भा.प्रौ.सं. गाँधीनगर: उत्कृषटता के 15 वर्षसमाचार


Arka Chattopadhyay

Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • BA: Presidency College, 2007
  • MA: Jadavpur University, 2009
  • MPhil: Jadavpur University, 2011
  • PhD: Western Sydney University, 2016

Email: arka.chattopadhyay -AT- iitgn.ac.in

Office: 4/333 A
VOIP: 2533

  • Selected Publications



    1. Jacques Lacan: Tattwe o Proyoge Monobishleshon [Jacques Lacan: Psychoanalysis in Theory and Practice], Kolkata: Boibhashik Prokashoni.


    1. Ecological Entanglements: Affect, Embodiment and Ethics of Care, Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan.


    1. “Ireland and India between home and the world”, Journal of World Literature 8:3, pp. 337-355.

    2. "Oedipus Rex and the Mythology of Psychoanalysis: A Tragedy of Desire and Otherness." Filozofski Vestnik, 44(1), 75–95.


    1. “Travelling on: Bengali and English literatures of transnational worlding,” in Frontiers of South Asian Culture: Nation, Trans-nation and Beyond. New York: Routledge.

    2. "Trans-Image-Thinking of Multiplicity: Ranjan Ghosh with Alain Badiou and Gerald Murnane," in Trans(in)fusion and Contemporary Thought: Thinking in Migration: London: Lexington Books.



    1. "Logical Space in Lacan: From Poe's Letter to Valdemar's Body". S: Journal of the Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique 13 (2022), pp. 119-137.

    2. "Materialism of Numbers in J. M. Coetzee’s The Schooldays of Jesus." Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction (online first, October 29, 2022).


    1. “Tattooing terminable interminable: psychoanalysis, corporeal marking and literature”, in Tattooed bodies: theorizing body inscription across disciplines and cultures, Cham-Switzerland: Springer Nature, pp. 265-284, 2022.

    2. "Re-Writing the Psychotic Other of Author-Function in Peter Carey's My Life as a Fake," in Literary Theory: Contemporary Signposts and Critical Surveys. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 93-106, 2022.



    1. “Psychoanalysis, corporeality and haptics in Covid-19 times”, European Journal of Psychoanalysis, vol. 16, no. 2, 2021.
    2. "Lacan, Calvino and Logics of the One", Jadavpur University English Studies 33 (2019), pp. 33-48, published in 2021.
    3. “From Entanglements to Appropriations: Mathematics with Modernist Literature”, Modernism/modernity 28:1 (2021), pp. 181-187.
    4. “Pinter in the time of Pandemic: Reflections on Medical Metaphors in A kind of Alaska”, The Harold Pinter Review, 5 (2021), pp. 4-9.


    1. “Arundhati Roy and the ministry of democratic ghosts”, in State of democracy in India: essays on life and politics in contemporary times, New Delhi: Primus Books, pp. 538-558, 2022, ISBN: 9789391144999.



    1. “Mathematical possibilities in modernism: can literature be a system?”, Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.202001.13, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 295-316, Jan. 2020.
    2. “Is there a parallax in the mind? Samuel Beckett and distance in the psychic archive”, Textual Practice, DOI: 10.1080/0950236X.2020.1729850, Feb. 2020.


    1. Bhattacharya, Sourit; Chattopadhyay, Arka and Sengupta, Samrat, Nabarun Bhattacharya: aesthetics and politics in a world after ethics, London: Bloomsbury, Sep. 2020, ISBN: 9789388630504.


    1. “Memory, Image and Reading Traces of the Infinite: Gerald Murnane’s A History of Books” in Gerald Murnane: Another World in This One, ed. Anthony Uhlmann, Sydney: Sydney University Press, 2020.
    2. “Unworlding world literature: or how Godot travels from a country road to the world”, in Samuel Beckett as World Literature, eds. Thirthankar Chakraborty, Juan Luis Toribio Vazquez, New York: Bloomsbury, Jul. 2020, ISBN: 9781501358814.
    3. “Machine, bio-politics and death in Nabarun Bhattacharya's fiction”, in Nabarun Bhattacharya: aesthetics and politics in a world after ethics, London: Bloomsbury, Sep. 2020, 9789388630504.
    4. "Beckett, Contradiction and a Textual Politics of Change" in Beckett and Politics, eds. William Davies and Helen Bailey. London and New York: Palgrave, 2020. 9783030471101



    1. “Harold Pinter's aging male speakers: affect of exhaustion and metaphors of agency”, The Harold Pinter Review, DOI: 10.5325/haropintrevi.3.1.0001, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1-13, Jun. 2019.
    2. “I am Jack the ripper, a golden eagle: ethical alterity and dangers of narrative travel in world literature”, Interventions, DOI: 10.1080/1369801X.2018.1547207, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 35-53, Jan. 2019.
    3. “Ontology of sound in Harold Pinter’s radio drama”, Sound Studies, DOI: 10.1080/20551940.2019.1652021, pp. 1-14, Sep. 2019.


    1. “How to mourn the present: fiction, memory, and mourning in Paul Auster’s man in the dark and John Banville’s ancient light”, in Knots: Post-Lacanian Psychoanalysis, Literature and Film, ed. Jean-Michel Rabate, DOI: 10.4324/9781003002727, London and New York: Routledge, Nov. 2019, ISBN: 9781003002727.


    1. Beckett, Lacan and the Mathematical Writing of the Real, London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2019.

  • Work Experience

    • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, (Nov 2017 to present)
    • Undergraduate Tutor, Western Sydney University, Sydney, (2015 - 2016)
    • Guest Faculty, Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata, (2012 - 2 months)
    • Guest Faculty, Vidyasagar College, Kolkata, (2010 - 2012)
    • Guest Faculty, Presidency University, Kolkata, (2009 - 2011)