London-Kolkata’ axis of the CALLIOPE project.

Visiting Research Fellow; Institution: Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, King's College London, UK; Start Date: 24th April 2019; End Date: 23rd April 2020.

 

GRANTS AWARDED

Postdoctoral Fellowship:

2013-14: Awarded a fully-funded postdoctoral fellowship by the research programme, ‘Zukunftsphilologie: Revisiting the Canons of Textual Scholarship’; Institutions: Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School for Literary Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, and Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin, Germany. 

Scholarships:

2009-2012: Awarded the Bonamy Dobrée Scholarship for International Research Students (full fees and bursary) for my PhD programme; Institution: School of English, University of Leeds, UK.

2007-2008: Awarded the Bonamy Dobrée Scholarship for International Postgraduate Students for my MA programme; Institution: School of English, University of Leeds, UK.

 

SELECTED RESEARCH OUTPUTS AND PUBLICATIONS

Zukunftsphilologie Postdoctoral Project: ‘Post-Partitioning Thakurmar Jhuli and Abol Tabol: The Translated Text, the West Bengali Bhadralok, and the East Bengali ‘Other’’ (Zukunftsphilologie Programme, Freie Universität Berlin, 2014).

Doctoral Thesis: ‘Representing Adda: Radical Capitalism, Bengaliness and Post-Partition Melancholia’ (University of Leeds, 2013).

MA Dissertation: ‘Orality, the Idle Intellectual and Bengali Vernacular Subalternity: Literary and Cinematic Representations of Adda’ (University of Leeds, 2008).

Journal Articles: A Review of Rehana Ahmed’s ‘Writing British Muslims: Religion, Class and Multiculturalism’, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 54.1 (2018), pp. 140-141, Published online (2016) <http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17449855.2016.1199107>. 

A Review of Alex Tickell ed., ‘South-Asian Fiction in English: Contemporary Transformations’, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 53.5 (2017), pp. 626-627, Published online (2017) <http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17449855.2017.1283726>.

‘Towards a Spatial Practice of the Postcolonial City: Introducing the Cultural Producer’, authored with Katie Beswick and Maya Parmar, in ‘Reevaluating the Postcolonial City: Production, Reconstruction, Representation’, Special Issue, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 17.6 (2015), pp. 789-801 <http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369801X.2014.998262>.

Edited Collections: ‘Reevaluating the Postcolonial City: Production, Reconstruction, Representation’, edited with Katie Beswick and Maya Parmar, Special Issue, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 17.6 (2015), pp. 783-892 <http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/riij20/17/6>. 

 

 

 

 

  

Tutkimuksen ja opetuksen kuvaus

Esha Sil is a postdoctoral researcher and fellow member of the ERC funded CALLIOPE project, ‘Vocal Articulations of Parliamentary Identity and Empire’. Responsible for the ‘London-Kolkata’ axis of the CALLIOPE framework, Esha examines the entangled cultural and intellectual histories, underpinning the discursive interplay between British and Bengali practices of public speaking in the 19th century. She accordingly deploys the acoustic agency of the human voice as a philosophical prism for exploring the material and affective articulations of political representation and citizenship in 'colonial' Bengal and 'imperial' Britain.

Esha’s work thus far has delved into the complex vernacular poetics of embodying a postcolonial South Asian life-world via the everyday language practices characteristic of Bengali modernity. To that end, her research has engaged with a wide range of subject areas from the talking pursuit of adda and the oral folkloric traditions of Bengali nursery rhymes and fairy tales to the polyvocal story spaces of the 1947 Partition and the uneven narrative paradigms of Bengal’s Marxist histories and global capitalist imaginaries.

 

Teaching: 

Academic Year: 2019-20; Course Title: ‘The Postcolonial City: Identity, Representation and Spatial Production’ (MA Course, Area and Cultural Studies Master’s Programme, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki, Finland).

Forthcoming: Academic Year: 2020-21; Course Title: ‘The Postcolonial City: Identity, Representation and Spatial Production’ (MA Course, Area and Cultural Studies Master’s Programme, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki, Finland).

 

Julkaisut 2019 2019

  • 1 Muu julkaisu

‘College Street, Kolkata’

Sil, E., heinäkuuta 2019, MußeOrte – weltweit (Places of Otium – Worldwide).

Tutkimustuotos: Muu julkaisu

Aktiviteetit 2016 2020

  • 7 Käsikirjoitusten vertaisarviointi
  • 4 Konferensseihin, kursseille ja seminaareihin osallistuminen ja näiden järjestäminen
  • 4 Jäsenyys tai muu rooli kansallisessa/kansainvälisessä komiteassa, toimikunnassa tai hallituksessa
  • 4 Suullinen esitys

Oratory and Representation: Parliamentary Discourses and Practices in the 19th Century

Esha Sil (Järjestäjätoimikunnan jäsen)
6 maaliskuuta 2020

Aktiviteetti: Tapahtumaan osallistumisen ja tapahtuman järjestämisen tyypitKonferensseihin, kursseille ja seminaareihin osallistuminen ja näiden järjestäminen

Journal of Commonwealth Literature (Lehti)

Esha Sil (Arvioitsija (reviewer))
huhtikuuta 2019

Aktiviteetti: Julkaisun vertaisarvioinnin ja toimituksellisen työn tyypitKäsikirjoitusten vertaisarviointi

The 2019 MLA (Modern Language Association) International Symposium

Esha Sil (Puheenjohtaja)
25 heinäkuuta 2019

Aktiviteetti: Tapahtumaan osallistumisen ja tapahtuman järjestämisen tyypitKonferensseihin, kursseille ja seminaareihin osallistuminen ja näiden järjestäminen

‘Embodying the Partitioned Bengali ‘Other’: Memory, Darshan, and a Materialist Poetics of Adda

Esha Sil (Puhuja)
27 kesäkuuta 2019

Aktiviteetti: Puhe- tai esitystyypitSuullinen esitys

The 2019 PSA (Postcolonial Studies Association) Convention

Esha Sil (Puheenjohtaja)
11 syyskuuta 201912 syyskuuta 2019

Aktiviteetti: Tapahtumaan osallistumisen ja tapahtuman järjestämisen tyypitKonferensseihin, kursseille ja seminaareihin osallistuminen ja näiden järjestäminen