ANUPAM KAMAL SEN
Early Stage Researcher
I am a grant researcher in the University of Eastern Finland since January 2022 with a grant from Kone Foundation for my doctoral research.
I started my PhD (English Language and Culture) under Social and Cultural Encounters program since September 2020. My doctoral research is aimed at exploring disposability, otherness, marginality, waste and their intricate relation to humanity in the context of contemporary dystopian literature (fiction and film). The aim of my research is to understand on a global scale the obsessive re/production of redundant populations across the world in this age of neo-liberal globalization and examine their precarious conditions as represented in various dystopic narratives. My dissertation is supervised by Professor Jopi Nyman and Pekka Kilpeläinen.
I have completed MA in English Language and Culture from the University of Eastern Finland in 2019. In my MA thesis, I mostly focused on the construction of the 'other' in Amitav Ghosh's The Shadow Lines. In so doing, I basically applied the ideas of postcolonial theorists who incorporated the discourses on borders and nations in their writings. The title of my MA thesis is: Mapping the Border, Mapping the Nation: Towards an Understanding of the Other in Amitav Ghosh's The Shadow Lines.