Dr. Gautam Basu Thakur holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He joined the faculty of the Department of English at Boise State University in 2011. Before coming to Idaho, Dr. Basu Thakur taught at the University of Mississippi and at Motilal Nehru College, University of Delhi, India. His research interests include 19th and 20th century British and Indian literature, world literature, postcolonial literature and theory, Freudian-Lacanian psychoanalysis, and culture studies.
Of Suture and Signifier in Michael Haneke's Caché (2005), Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society (2008)
The paper studies Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke's most recent film, Caché (2005), as a narrative...
Re-reading Michael Haneke's La Pianiste: Schizo-politics and the Critique of Consumer Culture, New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film (2007)
The paper argues that Michael Haneke's La Pianiste/The Piano Teacher (2001) has not departed from...
Contributions to Books
Configuring The Other: The Detective As The Paternal Metaphor In Satyajit Ray’s Chiriakhana, Figurations in Indian Film (2012)
Globalization and the Cultural Imaginary: Constructions of Subjectivity, Freedom, & Enjoyment in Popular Indian Cinema, Bollywood and Globalization : Indian Popular Cinema, Nation, and Diaspora (2010)
Review of John Plotz. Portable Property: Victorian Culture on the Move. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2008, Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net (2009)
Re-presenting Disability? Print Media and the Representation of Disability, Research Report, School of Media Communication & Culture, Jadavpur University, India; & Sruti DisAbility Rights Center; Independent Press. (2006)
The Nonhuman Empire: Imperial Panic and Objects of the Indian Mutiny, Terror and the Inhuman Conference, Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University (2012)
‘The Lyricism of Marginality’: Indian Mutiny, Hollywood and the British Empire, 66th Annual Conference of the Rocky Mountain Modern Languages Association (2012)
The Menon-Žižek Debate: Or, How to Read Žižek in a Postcolonial Context, 127th MLA Annual Convention (2012)
On occasion of his first lecture tour of India in 2010, Zizek sparked off a...
Of Queens, Utensils, and Anxiety: Indian Mutiny & the Colonial Conundrum, 34th Southern Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference (2008)