Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay

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Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 P. A. Munchs hus 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1010 Blindern 0315 OSLO

My LIFETIMES project website is: http://temporalities.no

My regular website is: http://bodhisattvac.com

I mainly work on future fictions and science fiction from an STS and history of science perspective. I work on multiple media, including texts, graphic novels, films and tv, video games, and visual arts.

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My forthcoming projects include the ERC Starting Grant project "CoFutures: Pathways to Possible Presents" (2020-25)

My current projects are

Lifetimes: A Natural History of the Present (NFR FRIPRO Toppforsk), where I lead two work packages on climate fiction and quantum fiction.

The Kalpana: Maps and Prototypes of Science Fictional Presences, an artistic research project on the desert with artists Susanne M. Winterling and Goutam Ghosh.

Climate Fiction and Climate Justice in South Asia, with Joey Eschrich and Vandana Singh, an anthology of original fiction and non-fiction interventions in the field of climate change focusing on South Asia.

I am producing the documentary film "Kalpavigyan", the first documentary on Bangla Kalpavigyan/Science Fiction, directed by Arunava Gangopadhyay and co-scripted by us.

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I am Series Editor (with Taryne Jade Taylor) for the Routledge Book Series: Studies in Global Genre Fiction.

I serve as co-Editor-in-Chief of Fafnir: Nordic Journal of Fiction and Fantasy Research (Finfar, Finland), and as co-editor of the Journal of Science Fiction (MOSF, Washington, DC).

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I am a fellow of the Imaginary College, Center for Science and the Imagination, Arizona State University (https://csi.asu.edu/imaginary-college/ ).

I am a founder member of The Kalpana collective, together with artists Susanne M. Winterling and Goutam Ghosh. We work on speculative desert imaginaries (http://thekalpana.net/ ).

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I have held fellowships and visiting researcher positions at the Center for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (2018-19), at the Evoke Lab/Calit 2 and the Department of Informatics, University of California, Irvine (2015-16), as well as the Science Fiction Foundation, University of Liverpool (2011-12). 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Science Fiction, kalpavigyan, Global Futures, Global Futurisms, CoFutures, Futures, future studies, postcolonialism, postcolonial studies, climate fiction, quantum fiction, Anthropocene

Publications

  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2019). Mœbius, In Michael Levy & Farah Mendlesohn (ed.),  Aliens in Popular Culture.  Greenwood Press.  ISBN 978-1440838323.  Chapter.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2019). Tarkovsky’s Solaris, In Michael Levy & Farah Mendlesohn (ed.),  Aliens in Popular Culture.  Greenwood Press.  ISBN 978-1440838323.  Chapter.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva & Bowker, Geoffrey C. (2019). Ant Network Theory. Nature and Culture.  ISSN 1558-6073.  5, s 26- 49
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2018). Lem Cells. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction.  ISSN 0306-4964.  47(2)
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2018). Rev of “Robot Ecology and the Science Fiction Film by J. P. Telotte. Routledge, 2016.”. Science Fiction Studies.  ISSN 0091-7729.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2017). Kalpavigyan and Imperial Technoscience: Three Nodes of an Argument. Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts.  ISSN 0897-0521.  28(1) Full text in Research Archive.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2017). Speculative Utopianism in Kalpavigyan: Mythologerm and Women’s Science Fiction. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction.  ISSN 0306-4964.  46(2) Full text in Research Archive.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2017). The Urban in Posthuman Science Fiction, In Deljana Iossifova (ed.),  Defining the Urban: Interdisciplinary and Professional Perspectives.  Routledge.  ISBN 9781472449528.  Chapter 22.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2016). On The Mythologerm: Kalpavigyan and the Question of Imperial Science. Science Fiction Studies.  ISSN 0091-7729.  43(3), s 435- 458 . doi: 10.5621/sciefictstud.43.3.0435 Show summary
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2013). Facets of Colonial India. Rev. of "Robert Byron. An Essay on India. Oxford and New York: Routledge, 2011" and "Adrian Carton. Mixed Race and Modernity in Colonial India: Changing concepts of hybridity across empires. Oxford and New York: Routledge, 2012. Journal of International and Global Studies.  ISSN 2158-0669.  4(2), s 93- 97
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2013). “Hemendrakumar Ray and the Birth of Adventure Kalpabigyan.” Jadavpur University Essays and Studies #XXVII, Fall 2013.. Jadavpur University Essays and Studies.  ISSN 0975-3478.  s 35- 54 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2013). “Science Fictionality.”, In Deljana Iossifova (ed.),  Architectue & Planning in Times of Scarcity : Reclaiming the Possibility of Making.  softgrid.  ISBN 978-0-9927823-1-3.  Book article.  s 206 - 212
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2011). Aliens of the Same World: The Case of Bangla Science Fiction, In Pedro F. Marcelino (ed.),  Home in Motion: The Shifting Grammars of Self and Stranger.  Inter-Disciplinary Press.  ISBN 978-1-84888-078-8.  Kapittel.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva & Helness, Anne (2011). Retrospektiv fremtidighet : degenerasjon i fiksjoner om fremtiden. Arr. Idéhistorisk tidsskrift.  ISSN 0802-7005.  23(4), s 113-115, 117-120, 12
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2010). Nehru on Indian Independence (1947), In Brian Bonhomme (ed.),  Milestone Documents in World History: Exploring the Primary Sources That Shaped the World.  Schlager Group.  ISBN 9780979775864.  Prefatory entry to the text of speeches by J. Nehru.  s 1470 - 1480

