Ph.D. Programme in English
The English Department at Ashoka University has strengths in literary theory, Indian literatures (including Dalit and Sufi literatures), translation studies, Renaissance literature (including Shakespeare), Indian Shakespeares, literature of discovery and cultural encounter, queer theory, digital humanities, literature and science, postcolonial literature, modernism and postmodernism, film studies, and cultural studies.
Given the depth and breadth of Ashoka's faculty, and the university's commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship, we also welcome applications that might require supervision across individual departments.
Students thinking of applying to the Ph.D programme in English at Ashoka should first visit the university website and acquaint themselves with faculty specializations before devising a possible topic of research. The programme will only accept students whose specific research interest makes a clear fit with the scholarship of one or more of the faculty.
Applications for Ph.D. Programme for Monsoon 2020 are now closed.