Debaroti Chakraborty

Assistant Professor

My research interests broadly cover an interdisciplinary approach towards  performance, body, space and text. My doctoral thesis titled Border Narratives of Women in India and Latin America: Re-inventing Selves, Re-creating Spaces (1980 – 2016) focuses on contemporary border experiences, marginalities and gender identities as represented in scholarly/poetic/performative explorations. This research led to participants of my interview come together to co-create an international performance based on different modes of storytelling by artist-scholars from across five countries (including me). The process of analysis of this performance forms a substantial part of my thesis.  I have also been designing research-based performances with artist-researchers and university students that focus on inter-cultural and cross-cultural transactions in the realm of performance. I explore the location of literary text on stage and the visuality of the body as narrative when it intervenes into the textual narrative to create a performance. Recently I am working at the interface of literary studies and performance studies trying to evolve methodologies that help find overlaps between teaching/research and the practice of Performing Arts.  


Presidency University,
86/1 College Street, Kolkata - 700073,
West Bengal, India

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