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Faculty Directory » Aruna Krishnamurthy

English Studies

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2019
Monday and Wednesday 2:00pm - 3:15pm

Office Information:

Room Number: MIL 214A
Phone: (978) 665-3247

Courses Taught:

The Novel in the 18th Century (ENGL 4050)
South Asian Literature (ENGL 3710)
Literary Criticism
Postcolonial Literature
Classic to Romantic
Approaches to Literature
World Literature II (ENGL 2500)
British Literature: From Pepys to Shelley (ENGL 2210)
British Literature: From Bronte to Rushdie (ENGL 2220)
Revisiting the Romantics (graduate)
Literary Theory (graduate)
Theory and History of the Novel (graduate)


Ph.D., University of Florida (English)
M.A., Delhi University (English, with Honors)
B.A., Delhi University (English, with Honors)

Research Interests:

Travel Writings in India during the British Empire
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Class and Gender Issues

Current Projects:

British Travel Writing in India during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Representative Publications:

Recent Publications

"Teaching Politics and Poetics of Land through William Cobbett's Rural Rides" in Teaching Laboring-Class British Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (MLA Options for Teaching series) edited by William Christmas and Kevin Binfield. (Winter 2018).

"A Contrapuntal Eliot," published in Catalyst, Volume 2, Issue 1, Spring 2018.

"World Literature in the Classroom: Some Pedagogical Considerations," published in Volume 4 Number 2 (Fall 2016) of the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies.

The Revolutionary Man in Naxalite Literature” published in the Journal for the Study of Radicalism, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2017.

Sweet and Sour in Diasporic Imagination” published in The Forager Magazine (online journal on food and culture)

Position papers, “Aims of Education” and “Communication Skills through Arts Education” published in the Karnataka Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education (2012). (Official document of the Department of State Educational Research and Training in the state of Karnataka in India).

Newspaper Publication: “The Art of Play,” Education Times, July 8, 2013. (Bangalore, India)


"The Working-Class Intellectual in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century England," ed. and intro. by Aruna Krishnamurthy, Ashgate: UK, 2009.

Introduction,” in Making of the Working-Class Intellectual in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century England.

Coffee-House vs. Ale-House: Notes on the Making of the Eighteenth-Century Working-Class Intellectual,” in Making of the Working-Class Intellectual in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century England.

Essay and Journal Publications

“‘The Constant Action of our Lab’ring Hands’: Mary Collier’s Demystification of Work and Womanhood in the Early Eighteenth Century,” in Everyday Revolutions: Eighteenth-Century Women Transforming the Public and Private, edited by Marta Kvande and Diane E. Boyd, University of Delaware Press, 2008.

“‘Assailing the THING’: Politics of Space in William Cobbett’s Rural Rides,” in Cardiff Corvey: Reading The Romantic Text. No. 7 (December 2001).

“‘More Than Abstract Knowledge:’ Friedrich Engels in Industrial Manchester.” Journal of Victorian Literature and Culture. 28.2 (2000): 427-48.

Professional Affiliations:

MLA - Modern Language Association