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Dr. Himansu Sekhar Mohapatra

Himansu Sekhar Mohapatra Name : Dr.   Himansu Sekhar Mohapatra
Designation : Professor
Qualification : B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (University of East Anglia, U.K.)
Phone No. : +91 (0) 94374 04431, +91 (0) 674 - 2535877 (H), +9
E-mail ID : heironymo(at)gmail(dot)com, h_mohapatra(at)yahoo(dot)com
  • Anglo-American Critical theory, C19th & C20th British & American Fiction
  • Fiction Theory, Comparative Literature, Translation, Postcolonial Literatures
  • Communication Skills, Professional Writing
  1. Guidance :
    1. MPhil Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Topic of MPhil Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
    2. PhD Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Registration No Name of the Co-guide if any Fellowship received if any during research Topic of PhD Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
  2. Journal Publications :
    1. International Publications:
    2. National Publications:

      a.    Guidance


      a.    Journal Publications

      ·         “Utilitarianism at Home and Abroad: A Comparative Study of Charles Dickens’s Hard Times and Fakir Mohan Senapati’s Chha Mana Atha Guntha.” (Co-author) The International Fiction Review. (Canada). (22), 1995. 80-88. 

      • “Writing Peasant Life in Colonial India: A Comparative Analysis of Rev. Lal Behari Day’s Bengal Peasant Life and Fakir Mohan Senapati’s Chha Mana Atha Guntha.” (Co-author) The Toronto Review of Contemporary Writing. Abroad. (Canada) (14), 1996. 29-40. 
      • “Translating against the Grain: The Case of an Oriya Adaptation of Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities.” (Co-author) META (Canada) (42): 2, 1997. 416-422. 
      • “Reading the Figure of the Body in Gopinath Mohanty’s High tide Ebb tide.” Wasafiri (U.K), October 2003. 35-39.
      • “Two Classic Tales of Village India.” Economic and Political Weekly. December 13-19, 2008, pp. 62-69.
      • “Seeding Bhasa”. Himal South Asian. October-November 2009. 112-114.
      • “Of Intellectuals and Writers”. Economic and Political Weekly. October 31-November 6, 2009.  
      • “English against Englishing: The Case of an Early English Translation of an Oriya Novel”. Traduction, Terminilogie, Redaction (TTR) (Canada). (23):1, 2010.  123-149.

      Publication: In Refereed National Journals

      • “Residual or Emergent: Critiquing Raymond Williams’s The Country and the City.” Journal of Contemporary Thought. (Louisiana, USA / Baroda, India). 1992. 23-35. (This journal enjoys international recognition.) 
      • “Narrating Individuals; Narrating Communities: A Perspective on Three Indian Novels of Colonial Consciousness.” Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. (Inaugural Issue of the journal of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla), (1): 1. 1994. 31-47. 

      Other Journal Publications: A Select List

      • “Mr Spectator, Pastoralism and the Prose of the City.” Literature and Criticism. Research Journal of English Dept. Berhampur University. (1): 1 & 2, 1991-1992. 113-123. 
      • “Dickens and the Side-glancing Detail: Body-Language Dialectic in Dickens’s Great Expectations.” Dibrugarh Journal of English Studies. No. 8, 1992-1993. 39-47. 
      • “Welcome Return of Life to Theory.” Review Essay on Reclaiming Identity: Realist Theory of Identity and the Predicament of Postmodernism. Ed. Paula M.L. Moya and Michael R. Hames-Garcia (University of California Press, 2001). IJOWLAC. January-June 2004. 134-139.
      • “Odia Literature, Pomophobia and the Fiction of Biyotkesh Tripathy.” Journal of the Odisha Association of English Studies.Vol 4, 2014.
      • “In Search of the Writerly Text.” Journal of the Odisha Association of English Studies. Vol. 5, 2015.
    3. Review Articles(State Level Publications):
  3. Conference Publication(Presented/Published in proceedings):

