Koel Banerjee

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • PhD: Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society; Moving Image Studies, University of Minnesota , Twin Cities , 2011 - present .
  • MPhil : English Literature , English and Foreign Languages University , Hyderabad, 2009 .
  • M.A. : English Literature, Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages , Hyderabad, 2007.
  • B.A. : English (Honors), Presidency College , Kolkata , 2005.

Specialties

  • critical theory of the Frankfurt School
  • postcolonial studies
  • cinema and media studies
  • Marxism
Courses Taught
  • CSCL 1301W Reading Culture: Theory and Practice (Instructor)
  • CSCL 1921W Introduction to Film Studies (Instructor)
  • CSCL 1401W Reading Literature: Theory and Practice (Instructor)
  • CSCL/SCMS 1201 Introduction to Cinema and Media Culture (Assistant)
  • CSCL1101 Literature (Assistant)
  • CSCL 1001 Introduction to Cultural Studies (Assistant)
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Co-Chair: CSCL Colloquium Series : 2013 - 2014

Research

  • Bollywood and the Aesthetics of Consumption: PhD Dissertation (ongoing)
  • Unreal City: A Comparative Study of Narrative and Realism in the Calcutta Trilogies of Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen: MPhil Dissertation, 2007 - 2009
Publications
  • Banerjee, Koel. "From 'Devdas' to 'Dev.D': Melodrama, mourning and nostalgia." Studies in South Asian Film & Media 5: 2 (2013): 109–120.
Awards
  • University of Minnesota Graduate School, Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2016 - 2017
  • University of Minnesota Graduate School, International Thesis Research Grant, 2015
  • CSCL Summer Grant , 2015
  • Graduate Research Partnership Program, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota, 2012
  • Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Recruitment Fellowship, 2011
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Fellowship (DAAD), Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany2008