Govt. of West Bengal
Bethune College
Bethune College


Smt. Piyali Gupta

General Information
Department English
Designation Assistant Professor of English (WBES)
Qualification M.A.(Gold Medalist, C.U)
M.Phil (C.U.)
Specialization Gender Studies, Victorian Studies

Teaching Experience

7years of teaching experience including 4 years of postgraduate teaching.

Colleges Served

  • Chandernagore College - February 2009 to April 2013
  • Bethune College - April 2013 - present
  • Postgraduate Teaching experience in Maulana Azad College and Presidency University (erstwhile College).


  • Currently registered as a PhD scholar in the University of Calcutta.
  • Ongoing UGC Minor Research Project PHW-070/13-14 - 'Disciplining Deafness: Construction of the Disabled Self in Harriet Martineau's Writings'


  • Diplome de la langue in French from L'Alliance Francaise, Kolkata, 2005.
  • Nominated for the President of India's Gold Medal for General Proficiency, 2007.
  • National Scholarship for being First Class First in BA (Honours) Examination in English conducted by the University of Calcutta, 2002.
  • Swati Bose Memorial Scholarship from the University of Calcutta, 2002.


  • "Dip[ping] her pen in acid: An Introduction to Eunice de Souza's Poetry" in Indian Poetry in English: Critical Essays ed. Zinia Mitra. PHI Learning, 2016. ISBN: 978-81-203-5261-2
  • 'Lumos! Seeing J.K. Rowling's Hermione in myth, literature and the Harry Potter Series' in the in the peer reviewed journal Heritage, a publication of Bethune College, 2015. ISSN 2349-9588.
  • 'No Nice Feminine Girls: The Construction of Alternate Femininity in Enid Blyton's School Fiction' in the peer reviewed journal Heritage, a publication of Bethune College, 2014. ISSN 2349-9588.
  • 'A 'damned charming' 'Fiend like queen': Charlotte Cushman and Ellen Terry's Representations of Lady Macbeth', Reading and Writing Difference: Gender and Literature, (Ed.) Sanjukta Das, Monfakira, 2013.
  • 'Midget's Longing for the Moon: Fashioning the Self in Rassundari Dasi's Amar Jiban', Uneven Terrains: Critical Perspectives on Post colonialism, (Eds.) Abin Chakraborty and Sayan Aich Bhowmik, Booklore, 2011.