Sukanya Dasgupta is Associate Professor, Department of English, Loreto College. Her areas of interest include English poetry and drama, Elizabethan and Stuart historiography, Renaissance art and iconography and early modern womenï¿½s writing.
Her recent publications include ï¿½Renaissance Historiography: The Case of Flavio Biondoï¿½ in Rethinking the Renaissance (Kolkata 2017); ï¿½This hidden knowledge have I learnt of theeï¿½: Anne Vaughan Lock and the ï¿½Invisible Churchï¿½ in Anthropological Reformations (Gï¿½ttingen, 2015); ï¿½Silent Parables: English Emblem Books and Renaissance Court Cultureï¿½ (Critical Imprints, 2012); ï¿½ï¿½Of polishï¿½d pillars, or a roofe of goldï¿½: Authority and Affluence in the English Country-House Poemï¿½ in Contested Spaces of Nobility in Early Modern Europe, (Ashgate, 2011); ï¿½Draytonï¿½s ï¿½Silent Springï¿½: Poly-Olbion and the Politics of Landscapeï¿½(The Cambridge Quarterly, June 2010).
She has edited Aspects of Modernity: American Womenï¿½s Poetry (Jadavpur University Press, Kolkata, 2014), co-edited The Word and the World, (Loreto College and Earthcare Books, Kolkata, 2009) and is the editor of Critical Imprints Vol V (2017). She is currently editing Michael Draytonï¿½s Englandï¿½s Heroical Epistles and is working on a monograph titled Apolloï¿½s Prophet: Michael Drayton and the Shaping of a Poetic Career.
Dr. Dasgupta has been the recipient of several travel grants from the University Grants Commission and the Indian Council of Social Science Research to attend international conferences and she has presented papers at the University of Pisa, Freie University, Berlin, the University of Colorado, University of Reading and at the Royal Geographical Society, London. In 2001she was awarded the Charles Wallace India Trust Grant-in-Aid for research in the UK and the 2001 UGC Travel Grant under the Cultural Exchange Programme to collect archival material in the UK for doctoral studies. She received the Charles Wallace Trust Visiting Fellowship (2014-2015) at CRASSH (Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities), University of Cambridge, UK with a Joint Visiting Fellowship at Wolfson College, Cambridge.