Suddhaseel Sen

Assistant Professor
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  • BA in English, Jadavpur University

  • MA in English, Jadavpur University

  • PhD in English, University of Toronto

  • PhD in Musicology, Stanford University (ongoing)

  • Post-doctoral Teaching Fellow, Department of English, University of British Columbia

  • Assistant Professor, Department of English, Presidency University (Kolkata), India

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (on lien from Presidency University)

Research Interests: 

Adaptation Studies, Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama, European Literature, 19th-Century Bengali Literature, Literature and Other Arts, Translation Studies, World Literature, Historical Musicology & Ethnomusicology, Ferdinand de Saussure, Mikhail Bakhtin, Ecocriticism



International Shakespeares: The Poetics andPolitics of Reception and Adaptation in Nineteenth-Century India and Europe (under contract with Routledge).

Journal Articles

1. “Brünnhilde, the Aryan Sati: Wagner and German Orientalism.” The Wagner Journal 4.3 (2010): 27-42.

2. “Maqbool by Vishal Bhardwaj.”Asian Shakespeares on Screen: Two Films in Perspective. Special issue, edited by Alexander C. Y. Huang. Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation 4.2 (2009). 9 May 2010.  

3. “Women in post-Independence Bengal: Mahanagar by Narendranath Mitra and Satyajit Ray.” Face(t)s of Woman: Gender in the Indian Cultural Context.” Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific 22 (2009). 27 Oct 2009. 

4. “The Art Song and Tagore: Settings by Western Composers.”University of Toronto Quarterly 77.4 (2008): 1110-1132.  

Book Chapters

1. “Colonial Education and Literary Self-Fashioning in Nineteenth-Century Bengal: The Career and Legacy of Michael Madhusudan Datta.” Accepted for publication in The Wiley Blackwell Companion to World Literature, ed. Ken Seigneurie, vol. 5 (Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming).  

2. “Orientalism and Beyond: Tagore, Foulds, and Cross-Cultural Exchanges between Indian and Western Musicians.” Studies on a Global History of Music: A Balzan Musicology Project. SOAS Musicology Series. Ed. Reinhard Strohm. Abingdon: Routledge, 2018. 274-307.

3. “Rabindranath Tagore and Musical Modernity in Early Twentieth-Century Bengal.”Essays on Music and Language in Modernist Literature: Musical Modernism. Ed. Katherine O’Callaghan. New York and London: Routledge, 2018. 126-139.  

4. “Sangeet, Srijanishakti, ebong Soundarya.” [Music, Creativity, and Beauty.] Trans. Tapan Roy. Rabindranath-Einstein: Ek Amimangshito Sanlap [Rabindranath-Einstein: An Inconclusive Conversation]. Ed. Sanjib Mukhopadhyay. Kolkata: Sahitya Samsad, 2014. 275-279.  

5. “Shakespeare Reception in France: The Case of Ambroise Thomas’s Hamlet.Shakespeare and the Culture of Romanticism. Ed. Joseph Ortiz. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2013. 183-204.   

6. “The Art Song and Tagore: Settings by Western Composers.” Rabindranath Tagore: Reclaiming a Cultural Icon. Ed. Kathleen and Joseph T. O’Connell. Kolkata: Visva-Bharati UP, 2009. 148-173 (Rpt. of article published in University of Toronto Quarterly).  

7. “Wagner in The Waste Land.Interrelations. Ed. Indrani Haldar. Kolkata: Macmillan India, 2003. 52-59.  


1. Rev. of From Creole to Standard: Shakespeare, Language, and Literature in a Postcolonial Context by Roshni Mooneeram. Comparative Literature Studies 49.4 (2012): 646-650.  

2. Rev. of Macbeth Multiplied: Negotiating Historical and Medial Difference between Shakespeare and Verdi by Christoph Clausen. Comparative Literature Studies 44.4 (2007): 521-523.  

Conference Proceedings 

1. “From Quarter-tones to the Big Bang: The Music of Naresh Sohal.” Article accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the Balzan International Research Project: Towards a Global History of Music (Oxford Research Archives, forthcoming).  

2. “World War 1 and the Reception of Jazz in Europe.” Jadavpur University Society for American Studies (JUSAS) Weblog, Kolkata, India (2015). 23 September 2015.

3. “Challenging Stereotypes across Race and Religion: Ira Aldridge and Giuseppe Verdi as Interpreters of Shakespeare’s Venetian Plays.” 

JUSAS Weblog, Kolkata, India (2013). 15 January 2014.   

4. “Negro Spirituals.”JUSAS Newsletter, Kolkata, India (1999): 18-26.  


1. Translations of Selected Writings in Bengali on Theatre by Girish Chandra Ghosh, Sisir Kumar Bhaduri, and Binodini Dasi. 

A Poetics of Modernity: Indian Theatre Theory, 1850 to the Present. Ed. Aparna Bhargava Dharwadker. New Delhi: Oxford UP, 2019. 42-48, 79-89,14  9-154.



  • Stanford Mellon Doctoral Fellowship, Stanford University

  • Steven Wisch Fellowship, Stanford University

  • Graduate Student Research Fellowship, Center for South Asia, Stanford University

  • Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

  • Research Visitorship, Balzan Foundation, for the project, “Towards a Global History of Music,” under the leadership of Professor Reinhard Strohm

  • Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship

  • Stanford University Fellowship and Teaching Assistantship

  • University of British Columbia Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowship

  • George C. Metcalf Research Grant, Victoria College, University of Toronto

  • Sir Val Duncan Award, University of Toronto

  • Non-resident Junior Fellowship & Frederic Hudd Scholarship, Massey College, University of Toronto

  • University of Toronto Fellowship and Teaching Assistantship

  • Paul Foundation Award (India) for doctoral studies abroad

  • Hedy King Robinson International Award for Distinction in Theory of Music, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, U.K.

  • National Scholarship, Government of India (full tuition fees for graduate studies)