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Prof. Pablo Mukherjee

Office Hours 2013-14

Tuesdays 11-12; Thursdays 11-12 (other appointments can be made via email)


BA, MA (Jadavpur University, Calcutta); M.Phil (Oxford University); Ph.D (Cambridge University)

Research interests

    I research and supervise in the following areas: Victorian to contemporary imperial/colonial and anti-imperial/colonial cultures; Postcolonial theory and literatures; Crime Fiction; Travel Writing; Environmental/Eco theory and literatures; Science Fiction; Comparative and World Literary Systems. I have just finished a monograph on natural disasters and British imperial culture in the ninteenth-century, as well as, along with my colleagues at the Warwick Reasearch collective, a forthcoming volume called 'Peripheral Realism and World Literary Systems'. A small spin-off of this work has been a special issue of the Yearbook of English Studies on 'Victorian World Literatures' that I recently guest-edited for the Yearbook of English Studies. I am planning two projects at the moment - one on the novelsitic cultures of the Indian Ocean system; the other is on the relationship between postcolonial policies on science/technology and science fiction.

      Selected Publications

      Crime and Empire: Representing India in the Nineteenth-Century (OUP: Oxford, 2003)

      Postcolonial Environments: Nature, Culture and Contemporary Indian Novel in English (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)

      Natural Disasters and Victorian Imperial Culture: Fevers and Famines (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

      Teaching and supervision

      I currently teach and/or convene the following undergraduate and graduate courses and modules:

      • Modes of Reading,
      • The European Novel;
      • Travel Writing and Empire;
      • Crime, Fiction and the British Empire 1857-1947;
      • Environment and Literature
      • Dissertation Workshops
      • Critical Practise




      H518; email