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Sumana Ray

Before joining Warwick, I have completed BA (Hons) in English Literature and MA in English Literature, both from the University of Calcutta in India. I have also completed MA in English Studies (20th Century English Literature) from the University of Birmingham. My MA thesis was based on the Indian Nobel-Laureate Rabindranath Tagore and was titled, “Translating Tagore: A Diachronic Perspective of the Challenge to his Poetry in the West”. I was supervised by Dr. Alison Johnson for my thesis. I have also completed PGCE (Post-compulsory Education & Training) from the University of Greenwich and am a Lecturer in English at Bournville College of Further Education in Birmingham.



Proposed title of thesis:

Literary and artistic expressions of black and Asian women from the Midlands



Dr Rashmi Varma


Research initiatives:

In 2007-2008 I organised a series of Seminars with the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender onWomen and Community.

Key seminar:

“Child and/or Soldier: Two Stories in the Struggle over Comparative Literature", A talk by Professor Barbara Harlow


Research Interests: 

  • Postcolonial Literatures and Theories


  • Feminist theories and Women's Writing 


  • Anthropology and Literature 




Contact Me

Women and Community Seminar Series 2007-2008