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Payel Pal

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Humanities and Social Sciences



Dr. Payel Pal is an Assistant Professor of English at the Humanities and Social Sciences, LNM Institute of Information Technology, Jaipur, India. Her research areas include South Asian Literature, Postcolonial Studies, Ecology, and Film and Cultural Studies. Besides participating in several international conferences and seminars, she has published her articles in reputed journals such as the Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Visual Anthropology, Media Asia, Intersections, Journal of International Women Studies, and SARE: Southeast Asian Review of English. She is also one of the Series Editors of the UK Routledge Series “South Asian Literature in Focus.”

Research Area

Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Postcolonial Literature, South Asian Studies, Women and Gender Studies

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Dr. Payel Pal

Assistant Professor

Humanities and Social Sciences




Degree/DiplomaInstitute/ OrganizationYearBranch/Specialization
1Ph. D. Doctor of PhilosophyIndian Institute of Technology Kanpur2016American Literature
2M.A. Master of ArtsUniversity of Kalyani2008English Literature
3B.A. Bachelor of ArtsUniversity of Kalyani2006English Literature


1Payel Pal and Goutam Karmakar, Acid attacks and epistemic (in)justice: Violence, everyday resistance and hermeneutical responsibilities in the Indian Hindi Film Chaapak, Sexuality, Gender, and Policy, January 2024
2, Masculinity, media, and public image: review of the film An Action Hero, Media Asia (Taylor and Francis) (Scopus- Q2) Published on 24 January 2023 (with Dr. Goutam Karmakar) JAN 2023,
3, Delinking gendered hierarchies and mediated representations: review of the film Doctor G, Media Asia (Taylor and Francis) (Scopus- Q2) Published online on 23 January 2023.,
4, Episteme, sports, and media: Review of the film Saina, "Episteme, sports, and media: Review of the film Saina" in Media Asia (Taylor and Francis) Q2 (with Dr. Goutam Karmakar) FEB 20,

Expert lectures

1December2021Delivered an expert lecture on "Academic Writing: Basic Principles and Nuances" in the Inter/Multidisciplinary Refresher Course on "Shifting Paradigms in Social Science Research" organized by UGC-HRDC, Doctor Harisingh Gour Vishwasvidyalaya, Sagar (MP) during 06-18 December 2021. DEC 2021
2December2021Delivered an expert lecture on "Fundamentals of Academic Writing" in a Research Methodology Workshop organized by School of Liberal Arts, IMS Unsion University, Dehradun during 27-29 December 2021. DEC 2021
3April2020Online sessions on ‘public speaking’ and ‘narrative techniques in storytelling’ for the Executive Programme in Communication Strategies for Corporate Leaders (EPCSCL), IIM Calcutta, April 2020. APRIL 2020
4September2020Delivered an expert talk on Short Term Course on ‘Cultural Studies’ organized by Daath Voyage. The topic of discussion was ‘Postmodernism and Cultural Studies’ on 18 September 2020. SEPT 2020

