- Film Aesthetics, Film Histories and Historiography, Literary Modernism, Writing Pedagogy
- Ph.D. in English, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2014
- M.A. in English, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2010
- B.A. in English, Anthropology and minor in Film Studies, Bryn Mawr College, 2006
Ria Banerjee is an Associate Professor of English at Guttman Community College where she teaches writing, media studies, and literature courses on twentieth century global Anglophone culture. Her scholarly interests are in British and European modernism and post-World War II film, and at the Graduate Center, she has taught courses in film aesthetics, film history after sound, and genre and global violence.
As a literary modernist, she has written on T. S. Eliot’s plays, Virginia Woolf’s early fiction, and D. H. Lawrence’s short stories. In film studies, she has written on film noir and intersections of film history with literary modernism. She is currently at work on a project about pedagogy in film studies. In her free time, she plays with her cat and thinks about climate change.
Concentrations Taught in MALS
“Three Instances of Shell Shock: Soldiers and the Interwar Era in the Dorset Novels of Mary Butts” in Transatlantic Shell Shock. Ed. Austin Riede. U of North Georgia Press, 2019. 232-259
“Time” in “The Waste Land and the #metoo Generation,” Modernism/modernity PrintPlus, March 7, 2019. https://doi.org/10.26597/mod.0100
“From Humiliation to Epiphany: The Role of Onstage Spaces in T. S. Eliot’s Middle Plays” in South Atlantic Review 82 (Summer 2017/vol. 2): 59-77
“The Uprising of the Anecdotes: Women’s Letters and Mass-Produced News in Jacob’s Room and Three Guineas” in The Virginia Woolf Miscellany 88 (Fall 15/Winter 16): 11-14
“Economies of Desire: Reimagining Noir in They Live By Night,” in Lonely Places, Dangerous Ground: Nicholas Ray in American Cinema. Eds. Steve Rybin and Will Scheibel. New York: SUNY Press, 2014. 29-39
“Surviving the City: Resistance and Plant Life in Woolf’s Jacob’s Room and Barnes’ Nightwood” in Critical Plant Studies: Philosophy, Literature, Culture, Volume 1. Ed. Randy Laist. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi Press, 2013. 123-146
“Montage and Memory: Articulations of Literary Modernism in Alain Resnais’ Early Films,” in Film and Literary Modernism. Ed. Robert McParland. London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. 175-187
“The Search for Pan: Difference and Morality in D. H. Lawrence’s ‘St. Mawr’ and ‘The Woman Who Rode Away’” in D.H. Lawrence Review 37.1 (2012): 65-89. Reprint in Short Story Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers. Ed. Lawrence Trudeau. Vol. 221. Detroit: Gale, 2016. 204-216