Literary & Cultural Criticism

Select Publications

[Published articles can be read at https://osu.academia.edu/TorsaGhosal]

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • (forthcoming) “Shapes of Cognition in Typographical Fictions” in Studies in the Novel (2019).
  • (forthcoming) “At Hand—Handwriting as a Device for Spatial Orientation in S” in Poetics Today (2019), Special Issue on Multimodal Media.
  • “Books with Bodies: Narrative Progression in Books with Bodies Illustrated with Chris Ware’s Building Stories” in Storyworlds: A Journal of Narrative Studies (Spring 2015)
  • “Strikethrough Calcutta: Poetics and Politics of Interruption in Satyajit Ray’s and Mrinal Sen’s Calcutta Trilogies” in South Asian Review (Spring 2015)
  • UnProjections: Worlds under Erasure in Contemporary Hollywood Films” in Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus (Spring 2015).
  • “A World of Sin,” co-authored with Christopher Gonzalez and Frederick Luis Aldama, in Post Script 33.3 (Summer 2014)

Book Chapters latinos and narrative media

  • “The Page is Local: Planetarity and Embodied Metaphor in Anglophone Graphic Narratives from South Asia” in Comics Studies Here and Now (Routledge, 2018).
  • “Baar Baar Sakhi: Queer Temporalities of Sakhya in Performance,” co-authored with Kaustavi Sarkar, in Friendship as Social Justice Activism (U of Chicago P and Seagull, 2018). Available for pre-order here.
  • “Empathic Cross-Fires: Latinos in Bollywood…Bollywood in Latinolandia” in Latinos and Narrative Media (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013)

Dictionary Entries

  • Interactive Fiction, Unnatural” in the Dictionary of Unnatural Narratology, published by the Narrative Research Lab at Aarhus University, Denmark

Book Reviews

  • Review of Malik Sajad’s Munnu: a boy from Kashmir (comics), in South Asian Popular Culture (Autumn 2016)

Conferences and Research Presentations

Conference OrganizerEGO Steering Committee

Panel Organizer

  • Co-organizer of “Digital Poetics and the Multimodal Novel” at International Conference on Narrative, June 2016
  • Co-organizer of “Book-Objects: Narratological Approaches to the Multimodal Novel” at International Conference on Narrative, March 2015
  • Co-organizer of “Creativity, Inc.: Intellectual Production as Capital” at American Comparative Literature Association, March 2014

Presenter

  • “Shape of Cognition in Typographical Fictions” at International Conference on Narrative, Amsterdam, June 2016
  • “Digital Poetics and Disability in Typographical Fictions” at Popular Culture Association of Canada’s annual conference, Montreal, May 2016
  • “Handwriting as a Device for Spatial Orientation” at International Conference on Narrative, Chicago, March 2015
  • “Cutting and Piecing Stories: Narrative Progression and Affordances of Print Media” at International Conference on Narrative, MIT, March 2014
  • “Rags, Slush, and Ice-Cream Gnomes: Materializing as Characterization in John Ashbery’s Ekphrasis after Henry Darger” at American Comparative Literature Association, NYU, March 2014
  • “Information Affects: Encoded Narrative and Narrated Codes in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake,” at American Comparative Literature Association, April 2013.
  • “‘poems on long scrolls of computer paper’: Technology and Narration in Catalog Poetry,” at Poiesis and Techne (Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Colloquium), Princeton University, May 2012.
  • “‘An idea is like a virus: Digital Technology and Denarration in Contemporary Cinema,” at International Conference on Narrative, Las Vegas, March 2012