Piyali Gupta

Dr. Piyali Gupta

Department English
Designation Assistant Professor of English (WBES)
Qualification M.A. (C.U.), M.Phil (C.U.), PhD (C.U.)
Diplome de la langue in French from L'Alliance Francaise, Kolkata
Specialization Gender Studies, Victorian Literature, Modern Poetry, Modern Critical Theory, Popular Literature
Email piyali.gupta274@gmail.com

Teaching Experience

  • Since 2009

Colleges served

  • Chandernagore College: February 2009 to April 2013
  • Bethune College: April 2013 - present
  • Postgraduate Teaching experience in the Department of English, University of Calcutta, Maulana Azad College and Presidency University (erstwhile College).


  • Gold Medal from University of Calcutta for securing the first rank in the M.A. Final Examination, 2004. Awarded the medal on February 14, 2017.
  • Nominated for the President of India's Gold Medal for General Proficiency, 2007.
  • National Scholarship for being First Class First in BA (Honours) Examination in English conducted by the University of Calcutta, 2002.
  • Swati Bose Memorial Scholarship from the University of Calcutta for securing Highest marks in B.A. English Honours, 2002.


  • PhD thesis on Actress Autobiographies of the Nineteenth Century.
  • Completed UGC-Sponsored Minor Research Project titled - 'Disciplining Deafness: Construction of the Disabled Self in Harriet Martineau's Writings', 2014-16.
  • PG Dissertation Supervision area: Indian Writing in English, Partition Literature.


  • : 'Binodini Dasi: Texts and Afterlives' in Women's Voices: Representation and Resistance eds Anirban Bhattacharjee and Suranjana Chowdhury, 2023, Worldview Critical Editions, ISBN 978-93-82267-98-0
  • 'Introducing Savitribai Phule: A Translation of her Speeches' in the peer reviewed journal Heritage, Volume VIII, a publication of Bethune College, 2022. ISSN 2349-9588.
  • Member, Editorial Board, The Other Half: Meditations on Women's Space in Culture, Past and Present.Bethune College & Sopan Publication. ISBN 978-93-90717-19-4. October 2021
  • 'Negotiating the wily ways of the World: Tarasundari Dasi's engagement with the theatre and world of Nineteenth Century Bengal' in Voices Beyond Silence: Issues and Insights, 2020.Publishedby Sopan and WSC, Bethune College. ISBN 978-81-948279-2-4
  • 'Locked in with a Special Needs Child' in Prohor Punthi: Otimari 2020, September 2020, ISBN 978-81-948279-0-0
  • Member, Editorial Board, In the Footsteps of Chandramukhi: 125 Years of Bethune College. Bethune College Publication, 2019, ISBN 81-902458-8-0.
  • The women who fought bravely: The absent women characters in Mahesh Dattani's Bravely Fought the Queen in Heritage vol. 5, 2018. ISSN 2349-9588
  • 'The little deaf girl from Norwich' : Harriet Martineau and her Victorian Audience in Heritage vol. 4, 2017. ISSN 2349-9588
  • "Dip[ping] her pen in acid: An Introduction to Eunice de Souza's Poetry" in Indian Poetry in English: Critical Essays ed. Zinia Mitra. PHI Learning, 2016. ISBN: 978-81-203-5261-2
  • 'Lumos! Seeing J.K. Rowling's Hermione in myth, literature and the Harry Potter Series' in the in the peer reviewed journal Heritage, a publication of Bethune College, 2015. ISSN 2349-9588.
  • 'No Nice Feminine Girls: The Construction of Alternate Femininity in Enid Blyton's School Fiction' in the peer reviewed journal Heritage, a publication of Bethune College, 2014. ISSN 2349-9588.
  • 'A 'damned charming' 'Fiend like queen': Charlotte Cushman and Ellen Terry's Representations of Lady Macbeth', Reading and Writing Difference: Gender and Literature, (Ed.) Sanjukta Das, Monfakira, 2013.
  • 'Midget's Longing for the Moon: Fashioning the Self in Rassundari Dasi's Amar Jiban', Uneven Terrains: Critical Perspectives on Post colonialism, (Eds.) Abin Chakraborty and Sayan Aich Bhowmik, Booklore, 2011

Resource Person

  • Lecture on Women in Theatre, Students' Week Celebrations, Bethune College, January 6, 2023.
  • Lecture on Modernism, Department of English, Heritage College, December 23, 2022.
  • Jaba Chatterjee Memorial Lecture on Women's Autobiographies, S.A. Jaipuria College, December 2, 2022.
  • Lecture on Modern & Postmodern Theory, Literary Theory Series, Department of English, The Bhawanipore Education Society College, April 7, 2022.
  • Lecture on Savitribai Phule, 30 hours Course on Ethics and Value Education, Bethune College, March 16, 2022.
  • Lecture on Rassundari Devi's Amar Jiban, Department of English, Chandernagore College, December 11, 2021.
  • Lecture on "Women's Autobiographies", Women's Writing Course, Department of English, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, October 6, 2021.
  • Lecture on How to Watch a Film, organized by Film and Drama Club, Students' Activity Cell, Bethune College, June 3, 2021. .

Administrative Responsibility

  • Member, Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Bethune College (since August 2021)
  • Convenor, Postgraduate studies, Dept of English, Bethune College (since June 2021)