Creative Writing and Literary Studies
I have completed a minor in the Creative Writing Department, focusing particularly on literary translations and have done several courses in literary studies in the English Department.
Introduction to Creative Writing (Monsoon 2018)
Professor : Janice Pariat
This course explored different forms and techniques of writing by exploring different genres of prose and poetry. Weekly assignments were set-up and we had submit a final portfolio consisting of our consolidated work of prose and poetry.
Craft of Writing through Translations (Monsoon 2018)
Professor: Arunava Sinha
This course explored the craft of creative writing through a focused technique of translation. We explored prose, poetry, non-fiction writing and many other forms by translating them. The two major translations that I did for this course are:
A major part of Swapnamoy Chakraborty 's Anugolpo
Two short stories by Satyajit Ray:
The Rise and Fall of Arjoshekhar (Arjoshekhar er Jonmo o Mrityu)
Piku’s Diary (Pikur Diary)
Translation Workshop (Spring 2019)
Professor: Arunava Sinha
In this course, I started working on Ramayaner Sei Bonobasher Pothe by Shirshendu Mukhopadhaya, which later become by Creative Writing Thesis.
Seminar in the Literature and the Environment (Spring 2019)
Professor: Alexander Philips
Fiction Workshop (Monsoon 2019)
Professor: Vivek Shanbag
This is a higher level course for fiction writing, where we largely worked on shorter forms of story telling.
Introduction to Medievalism: Vision and Visionaries (Spring 2020)
Professor Alexandra Verini
How can we make sense of spiritual experiences that exceed a post-enlightenment sense of the real? Without homogenizing or simplifying how might we read comparatively across mystical traditions? How do mystics represent experiences that exceed the human senses . With these questions in mind, this course, offered a comparative introduction to medieval mysticism from Sufi, Hindu, and Christian religious traditions. Examining writings and visual representations by and of a wide variety of mystics--from Hildegard von Bingen to Kabir to Rabia of Basra-- we will at once historically situate medieval visionaries while also considering points of intersection.
Publishing Seminar (Spring 2020)
Professor Arpita Das
This course, which accompanies the thesis writing process, covered the various tools of editing a manuscript to make it publication ready.