Department of English

West Chester University

Contact Info
Dr. Jen Bacon
532 Main Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-2822
English-dept@wcupa.edu


Ayan Gangopadhyay

  • Associate Professor of English
    Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
  • Research Interests
    Globalization and theater/performance, transnational prose, public space and religiosity, contemporary American and British Theaters, post-modernism and informatics, and globalization and anthropology.
  • Recent Publications
    "Bertolt Brecht: Marxism, Theatral Analysis, and the Problem of Learning in the Life of Galileo," in Pradip Basu (ed.) Modern Social Thinkers, Calcutta: Setu Prokoshoni, 2012: 73-90.

    'Time and the Self: On the Use of Proverbs in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, in Chima Anyadike and Kehinde A. Ayoola (ed.) Blazing the Path: Fifty Years of Things Fall Apart, Ibadan (Nigeria): HEBN Publishers, 2012: 138-54.

    Kalidasa’s Shakuntala,’ in Geetha Ramanathan and Chris Kwame Awuyah (ed.) Approaches to Select Texts in World Literature, Dubuque: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, 2011: 743-5.

    ‘What Happened After Nora Left Her Husband,’ in in Geetha Ramanathan and Chris Kwame Awuyah (ed.) Approaches to Select Texts in World Literature, Dubuque: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company (this piece is accepted by the publisher to be included in the 2nd edition of the book.

    ‘‘Life … in a Metro’: Theater, (Colonial) Modernity, and Globalization in the Colony,’ in Pradip Basu (ed.) Colonial Modernity: Indian Perspectives, Calcutta: Setu Prakashani, 2011: 14-27.

    ‘‘Dharmo Ba Rajneeti Thakurer Chobi Theke Haribol Khoi’: Non-Europe, Derrida, and Globalization,’ [Bengali – Religion, Politics, and Everything Else between Sacred and Profane] in Anil Acharya (ed.) Anushtup: Annual Issue, Calcutta: Anushtup Publishers, 2010: 251-62.

    ‘Time and the Bildung: The Concept of the Hero in Public Imagination,’ in Will Wright and Steven Kaplan (ed.) The Image of the Hero II in Literature, Media, and Society, Proceedings 2010 Conference, Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery, Colorado State University – Pueblo, 2010: 295-302.

    ‘Selim Al Din-er Natok: Sanskriti Bonam Adhunik Jatirashtra’ [Bengali – The Theater of Selim Al Din: Culture contra the Modern Nation-state]. In Saat Sauda: Selim Al Din; Ponchashtamo Janmobarshikee Shrodhyargho [Bengali – ‘Seven Voyages: Selim Al Din; 50 Year Birthday Celebration Edition’], ed. Mafidul Haque and Arun Sen, Dhaka: Sahitya Prokash, 2008: 13-23.