- Sethi, Bijay Kumar and Amarjeet Nayak. “"Speaking and Speaking Differently: Language as Resistance, Liberation and Celebration in Dalit Women's Autobiographical Narratives". Contemporary Voice of Dalit, Vol. 12, Issue 2, 2020 (SAGE Publications; Upcoming)
- Fernandez, Jasmine, C. Upendra and Amarjeet Nayak. “From Word to Image: Depth Perception, Graphic Narrative and Double Effect in Coma”. Brolly Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2019. UK: London Academic Publishing. pp. 87-102.
- Fernandez, Jasmine, Upendra, C., and Amarjeet Nayak. “A New Critical Notice of Robin Cook’s Medical Thriller ‘Coma’,” SOCRATES. Vol. 6, no. 3 and 4, Apr. 2019, pp. 1-26, DOI:10.5958/2347-6869.2018.00012.2
- Nayak, Amarjeet. “Subaltern Literature in the Postcolonial Society: Exploring Structural and Personal Violence in Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar's short story 'They eat Meat’”. Muse India. vol. 15 issue 85, 2019.
- Fernandez, Jasmine and Amarjeet Nayak. "'Structure, Image and Ideas at Play': A Revisitation into the select medical thrillers from a grotesque lens". Journal of Science, Humanities and Arts: JOSHA. Freiburg: JOSHA GmbH, Vol 3, No.5, 2016, pp. 1-29. WorldCat, DOI: 10.17160/josha.3.5.234.
- Chattopadhyay, Sagarika and Amarjeet Nayak. “Emergence of Geographical Consciousness in the Realist and Postcolonial Indian Novel”. Muse India, Vol. 12, Issue 69, 2016.
- Sethi, Bijaya Kumar and Amarjeet Nayak. “Urban Dialectics of Caste in Modern India: Reflections from Select Dalit Autobiographical Narratives”. International Journal of Management and Social Sciences. 4.1 (2016). pp. 20-26.
- Shrivastava, Jaya and Amarjeet Nayak.“Reading a Culturally Different Text: Meaning Signification Process in Chinua Achebe’s Short Stories”, Short Fiction in Theory and Practice, Vol. 4, Issue 1, 2014. pp. 67 – 78.
- Chattopadhyay, Sagarika and Amarjeet Nayak. "Performing the Stare in Indra Sinha's Animal's People", Disability and the Global South, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2014. pp. 29-43.
- Yeldho, Joe Varghese and Amarjeet Nayak. “Inception: Voyeurism and Urban Representations”, Ravenshaw Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies, Vol. III, 2013. pp. 95-107.
- Nayak, Amarjeet. "Discovering the Self through the Other: A Study of Cultural Encounters in Manoj Das's "The Crocodile's Lady" and Anurag Mathur's The Inscrutable Americans", Parnassus: An Innovative Journal of Literary Criticism, Vols. II / III, 2011. pp. 24-29.
- Nayak, Amarjeet. “Search for a Third Space: A Postcolonial Reading of the Bilingual Writer in Indian Literary Scenario, through Manoj Das as a Case Study”, SKASE (Slovak Association for the Study of English) Journal of Literary Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2010. pp. 36-50.
- Nayak, Amarjeet. “Walking the Patriarchal Tightrope: A Feminist Reading of Othello”, Journal of Drama Studies: An International Journal of Research on World Drama in English (including translation), Vol. 3/4 No. 2/1, 2010. pp. 39-45.
- Nayak, Amarjeet. “The Bilingual Writer Stripped off His Bilingual Identity in Indian Literary Scene: Manoj Das and the Politics of packaging”, Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2010. pp. 196-203.
- Nayak, Amarjeet. “Wall-E and the Environmental Apocalypse: The Perils of Thoughtless Consumerism”, Jura Gentium: Journal of Philosophy of International Law and Global Politics, Summer 2010 (a multidisciplinary refereed journal from University of Florence, Italy)
- Nayak, Amarjeet. “The Market-driven Binary in Indian Literary Scene: Indian Writing in English Vs. Regional Language Literatures”, Dialogue: A Journal Devoted to Literary Appreciation, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2010. pp. 25-33.
