Ankhi Mukherjee

Ankhi Mukherjee is CUF Lecturer in the English Faculty at Oxford and a Fellow of Wadham College. She works on Victorian and Modern literature, postcolonial studies, critical theory and intellectual history. Mukherjee’s first book is Aesthetic Hysteria: The Great Neurosis in Victorian Melodrama and Contemporary Fiction (Routledge, 2007). Her second monograph, “What is a Classic?” Postcolonial Rewriting and Invention of the Canon, examines the residual influence of the Eurocentric canon in the age of world literature and emergent formations of canons and classics. It is forthcoming in 2013 with Stanford University Press. She has published on a wide range of topics in PMLA, MLQ, Contemporary Literature, Paragraph, Parallax and others, and is co-editing the Blackwell Companion to Literature and Psychoanalysis (2013). Mukherjee is currently developing an interdisciplinary and collaborative book project, Seminar Slumdog, which examines, in the context of Mumbai, London, and New York, the vexed relationship between psychoanalysis, race, and the urban poor.