I identify myself as a counterculturist who is intrigued by how individual and collective subversions and transgressions are reflected in the form and content of cultural texts. Therefore, my biography could be classified as a recollection of studying articulations of dissent, desire, disobedience, and non-conformity against the hegemonies that configure time and space. Poetry is my first love; closely followed by continental philosophy. I'm intrinsically bilingual and essentially inter-disciplinary in my approach.
Drugs and Counterculture, Avant-garde literature, Marxism, Left-wing politics in postcolonial India, Global Modernisms, Romanticism(s), Indian Literature, Modern Bengali Poetry
Certificate in World Literature (The Institute for World Literature, Harvard University; 2021)
M.Phil. (Department of English/ University of Delhi; 2017)
M.A. (Department of English/Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi; 2015)
B.A. (Department of English/Jadavpur University; 2013)
Awards and Honors
- Included in the list of Teachers Ranked Excellent, Spring 2021 [outstanding], Fall 2020 [outstanding], Spring 2020, Fall 2019, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- First Rank Holder in M.A. Final examination in English, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, South Campus, New Delhi- 110021, Certificate & Medal. 2015
- First Rank Holder in M.A. Previous examination in English, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, South Campus, New Delhi- 110021, Certificate & Medal. 2014
- Late Santosh Kumar Das Memorial Poetry Award 2018. Cash Prize and Trophy.
- Winner. Hir-Pithara Youth Poetry Contest. Indian Habitat Centre. Samanvay 2015. Certificate.
ENGL 109 [Intro to Fiction; FA2021]
ENGL115 [Intro to British Literature; SP2021]
Rhetoric 105 [Writing and Composition; FA2019, SP2020, FA2020]
Additional Campus Affiliations
Graduate Assistant, Humanities Professional Resource Center
Affiliated Student, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
Member, Library Committee, English Graduate Students' Association (2021-22)
Member, Executive Committee, English Graduate Students' Association (2020-21)
Member, Textbook Advisory Committee, Undergraduate Rhetoric Program (2019-20)
- Chatterjee, Debayudh. “‘I Always Place My Bet on Red’: Comrade Detective and the Spectre of Communism.” FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, vol. 32, Oct. 2021, doi:10.2218/forum.32.6470. Online.
- Chatterjee, Debayudh. “The Importance of Being Debi Roy, or an Episode of Caste Intolerance among the Bengali Intelligentsia and Strategies of Subjective Resistance in the Sixties.” The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, vol. 15, 2018. 65-87. [ISSN: 0973-8737] Print.
- Chatterjee, Debayudh. "The 'mellow High' and the 'psychedelic War' : The Rise of Marijuana, the (Counter)-Culture of Dissidence, and the Fall of the American Army in the Vietnam War." ESharp 25.1 (2017): 32-44. University of Glasgow. Arts Sharp. [ISSN: 1742-4542] http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_529630_en.pdf
- Chatterjee, Debayudh, et al. “Six Feet Apart: City Space and Mass Media.” The Bhawanipur Education Society , Socializing Distance: Pandemic and Evolving Human Relations , 18 Aug. 2020, youtu.be/_vd4vMIw2W0.
- Chatterjee, Debayudh. “The French Revolution, Nineteenth Century British Literature, and the Anti-colonial Intellectual: Understanding CLR James’s Toussaint L’Ouverture.” Kritik, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, 21 Oct. 2019, https://unitforcriticism.wordpress.com/2019/10/21/professor-nasser-mufti-english-uic-on-postcolonial-theory-response-by-debayudh-chatterjee-english/.
- Chatterjee, Debayudh. "Stories of Survival: Constructing Dalit Consciousness in Fourth World Fiction." Multicoloured Glass: Studies on Indian Short Stories. Ed. Saikat Guha. New Delhi: Authors, 2017. 137-146 Print. [ISBN: 978-93-5207-5821-9]
- Chatterjee, Debayudh. “Confessions of a Namasudra Communist.” Indian Cultural Forum, 17 June 2017, https://www.indianculturalforum.in/2017/06/17/confessions-of-a-namasudra-communist/.
- Chatterjee, Debayudh. “Walter Benjamin, Dalit Literature, and the Politics of Translation.” Caesurae: Poetics of Cultural Translation , vol. 2, no. 1, Jan. 2017, pp. 23–31., https://www.caesurae.org/interventions. [ISSN:2454-9495]