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Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Dept. of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, University of Oslo

June 7, 2013 - 19:15

Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Dept. of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, University of Oslo, will defend his doctoral dissertation entitled ”Bangla Kalpabigyan: Science Fiction in a Transcultural Context” on Friday 7 June 2013, at 09.15. The thesis deals with Bangla (Bengali) science fiction as well as British science fiction of the late 19th to mid 20th century. Bodhisattva has been a research fellow in the university’s cross-disciplinary Kultrans programme (Cultural Transformations in the Age of Globalization – more information). His research combines specific textual analysis with theoretical analysis of the way in which scientific knowledges and disciplines are created during and circulate in the colonial period. He has studied the emergence of science fiction from within the matrix of colonisation and the relations between science fiction produced in a colonial context from the aspect of the colonizer as well as the colonized. More infornation about the research project.
Venue: Auditorium 4, Eilert Sundt’s building, University of Oslo, Blindern. More information about the dissertation.
Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Dept. of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, University of Oslo

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Date:
June 7, 2013
Time:
19:15