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Rupsa Banerjee


English, St. Xavier's University



Rupsa Banerjee is Assistant Professor of English at St. Xavier’s University, Kolkata, India. Here areas of research interests include twentieth and twenty-first century American and British poetry, comparative poetics, translation studies and plural literary modernities. She has co-edited the collection Rethinking Place Through Literary Form (Palgrave-Macmillan 2022), and has written on Modernist and late modern poets such as William Carlos Williams, Wallace Stevens, J. H. Prynne and Peter Riley. Her most recent publications include a study of Kannada Dalit poetry (forthcoming from South Asian Review) and a scholarly engagement with the poetics of translation practice involved in translating J. H. Prynne’s poetry into Bengali (forthcoming from Kaurab). Her poems have been published by Lady Chaos Press (New York), Chaour (Kolkata), Earthbound Press (London), and Veer Press (London). Her poem “Turning Towards” was shortlisted for the The River Heron Review Poetry Prize (2019), and she was a semi-finalist for the Janet McCabe poetry prize, Ruminate Magazine (2021). She has translated the works of Hungry Generation poets of Bengal into English for a collected anthology on literature of the Bengal Partition, and her Bengali translations of J. H. Prynne’s poetry are forthcoming from Kaurab.