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Priyanjali Sen

PhD Candidate

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Title: The Influence of Literary Culture on post-independence Bengali Cinema (1947-67)

Supervisor: Richard Allen

My dissertation focuses on the formulation of a literary poetics of Bengali cinema, based on the role of early twentieth century Bengali literary culture in shaping and defining post-independence Bengali cinema (1947-67).



Priyanjali Sen is a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Cinema Studies. She has a B.A. in English from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and double M.A. degrees from the AJK Mass Communication Research Center at Jamia Millia Islamia University (New Delhi), and the Cinema Studies Department at NYU.

She has taught courses on Indian Cinema, Bollywood, Language of Film (Future Film Scholars) and Hollywood Adaptations.

Contact: ps1400@nyu.edu