Dr. Poushali Bhadury

Dr. Poushali Bhadury is an Assistant Professor of Children’s Literature in the Department of English, Middle Tennessee State University. Her current book project, The Home and the World in (Post)Colonial Print Culture: Deb Sahitya Kutir and Bengali Children’s Publishing (1940-1975) investigates nationalism and global consciousness in Indian children’s publishing, focusing on the Kolkata publishing house Deb Sahitya Kutir’s literary output during the 1940s-70s. Her research and teaching interests are Comparative Children’s Literature, Postcolonial Literature (esp. South Asian), Media Studies, Book History, and Digital Humanities. Dr. Bhadury was a 2013-2014 CLIR Mellon Fellow for Dissertation Research in Original Sources. She also has been awarded research grants and fellowships from the Children’s Literature Association (ChLA), the International Research Society for Children’s Literature (IRSCL), and the Taraknath Das Foundation at the South Asia Institute, Columbia University, among others. Her peer-reviewed publications include articles in Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, South Asian Review, and The Lion and the Unicorn. Dr. Bhadury grew up reading L.M. Montgomery’s works in India; she has authored two peer-reviewed articles on Anne of Green Gables and presented a paper on Anne’s House of Dreams at the LMMI Institute’s biennial conference in Prince Edward Island.