Rithika Ramamurthy

Rithika Ramamurthy

B.A. English, University of Miami, 2011. M.A. English Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago


My research focuses on British and Anglophone literature produced at the turn of the 20th century, and the antinomies that evoke this era- realism and modernism, center and periphery, etc. I am interested in how the novel of this era questions categories of aesthetic wholeness, political autonomy, and modernity. I also engage with critical and epistemological debates about literary form, aesthetic autonomy, and the postcolonial problem.


Review: Enjoying What We Don't Have: The Political Project of Psychoanalysis, by Todd McGowan. Forthcoming in Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society, 2015.

Research and Teaching Interests:

Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Literary and Cultural Theory, Studies in the Novel