“My vision for SRM AP is an inter-disciplinary environment that stimulates active, engaged learning and cutting edge research. We challenge our students to think critically and creatively, communicate clearly, and develop into thoughtful global citizens and leaders. Learning through discovery and interaction is more powerful and enduring than listening passively to lectures. We seek to equip our students with the cognitive tools to adapt to and seize opportunities offered by a rapidly changing world. Most of all, we stand apart with a network of associations with esteemed institutions around the world, so that students and make their mark in a connected world.”
University of Oxford UK Recognised PhD Studentship
Humboldt University Germany Visiting PhD Studentship
University of Queensland Australia 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.
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)
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.
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.
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.