Workshop attended

1Conference - InternationalMarch2022"Probing the narratives of Subjugation, Alienation, and Hope in Half-Mother and Behold I Shine". Paper presented at 2022 International Conference organized by South Asian Literary Association (SALA), Seattle, USA
2Conference - NationalMarch2022"Precarious Identities and Need of 'National' Empathy: Studying Basharat Peer and Shahnaz Bashir”. Paper presented as part of a panel "Interrogating Vulnerable Subjectivities, Biopolitics, and the Ethics of Care in South Asia" in 53rd Annual NeMLA Convention at Baltimore, USA.
3TrainingJune2021ATAL AICTE Online FDP on "Personal Effectiveness" conducted by IMI Kolkata, West Bengal. 7- 11 June 2021
4TrainingJune2021One Week FDP "Remapping the Indian Novel in English" organized by Kirori Mal College and Faculty Development Centre, Mizoram University, Aizwal under the Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching of MoE, 21-25 June 2021
5WorkshopAugust2020“Leadership Development Programme” organized by UGC- HRDC, Dr. Harisingh Gour Viswavidyalaya, Sagar, M.P. 15-21 September 2020.
6TrainingSeptember2020AICTE Online FDP on “Leadership and Excellence” organized by PDPM Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur. 7-11 September 2020
7Conference - InternationalJune2019“Nostalgia and memories of homeland: Reading the narratives of diaspora and crises of identity in Susan Abulhawa’s fictions.” Conference titled “Recalibrating Diasporas: Asia Pacific and the Spaces Beyond.” Paper to be presented at International Conference organized by The School of Arts, Murdoch University in collaboration with the Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Perth, Western Australia.
8Conference - InternationalSeptember2018“(De) Constructing the narrative of Hinduism: A Cultural Study of Shashi Tharoor’s Why I am a Hindu.” Conference titled “Globalization, Literature and Culture”. Paper presented at International Conference organized by Higher Education and Research Society, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
9Conference - InternationalDecember2018“‘Masculine women and feminine men’: Dismantling gender stereotypes in contemporary Bollywood films.” Conference titled “Gender and Women’s Studies.” Paper presented at International Conference organized by DAKAM, Istanbul, Turkey.
10Conference - InternationalDecember2017Social Reality and Human Relationships in Cyberage: A Critical Study of Spike Jones’s Her” Conference titled “Future Work Organizations: Perspectives, Issues and Challenges” Paper presented at International Conference Organized by Sona School of Management, Goa, India
11Conference - InternationalMarch2017"Transgenerational Trauma and Memories: The Problem of Development of Palestinian Refugees in Susan Abulhawa’s Mornings in Jenin” Conference titled “Migration and Diasporas: Emerging Diversities and Development Challenges.” Paper presented at International Conference Organized by SOTIS, IGNOU, New Delhi
12Conference - InternationalMarch2017"Birth of a Nation”: Unspoken Histories and Fragmented Lives in Tahmima Anam’s The Good Muslim”. Conference titled “Facts, Distortions and Erasures: Literature as History; History in Literature”. Paper presented at 16th International Melow Conference Organized by Melow, Chandigarh
13Conference - InternationalFebruary2017“Buying Pleasures in the New Worlds: Consumerist Revelries in the Utopic Land of Seychelles.” Conference titled “Good Place: Representation of the Utopic.” Paper presented at International Seminar organized by Department of English, Kalyani University, West Bengal
14Conference - InternationalNovember2016"Loss and Exile: Refugees’ Experiences in Susan Abulhawa’s Mornings in Jenin.” Conference titled “Global Migration: Rethinking Knowledge, Skills and Culture.” Paper presented at International Conference organized by Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism, New Delhi
15Conference - InternationalFebruary2016"Being Violent’: Critiquing Masculinity and Capitalism in Joyce Carol Oates’s Zombie.” Conference titled “Towards Praxis: Literature, Society and Politics.” Paper presented at 15th International MELUS-MELOW Conference organized by Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India.
16Conference - NationalSeptember2016"Demystifying the Gendered Discourses of Nationhood: A Critical Glance on Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider.” Conference titled “Revisiting Shakespeare in the 21st Century.” Paper presented at National Conference organized by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Patna
17Conference - NationalMarch2014Lessons in Forgetting: A Filmic Critique.” Conference titled “Whither Cultural Studies.” Paper presented at National Seminar organized by English Department, Kalyani University, India
18Conference - InternationalNovember2013'Mapping the terrain of ‘home’ in Toni Morrison’s Home.” Conference titled “Refashioning America: Narrative, Critiques, and Aesthetics of Transculturation.” Paper presented at 48th International Conference organized by American Studies Association of Korea, Seoul, South Korea
19Conference - InternationalJune2013'Kya Hua Tha Smriti Ko: A Study of Patriarchy and Gender Violence in Unni Vijayan’s Lessons in Forgetting.” Conference titled “Literature to Cinema: Appropriation, Adaptation, and Adulteration.” Paper presented at International Conference organized by National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India
20Conference - InternationalFebruary2013'Faultlines in Ruby: Deconstructing the (Hi) Stories in Toni Morrison’s Paradise.” Conference titled “Patterns of Storytelling: Traditions, Innovations, Visions and Revisions.” Paper presented at 13th International MELUS-MELOW Conference organized by Punjab University, Chandigarh, India
21Conference - NationalDecember2012'To be a Man: Exploring the Politics of Manhood in Toni Morrison’s Home.” Conference titled “Negotiating Margins: African American and Dalit writings.” Presented at International Conference organized by OUCIP and ICCSR. Hyderabad, India

Workshop conducted

1Conference - InternationalApril2022A Three-Day International Conference on "Cultural Trajectories through Language, Literature, and Media" held (online) during 29 April- 01 May 2022.