Ananya Dutta Gupta has been teaching at the Department of English & Other Modern European Languages, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, for the past fourteen years. In 1999, she was awarded a Felix Scholarship to pursue an M.Phil. in English Literature, 1500-1660 at the University of Oxford. She was awarded the degree of M.Phil., in part, for a dissertation on the philosophy of war and peace in Renaissance European and English Writings. In January 2014, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, awarded her a PhD for her dissertation on Renaissance English representations of the city under siege. Her revised Orient Blackswan annotated edition of Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene, Book I (2012) is currently in worldwide circulation. In 2013, she edited and wrote an Introduction for a special peer-reviewed volume on The Renaissance and its Afterlife of the journal apperception periodically published by her home department. She was Charles Wallace India Trust Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Cambridge, in 2015. In the past two years, she has presented papers at international conferences on Shakespeare and early modern literature in Durham, London, Oxford and New Delhi. She has recently published with the Shakespeare Institute Review, Birmingham, and the Literary London Journal , Special 400th Anniversary Issue on Shakespeare and the Globe. She has also translated essays, poetry and short stories. Her occasional forays into creative non-fiction may be found online at Tinpahar, Cafe Dissensus and Coldnoon: Travel Poetics.