Department of English

Soumyajit Samanta

Soumyajit Samanta

M.A, M.Phil., PhD (Jadavpur University).


Members of Learned Societies: IASS (International Association of Scandinavian Studies), SAS (South Asian Studies), IAAS (International Association of Australian Studies) etc.

Contact Addresses:

Phone 9531563051, 9734984369
Address(office) Flat-A. Second Floor( East facing). Ashutosh Apartment. Military Road. Shantipur, Kadamtala. Darjeeling-734011.
e-Mail soumyajitsamanta919@gmail.com

Subject specialization:Medieval Catholic Theology & Modernist Aesthetics.

Areas of Research Interest:Criminal Fiction & Psychology.

No. of Ph.D. students:    (a) Supervised: 6       (b) Ongoing: 4 .

No. of M.Phil. students: (a) Supervised:3       (b) Ongoing: NA .

No. of Publications:        (a) Journal(s) : 5        ( b) Book(s) : 2           (c) Book chapter(s): 5

Achievement & Awards: Recipient of Planning grant from Swedish Research Links on project : Negotiating Indo-Swedish Cultures & Literatures across Borders.

Professional experiences:

1978-1986: UG College (Visva Bharati, Santiniketan.)

1984-1985: PG (Visva Bharati, Santiniketan.)

1986-2016: University of North Bengal. Professor of English(2004-2012), On Extension (2012-2016)

2008/2010: Visiting Professor at Lund University


Professional experiences:

Head of Dept. Of English, N.B.U-2002-2004, 2010-2012.

Chairman PG studies: 2002-2004, 2010-2012.

Chairman UG Studies: 2009-2013.

Chairman COP: 2009-2016,


Selective List of Publications:

  1. James Joyce: A Study of His Novels, Poetry and Play, New Delhi, Atlantic, ISBN:978-81-269-1736-5. 2014.
  2. Lovescape Crucified : A Study Of Gerard Manley Hopkins, Revised. New Delhi, Sarup & Sons. ISBN: 81-7625-553-X. 2004. Rpt. 2012.

    Articles (Chapter in Books):

  3. Transformationer. 2010. “Negotiating Cultural Difference ,” Publication of The International Association for Scandinavian Studies, 2011-2012
  4. 2008. “Feminist Response to Cultural Imperialism: A Study of Selected Indo-Anglican Women Novelists in Women in Changing Society”, Ed. I. Sarkar
  5. 2008. “Revolt To The Son: A Study Of German Expressionism (1905-1925),” in To Times in Hope : Essays in Memory Of Prof. S.C. Sengupta , ed. Tapati Gupta et al., Blue Pencil, ISBN: 81-88627-07-0.
  6. 2010. “Funk of Black Self: Sexual Politics, Colonization & Crisis Of Identity in Black Fiction ” in Studies in American Literature, Kolkata.
  7. 2006. “Salman Rushdie & the Literature of Subversion” in Salman Rushdie: Critical Essays .Ed. M.K.Ray et al.
  8. Editor. Palette. 2007. Journal of the Dept. of  English.
  9. Managing Editor. Negotiations. 2011. ISSN-2231-1378. An International Journal of Literary & Cultural Studies. Vol. I.
  10. Archival Publication. University of Heidelberg. 2008. The Bengal Renaissance: a Critique. The Politics of Orientalism in 19th century India.