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Dr Bhagya Casaba Somashekar
Lecturer (Education) in English

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I teach postcolonial and world literatures. My research specialisms include representations of political crises, cities of the global south, cosmopolitanism and migration, speculative fiction, and literature and the Anthropocene. 

I completed my DPhil in English at the University of Oxford in 2021, where I wrote on representations of the Indian Emergency (1975-77) in Indian writings in English. I completed my MA and MPhil degrees in English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. My academic work has been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Postcolonial Writing, WasafiriPostcolonial Text, Contemporary Literature, and The Oxford Handbook of Modern Indian Literatures. My pedagogy-focused writing can be found (or will be appearing) in the English Review magazine, Writers Make Worlds, and Teaching Anglophone South Asian Diasporic Literature (MLA Options for Teaching). I am currently working on a monograph based on my dissertation. 

Newest selected publications

Bhagya, CS. (2022) 'Postcolonial modernity and the Indian novel: On catastrophic realism'. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 58 (4). pp. 582 - 583. ISSN: 1744-9855

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Bhagya, CS. (2022) 'From Brick Lane to Love Marriage: An Interview with Monica Ali'. Wasafiri, 37 (1). pp. 33 - 37. ISSN: 0269-0055

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Bhagya, CS. (2021) 'The global novel and capitalism in crisis: contemporary literary narratives'. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 57 (4). pp. 577 - 578. ISSN: 1744-9855

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Bhagya, CS. (2020) '“The reign of error”: Tropes of exception in Shashi Tharoor’s The Great Indian Novel'. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 56 (6). pp. 761 - 774. ISSN: 1744-9855

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Bhagya, CS. (2018) '"Interview with Professor Rosinka Chaudhuri"'. Oxford Research in English, 1 (7). pp. 173 - 178. ISSN: 2397-2947

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