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Faculty Directory » Aruna Krishnamurthy

English Studies

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2019
Monday and Wednesday 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Office Information:

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

Courses Taught:

British Literature: From Pepys to Shelley (ENGL 2210)
British Literature: From Bronte to Rushdie (ENGL 2220)
World Literature II (ENGL 2500)
South Asian Literature (ENGL 3710)
The Novel in the 18th Century (ENGL 4050)
Literary Theory (ENGL 9000)
Revisiting the Romantics (ENGL 9035)
Literary Criticism
Postcolonial Literature
Classic to Romantic
Approaches to Literature
Theory and History of the Novel


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:


Krishnamurthy, Aruna, editor. The Working-Class Intellectual in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century England. Routledge, 2009.

Book Chapters

Krishnamurthy, Aruna. "Teaching Politics and Poetics of Land through William Cobbett's Rural Rides.Teaching Laboring-Class British Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (Options for Teaching), edited by William Christmas and Kevin Binfield, The Modern Language Association of America, 2018.

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


Krishnamurthy, Aruna. "A Contrapuntal Eliot." Catalyst, vol. 2, no. 1, 2018.

Krishnamurthy, Aruna. "World Literature in the Classroom: Some Pedagogical Considerations.Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, vol. 4, no. 2, 2016.

Krishnamurthy, Aruna. “The Revolutionary Man in Naxalite Literature.Journal for the Study of Radicalism, vol. 11, no. 1, 2017.

Krishnamurthy, Aruna. “Sweet and Sour in Diasporic Imagination.The Forager Magazine.

Krishnamurthy, Aruna. "Assailing the THING’: Politics of Space in William Cobbett’s Rural Rides.Cardiff Corvey: Reading The Romantic Text, no. 7, 2001.

Krishnamurthy, Aruna. “More Than Abstract Knowledge:’ Friedrich Engels in Industrial Manchester.” Journal of Victorian Literature and Culture, vol. 28, no. 2, 2000, pp. 427-48.

Newspaper Articles

Krishnamurthy, Aruna. “The Art of Play.Education Times, July 8, 2013.


Krishnamurthy, Aruna. “Aims of Education.” Karnataka Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education, 2012.

Krishnamurthy, Aruna. “Communication Skills through Arts Education.” Karnataka Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education, 2012.

Professional Affiliations:

MLA - Modern Language Association