American Literature(s), South Asian and International Film, First-Year Writing
Srimati Mukherjee is Professor of English, Teaching Track. She acquired her Bachelors Degree from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata, her Masters from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and her PH.D. from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. Mukherjee is the recipient of a Temple University Presidential Humanities and Arts Award in 2017 for two linked book projects in the field of Creative Writing. She is also the recipient of a Temple University Faculty Senate Service Award (2020 for 2019-20). She is the author of the book Women and Resistance in Contemporary Bengali Cinema: A Freedom Incomplete (New York, London, and E-book: Routledge, 2016; Routledge, Paperback 2018). She has published critical articles and essays nationally and internationally in peer-reviewed anthologies and journals such as the Quarterly Review of Film and Video; Jump Cut; South Asian History and Culture; Asiatic; and Scritture Migranti. Her short fiction has been published in the Xavier Review, Feminist Studies, and most recently, in an anthology out of Malaysia. She has presented papers and organized and chaired panels on numerous occasions in conferences such as the Modern Language Association Conference and National Women’s Studies Association Conference as also at Temple University.
Mukherjee has been at Temple University since 1999 and taught a range of courses for English, American Studies, Women’s Studies, and the First-Year Writing Program. In summer 2017, she offered two courses on cinema in London for the English Department's Study Abroad Program: "The City in English Culture." In recent years, her students have won awards such as the Sara M. Halpen Award in the Humanities (CLA 2013); the General Education Award for Academic Excellence (2012); the General Education Diamond Peer Tutor Award (2013 for spring 2014); the Loretta C. Duckworth Prize in English (2015); the Randy and Samantha Deglin Memorial Award in English (2018); and the Dennis and Joan Lebofsky Award in the First-Year Writing Program (2016, 2017). In 2020, her student received the English Department's Robert Marler Award.
Currently, Mukherjee chairs the Temple Faculty Senate Committee for International Programs and the Mary Ann Mannino Awards Committee in the First-Year Writing Program. She also serves on the College of Liberal Arts NTT Promotion Committee (Chair 2020) and has just been elected a Representative Faculty Senator from CLA for a three-year term.
Women and Resistance in Contemporary Bengali Cinema. London and New York: Routledge, 2016.
Critical Articles (Refereed):
“Cinematic Representations of Rabindranath Tagore’s Views of Nationalism: The Figure of the ‘Patriot’ in Ghare Baire and Elar Char Adhyay.” Tagore, Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism: Perceptions, Contestations and Contemporary Relevance. Ed. Mohammad A. Quayum. Routledge India, 2020. (Invited and peer-reviewed publication)
“Borrowing, Becoming, and the Question of the Self in Sob Choritro Kalponik.” Published online in South Asian History and Culture 1 July 2015.
“‘Negative Difference’ and Its Role in Writing: Shirley Geok-lin Lim’s Among the White Moon Faces.” Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature 8.1 (2014): 131-42.
“A Not So Banal Evil: Rokeya in Confrontation with Patriarchy.” Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature 7.2 (2013): 82-94.
“Chokher Bali: A Historico-Cultural Translation of Tagore.” Jump Cut 54 (2012)
“The Impossibility of Incestuous Love: Woman’s Captivity and National Liberation in Rituparno Ghosh’s Utsab.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video 29.5 (2012): 401-08.