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Animesh Bag (Issue Editor) is an Assistant Professor in the department of English, K.K Das College, Kolkata, India. He is presently pursuing PhD at Jadavpur University, West Bengal. He has completed M.Phil. from Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal. His edited volume, The World of Amitav Ghosh: Blending Aesthetics with Politics (2020) has been published from Prestige Books, New Delhi. His articles have been published in journals and books including Atlantic, Gangchil, Dibrugarh English Studies Journal, Mizoram Central University Journal of Literature and Culture Studies, Muse India, Yearly Shakespeare, among others. His forthcoming articles will be published from Routledge, Bloomsbury, Dey’s, and others. His related domains of specialization are 19th century studies, Postcolonial studies, Horror Literature, Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy.

Dr. Siddhartha Biswas is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of English, University of Calcutta. He has taught in the Department of English, St Paul’s Cathedral Mission College for 17 years before joining the University. His doctoral work was on the screenplays of Harold Pinter. He has written a number of articles in reputed journals in India and abroad. His books include Theatre Theory and Performance (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK), and Looking for Home: Journey and Boundary in Postmodern Texts (Atlantic), among others. He has also translated a number of works among which his translations of the Merchant of Venice and Twelfth Night (Monfakira) may be mentioned. His areas of interest include Postmodern Theatre, Translation Studies, and Popular Culture.

Dr. Samrat Sengupta is Associate Professor, Dept. of English, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University. His research interests include Experimental Bengali Literature, Gender studies, Post-structuralism, Memory Studies and Posthumanism. He has Guest edited a special issue of the International journal Sanglap on “Caste in Humanities”. His first Bengali monograph on Pratibader Pathokrom (Syllabi of Resistance) has been published this year. His co-edited volume on Bengali experimental writer Nabarun Bhattacharya titled Nabarun Bhattacharya: Aesthetics and Politics in a World after Ethics has been published from Bloomsbury.

Dr. Arka Chattopadhyay is assistant professor, Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Gandhinagar, India. He has been published in books like Deleuze and Beckett, Knots: Post-Lacanian Psychoanalysis, Literature and Film, Gerald Murnane: Another World in this One etc., and journals such as Textual PracticeInterventionsSamuel Beckett Today/Aujourd’hui, Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, Sound Studies and The Harold Pinter Review. He has co-edited Samuel Beckett and the Encounter of Philosophy and Literature (2013) and guest-edited the SBT/A issue Samuel Beckett and the Extensions of the Mind. (2017). Arka is the founding editor of Sanglap and a contributing editor to Harold Pinter Review. He is the author of Beckett, Lacan and the Mathematical Writing of the Real (Bloomsbury Academic UK, 2019).

Dr. Rajarshi Mitra is Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Guwahati. Before joining IIIT Guwahati, he was Assistant Professor in Department of English, Central University of Karnataka. He has an M Phil (2010) from the Department of English, University of Hyderabad and a PhD (2014) from the Department of English Literature, The English & Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. For his PhD, he had worked on natural history narratives from India between 1857 and 1950 and his M Phil was on colonial tiger hunting narratives. His research interests include famine studies, horror films, First World War, Victorian literature and Culture and the British Empire in India. In IIITG, he teaches courses on Science Fiction, Film Studies and Indian Writing in English.

Sohini Saha is a PhD Scholar at the Department of Sociology, Jadavpur University. She also teaches in the Department of Sociology, Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College and Jadavpur University.

Mrs. Rituparna Sengupta has recently submitted her M.Phil. thesis at Visva-Bharati in the Department of English. She is presently working as SACT-1 at Sushil Kar College, Champahati. She is interested in Post-colonial literature, Food Studies, and Critical theory. She has published in international journals and presented papers in both national and international seminars.

Mr. Angshuman Mukhopadhyay is an Assistant Professor of English at Prafulla Chandra College, Kolkata.

Saikat Chakraborty is an integrated MPhil PhD Scholar in the Department of English, Kazi Nazrul University. He has submitted his MPhil thesis titled So much in a Name!: Reading Genealogies of Vehicle Inscriptions. His recent publications include “Cthulu and the snake: (Im)Possibility of posthuman ipseity in an international peer reviewed journal, Consortium. His paper titled “Breast and its surplus: Re reading of Mahasweta Devi’s ‘Breast Giver’ and Yogesh Pagare’s ‘Mulakaram’” is forthcoming from Lexington books, an imprint of Rowman and Little field. He can be reached at 9064525801.

Aryama Bej is currently a Research Assistant at the Indian Institute of Management v(IIM) Kolkata. She did her postgraduation from the Department of English at Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Her research interests include Performance Studies, Gender and sexuality, Nineteenth Century Bengal, Modernism, and Visual Aesthetics. She is a dance and theatre practitioner and has internationally presented her paper at the Annual Oxford Dance Symposium, Johns Hopkins University, American Comparative Literature Association and Cambridge University, among others.

Sumantra Baral is currently pursuing M.Phil. from the Department of English, Jadavpur University. He has presented papers in various national and international conferences. His poems have frequently appeared at the University of Edinburgh Journal.

Sumit Ray is a writer and photographer living in Mumbai. He was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2016, and The Hindu Playwright Award in 2018. Like any good writer he alternates between hubris and paranoia. You can find more of his work at sumitray.in or on instagram.com/sumitwry

Aritra Basu is an Assistant Professor at the Department of English, Centre for Distance and Online Education, Rabindra Bharati University. He completed his MPhil from the Department of English, University of Delhi, working on the translatability of riddles in Feluda. He has published papers in journals published by Jadavpur University, The University of Calcutta, The University of North Bengal, and Scottish Church College along with publications in journals like Muse India and Asian Quarterly. He has presented papers at conferences organised by the University of Birmingham, Johns Hopkins University, University of Nevada, Lancaster University and several others. He is also a creative writer and a slam poet, and he enjoys public speaking on both academic and non-academic platforms.

Subhajeet Singha is presently working as Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of English, Deshapran Mahavidyalaya, affiliated to Vidyasagar University, West Bengal. He has completed M.A., M.Phil (from Rabindrabharati University) and currently pursuing Ph.D. from Bankura University, West Bengal. His areas of research include Postcolonial Studies, Renaissance Literature, 19th Century Historiographical Studies of Bengal, Famine Studies.         

Purabi Nandi is presently pursuing postgraduation in the Department of English, Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University, West Bengal. She can be reached at nandipurabi000@gmail.com.

Shakya Bose is a content writer and teacher by profession with an interest in horror fiction in general, and horror films in particular. He pursued Sociology as a discipline in his higher studies, having done his Bachelor’s from Presidency University, and Master’s from South Asian University.

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