Rithika Ramamurthy

Rithika Ramamurthy

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

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


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 conceptualize and reorder the connection between aesthetics and politics, the tension between ethics and economics, and the antinomies and affinities between realism and modernism.


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. Forthcoming in Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society<, 2015.

Courses Taught:

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