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Sreya Chatterjee

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sreya Chatterjee specializes in 20th century British, Irish and South Asian literatures, Global Anglophone and postcolonial literatures, feminist theory and women’s writing. She is a member of the English Department’s Empire Studies Collective and an affiliate faculty in the India Studies program.

Chatterjee’s current research explores the interconnections in global 20th century domestic fiction, with a focus on Ireland and India. Her monograph, Narratives of Fracture: Class and Gender in Irish and Indian Postcolonial Domestic Fiction, studies the novel as a world-systemic form that exemplifies a complex conceptual engagement with the core-periphery relationship of the modern-to-contemporary world-system. Specifically interrogating the relegation of women’s writing as an “apolitical” corpus, the book emphasizes the latter’s significant role in the literary articulation of postcolonialism and uneven development shaped by distinct kinds of colonialism and capitalism in the long 20th century.

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  • Ph.D. in English, West Virginia University, 2017
  • M.A. in English (First Class), Jadavpur University, India
  • M.A. in English (Honours), Calcutta University, St. Xavier’s College, India

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Selected Publications

“Vichian Materialism and the Irish Unrest: Brian Friel’s Translations”. History, Imperialism, Critique: New Essays in World Literature. Ed. Asher Ghaffar (New York: Routledge, 2018): Forthcoming 7500 words.

“Begetting Wayward Sons: Naxalite Insurgency and Revolutionary Motherhood in Mahasweta Devi’s Mother of 1084”. Naxalism: Post-structuralist, Postcolonial and Subaltern Perspectives. Ed. Pradip Basu. (Kolkata: Setu, 2017). 78-94.

“Dialectics and Caste: Rethinking Dalit Life-Writings in the Vernacular, Comparing Dalit Narratives”. Comparative Literature Studies (Penn State University Press). 53.2 (2016): 377-399.

“Beyond Barriers: Chandra Talpade Mohanty and Transnational Feminist Solidarity”. Modern Social Thinkers. Ed. Pradip Basu. (Kolkata: Setu, 2012). 91-109.

Book Review, “Walking with the Comrades by Arundhati Roy”. Studies on Asia. Ed. Ali Riaz. Series IV 2.1 March 2012.


Prof. Chatterjee regularly offers courses on British, Irish and South Asian literatures and feminist theory.