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Dr BANERJEE, Bidisha

Dr BANERJEE, Bidisha

Associate Head of Department
Associate Professor

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters


  • Bidisha Banerjee and Mindy Blaise (2017). Data Provocations: Disappointing, Failing , Malfunctioning. Mirka Koro-Ljungberg, Teija Loytonen, and Marek Tesar, Disrupting Data in Qualitative Inquiry: Entanglements with the Post-Critical and Post-Anthropocentric (49-60). New York: Peter Lang.
  • Banerjee, B. (2007). No nation woman: The diasporic woman's quest for home. In M. Lai, & S. P. Kumar (Eds.), Interpreting Homes in South Asian Literature (pp.168-179). India: Pearson Education.

Journal Publications


  • Banerjee, Bidisha (2021). Picturing Precarity: Diasporic Belonging and Camp Life in Leila Abdelrazaq's Baddawi. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 57(1), 13-30.
  • DeCoursey, Matthew and Banerjee, Bidisha (2020). Three readers of Ibsen in Hong Kong: A longitudinal study of self-reflection. English in Education, 55(2), 149-163.
  • Bidisha Banerjee (2020). Banerjee, B. (2020). Defiance and the speakability of rape: Decolonizing trauma studies in Mahasweta Devi's short fiction. The Journal of Commonwealth Literature. The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 2020 (0), 1-18. More Details
  • Bidisha Banerjee (2018). An unapologetic feminist response. Research in Education, 101 (1), 17-24. More Details
  • Bidisha Banerjee (2017). "Looking Beyond “buildings of chrome and glass”: Hong Kong’s “uncanny postcoloniality” in photographs of Tin Shui Wai.". Visual Studies, 32(1), 60-69.
  • Banerjee, Bidisha (2016). Kinship between ‘Companion Species’: A Posthuman Refiguration of the Immigrant Condition in Shaun Tan’s The Arrival. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 52(4), -----.
  • Banerjee, Bidisha (2016). "Creating a 'well-fitted habitus': Material Culture, Home Making and Diasporic Belonging in Shaun Tan's The Arrival.". Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 7(1), 53-69.
  • Banerjee, Bidisha (2013). Utopian Transformations in the Contact Zone: a posthuman, postcolonial reading of Shaun Tan and John Marsden’s The Rabbits. Global Studies of Childhood, Vol. 3, Issue 4, 418-426. More Details
  • Banerjee, Bidisha (2013). What lies within: Misrecognition and the uncanny in Hong Kong's Cityscape. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 14, issue 4, 519-537. More Details
  • Blaise, M. Banerjee, B. Pacini-Ketchabaw, V. & Taylor, A (2013). Editorial: Researching the naturecultures of postcolonial childhoods. Global Studies of Childhood, Vol. 3, Issue 4, 350-354. More Details
  • Banerjee, B. & Blaise, M. (2013). There's something in the air: Becoming-with research practices. Cultural Studies<=>Critical Methodologies, ifirst doi:10.1177/15327086134, xx-xx.
  • Bidisha Banerjee (2011). The Native as “(An)Other” Self: Colonial Anxiety in Rudyard Kipling’s The Man Who Would Be King. The Kipling Journal, 85 #344, 7-20.
  • Banerjee, Bidisha (2011). “Exoticized Heroine or Hybrid Woman? Diasporic Female Subjectivity in Mira Nair’s Mississippi Masala. Asian Cinema, 22 #2, 417-432.
  • Banerjee, Bidisha (2010). “Diaspora’s Dark Room: Photography and the Vision of Loss in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Story ‘Hema and Kaushik.’”. The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 45.3, 443-456.
  • Bidisha Banerjee (2010). “Identity at the Margins: Queer Diasporic Film and the Exploration of Same-Sex Desire in Deepa Mehta’s Fire”. Studies in South Asia Film and Media, A, Vol. 2, Issue 1, 19-39.
  • Bidisha Banerjee (2009). “Revisions, Reroutings and Return: Reversing the Teleology of Diaspora in Sunetra Gupta’s Memories of Rain. Postcolonial Text, A, Vol. 5, Issue 2, 1-15.
  • Bidisha Banerjee (2009). “Traveling Bodies: Gender, Nationalism and Diasporic Identity Formation in Gurinder Chadha’s Bhaji on the Beach”. Asian Cinema, Vol. 20 #2, 18-38.

