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Tapasya Thapa

Area of Practice

Writer, Researcher, Editor, Creative Communications Practitioner, Translator

Education

 

BA (Hons), English, Loreto College, Darjeeling

MA, English Literature, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

M. Phil, English Literature, English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), formerly CIEFL, Hyderabad

NET qualified with JRF

 

Work Experience

 

 

 

  • Active teaching at both UG and PG levels for over 10 years in colleges under Delhi University (Kamala Nehru College, Mata Sundri College), North Bengal University (St Joseph’s College) and in Bangalore (Jain University)
  • Conducted tutorials for the M.A. (English Literature) students of South Campus, University of Delhi
  • Staff editor for the English Department annual newsletter at various colleges
  • Apart from teaching, administrative responsibilities at Jain University, Bangalore which included the setting up of the Master’s Program in English Literature, active participation in the conceptualization of a working syllabus for future semesters as a member of the Syllabus Review Committee, and establishing a separate Departmental Library
  • Assistant Editor for Cambridge University Press
  • Correspondent for Deccan Chronicle
  • Teaching Assistant for English Proficiency course at EFLU, formerly CIEFL, Hyderabad
  • Editorial Board Member and Features writer for The Darjeeling Times

Interest Areas

the design and communication of language; creative expression and experimental forms; historical thinking and visual anthropology; philosophies of learning and knowledge systems; historical methods and oral histories; polemics of translation; popular culture; culture industries; digital learning and digital writing

Current Practice at Srishti

Visual cultures, Cultural studies, Philosophy, Pedagogy, Comparative literature, Interdisciplinary learning, Translation studies, Memory studies, Object theory, Indigenous knowledge systems, Language of landscapes, Language theories, Archives and the digital domain

Creative Practice and Outreach

Workshops, public art engagements, academic conferences- both national and international, publications, community interviews

Recent Units facilitated

Realm of the Absurd

Postcards and Visual Anthropology: Visual Histories in Flux


Projects showcase:

Realm of the Absurd

Manual for children on the idea of the absurd
Manual for children on the idea of the absurd, created by student Atheeth Mahadevan, for the Creative Writing studio, Realm of the Absurd

 

Postcard
Poster for a play performance, designed and created by student Aalia Antonia Desylvia for the Creative Writing studio, Realm of the Absurd

 

Postcards and Visual Anthropology: Visual Histories in Flux

Postcard
Postcard and Curatorial Note (below) of Kiranas in Yelahanka. This postcard is part of a series of postcards, curated by Masters student Amorette Grace, for the mini project, From Yelahanka with Love. This project aimed at imagining and curating a museum of/for Yelahanka. This project was part of the unit, Postcards and Visual Anthropology: Visual Histories in Flux,

 

 

Curatorial note
Curatorial Note of Kiranas in Yelahanka. This postcard is part of a series of postcards, curated by Masters student Amorette Grace, for the mini project, From Yelahanka with Love. This project aimed at imagining and curating a museum of/for Yelahanka. This project was part of the unit, Postcards and Visual Anthropology: Visual Histories in Flux,