Arnab Banerji


Email: arnab09@uga.edu

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Arnab Banerji specializes in contemporary Indian theatre and scenographic performance research. His doctoral dissertation, entitled "Setting the Stage: A Materialist Semiotic Analysis of contemporary Bengali theatre from Kolkata, India," is a study of selected performance examples from contemporary theatre companies in Kolkata using materialist semiotics performance analysis. Arnab has presented his research on postcolonial performance, ritual Asian performance, Indian cinema and Indian popular culture at various national and international conferences. He has taught theatre and English literature in both India and the United States Along with academics, Arnab has also been an active theatre practitioner having directed, designed lights, dramaturged and acted for professional, student-led, University Theatre and amateur productions in both India and the United States. Arnab is at present the AsiaNetwork Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Muhlenberg College, PA. At Muhlenberg, Arnab will be teaching Introduction to Asian Performance and courses on modern Indian theatre and film.