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Dibyadyuti (Dibs) Roy

Dibs Roy

Doctoral Student and GTA

Writing Consultant-Eberly Writing Studio (2015-present)

Associate Editor-Electronic Book Review (EBR) (2013-2014)

Graduate Administrator-Center for Literary Computing (2013-2014)

Graduate Administrator and Tutor- WVU Writing Center (2011-2013)

Office: 332 Colson Hall

Educational History

  • MLitt (Modern and Contemporary Literature, Culture and Thought)- University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK , 2009
  • BA- (Major: English; Minors: History and Political Science) Presidency College, Kolkata, India, 2008

Research Interests

Postcolonial and World Literature
American Literature and Popular Culture
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Gender, Sexuality and the Body
Digital Humanities

Research Projects

Computer Gaming Across Cultures: British Council funded UK-US-India Trilateral Research Project, (January 2013-2015).

Textualities in Context Project: International Collaborative Research Project between WVU and Université Paris 8, (August 2012-2013).

Selected Publications

“Fighting Heroic Hegemony with ennui: The remarkable everyday in World of Warcraft.” Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds 7.2 (2015): 169-181.

“Special Editors’ Introduction.” Chakraborti, Siddartha, Kwabena Opoku-Agyemyang and Dibyadyuti Roy. Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds 7.2 (2015): 137-140.

“Of Men, Machines and Apocalypses: Masculine Anxieties in Indian Speculative Fiction.” Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry 2.1 (2015): 50-71.

“Under the Postcolonial Gaze: Narrativizing Performances of Anxious Masculinity in Indian Video Games.” Bioscope-South Asian Screen Studies Special Issue on Video Game Cultures in South Asia (December 2015). Forthcoming.

“Games People Play: A Trilateral Collaboration Researching Computer Gaming Across Cultures.” Baldwin, Sandy, Kwabena Opoku-Agyemyang and Dibyadyuti Roy. Examining the Evolution of Gaming and Its Impact on Social, Cultural, and Political Perspectives. Pennsylvania, USA: IGI Global Publications (2015). Forthcoming.

Selected Presentations

Invited Talks
“Radioactive Masculinity: How the Anxious Indian learnt to love the Postcolonial Bomb” at the Jadavpur University-SYLFF Lecture Series, India, July 2015.

International and National Conferences
“Illicit Motherhood: Recrafting Feminist Resistance in Edna O’Brien’s ‘The Love Object’ and Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘Hell-Heaven’” at the American Comparative Literature Association Conference (ACLA), Seattle, Washington, March 2015.

“Gaming Under Post-Colonial Eyes: Narrativizing Performances of Anxious Indian Masculinity” at the Third International Symposium on Computer Gaming Across Cultures Conference: Perspectives from Three Continents, West Virginia University, May 2014.

“The Remarkable Everyday: Ennui and Empowerment in World of Warcraft” at the Second International Symposium on Computer Gaming Across Cultures Conference: Perspectives from Three Continents, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, January 2014.

“Reassessing the Nuclear Public Sphere: Nuclear Counterpublics and Deabstracting the Secret Bomb through Nucliteracy” at the MIT8-Media in Transition International Conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 2013.

“My Project is Sexy and You Better Know It—The Reterritorialization of Online Gaming by Ivy League Institutions” at the First International Symposium on Computer Gaming across Cultures Conference: Perspectives from Three Continents, Bangor University, Wales, UK, May 2013.

“Leave the men where they lay, they’ll never see another day”: Retributive Femininity and the Gendered Apocalypse in Joss Whedon’s Firefly” at the Eaton Science Fiction Conference, University of California, Riverside, April 2013.

Courses Taught

English 258- American Popular Culture
English 257- Science Fiction and Fantasy
English 305-Technical Writing
English 242- American Literature Survey: 1865 to the Present
English 132-Short Story and Novel
English 102- Advanced Composition and Argument
English 101- Writing and Composition

Course Assisted

English 490-Writing Center Pedagogy and Practice

Composition & Rhetoric
Creative Writing
Literary and Cultural Studies
Professional Writing and Editing
the WVU Writing Center

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