2107 N Ben Jordan Street
Victoria, TX 77901
Ph: (509) 981-4855
Ph.D: English and American Literature, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, 2009
Major Area: Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Minor Area: British Romanticism
Dissertation: ?=It was open—wide, wide open‘: Optics and Visual Perception in the Tales of Edgar Allan Poe? Director: Carl Ostrowski, Committee Members: Tom Strawman, Philip Edward Phillips
Master of Arts: English Literature and Language, University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India, 2002
Major Area: British Literature
Minor Area: American Literature
Bachelor of Arts: English Literature and Language, St. Paul‘s Cathedral Missions College, Calcutta, India, 2000
Major Area: British Literature
Minor Areas: Political Science and Economics (Honors)
Assistant Professor, Victoria College, Victoria, TX. Fall 2009-present
? Teaching freshman composition, research and argumentative writing, dual-credit freshman writing seminar at high school, and American Literature survey I (Beginnings-1860) and II (1860-1920); serving on the departmental textbook committee, one-on-one mentoring with students, and facilitating community involvement of the students
Teaching Assistant, Middle Tennessee State University. Fall 2005-Spring 2006; Spring 2007-Fall 2007
? Taught Freshman Composition courses (ENG 1010); conducted writing workshops for developmental writing students; accomplished office duties related to the position, including student advising, one-on-one mentoring sessions, and provided hands-on experience of computer usage to undergraduates
Visiting Part-Time Lecturer, Department of English, St. Paul‘s Cathedral Mission College, Calcutta, India. April 2003-2004
? Taught BA Honors course (equivalent to 3000- and 4000-level courses in the US academic curriculum) as per the syllabus prepared by the University of Calcutta; duties included proctoring term-end and final examinations of the English department and initiating a practicum for English Honors students with the assistance of my faculty
Visiting Part-Time Lecturer, Department of English, Ramsaday College, Howrah, India. April 2003-2004
? Taught BA Honors and Pass courses (equivalent to 3000- and 4000-level courses in the US Academic curriculum) as per the syllabus prepared by the University of Calcutta; duties also involved teaching ESL to students enrolled in general education (PASS) courses
Faculty, Teachers Bureau of Calcutta, September 1999-2000
? Taught entry-level composition and English literature courses to undergraduate students enrolled in various colleges affiliated with the University of Calcutta
? Rhetoric and Composition 1301—Victoria College, TX (Fall 2009; Spring 2010; Fall 2010; Spring 2011; Summer 2011; Fall 2011)
? Dual Credit—Rhetoric and Composition 1301 — Victoria College, TX/Memorial High School, Victoria TX (Fall—Spring 2010; Fall—Spring 2011)
? (ITV) Rhetoric and Composition 1301 — Gonzales Campus and Calhoun Campus, Victoria College, TX (Fall 2010; Spring 2011; Fall 2011)
? Research and Argumentative Writing 1302 — Victoria College, TX (Fall 2009; Spring 2010; Fall 2010; Fall 2011)
? Nineteenth-Century American Literature I (Beginnings through the Civil War) – Victoria College TX (Fall 2010; Summer 2011)
? Nineteenth-Century American Literature II (Civil War—present) – Victoria College TX (Fall-Spring 2009; Spring 2011; Fall 2011)
? Research and Argumentative Writing 1020 – Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN (2005—2008)
? Freshman Writing and Composition 1010 – MTSU, Murfreesboro, TN (2005—2008);
? Nineteenth-Century British Romantics – Ramsaday College, Amta, West Bengal, India (2002—2003)
? Old English Literature and Language in Translation – St. Paul‘s C. M College, Calcutta, India (2002—2003)
? Nineteenth-Century British Novel – Ramsaday College, Amta, West Bengal, India (2002—2003)
? Twentieth-Century British Drama – Ramsaday College, Amta, West Bengal, India (2002—2003)
? ?'The Pacifist Hindustan': We are Full of Sound and Fury Signifying Nothing,? 33rd annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations conference, Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM, February 8-11, 2012.
? ?Surveillance Camera Players and Discontent: Anonymous Role-Playing in =The Man of the Crowd,‘?
2009 International Poe Conference, sponsored by the Poe Studies Association, Hyatt Regency at Penn‘s Landing, Philadelphia, PA, October 8-11, 2009.
? ?Poe, Panorama, and the Panoptic Sublime in =Morning on the Wissahiccon‘ and =The Domain of Arnheim,‘? MLA Convention, Hilton San Francisco, CA, December 27-30, 2008.
? ?Poe and the Point Sublime: Surrealistic Meditations in =Angel of the Odd‘ and =Berenice,‘? Romantic Objects: International Conference on Romanticism, University of Baltimore, MD, October 18-21, 2007.
? ?Melville and the Modernist Malaise: Bartleby and Existentialism,? Intermountain Graduate Conference, Utah State University, Logan, UT, April 7-9, 2006. Paper accepted.
? ?A New Covenant: Wordsworth‘s =Michael‘ and the Politics of Nature,? Nineteenth-Century Literature and the Cultural Moment, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, March 29-31, 2006.
