Department of English

Ranjan Ghosh

Dr. Ranjan Ghosh

M.A., Ph.D.

Assist. Professor

Members of Learned Societies: Nil

Contact Addresses:

Phone +91-353-2522901
Address(office) Department of English, University of North Bengal, India 734013.

weransum@yahoo.co.in , http://www.ranjanghosh.com [Personal Website]

Subject specialization: I specialize in interdisciplinary studies, ranging across a variety of disciplines: like, critical theory, comparative aesthetics, comparative philosophy, historical theory and philosophy of history, cultural theory, religious studies, Modernism (intersections between literature and philosophy), ecocriticism, educational philosophy and theory.

No. of Ph.D. students:    I currently have eight students working under me for their doctoral dissertation..

No. of M.Phil. students: I have supervised three M Phil students: two of them have got their degree.

No. of Publications:        (a) Journal(s) : 25        ( b) Book(s) : 12

Achievement & Awards:

Selective List of Publications:

  1. Thinking Literature Across Continents (Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2016, with J Hillis Miller)
  2. Presence: Philosophy, History and Cultural Theory for the 21st Century ed. (Ithaca, New York, London: Cornell University Press, 2013, with Ethan Kleinberg).
  3. The Poet’s School: Rabindranath Tagore and Philosophy of Education (London & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
  4. Transcutural Poetics & the  Concept of the Poet from Philip Sidney to T S Eliot  (London & New York: Routledge, 2016)
  5. Lover's Quarrel with the Past: Romance, Representation, Reading (Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 2012).
  6. Making Sense of the Secular: Critical Perspectives from Europe to Asia, ed. (New York, London: Routledge, 2012).
  7. Edward Said, the Literary, Social and the Political World ed.(New York, London: Routledge 2009).
  8. Globalizing Dissent: Essays on Arundhati Roy ed.(New York, London: Routledge, 2008, with Antonia Navarro Tejero).
  9. (In)fusion Approach: Theory, Contestation, Limits ed. (Lanham: New York: Oxford, University Press of America, 2006, a division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group).
  10. Romancing Theory, Riding Interpretation: (In)fusion Approach, Salman Rushdie ed. (New York, Oxford: Peter Lang International Publishing, 2012).
  11. In Dialogue with Godot: Waiting and Other Thoughts ed. (Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, Rowman and Littlefield, 2012)
  12. Twentienth Century Philosophers on Poetry (CUP, forthcoming)

    Selected Papers:

  13. 'Intra-active Transculturality', MLN (Modern Language Notes), December, 2015, [Johns Hopkins University Press]
  14.  Caught in the Cross Traffic: Rabindranath Tagore and the Trials of Child Education’, Comparative Education Review, Vol. 59, No. 3 (August 2015), pp. 399-419, (Chicago University Press).
  15. ‘Rabindranath and Rabindranath Tagore: Home, History, World’, History and Theory December, 2015, [Wiley-Blackwell & Wesleyan University]
  16. ‘Tradition En(trans)ed: Profane Meditations’ Journal of Modern Literature, forthcoming, (Indiana University Press)
  17.  ‘Literature Beyond Literature’, in Contemporary Fiction After Literature (eds). Daniel O’ Hara & Michelle Martin (Evaston: Northwestern University Press, forthcoming)
  18.  ‘The Neighbourhood of Poetry’, Journal of Modern Literature, forthcoming (Indiana University Press)
  19.   ‘The Figure that Robert Frost's Poetics Make: Singularity and Sanskrit Poetic Theory’, in Birgit Kaiser (ed.) Singularity and Transnational Poetics (London: Routledge, 2015), pp 134-154. 
  20.  ‘Rendezvous with the Scholar Gipsy’, SubStance, Vol. 42, no. 2, 2013, 3-11(Madison: Wisconsin University Press)
  21. ‘India, itihasa and Inter-historiographical Discourse’, History and Theory, Vol. 46, 2, May 2007, 210-217 (Wesleyan University Press, US & Blackwell Publishing, Oxford).
  22. ‘Ben Jonson and His Reader: An Aesthetics of Antagonism’, The Comparatist, Vol. 37, May, 2013, 138-155 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press)
  23. ‘Literature: the Mattering and the Matter’ SubStance, Vo. 42, No. 2, 2013, 33-47 (Madison: Wisconsin University Press)
  24. ‘Institutionalised Theory, (In)fusion, Desivad’, The Oxford Literary Review, Vol. 28, 2006, 25-36. (Edinburgh University Press). http://www.euppublishing.com/journal/olr
  25. ‘Aesthetics of Hunger: (In)fusion Approach, Literature and the Other’, Symploke, vol 19, no.1 2011, 11-25 (University of Nebraska Press)
  26. ‘A Poet’s School: Rabindranath Tagore and the politics of Aesthetic Education’, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, April, 2012 (Routledge),
  27. ‘Globing the Earth: The New Eco-logics of Nature’, SubStance, Vol. 41, No. 1, Issue 127, 2012, 3-14 (Madison: Wisconsin University Press)
  28. ‘Reading and Experiencing a Play Transculturally’, Comparative Drama, Vol 46, No. 3, Fall 2012, 259-281 (West Michigan University)
  29. ‘Making Sense of Interpretation: Yes-ing and the (In)fusion Approach’, Parallax, 16, 3, 2010, 107-117 (London, Routledge & School of Fine Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds)
  30. ‘"It disturbs me with a presence": Hindu history and what meaning cannot convey’, Storia della Storiografia, 55, 2009, 94-107 (Universite de Torino, Italy).
  31. ‘A Reading in Comparative Aesthetics: Arnold as Indian Sage?’ Nineteenth Century Prose, Vol. 34, Nos. 1/2 Spring/Fall 2007, 257-282. (San Diego State University, US).
  32. ‘Carlyle's Hero as Poet and Sri Aurobindo’s poetic theory: Reconfiguring few dimensions of Creativity’, Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities, 11.1, 2006, 35-44. (London, Routledge)
  33.  ‘Memory, narrative and the doing of History’, Storia della Storiographia, 54, 2008, 56-88 (Universite de Torino, Italy).
  34.  ‘The Product called ‘India’: Codes, Processes, Labels’, Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice, 12.1, March 2008, 125-134 (Routledge, London).
  35.  ‘Imagination, Imaging, and Revisionist Aesthetics in Rushdie’s Haroun and the Sea of the Stories: An (In)fusionist Approach’, Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2, Spring 2007, 1-20 (Penn State University Press).
  36.  ‘Interdisciplinarity and the ‘Doing' of History: A Dialogue between F. R. Ankersmit and Ranjan Ghosh’, Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice, 11.2, June, 2007, (Routledge, London), 225-249.
  37. Textuality, Theory, (In)fusionism: Reinventing Said's “Materiality” & “Amateurism”’, in Paradoxical Citizenship ed. Silvia Nagy-Zekmi, (Lanham: Maryland, Lexington Books, 2006), 57-6