  1. Edited Books :
    1 Intros and Foreword to Books: “Foreword” to Kunti Kuntala Sakunatala, English translation of the Oriya novel of the same name by Binapani Mohanty, Trans. AshoK K. Mohanty. Delhi: Kalpaz Publications, 2005.
    2 Intros and Foreword to Books: Foreword to Frieda Hauswirth (Das), A Marriage to India. Jagatsingpur: Prafulla Pathagara, 2007.
    3 Intros and Foreword to Books: “Foreword: Writing against Writing” to The Will and Other Stories. English Translation of Selected Stories of JP Das by Ashok K. Mohanty. Delhi: Sahity Akademi, 2007.
    4 Intros and Foreword to Books: Foreword to Kanhu Charan Mohanty’s The Storm. Delhi: National Book Trust, 2011.
    5 Intros and Foreword to Books: “The Little Big Tradition: Introduction to Wings over the Mahanadi: Eight Odia_English Poets. Ed. Manu Dash. Mumbai, Poetrywallah, 2013.
    6 Books Authored and Edited The Other Side of Reason: Oriya Stories from the Edge. Eds. Himansu S. Mohapatra and Paul St-Pierre. Intro. Himansu S. Mohapatra. Bhubaneswar: Grasssroots, 2007.
    (Reviewed by Rajeswari Sunder Rajan in The Hindu Literary Review. August 3, 2008.)
    7 Books Authored and Edited Endless Adventures: A Collection of English Prose. Orient BlackSwan, 2011. (Undergraduate Textbook of Prose).
    8 Books Authored and Edited Vistas and Visions: A Textbook of Prose and Poetry. Orient BlackSwan, 2015.
    9 Books Authored and Edited Pitching for the Middle: Essays and Musings. Createspace: Charleston, USA, 2012. (Reviewed by Chinmay Hota in The Political and Business Daily. 3o April 2013).
    10 Books Authored and Edited Model of Middle: essays and musings. Bhubaneswar: Bird Nest, 2013. (Reviewed by Ramesh Patnaik in The Orissa Post 29 March 2015, Bharati Mahapatra in The Journal of the Odisha Association of English Studies. Vol. 5, 2015 and Moumita DeRoy in The New Indian Express 18 April 2015).
  2. Text Books :
  3. Book Chapters :
    1 Chapter in Books: “Riches of India: Reading Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy.” The Postmodern Indian Novel in English: Interrogating the Eighties and the Nineties. Ed. Viney Kirpal. Mumbai: Allied Publishers, 1997.
    2 Chapter in Books: “Translation as Subversion.”(Co-author) Translation and Multilingualism: Postcolonial Contexts. Ed. Shantha Ramakrishna. New Delhi: Pencraft, 1997. (Reviewed by Prema Nandakumar in The Hindu. December 23, 1997).
    3 Chapter in Books: “Farewell to Jane Austen : Uses of realism in Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy.”(Co-author) The Postcolonial Jane Austen. Ed. You-me Park & Rajeswari Sunder Rajan. London & New York: Routledge, 2000.
    4 Chapter in Books: “Vikram Seth and Jane Austen: Uses of Realism in A Suitable Boy.” Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy: An Anthology of Recent Criticism. Ed. Murari Prasad. New Orientations. Delhi: Pencraft, 2005.
    5 Chapter in Books: Fakir Mohan Senapati: Perspectives on His Fiction. Ed. Jatindra Kumar Nayak. Kolkata: Prafulla Pathagara, 2005. (Includes three of my articles.) (Reviewed by Sayantan Dasgupta in The Statesman 8th Day. December 19, 2005).
    6 Chapter in Books: “History in the Letter of the Text: Reading Great Expectations.” Charles Dickens Great Expectations. Ed. Bibhash Choudhury. New Delhi: Eastern Economy Edition, 2009.
    7 Chapter in Books: “The Cult of the Fact and the Rhetoric of Fiction: Reading Fakir Mohan Senapati’s Chha Mana Atha Guntha and Mamu.” History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization: Volume VI Part 7: Perspectives on Orissa: Cultural-Intellectual Contributions. Eds. Prafulla Kumar Mohapatra and Ramesh Chandra Pradhan. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal, 2009.
    8 Chapter in Books: “Two Classic Tales of Village India.” in Colonialism, Modernity and Literature: A View from India. Ed. Satya P. Mohanty. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2011. Indian reprint by Orient BlackSwan 2011. (Reviewed by Chandrahas Choudhury in The Indian Express. October 1, 2011; by Sanjay Kumar in The Hindu. October 11, 2011; by Gurminder Bhambra in Theory, Culture and Society (University of Warwick, U.K - forthcoming).
    9 Chapter in Books: “Babu Fiction in Disguise: Reading the White Tiger.” In Writing India Anew. Ed. Rituparna Sandilya and Krishna Sen. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam Press, 2013. (Reviewed by Shalini Rupesh Jain in Asiatic. Vol.8, No. 2 December 2014).
  4. Research Books :
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  2. Convened an International Colloquium on “Identity, Realism and the Comparative Study of Indian Literatures” as part of the 4th Annual Convention of The Forum for Contemporary Theory on “The Ethical Turn”, held at Konark, Orissa during December 13-16, 2001.
  3. Convened the 9th Annual Conference of the IASCL (Indian Association for Studies in Contemporary Literature) on “The Postcolonial Theory and the Recent Fiction in English” at the Department of English, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar during January 30-31, 2003.
  4. Seminars:
1 National Merit Scholarship, Government of Orissa, 1973-1977.
2 Commonwealth Scholarship, Government of U.K., 1985-1988.
3 Charles Wallace India Trust Grant, U.K., 1 October ?? 31 December 1996.
4 Fulbright Summer Institute Grant, United States Department of State, 23 June ?? 5 August 2000.
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