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Bisla, Sundeep


Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education

    Degree Institution Field Dates
    PhD  University of Sydney  English  2000 
    MA  Yale University  English  1994 
    BA  Harvard University  English  1991 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience

  3. Part-Time Academic Experience

  4. Non Academic Experience

  5. Employment Record At This Institution

    Rank Dates
    Assistant Professor (untenured)  Fall 2004-Spring 2010 
    Assistant Professor (tenured)  Fall 2010-2015 
    Associate Professor  Fall 2015-Present 
  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:

      Bisla, Sundeep. Wilkie Collins and Copyright: Artistic Ownership in the Age of the Borderless Word. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2013; paperback 2017. .

    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        Bisla, Sundeep. "Over-Doing Things with Words in 1862: Pretense and Plain Truth in Wilkie Collins's 'No Name'." Victorian Literature and Culture. 38.1 2010: 1-19.

        Bisla, Sundeep. "The Return of the Author: Privacy, Publication, the Mystery Novel, and 'The Moonstone'." Boundary 2. 29.1 2002: 177-222.

        Bisla, Sundeep. "Copy-Book Morals: 'The Woman in White' and Publishing History." Dickens Studies Annual. 28 1999: 103-49.

        Bisla, Sundeep. "Reading the Native Informant Reading: The Art of Passing on Empathy in 'Beloved'." Cultural Critique. 42 1999: 104-36.

        Bisla, Sundeep. "The Manuscript as Writer's Estate: Sensation Fiction, Wilkie Collins's 'Basil,' and the Early-Victorian Copyright Act." Genre. 31.3-4 1998: 269-304.

      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:

      Bisla, Sundeep. "The Ghost in the Machinal: De-/Re-contextualizing 'Daniel Deronda'." Reading Victorian Literature: Essays in Honour of J. Hillis Miller. 2019: 254-83.

    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:

      "Review of Clare Pettitt, 'Patent Inventions: Intellectual Property and the Victorian Novel'" Studies in the Novel 39.1 2007: 130-32.

  7. Other Publications

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:
      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  8. Presented Papers, Lectures, And Exhibitions And Performances

    "Unproductive Reproduction in the New Historicism's 'Daniel Deronda'" November 9, 2016: CUNY Victorian Research Seminar, Graduate Center.

    "A New Model for Textual Repetition: Moving Beyond the Original vs. Copy Paradigm" November 14, 2011: Works in Progress Series, English Department, York College.

    "From Room to Moor, Flinging It out of Doors: Wuthering Heights and the Education of the Good Global Citizen" November 13, 2010: North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) conference.

    "The Vampirism of the Sign: Textual Repetition in 'Dracula'" October 6, 2009: CUNY Victorian Research Seminar, CUNY Graduate Center.

    "Don’t Wait for the Writing Center: Strategies for doing sentence-level work in the classroom (co-presented with Heather Robinson)" March 5, 2009: York College Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

    "Imitation and Genre Insubordination in Wilkie Collins’s No Name" February 2, 2005: CUNY Victorian Research Seminar, CUNY Graduate Center.

    "Becoming a Monetary Identity: The Legal Understanding of Authorship" April 24, 2003: Presented in “The Boundaries of Writing and Philosophy” Lecture Series, Creative Writing Program, Columbia University.

  9. Patents


  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:
    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:
    4. Research in progress:
  11. Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

  12. Grants-In-Aid

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Eng. Dept. Mission and Vision Revision Committee: Spring 2014.

      Eng. Dept. 125 Final Examination Committee: Fall 2012, 2005-2006.

      Eng. Dept. Curriculum Concept Committee: 2010-2013.

      Eng. Dept. Curriculum Committee (Chair): 2007-2012.

      Eng. Dept. Special Topics Evaluator: 2008-2010.

      Eng. Dept. Sharing Teaching Strategies Workshop: 2008.

      Journalism Position Search Committee: 2010-2011.

      Composition Position Search Committee: 2007-2008.

      Post-Colonial Position Search Committee: 2005-2006.

    2. Service to the School
    3. Service to the College

      York College Faculty Diversity Committee: 2013-Present.

      Participant, York College CETL Pilot of Active Learning Curriculum: 2017.

      Editor-in-Chief, York Decennial Self-Study for Middle States Commission on Higher Education: 2017-2018.

      York College Academic Integrity Committee: 2016-2018.

      Re-Reading Across the Curriculum Committee: 2014.

      York College Quantitative Reasoning Committee: 2012-2014.

      Reading Across the Curriculum Committee: 2011.

      York College Curriculum Committee: 2007-2012.

      York College Honors Committee: 2006-2010.

      Senator, York College Faculty Senate: 2005, 2008-2011.

    4. Service to the Graduate Center
    5. Service to the University
  14. Offices Held In Professional Societies

  15. Other Professional Activities And Public Service

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):