Sandipta Memorial Lecture to be organised at Jadavpur University.
Sukanta Chaudhuri works in the fields of European Renaissance studies, translation, and textual studies. His first major monograph Infirm Glory: Shakespeare and the Renaissance Image of Man (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1981) was republished in 2006 by DC Publishers. He has authored Renaissance Pastoral and Its English Developments (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989), edited selections of Francis Bacon’s Essays and of Elizabethan poetry for OUP, and edited or co-edited several collections of essays on the Renaissance: most recently Shakespeare without English (New Delhi: Pearson Education, 2006). He has also worked on the links and parallels between the European and the Bengal Renaissances, to examine the possibility of a common model of a ‘Renaissance’. Currently, he is preparing the third Arden Shakespeare edition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.