Madhavi Biswas






Ph.D., Literary Studies, The University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Madhavi Biswas completed her Ph.D. in Literary Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas. She taught early twentieth century British literature at the University of Delhi, and Transnational Cinema, World Literature, and Rhetoric at the University of Texas at Dallas. 

Areas of Interest:

World literature, translation theory, adaptation theory, anime, and Indian cinema.

Recent Honors:

2019: Dissertation Nominated for the CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award for Humanities and Fine Arts by The University of Texas at Dallas.


“Light the Cigarette with my Heart’s Fire, My Love: Raunchy Tracks and a Golden-hearted Prostitute in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Omkara.” Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, X.2. Spring 2017.

“Shahid Kapoor: Multi-platform Mediations of a Mid-level Star.” Stardom in Contemporary Bollywood, ed. A. I. Viswamohan and C. Wilkinson, Springer, January 2020.

Forthcoming: “Glocal Women: Gender, Genre, and Performance in Abhishek Chaubey’s Ishqiya (2010) and Dedh Ishqiya (2014).” Bollywood’s New Woman, ed. Anupama Arora and Megha Anwer, Rutgers University Press, November 2020. 

Madhavi Biswas