About Arnab Dutta Roy

Dr. Arnab Dutta Roy is an Assistant Professor of English at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). His research is located at the intersection of postcolonial theory, human rights, and modern South Asian literature, and has appeared (or is forthcoming) in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Global Postcolonial Studies, South Asian Review, American Book Review, Comparatist, Literary Universals Project, Humanities, and APA Studies on Asian and Asian American Philosophers and Philosophies. His current book project, Universalisms in South Asian Literature, draws on interdisciplinary work in postcolonial theory and human rights to analyze literary responses to colonialism from South Asia. He is currently co-editing two projects including an anthology titled The Postcolonial Bildungsroman; Narratives of Youth, Representational Politics and Aesthetic Reinventions (Forthcoming with University of Alberta Press) and a special issue, Constructing the Other: Narrative Empathy and the Ethics of Border-Crossing in World Literature (Forthcoming with the Journal of World Literature). He is a faculty fellow at FGCU’s Center for Race and Ethnic Studies, serves as an advisory board member of the Society for Comparative Literature and Arts (SCLA), and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on world literature at FGCU.

NBN Episodes hosted by Arnab:

Patrick Colm Hogan, "A People Without Shame" (Blackwater Press, 2024)

July 3, 2024

A People Without Shame

Patrick Colm Hogan
Hosted by Arnab Dutta Roy

Somota is society divided by change, and by memories. When A. arrives in the protectorate shortly after the first world war, he is unsure of what to e…

Amrita Ghosh, "Kashmir's Necropolis: Literary, Cultural, and Visual Texts" (Lexington Books, 2023)

June 4, 2024

Kashmir's Necropolis

Amrita Ghosh
Hosted by Arnab Dutta Roy

Amrita Ghosh's book Kashmir's Necropolis: Literary, Cultural, and Visual Texts (Lexington Books, 2023) is an interdisciplinary book that studies liter…

Jeffrey R. Di Leo, "Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory: An Overview" (Bloomsbury, 2023)

March 27, 2024

Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory

Jeffrey R. Di Leo
Hosted by Arnab Dutta Roy

The most exhaustive mapping of contemporary literary theory to date, Jeffrey R. Di Leo's book Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory: An Overview (…

Torsa Ghosal, "Out of Mind: Mode, Mediation, and Cognition in Twenty-First-Century Narrative" (Ohio State UP, 2021)

February 20, 2024

Out of Mind

Torsa Ghosal
Hosted by Arnab Dutta Roy

What is the relationship between aesthetic presentation of thought and scientific conceptions of cognition? Torsa Ghosal’s Out of Mind: Mode, Mediatio…

Ankhi Mukherjee and Ato Quayson, "Decolonizing the English Literary Curriculum" (Cambridge UP, 2023)

January 28, 2024

Decolonizing the English Literary Curriculum

Ankhi Mukherjee and Ato Quayson
Hosted by Arnab Dutta Roy

George Floyd's death on May 25th 2020 marked a watershed in reactions to anti-Black racism in the United States and elsewhere. Intense demonstrations …

Alexa Weik von Mossner, "Affective Ecologies: Empathy, Emotion, and Environmental Narrative" (Ohio State UP, 2017)

November 18, 2023

Affective Ecologies

Alexa Weik von Mossner
Hosted by Arnab Dutta Roy

Affective Ecologies: Empathy, Emotion, and Environmental Narrative (Ohio State UP, 2017) explores our emotional engagement with environmental narrati…

Mukti Lakhi Mangharam, "Freedom Inc.: Gendered Capitalism in New Indian Literature and Culture" (Bloomsbury, 2023)

October 17, 2023

Freedom Inc.

Mukti Lakhi Mangharam
Hosted by Arnab Dutta Roy

While globalization is often credited with the eradication of 'traditional' constraints tied to gender and caste, in reality the opening up of the Ind…