EN1003 - Culture and Conflict: An introduction to nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature (contributor)

EN1901 - Reading English (contributor)

EN3201 - Literary Theory (coordinator)

EN4424 - Nationalists and Nomads: Contemporary World Literature (contributor)

EN4426 – Civil Wars on Page and Screen (coordinator)

EN5501 - Contextualising the Modern (contributor)

EN5511 - Theorising the Contemporary (contributor)

EN5512 - Contemporary Literature and Culture (contributor)

CO3020 - Cultural Memory and Literature (contributor)



Narrating Partition: Agency, Memory, Representation (New York and Oxford: OUP, forthcoming in 2016)

Postcolonial Nostalgia and the Construction of a South Asian Diaspora (London: Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming in 2017)

Edited Book

The Spanish Civil War: Exhuming a Buried Past (University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 2013)

Articles and book chapters

‘Christopher Caudwell and Heroism in 1930s Britain’ in Heroes and Heroism in British Fiction eds Barbara Korte and Stefanie Lethbridge (Palgrave, forthcoming in 2016)

‘‘Friends from an earlier life’: Radical Possibilities of Nostalgic Melancholy in Poems of the 1947 Indian Partition’ in Mind and Word: Poetries of Melancholia from the Renaissance to the Present eds Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi and David Miller (Manchester University Press, forthcoming in 2016)

‘‘They're good with good girls’: Socialisation of Gender in Coming-of-age Films about the Spanish Civil War’ in Nationalism and Cultural Memory in Texts of Childhood eds Heather Snell and Lorna Hutchison (London: Routledge, 2014), pp. 197-210

[with Chantal Cornut-Gentille D’Arcy] “Lo pasó mal’: Victimización de género en ¡Ay Carmela! [1990] de Carlos Saura” in Desmontando a Saura ed. Carmen Rodríguez Fuentes (Barcelona: Luces de Gálibo, 2013), pp. 45-56

'Tracing Identities, Identifying Traces: Memory and Identity in Contemporary Spain' in Mapping Identities and Identification Processes: Approaches from Cultural Studies eds Eduardo de Gregorio-Godeo & Ángel Mateos-Aparicio (Bern and New York: Peter Lang AG, 2013), pp. 281-292

‘Dust to Dust: Symbolism of Earth in the Memorialisation of the Spanish Civil War’ in Spanish Civil War: Exhuming a Buried Past ed. Anindya Raychaudhuri (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2013), pp. 110 -123

‘Demanding the Impossible: Exploring the Possibilities of a National Partition Museum in India’ in Social Semiotics, 22:2, April 2012, pp. 173-186

‘The Tragic Woman: Female Victimhood in the Cinema of the Spanish Civil War’ in Assuming Gender, 2:1, Autumn 2011, pp. 62-79

‘The Spanish Civil War and its (Welsh) Afterlives: Memorialisation as a Political Act’ in Word and Text: A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics, 1:1, June 2011, pp. 151-163

‘Just as good a place to publish': Banksy, Graffiti and the Textualisation of the Wall’ in Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, 2:1, February 2010, pp. 56-65

‘Resisting the Resistible: Re-Writing Myths of Partition in the Works of Ritwik Ghatak’ Social Semiotics, 19:4, December 2009, pp. 469-481

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Dr Anindya Raychaudhuri

Education and Experience

Anindya Raychaudhuri is a Lecturer in English. He was previously British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, first at UCL and subsequently at the School of English, University of St Andrews. He was awarded an MA in Issues in Modern Culture at UCL in 2006, and completed his PhD in 2010 at Cardiff University, on gender and memory in representations of the Spanish Civil War, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. He has taught at Cardiff University and the University of Glamorgan and his teaching interests include literary theory, representations of war, comparative literature and film studies.

Research Interests

His primary research interest is in the cultural representation and collective memory of war and conflict. He is also interested in postcolonial and diasporic identities and cultures.

He is currently working on two main projects:

Narrating Partition: Agency, Memory, Representation

This brings together “private” and “public” forms of memory narratives of the 1947 Indian/Pakistani partition, by looking at oral history testimonies and cultural production of partition in the form of literature, cinema and visual art. Through analysis of these memory-narratives across a number of different genres, the project examines how agency is articulated and contested in the ways in which these texts and the memories they are based on are narrated.

Postcolonial Nostalgia and the Construction of a South Asian Diaspora

This project examines the role played by nostalgia in the ways in which diasporic South-Asians construct their individual and collective identity and argues that in the postcolonial context, this affect of nostalgia needs to be seen as potentially radical. Through studying literature, film, television and visual culture, architecture, real and virtual public spaces, as well as ethnographic interviews, the project will demonstrate the role nostalgia has to play in all of these different areas.

Anindya is also convenor of a UKIERI funded research network called Narratives of Migration and Exchange. Along with colleagues from St Andrews and Presidency University, Kolkata, India, he is running an interdisciplinary research project which explores the complicated network of exchange of people, ideas, technologies and capital which mark the colonial legacy in India and Europe.

You can read more about his research, teaching and public engagement activities on his website: www.dranindyar.com

He co-hosts a podcast on politics, popular culture and critical theory called State of the Theory – which is available at www.stateofthetheory.com

He co-convenes Partitions: What are they good for? – an AHRC funded research network on Comparative Partitions.

He was founder editor of Assuming Gender and is a member of the editorial board of Dark Matter and Oral History.

Dr Anindya Raychaudhuri

Contact information

Room: KH 201
Phone: 2683

Consultation hours:
Thurs 2-4pm

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