Rithika Ramamurthy

Rithika Ramamurthy

B.A. English and Psychology, University of Miami, 2011.

M.A. English Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2014.

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My research focuses on nineteenth and turn-of-the-century British and Anglophone literature and visual art. My interests center around the late Victorian realist novel and critical theory, specifically psychoanalysis, marxism, and structuralism. My current work considers the novel form for its ability to negotiate and reorder the connections between sociology and aesthetics, the antagonisms inherent in political representation and conceptualizations of community, and the problem of grasping the universal, the total, and the whole.


Articles and Book Chapters:

“Goya’s Gaze: Seeing Non-Relation in Los caprichos.” Lacan and Romanticism, SUNY Press, 2017. Forthcoming. 


"Enjoying What We Don’t Have: The Political Project of Psychoanalysis” by Todd McGowan, Psychoanalysis, Cultures and Society 21:3, (2016): 316-318.

Courses Taught:

ENGL 0201: Discourse/Intercourse: Recognizing Desire in Novels and Media, Spring 2018

ENGL 0900: Writing the Academic Essay, Fall 2017

CEEL0991: Writing Seminar: Putting Yourself Into Words, Summer 2017

CEEL0997: Party Girls: Feminist Fiction Up Till Dawn, 1815-2015, Summer 2017

Research and Teaching Interests:

Romantic and Victorian, Literary and Cultural Theory, Studies in the Novel