Govt. of West Bengal
Bethune College
Bethune College


Smt. Piyali Gupta

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

Teaching Experience

9 years of teaching experience including 5 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).


  • PhD thesis on 19th century Actress Autobiographies submitted.
  • Completed UGC-Sponsored Minor Research Project titled - 'Disciplining Deafness: Construction of the Disabled Self in Harriet Martineau's Writings', 2014-16.
  • Currently registered as a PhD scholar in the University of Calcutta.


  • Nominated for the President of India's Gold Medal for General Proficiency, 2007.
  • Diplome de la langue in French from L'Alliance Francaise, Kolkata, 2005.
  • Gold Medal from University of Calcutta for securing the first rank in the M.A. Final Examination, 2004.
  • 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.


  • 'The little deaf girl from Norwich' : Harriet Martineau and her Victorian Audience in Heritage vol. 4, 2017. ISSN 2349-9588
  • "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.