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  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (ed.) (2019). Indian Genre Fiction: Pasts and Future Histories. Routledge.  ISBN 9781138559981.  212 s.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (red.) (2018). Alle Grenser er Midlertidige: 10 undersøkelser. Transnational Arts Production.  ISBN 9788269024111.  48 s.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (ed.) (2015). Theoryisms: An Introduction. Worldview Publications.  ISBN 9789382267119.  370 s.

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  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2019). CoFutures Comment #2.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2019). CoFutures Comment #3.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2019). Future Histories from the Middle East and South Asia: Introduction.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2019). Retrofuturism in the Ruins of History.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2019). Rev. of “Lingua Cosmica: Science Fiction from Around the World, edited by Dale Knickerbocker, University of Illinois Press, 2018.”. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction.  ISSN 0306-4964.  131
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2019). Rev. of “Speculative Realism and Science Fiction, by Brian Willems, Edinburgh UP, 2017”. SFRA Review.  ISSN 2641-2837.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2019). Review of "Other Worlds and the Narrative Construction of Otherness, edited by E. Adami, F. Bellino, and A. Mengozzi, Mimesis International, 2017.". Science Fiction Studies.  ISSN 0091-7729.  46(1), s 394- 397
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2019). Science Fictionality and Speculative Futures.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva; Jia, Xia & Yao, Wang (2019). The Common People’s Life in the Near Future.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva & Jordheim, Helge (2019). Multiple Times of Everpresence.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2018). 200 Years of Genre.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2018). Atemporal Futures in Early Bangla Kalpavigyan.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2018). Disorient the Planet-Now!. Science Fiction Studies.  ISSN 0091-7729.  45(2), s 377- 380
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2018). Frankenstein's Descendants.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2018). “Heresies: Science Fictionality and Making of Futures.” Podium..
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2018). Quantum Fiction and New Forms of Time.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2018). Syncing Futures.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2017). Epic Heroes on a Postcolonial Planet.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2017). "Is Science Fiction still Science Fiction when it is written on Saturn? (or Aliens, Alienation and Science Fiction".
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2017). NORCON28.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2017). Rev. of "Magid, Annette M., ed. Apocalyptic Projections: A Study of Past Predictions, Current Trends and Future Intimations as Related to Film and Literature.". Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts.  ISSN 0897-0521.  28(1)
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2017). "Robots and Rights: Automatons, Artificial Intelligences: Where are we headed?”.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2017). "Science fiction and the social imagination".
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva & Wiedlocha, Julia (2017). On Stanislaw Lem, with Pawel Frelik, Agnieszka Gajewska and Julia Wiedlocha.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2016). “Adventures in Orientalist Pharmacognosy: Translating and Synchronizing Botanical Knowledge.”.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2016). Ecotopia 2121 by Alan Marshall. Strange Horizons.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2016). “Genre-making.”.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2016). “Pathways to Possible Worlds: Science Fiction and Sustainability”.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2016). “Redefining Science in IWE Women’s Literature.”.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2016). Rev. of “The Return of Vaman: A Scientific Novel. Springer Books, 2015.” Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction 123. (2016.)116-119.. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction.  ISSN 0306-4964.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2016). “The Outcast City.”.
