Suddhaseel Sen

Associate Professor
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  • PhD in Musicology, Stanford University

  • PhD in English, University of Toronto

  • MA in English, Jadavpur University

  • BA in English, Jadavpur University

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

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

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

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, Structuralism Mikhail Bakhtin, Ecocriticism, Detective Fiction



Shakespeare in the World: Cross-Cultural Adaptation in Europe and Colonial India 1850–1900. London and New York: Routledge, 2020.

Journal Articles

Albert Roussel, Padmavati, ebong Bharatiya Sangeet.” (Albert Roussel, Padmâvatî, and Indian Music.) Trans. Shubhabrata Banerjee. Jalarka 28.1-3 (2019): 59-63.

 “Brünnhilde, the Aryan Sati: Wagner and German Orientalism.”

 The Wagner Journal 4.3 (2010): 27-42.,nob.html

Maqbool by Vishal Bhardwaj.”

 Asian Shakespeares on Screen: Two Films in Perspective. Special issue. Ed. Alexander C. Y. Huang. Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation 4.2 (2009). 9 May 2010.

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.

The Art Song and Tagore: Settings by Western Composers.”

 University of Toronto Quarterly 77.4 (2008): 1110-1132.

Book Chapters

 “Colonial Education and Literary Self-Fashioning in Nineteenth-Century Bengal: The Career and Legacy of Michael Madhusudan Datta.”

 The Wiley Blackwell Companion to World Literature, vol. 4, 1771-1919. Ed. Frieda Ekotto, Abigail E. Celis, and Kenneth Seigneurie. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2020. 1965-1976.

 “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. London and New York: Routledge, 2018. 274-307.

 “Rabindranath Tagore and Musical Modernity in Early Twentieth-Century Bengal.”

Essays on Music and Language in Modernist Literature: Musical Modernism. Ed. Katherine O’Callaghan. London and New York: Routledge, 2018. 126-139.

 “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.

 “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.

 “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).

 “Wagner in The Waste Land.

 Interrelations. Ed. Indrani Haldar. Kolkata: Macmillan India, 2003. 52-59.


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.


 Rev. of Macbeth Multiplied: Negotiating Historical and Medial Difference between Shakespeare and Verdi by Christoph Clausen.

 Comparative Literature Studies 44.4 (2007): 521-523.

 DOI: 10.1353/cls.2007.0076

Conference Proceedings 

 “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).

World War 1 and the Reception of Jazz in Europe.”

 Essays on American Music and Literature: Multiple Prespectives. Ed. Indrani Haldar and Parantap Chakraborty. Kolkata: Jadavpur University Society for American Studies (JUSAS), 2019. 227-236.

 “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.

 “Negro Spirituals.”

 JUSAS Newsletter, Kolkata, India (1999): 18-26.


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

 A Poetics of Modernity: Indian Theatre Theory, 1850 to the Present. Ed. Aparna Bhargava Dharwadker. New Delhi: Oxford UP, 2019. 42-48, 79-89, 149-154.

Translation of my selections from Binodini Dasi’s autobiography in Dharwadker (2019) to be reprinted in Women’s Theatre and Theory and Dramatic Criticism. Ed. J. Ellen Gainor and Catherine Burrows. London and New York: Routledge, 2021.