- Nayak, Amarjeet. "Freedom Movement, Partition and the Common Man in Manto's Stories", Pegasus, Vol. 2, 2010. pp. 96-102.
- Nayak, Amarjeet. “Witches are Bitches”, New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (Taylor & Francis), Vol. 11, Issue 1, 2014. pp. 62-66.
- Nayak, Amarjeet. “The Face”, Istanbul Literary Review, May 2012 Edition.
- “To Eulogize or Paint with Shades of Grey? – A Study of Counter-Narratives of Gandhi vis-à-vis Other Historical Characters in Select Films” at the Interdisciplinary National Seminar on Relevance of Gandhian Thoughts in the Twenty-first Century at Gangadhar Meher University, Sambalpur, Odisha. 08-09 February, 2020.
- “Man, Nature and Island: A Close Reading of Pankaj Sekhsaria’s The Last Wave” presented at “International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches to Island Studies”, 14th – 17th May 2018, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Island.
- “Exploring Orality and Historiography through Dalit and Northeast Indian Life Writings” presented at “International Conference on Frames of Marginality: Interpreting and Interrogating Theory and Praxis”, Bankura, 21-22 February, 2018.
- “Subaltern Literature in the Postcolonial Society: Exploring the Structural and Personal Violence” presented at the Annual International Conference of Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (IACLALS), AMU, Aligarh, 8-10 February, 2018.
- “Ice-Candy Man to 1947 Earth: Folklores and Legends Lost in Translation” presented in the International Conference “Literature to Cinema: Appropriation, Adaptation and Adulteration” between 1 – 4 June, 2013 at NIT Durgapur.
- “Re-inventing the Northeast Indian English Literary Tradition through productive negotiations among diverse Literary Traditions: A Close Reading of Selected Short Fiction in English from the Northeast India” in the international conference “Narrativizing the Margins: Northeast India and beyond” between 4 – 6 January, 2012 at Assam University (Diphu Campus), Assam.
- “Appropriating Matthew Arnold in the 21st Century Society: Evolving Roles of Religion, Science and Literature in Shaping a Culture” in the International Conference on Science, Technology and Society on 12-13 March, 2011 at Indore Christian College, Indore.
- "Whose 'reality' is it anyway? A Study of Indian Village Life as Presented in Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger and Manoj Das's Cyclones" presented in the International Seminar on "Literatures in English in Asia and the Asia Pacific: Reconfiguring the Cultural Map" at Burdwan University, 17 – 18 February, 2010.
- “Deconstructing India: An Exploration into the Study of India as a variegated construct in selected Indian novels in English” presented in the International Seminar “Imagining India: Discourse of the Nation” at Banaras Hindu University, 18 – 19 December, 2009.
- "Discovering the Self through the Other: Study of Cultural Encounters in Anurag Mathur’s The Inscrutable Americans and Manoj Das’s “The Crocodile’s Lady” in the National Conference titled "Conflict, Belonging and 'Multiculturalism' in Literature and Allied Arts” at Sri Venkateshwara College, Delhi University, 5 - 7 November, 2009.
- Participated in “Science Fiction Writing Workshop” at IIT Kanpur, June 15 – July 03, 2009
- “Translation in India: The Dilemmas and Anxieties of ‘Speaking’ for the Nation” Presented at Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (IACLALS) held at the Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan. Feb. 3 – 5, 2006.
- “A Case of (Mis)communication: Bilingualism and the Politics of Reception and Translation in a Multicultural Framework” Presented at International Conference on Commonwealth Literature held at IIT Roorkee. October 13-15, 2005.
- “Midnight’s Children: More of Magic and Less of Realism in the Depiction of Indian Society and a False Claim to ‘Rewriting’ History” Presented at National Seminar on Familial Relations and Society in Indian Writing in English. held at DAV College, Kanpur, Feb. 17 – 18, 2005.
- PhD Thesis Supervision (Degree Awarded – 4 at IIT Indore: Ongoing - 2 at NISER Bhubaneswar)
- Jaya Shrivastava (Degree Awarded in 2016, IIT Indore) Thesis Title: “Perspective development in the novels of Colson Whitehead: A Cognitive Narratological Approach”) She was co-supervised by Dr. Joe Varghese Yeldho, Reader - F in English at National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar.