Conference Papers


  • Banerjee, Bidisha (2018, July). “Stepping Through Doors: Rethinking Magical Realism as Postcolonial Discourse in Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West.”. CISLE (Centre for the International Study of Literatures in English), Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • Banerje, Bidisha (2017, October). “The Necessary Expulsion of the (M)Other: Immigrant Matricide and Abjection in Ann Hui’s Film Night and Fog.”. Nation, Gender and History: Asian Cinemas in Perspective. An Intl. Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • Banerjee, Bidisha (2017, July). “Allo-portraits of a Mother: Photography and Diasporic M(o)therhood in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland.”. Border Crossings: Translation, Migration and Gender in the Americans, the Transatlantic and the Transpacific, Universite Bordeaux, Montaigne, France.
  • Bidisha Banerjee (2017, April). “Becoming Udayan: Photography and the Devastating Doubling of Brothers in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland.”. Invited lecture delivered at St. Lawrence University (Department of English), Canton, NY.
  • Bidisha Banerjee (2017, April). “Posthuman Utopias: Inter-species Assemblages and Migranthood in Shaun Tan’s The Arrival.”. Utopia After the Human Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
  • Banerjee, Bidisha (2016, July). “No breasts. Two dry scars…”: The Metaphor of Rape and Postcolonial Trauma in Mahasweta Devi’s “Behind the Bodice.”. 17th ACLALS Conference, 2016. University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
  • Banerjee, Bidisha (2016, June). “Looking Beyond “buildings of chrome and glass”: Questioning Hong Kong’s postcolonial identity in Derrick Chang’s photographs of Tin Shui Wai. Sixth Asian Conference on Cultural Studies (ACCS), 2016, Kobe, Japan.
  • Banerjee, Bidisha (2015, July). “Creating a ‘well-fitted habitus’: Material Culture, Home Making and Diasporic Belonging in Shaun Tan’s The Arrival.”. Department of English, French and German Studies, Faculty of Letters, University of Oviedo, Spain, Oviedo, Spain.
  • Banerjee, Bidisha (2015, June). “Finding Gauri: Photography and a Reappraisal of Diasporic Womanhood in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland.”. Research Centre on Migration Studies, Department of English and Philology, University of Huelva, Spain, Spain.
  • Banerjee, Bidisha (2015, June). “Spaces of Hope Amidst the Monumental: Citizenship, Protest and Urban Space in Postcolonial Hong Kong.”. V Lisbon Consortium, Lisbon.
  • Blaise, Mindy and Bidisha Banerjee (2014, April). There’s something in the air: Becoming-with research practices.”. “There’s something in the air: Becoming-with research practices.” American Educational Research Association Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as part of the symposium, ‘Various un/thinkable possibilities of ‘data’’, Philadelphia, PA. USA.
  • Banerjee, Bidisha (2013, July). Learning Beyond our Human Concerns: An Exploration of the Post-human in Shaun Tan’s The Arrival. ALEA/AATE National Conference - Brave New World: English and Literacy Teaching for the 21st Century, QUT, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Banerjee, Bidisha (2013, June). What Lies Within: Misrecognition and the Uncanny in Hong Kong’s Cityscape. ICAS 8: East West Crossroads, Macau.
  • Banerjee, Bidisha (2013, June). “Who will save us from the rabbits?” A Posthuman, Postcolonial Reading of Shaun Tan’s The Rabbits.‟. Transcultural Imaginaries: Making New, Making Strange. A Moving World’s Conference, NTU, Singapore.
  • Banerjee, Bidisha (2013, April). “’No breasts, two dry scars…’: The Metaphor of Rape and Postcolonial Trauma in Mahasweta Devi’s ‘Behind the Bodice.’”. Seventh International IDEA Conference: Studies in English, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey.
  • Banerjee, Bidisha (2012, October). Kinship Between ‘Companion Species’: A Posthuman Refiguration of the Immigrant Condition in Shaun Tan’s ‘The Arrival’. Research Seminar: Researching Postcolonial Childhoods across Hong Kong, Australia, and Canada, Hong Kong.
  • Banerjee, Bidisha (2012, March). Caricatures with Integrity: Subverting Anglo Indian Stereotypes in Indian Cinema. Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference, Hong Kong.
  • Banerjee, Bidisha (2011, November). “Living in No Man’s Land: Notions of Home, Belonging and the Double Displacement of Anglo Indians in Bow Barracks Forever.”. “Other” Indias: The Richness of Indian Multiplicity, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Canaries, Spa.
  • Banerjee, Bidisha (2011, September). “Politicising the Pictorial: A Postcolonial Reading of Images in Shaun Tan’s The Arrival.”. 11th Biennial European Association for Studies on Australia (EASA) International Conference. Crossing the Borders: Reality, desire and Imagination in Australian, New Zealand and the Pacific lives, literatures and cultures, Presov, Slovakia.
  • Banerjee, Bidisha (2011, June). “Exoticized Heroine or Hybrid Woman? Diasporic Female Subjectivity in Mira Nair’s Mississippi Masala.". Biennial Conference of the International Journal of Arts and Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Bidisha Banerjee (2010, June). “Understanding the Self as the Other: Geopolitics and the Dramatic Monologue in Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist.”. ACLALS Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus.
  • Nicholas YB Wong, Bidisha Banerjee (2010, April). "Embattled Lives in Marginal Space: Portrayals of Tin Shui Wai in Hong Kong Cinema". Cinema and Landscape Conference, University of Sheffield, UK.
  • Bidisha Banerjee (2009, September). “Memory and Mourning: Photography and the Vision of Loss in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth.”. Paper presented at "Glocal Imaginaries Conference", University of Lancaster.
  • Banerjee, B. (2009, May). Capturing impermanence, finding the self: The trope of photography and diasporic identity formation in Jhumpa Lahiri's story "Hema and Kaushik". Paper presented at the Gesellschaft fur die Neuen Englischsprachigen Literaturen (GNEL) Conference 2009, Munster, Germany.
  • Banerjee, B. (2009, May). Will she, won't she? Gender, violence and the female suicide bomber in Santosh Sivan's film "The Terrorist". Paper presented at the Experiencing Gender Conference, Ⅳ International Interdisciplinary Conference, Huelva, Spain.
  • Banerjee, B. (2008, April). Silencing the westerner: First person narration in Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference of International Drama/Theatre and Education Association: Studies in English, Izmir, Turkey.
  • Banerjee, B. (2008, February). Framing lesbian desire: Alternative viewing practices in queer cinema. Paper presented at the Lesbian Lives XV: Writing Lesbian Culture: Theories and Praxis, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Banerjee, B. (2007, July). Revisions, reroutings and return: Reversing the teleology of diaspora in Sunetra Gupta's Memories of Rain. Paper presented at the Rerouting the Postcolonial Conference, Northampton, UK.

All Other Outputs


  • Banerjee, B. (2008). Reviewer of journal articles for Postcolonial Text, Gender and Education and ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and reviews.