Anirban Halder

I obtained my undergraduate degree in English Studies at St. Stephens College, Delhi, India; thereafter, I completed an M.A. in English at Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India. My academic and research training has primarily been in the areas of canonical and non-canonical British and American literatures, with an emphasis on Anglophone postcolonial literatures and cultures. Since 2009 I have been living between India and Canada, where I attended the Universities of Western Ontario and Alberta. My master’s thesis in Comparative Literature analyzed the cultural politics of narration in literary representations of Aboriginality in India and Australia. I have presented my research at a number of conferences including annual meetings of the American and Canadian Comparative Literature Associations.

a vibrant community of scholars with diverse and compelling research interests; it has convinced me that interdisciplinary research questions can make one radically rethink the terms of intellectual
preoccupations. Furthermore, the collaborative component of the program is a strength that is rarely found.

I am looking forward to work on my project on literary and filmic representations of trauma in close association with the themes of the group and ongoing projects affiliated with the program. In so doing, I hope to interrogate my objects of analysis in innovative ways. My motivation is also to find ways in which my work speaks to communities of readers outside academia.

examines various understandings of chronic illness, trauma and violence, along with their multiple roles in shaping cultural identities and embodied experiences in relation to everyday life.