Introducing Professor Vanashree Banerjee

Professor Vanashree Banerjee is currently with us at GW from the Department of English at Banaras Hindu University through a Fulbright Visiting Scholar Fellowship. Professor Banerjee is currently teaching one course, English 173.11, Modern and Contemporary Indian Drama. Before coming to GW, Professor Banerjee has been teaching for almost twenty-four years, and has been widely published in Indian and international journals. In addition to Postcolonialism and Indian Drama, Professor Banerjee has research and teaching interests in Anglo-American fiction, feminism, contemporary literarure in English, American Drama, Shakespeare, Post-Structuralist theory, and American Poetry. Professor Banerjee’s latest book, co-edited with Sukbir Singh, Twentieth Century American Fiction: T.S. Eliot‘s Children (2006), is concerned with the ubiquitous presence of The Waste land in twentieth century fiction. The book contains eighteen essays by American and British writers and brings tothe fore the knowledge that American novelists have been continuously inspired by Eliot’s innovative literary techniques. In addition to GWU and Banaras Hindu University, Professor Banerjee has taught at Jawaharlal Nehru University and the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla. We at the GW English blog welcome her to GW, and we look forward to seeing the contributions she will make to our intellectual community.

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