? ?Gaming and Game Theory in Poe‘s =The Purloined Letter,‘? International Conference on Romanticism, Antlers Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO, October 13-16, 2005.
? ?Psychological Complexity and Grotesque Perversity in Poe‘s =The Black Cat,‘? Re-Visioning Conference, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, April 16, 2005.
? Workshop on Renaissance Literature, Ramakrishna Missions College, Narendrapur, West Bengal, India, February 5, 2004.
? Seminar, ?American Drama in Interaction with Other Media,? JUSAS (Jadavpur University Society for American Studies), Jadavpur University, Calcutta, July 29, 2003.
? ?=Just Don‘t Laugh‘ and the Crises of Body Dysmorphic Disorder.? Stories of Complicated Grief: A Critical Anthology. Ed. Eric Miller. Washington, DC: NASW Press, 2012. Forthcoming.
? ?The Anthropocentric Vision: Aesthetics of Terror and Effect in =Hop Frog.‘? Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Enquiry 6.15 (2011): 43-55.
? Review of Anil S. Menon, The Beast with Nine Billion Feet in American Book Review. 32.2 (2011).
? ?Photography and Illustration.? Poe in Context. Ed. Kevin J. Hayes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Forthcoming.
? Review of Dohra Ahmad, Landscapes of Hope: Anti-Colonial Utopianism in American Literature in Journal of American Studies 44.2 (2010).
? Review of B.P.Giri and Prafulla Kar, Thinking Territory: Some Reflections in Journal of Philosophy: Cross-Disciplinary Enquiry. 6.13 (2010).
? Board Member, Curriculum Instruction Committee, Victoria College, 2011-2012
? Assistant Editor, Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Enquiry
? Advisory Board Member, Title V (Initiative aimed at keeping the educational pipeline open and easily navigable for Hispanics, low-income, and other traditionally underrepresented students in the Golden Crescent Region of South Texas), Victoria College, TX (2010-present).
? Core Committee, FAAB (Faculty Academic Advising Board), Victoria College, TX.
? Academic Advising training, NACADA Summer Institute, Sheraton, Philadelphia, August 1-6, 2010.
? Texas Writer’s Initiative: Success in the Classroom Hyatt Regency Arlington, TX, November 8-11, 2009.
Student Worker, Records Office, Middle Tennessee State University, Spring and Summer, 2008.
? Issued transcripts, letters of good standing, intent-to-graduate forms, filing/archival work, and other staff-related duties
Research Assistant, Dr. Philip Edward Phillips, Middle Tennessee State University, Spring 2006; Spring 2009
? Assisted Dr. Phillips with miscellaneous assignments related to the creation of an annotated bibliography on Boethius for A Companion to Boethius in the Middle Ages, forthcoming from Brill Academic Publications
Production Assistant, Carmina Philosophiae: Journal of the International Boethius Society, Spring 2006
? Assisted Dr. Phillips with the copyediting, production, and distribution of the journal
Writing Assistant, Middle Tennessee State University, Fall 2004-Spring 2005
? Conducted one-on-one tutoring sessions with developmental and other writing students at the University Writing Center; monitored the computer lab and peer mentoring
Volunteer, Socio-Medical Outreach Program conducted by CHRISTCHURCH, Calcutta, May 2003
? Traveled to remote/rural areas of West Bengal, India, and served as the program coordinator for inoculation and vaccination for children under three years of age. This SMOP also consisted of blood donation camps, polio vaccinations, and MPA (Malaria Prevention Awareness), including a follow-up.
Docent/Educational Trainee, SCIENCE CITY, Calcutta, June 1995-1996
? Conducted guided tours of the institution and demonstrated scientific and cultural exhibits to visitors
HONORS, AWARDS, EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
? Graduate Studies Fellowship, Middle Tennessee State University, Spring-Fall 2008
? Richard C. and Virginia Peck Award, Department of English, Middle Tennessee State University, 2005
? Earned the Grade of =A‘ in an Extempore Debate competition on ?Health and Hygiene,? 2003, Calcutta, India
? Runners-up, DATAPRO Cricket Cup, 2001, Calcutta, India
? Secured First place in the Intra-College Quiz competition, St. Pauls Cathedral Missions College, Calcutta, India, 1995-1996
? Secured First place in the Intra-College Table-tennis championship, St. Pauls Cathedral Missions College, Calcutta, 1995-1996
? Secured Fourth place in the Calcutta Inter-College Quiz competition, 1995-1996
? Docent, Victoria Historic Home Tours
? Modern Language Association (2007-present)
? Poe Studies Association, USA (2005-present)
? AAUP (American Association of University Professors), Tennessee, USA (2006-present)
? Life Member (LM 0096), Millenium Institute of Energy and Environment Management, Calcutta (2001-present)
? Life Member, Swasthya Bhabna Welfare Society, Calcutta
? ALSC (American literature Study Circle), American Center, Calcutta (2002-2004)
? JUSAS (Jadavpur University Society for American Studies), Jadavpur University, Calcutta (2002-2004)
? Socio-Medical Outreach Programme (SMOP) CHIRSTCHURCH, Calcutta, 2001-2004