Dr Suman Ghosh is Senior Lecturer in Film and Screen Studies. He was Senior Reporter with The Asian Age, India when he opted for an academic career and joined Jadavpur University, India as Lecturer in Comparative Literature. He completed his Ph.D on the films and screenplays of Satyajit Ray from Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK. He taught Film Studies in the universities of Lancaster and Central Lancashire before he joined Bath Spa university in September 2010.
- MA Jadavpur University
- PhD Lancaster University.
- Suman is module leader of the core undergraduate Year 2 module on Hollywood Cinema (FL 5001) and the elective module on Film Noir (FL 5008). He is also module leader of the Year 3 module on Indian Cinema FL 6014, and is currently engaged in developing the university’s Film provision on World Cinema
- Suman has developed two modules on Key Movements in World Cinema (FT 5006) and Scripting for Screen (FT 5003) which are part of the new BA Honours programme in Film Television and Digital Production.
Suman is currently Ph.D supervisor for two doctoral research projects on:
- Magic Realism in Contemporary Film
- Nigerian Cinema.
Suman welcomes proposals for doctoral research in Film and Screen Studies.
Other external roles
Suman’s short documentary ‘Bristol Remembers Rammohun Roy’, on the 19th century Indian religious and social reformer was publicly screened at the Government of India’s official Rammohun memorial celebrations in Kolkata in September 2013, and later at other venues including the Sadharan Brahmo Samaj, Kolkata, and at Rammohun’s village in Radhanagar, West Bengal, India.
Suman was an invited speaker in cities across India on Higher Education in the UK at events organised by the British Council, during his previous tenure with the University of Central Lancashire where he played an important role in Internationalisation.
Suman has been a guest speaker at events on Indian Cinema organised by BAFTA, and has organised sessions on Indian Cinema at the Dukes Theatre, Lancaster, which were funded by the Arts Council.
Research and academic outputs
Ghosh, S (2021) 'Our nation, their nation: Premchand, Satyajit Ray and the Indian state.' In: Dattaray, D, Halder, E and Das, S, eds. Literature and the other arts. Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. (Forthcoming)
Ghosh, S (2016) 'In defiance of the State: the Nehru era and Satyajit Ray’s films.' South Asian Studies, 32 (2). pp. 144-154. ISSN 2153-2699
Ghosh, S (2015) 'Urban baggage: the absent Kolkata in Satyajit Ray’s 1960s films.' South Asian Review, 36 (1). pp. 69-85. ISSN 0038-2841
New Indian cinema in post independence India: the cultural work of Shyam Benegal’s films [book review]
Ghosh, S (2017) New Indian cinema in post independence India: the cultural work of Shyam Benegal’s films [book review]. South Asian History and Culture, 8 (3). pp. 382-384. ISSN 1947-2501