  • Stene, Øystein; Haug, Hallvard & Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2016). Samtale om science fiction-litteratur, trans- og posthumanisme og teater..
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2015). “Designing Utopia.”.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2015). “Materia Medicas in the Bengal Renaissance.”.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2015). Rev. of "Noga Applebaum. Representations of Technology in Science Fiction for Young People. Routledge, 2010.". Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction.  ISSN 0306-4964.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2015). “Science Fiction, Architecture Fiction, and the Future City: An Introduction.”.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2015). “Synchronization in Colonial Bengal.”.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2015). “Synchronization in the History of Medicine.”.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2015). “Synchronizing Medical Knowledge in Colonial Bengal.”.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2015). “Typologies of the Future.”.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2014). Rev. of “Anindita Banerjee. We Modern People: Science Fiction and the Making of Russian Modernity. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2012.”. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction.  ISSN 0306-4964.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2014). Rev. of “Paul Williams. Race, Ethnicity and Nuclear War: Representation of Nuclear Weapons in Apocalyptic and Post-apocalyptic Worlds. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2011”. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction. Vol. 43, No. 117. Spring 2014.. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction.  ISSN 0306-4964.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2013). Bangla Kalpabigyan: Science Fiction in a Transcultural Context.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2013). Rev. of "Philip K. Dick and Philosophy: Do Androids Have Kindred Spirits. ed. D. E. Wittkower. Open Court: 2011." Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, No. 114, Spring 2012/2013. 36-38.. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction.  ISSN 0306-4964.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2012). Rev. of "Jivanta Schöttli. Vision and strategy in Indian politics. Oxford and New York: Routledge, 2012". Journal of International and Global Studies, Volume 4, Number 1, November 2012. 148-150.. Journal of International and Global Studies.  ISSN 2158-0669.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2011). Cyborgs, Savages and Songs: Some Statements on Soullessness.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2011, 09. juni). I et speil, i en pocketbok.  Klassekampen.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2011). Of Spec Fic and Other Tales (Litteraturhuset/Tron Øgrim SFF Collection Catalogue description.).
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2011). Origin, Tradition and Influence: Science Fiction in a Trans-cultural context.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2011). Postcolonial fixes for the colonial hangover.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2011). Rev. of "Rachel Haywood Ferreira. The Emergence of Latin American Science Fiction. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2011". Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, No.113, Winter 2011. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction.  ISSN 0306-4964.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2011). The Future City: Dystopian Visions in Early SF.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2011). The Programming of Influence.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2011). The coloured lenses of Dystopia.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2011). Things to Come.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2011, 10. juni). "Vi tenker for mye på romvesener". [Internett].  NRK.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2010). Aliens of the Same World: The Case of Bangla Science Fiction.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2010). Making Tradition: Race, Science and the Dialogue of Cultures in Colonial Bengal.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2010). On Enlightenment in India: Outline of a Proposal.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2010). Scientificity and Science Fiction: The Language of Programming.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2010). The Programming of Influence: Science Fiction in a Transcultural Context.
  • Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (2010). Transformations: A Question of Genre or Context?.

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