Upamanyu Mukherjee

Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee is professor of Anglophone world-literature at Oxford University. He researches across four interrelated fields—colonial and postcolonial literatures, environmental humanities, world-literary studies, and Victorian studies. He is the author of five mono- graphs—Crime Fiction and Empire (2003); Postcolonial Environments: Nature, Culture and the Contemporary Indian Novel in English (2010); Natural Disasters and Victorian Imperial Culture (2013); Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature (with the Warwick Research Collective, 2015); and Final Frontiers: Science Fiction and Techno-Science in Non-Aligned India (2020, winner of the Science Fiction Research Association’s 2021 Book Award). He has also edited three essay collections 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. He is currently developing a project on anti-colonial world literatures, and working with colleagues at the New School of the Anthropocene in London to develop the role of arts and humanities in popular understanding of climate change. He was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 2022.

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