Dr. Kabita Mondal


Assistant Professor
Department of English



Kabita Mondal is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Sarojini Naidu College for Women, Kolkata. She was a guest faculty (PG Section) of English in Maharajadhiraj Uday Chand Women’s College, Burdwan. She has taught also in the Directorate of Distance Education, The University of Burdwan, and in Netaji Subhas Open University (Burdwan Raj College C-01).
She is a Researcher in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) in the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur. She has done her M. Phil on graphic novels and animated films from the Department of English and Culture Studies, the University of Burdwan.
She is a recipient of Senior Research Fellowship from UGC and qualified State Eligibility Test. She has attended national and international seminars and conferences, and published articles in reputed journals.

Dr. Kabita Mondal has research interests in:

  • Comics and Graphic Novels
  • Indian English Literature
  • Health Humanities
  • Culture Studies

Currently, Dr. Kabita Mondal is teaching selections from the following courses:

  • UG Level
    • American Short Story
    • Popular Literature
    • British Poetry (14th-17th century)
    • 18th Century British Literature
    • British Romantic Literature
    • Early 20th Century British Literature
    • Women’s Writing
  • PG Level
    • Language Studies
    • Colonial and Postcolonial Indian Writing: Fiction and Poetry
    • Literature of the Later English Renaissance
    • Late Romantic Poetry and Theories of literature
    • Nineteenth Century Fiction
    • Early 20th Century British Literature
    • Literary Criticism from Plato to T. S. Eliot

Journal Articles

  1. Crossing Caste Boundaries: Exploring Cognitive and Affective Empathy in Srividya Natarajan and Stephen Anand’s Graphic Novel Bhimayana, The IUP Journal of English Studies, ISSN NO. 0973-3728, Elsevier, Vol. XVII, No. 1, 2022, Scopus Indexed.
  2. Silence, Satire and Empathy: Reading Appupen’s Topoi in His Wordless Graphic Narratives, Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, ISSN NO. 0975-2935, Vol. 13, No. 4, 2021, Scopus Indexed.
  3. Inducing of Readers’ Empathy through the Representation of History in Graphic Narratives with Particular Reference to Orijit Sen’s The River of Stories, Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry (TOJQI), ISSN NO. 1309-6591, Volume 12, Issue 8, 2021: 2982-2993, Scopus Indexed.
  4. Locating Amruta Patil’s Graphic Novel Kari Within the Silhouette of the Theory of Empathy, The IUP Journal of English Studies, ISSN NO. 0973-3728,Elsevier, Vol. XIII No. 4.2018. Scopus Indexed.
  5. From Periphery to Center: A Study of Graphic Novel in the Context of Empathy with Particular Reference to Malik Sajad’s Munnu: A Boy Form Kashmir, Man In India (Serial Publications), ISSN. No. 0025-1569. 2017. Scopus Indexed.
  6. Voicing the Unvoiced: With Reference to Gwendolyn Brooks’s Poems “The Sonnet-Ballad”, “The Bean Eaters” and “Strong Men, Riding Horses”, The Criterion: An International Journal in English, ISSN. No. 0976-8165.2017.2017.
  7. Shakespeare For Children: Adaptations of The Tempest by Leon Garfield and Bernard Miles, Literary Herald, ISSN. No. 2454-3365.2017.
  8. Encryption to Decryption: A Critique of Poile Sengupta’s Mangalam and Thus Spake Shoorpanakha, so said Shakuni, New Horizons: A Multidisciplinary Research Journal (MCM Dav College for Women, Chandigarh), ISSN. No.2277-5218.2016.
  9. Intricacies of Relationships in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s Oleander Girl, International Journal of English Language, Literature and Humanities, ISSN. No. 2321-7065.2015.
  10. Stolen Sunshine: A Feminist View, Society for Empowerment of Women Patrika , ISSN. No. 2347-2898.2014.

Paper Presentation

  1. “Silence, Satire and Empathy: Reading Appupen’s Topoi in His Wordless Graphic Narratives”, 2nd Rupkatha International Open Conference on Recent Advances in Interdisciplinary Humanities, 2021, Organized by Rupkatha Journal for Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities in Collaboration with University of Arizona, USA and University of Talca, Chile, August 2021.
  2. ‘Transcending Gender Boundaries: Exploring Cognitive Empathy in Amruta Patil’s Graphic Narrative Adi Parva’ , International Seminar on “Recent Trends in Indian Women’s Literature: 21st Century Perspectives”, Organized by Department of English, Bengali, Sanskrit and Hindi, Midnapore College (Autonomous), February 2020.
  3. ‘Patroness, the Life of Rome!’: Volumnia, Mothenhood and Masculinity , International Conference on “Ripeness is all”: Discoursing Shakespeare and the Politics of Cultural Gerontology, Department of English, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Bankura University in Collaboration with ICSSR, New Delhi and British Council, Kolkata.November 2016.
  4. A Critique of Poile Sengupta’s Mangalam and Thus Spake Shoorpanakha, so said Shakuni, Post-Independence Indian Drama in English: Contemporary Theoretical & Performance Approaches, UGC-Sponsored National Seminar, Department of English. Bankura Christian College in Collaboration with IASA (Eastern Region). December 2015.


  1. Popular Literature: An Overview, One-Day State Level Workshop, Department of English, Mrinalini Datta Mahavidyapith in collaboration with West Bengal State Council of Higher Education.Kolkata. September 2019.
  2. Contemplative Photography and General Semantics: Multiple / New ways of Looking/ Seeing, Department of Humanities & Social Science, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur. November 2017.