Assistant Professor

Dr. Prateek

Department of English Studies


  1. Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Comics Studies
  2. World Literature, Ecocriticism
  3. Gothic, Digital Humanities



Hindu College


Jawaharlal Nehru University


Yale University
Fulbright Fellowship


University of Oxford
Recognised PhD Studentship


Humboldt University
Visiting PhD Studentship


University of Queensland
PhD (Theatre Studies)


  • I have a significant experience of teaching literatures in English at colleges under the University of Delhi between 2007 and 2013. I held a teaching assistantship at the Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University between 2006 and 2007 and South Asian Council, Yale University between 2010 and 2011. I also worked as a drama tutor at the University of Queensland between 2017 and 2018. I interned at Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble, Queensland, Australia as Assistant Artistic Director in 2018 during the production of Shorts, a skit based on the condensed version of three Shakespeare plays. Moreover, I have written and directed a number of street plays.

Research Interest

  • Theatre Studies: Street theatre, Brecht, Ibsen, Indian Theatre and Post-Colonial Theatres
  • Film Studies: Bollywood especially themes related either to self-referentiality or comparative studies between literary and cinematic texts.
  • World Literature: Japanese, Scandinavian, Australian and American with a special focus on detective fiction
  • Ecocriticism: Intersection of the folk with ecology
  • Comic Studies: Transformation of Body and Culture
  • Gothic: Representations of Otherness
  • Digital Humanities: Theatre Historiography

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2016, The Asian Arts Society of Australia Prize (Best Paper)
  • 2015, University of Queensland Graduate School International Travel Award
  • 2015, Veronica Kelly Prize, Australasian Drama Studies (Best Paper)
  • 2014, Dr John McCulloch Memorial Prize, University of Queensland (Best Paper)
  • 2014, Teaching Excellence Award, University of Delhi
  • 2007, Special Assistant Program (SAP), University Grants Commission (UGC)
  • 2007, National Eligibility Test, UGC


  • International Federation of Theatre Research


Journal Articles
  • Prateek. “East Meets East: Recycling Brecht in India.” Brecht Yearbook 42 (2018): 137—151.
  • Prateek. “Reinterpreting Passion: A Study of Habib Tanvir’s Theatre.” Australasian Drama Studies. 68 (2016): 168–186.
  • Prateek. “Hubble-Bubble of Transcultural Encounters: A Study of the Social Life of the Hookah.” Transformations: Journal of Media & Culture. 27 (2016).
  • Prateek.“Naturalizing ‘Queerness’: A Study of Shyam Selvadurai’s Funny Boy.”Rupkatha Journal: On Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities. 6.1 (2014): 156–162.
  • Ningombam, Krispa, and Prateek. “Articulating Female Angst in Manipur: A Study of Mythical Surrender.” South Asian Review 34.3 (2013): 149–158.
  • Prateek. “‘Popart’: The ‘Global’ Avatar of Bollywood.” Rupkatha Journal: On Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities. 5.2 (2013): 247–256.
  • Prateek. “Le Cinema Comme Art Populaire.” Rencontre avec l’Inde, Indian Council of Cultural Relations. 38.1 (2009): 123–133.
Book Chapters
  • Prateek. “Inward Bound: Self-Referentiality in Bombay Cinema.” Salaam Bollywood: Representations and Interpretations. Ed. Vikrant Kishore, Amit Sarwal and Parichay Patra. New York: Routledge, 2016. 80–90.
  • Prateek, and Amit Sarwal. “Hinglish Cinema: The Confluence of East and West.” Bollywood and its Other(s): Towards New Configurations. Eds. Vikrant Kishore, Amit Sarwal, Parichay Patra. Sydney: Palgrave, 2014.161–173. Print.
Book Reviews
  • Prateek. David Barnett’s Brecht in Practice in Brecht Yearbook 40 (2016): 244–46.
  • Prateek. Rustom Bharucha’s Terror and Performance in Asian Theatre Journal 32.2 (2015): 681–83.
  • Prateek. Stephen Parker’s Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life in Australasian Drama Studies 67 (2015): 186–188.
  • Prateek. Habib Tanvir’s Memoirs in Contemporary South Asia 22.1 (2014): 111–12.
  • Prateek and Krispa Ningombam. Performance Review of Buddha Chingtham’s Mythical Surrender in Rupkatha Journal: On Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities 5.2 (2013): 375–378.
  • Prateek. Aravind Adiga’s Last Man in Tower in Contemporary South Asia 20.2 (2012): 271–272.

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