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Dr William Ghosh

Roles and subjects

Career Development Fellow in Victorian and Modern Literature



Academic Background

BA (MA) Cambridge, MSt, DPhil Oxford.

Undergraduate Teaching

Literatures in English 1830-Present; Literary criticism and theory; Poetry and poetics.

Research Interests

I work on the literature and intellectual history of Britain and the Caribbean in the twentieth century. I am interested in comparative literature, critical theory, linguistics, and literary form. My first book, V.S. Naipaul, Caribbean Writing, and Caribbean Thought was published by OUP in November 2020.

At Jesus, I’m researching the work of the British novelist Penelope Fitzgerald. I also have longer term interests in Caribbean poetry and poetics, and the history of postcolonial ideas.

I’m a convenor of Oxford University’s Caribbean Studies Network, funded by the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH).


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