Professor Pablo Mukherjee
Professor of Anglophone World-Literature
Pablo Mukherjee's research involve four inter-related fields - colonial & postcolonial literatures, environmental humanities, world-literary studies, and Victorian studies. He is the author of five monographs - Crime Fiction and Empire (2003), Postcolonial Environments: Nature, Culture and Contemporary Indian Novel in English (2010), Natural Disasters and Victorian Imperial Culture (2013), (with WReC) Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature (2015) and Final Frontiers: Science Fiction and Techno-Science in Non-Aligned India (2020: Winner of Science Fiction Research Association’s Book Award 2021). He has also edited three collections of essays and anthologies, and written a wide range of articles in leading academic journals. He co-edits Palgrave Macmillan’s book series New Comparisons in World Literature (https://link.springer.com/series/15067). He is currently developing a project on anti-colonial world literatures, and working with colleagues at the New School of the Anthropocene (NSOTA, London) to develop the role of arts & humanities in popular understanding of climate change. He was elected Fellow of British Academy in 2022.
Pablo Mukherjee's teaching grows out of his research interests. He has taught and lectured undergraduate and post-graduate courses on Victorian and modern crime fiction, contemporary science fiction, world literatures, travel-writing, post-colonial South Asian and African literatures, critical theory, and environmental humanities. He is an experienced supervisor and mentor, and has worked with doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars on a very wide range of topics - from contemporary Afghan and Iraqi war literature to Victorian railway writing (and most things in between).
Pablo Mukherjee has held a number of awards over his academic career - Rhodes Scholarship (1996-1999), Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Award (1999-2001), British Academy Research Grant (2002), two AHRC research awards (2008 and 2011) and (as Co-I) a Leverhulme International Research Network Funding. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2022 (https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/fellows/upamanyu-pablo-mukherjee-fba/), and is also member of European Association of Comparative Literature and Language Studies, British Association of Victorian Studies and Modern Language Association. He is co-editor (with Sharae Deckard) of the book series, New Comparisons in World Literature (https://link.springer.com/series/15067) and is on the editorial board of a number of journals and academic presses.