Dr. Beerendra Pandey works as Professor and Dean in the School of Languages (KSOL), KIIT Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, India. He is a Fulbright scholar from the State University of New York at Stony Brook (USA) from where received an MA and Ph.D. in English literature. He also completed Graduate Certificate in Cultural Studies from the same university. Before visiting the USA as a Fulbright scholar, he had completed his undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in English from Tribhuvan University-Kathmandu and Bihar University-Muzaffarpur respectively.
Dr. Pandey has over thirty-four years of teaching experience from the UG to the Ph.D. Levels at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. He has taught self-designed courses in writing and rhetoric, trauma theory, affect theory, human rights literature and humAnimal studies. He has supervised more than fifty M. Phil theses and a dozen Ph.D. dissertations. Dr. Pandey also has the experience of teaching Managerial Communication at the MBA Level and is currently co-supervising a Ph. D. level work in the area of emotional intelligence and distributed leadership.
Dr. Pandey is a well-known writer in the area of literary and cultural studies. He has about half a dozen books to his credit, including Intellectual History Reader (2005) and Movements in Cognitive Methodologies: New Boundary of English Studies(2007). He has authored eleven book chapters, and the most frequently cited of these—“Pedagogy of Partition Literature in the Light of Trauma Theory”—in Southern Postcolonialisms (ed. Sumanyu Satpathy) was published by Routledge in 2008. His next book article entitled “The Barking Dog and the Crying Bird in Partition Stories: Beastly Modernism and Subaltern Animism of Manto, Rakesh and Anand” is forthcoming in Beastly Modernisms: Animal Figurations in Modernist Literature and Culture (eds. Alex Goody and Saskia McCracken) to be published by Edinburgh University Press in 2022. Besides the above book articles, Dr. Pandey has written about two dozen articles in both national and international journals. His most recent paper entitled “Nailing Gandhi for Cracking India in Manohar Malgonkar’s A Bend in the Ganges and Raj Gill’s The Rape” featured as the lead article in Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (44.2 2021.).
In recent years, Dr. Pandey has devoted his critical attention to the development of his own Maithili literature and culture. He has contributed enormously with his critical writings on Nepali Maithili literature and Mithila painting for which the President of Nepal conferred on him the prestigious Vidyapati Purasakar in 2017. On the leadership role, he worked as the Secretary of Culture Committee, UNESCO-Project, Ministry of Education, Government of Nepal, Kathmandu from 2015-2019.
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