- Bijaya Kumar Sethi (Degree Awarded in 2017, IIT Indore) Thesis Title: “From Experience to Aesthetics: A Dalit Perspective through Dalit Autobiographical Narratives”
- Sagarika Chattopadhyay (Degree Awarded in 2018, IIT Indore) Thesis Title: Geographical Scales in Amitav Ghosh's Novels: Interpretations in Literary Geography”
- Jasmine Fernandez (Degree Awarded in 2019, IIT Indore) Thesis Title: The Significance of Medical Thrillers: A Study of Select Medical Thriller Novels from a Grotesque Perspective). She was co-supervised by Dr. C. Upendra, Associate Professor in Philosophy, IIT Indore.
- Debasish Mishra (ongoing - 2nd year of PhD, NISER, Bhubaneswar)
- Maheshwar Kumar (ongoing – 2nd Year of PhD, NISER, Bhubaneswar), Co-supervisor: Dr. Pranaya Swain, Reader-F, SHSS, NISER, Bhubaneswar
- H 209: Speculative Fiction (an Elective Course for UG students)
- H 697: Research Methodology (PG)
- H 110: Technical Communication II (a Compulsory Course for UG students)
- H 633: The Idea of the Nation in Indian English Fiction (PG)
- H 636: Translation and Culture: Issues and Perspectives (PG)
- H 635: Writings of the South Asian Diaspora (PG)
PhD, Indian Institute of Techonology Kanpur (2009)
MA, Hyderabad Central University
BA, Ravenshaw College
Postcolonial Theory and Literature, Translation Studies, Speculative Fiction, Indian English Literature, Diaspora Studies
Select List of Publications in Journals
1.Nayak, Amarjeet. "Syncretic Jagannath Culture and Popular Odia Imagination: Representations of Lord Jagannath in Odia Cinema" published in Bonding with the Lord: Jagannath, Popular Culture and Community Formation, 2019. Eds. Jyotirmay Tripathy and Uwe Skoda. Bloomsbury Publications, New Delhi, India
2. Sethi, Bijay Kumar and Amarjeet Nayak. “Departure from Speciesism to New Humanities in Selected Short Stories from North-East India”, Perspectives on New Literatures: Postcolonial Responses, Eds. R. Janatha Kumari and Chitra Trivikram Nair, Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi, 2015. pp. 60 – 68.
3. Nayak, Amarjeet. “Debunking the Stereotypes: A Close Reading of Selected Short Fiction in English from the Northeast India" in an edited volume titled Discourse on Marginality: Identity, Diaspora and Other Issues, Ed. Manash Pratim Borah & Deepak Anaware (Wizcraft Publications), 2013. pp. 71 – 78.
4. Nayak, Amarjeet. “What does it mean to be an Untouchable? A Study of the Many Contours of Subjugation and “independence” in Mulk Raj Anand’s Untouchable” in Social Exclusion Inclusion Continuum: A Paradigm Shift, eds. V. Rama Krishna, R. Shashidhar, M. Muniraju. Neruta Publishing House, Bangalore, 2012. pp. 01 – 13.
5. Nayak, Amarjeet. "Sweeping Generalizations and False Dichotomies: An Examination of the Insider-Outsider Dichotomy in Anjum Hasan's Lunatic in My Head", ed. Indu Swami. Exploring North-East Indian Writings in English, Vol. 2, New Delhi: Sarup Book Publishers, 2011. pp. 44 – 55.
6. Nayak, Amarjeet. “Westward Ho! Half-baked realities and the fully formed Stereotypes in The White Tiger”, ed. R. K. Dhawan. Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger: A Symposium of Critical Response, New Delhi: Prestige Books, 2011. pp. 158 – 164.
7. Nayak, Amarjeet. "An Examination of the Notion of a Nation State in Siddhartha Deb's Surface", Ed. Indu Swami (Assam Central University), Exploring North-East Indian Writings in English, Vol. 1, New Delhi: Sarup Book Publishers, 2010. pp. 165 – 176.
Conferences / Seminars / Workshops:
Chairperson, school of Humanities and Social Sciences (July 2020 Onwards)
Courses Taught at NISER, Bhubaneswar: