Department of English
Dr. Ujjwal Jana is Associate Professor of Literary Studies in the Department of English, School of Humanities, Pondicherry University, India. He joined the Department in September 2010, having previously held academic post at West Bengal State University ,where he was faculty member in the Department of English. His areas of interests are Indian Poetics, Literary studies, Translation Studies and Digital Humanities.
He is the co editor of Green Symphony: Studies in Ecocriticism, Ecological Criticism for our Times: Literature, Nature and Critical inquiry (Sarup & Sons,New Delhi 2011),Ecological Criticism for our Times: Literature, Nature and Critical inquiry(Authorspress, New Delhi 2011)and Subaltern Vision: a Study in Postcolonial Indian English Novel(Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK 2012). He has authored two Texts books published by Directorate of Distance Education, Pondicherry University.He is the author of English Communication Skills & Grammar ( Directorate of Distance Education, Pondicherry University 2015) and Applied Phonetics in English ( Directorate of Distance Education, Pondicherry University 2016). He has published essays on Indian Poetics, Literary Studies, Translation Studies, Indian literature in English
He was a Fulbright visiting Lecturer, India studies program, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA in 2007-2008. He was nominated for Commonwealth Academic Staff Feloowship in UK for the year 2013. He has been awarded the Sahitya Akademy Travel Grants Award in 2014. He was a visiting postdoctoral faculty in Department of English, Leipzig University in 2014 sponsored by (ICSSR) and (DFG) . He was a visiting postdoctoral faculty in the Department of English, University of johannesburg, South Africa, sponsored by(lCSSR),lndia and (NIHSS) South Africa in 2017. He has been awarded with the MHRD, Govt of India Funded International Collaborative Project in Digital Humanities in Indian Rim under SPARC (Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration) to collaborate with Western Sydney University, Australia for 2019-2021. He has been selected for Faculty Mobility Award sponsore by Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute and Ministry of Human Resource Development for 2020-2021.