Siddharth Soni, St Edmund's

Degree: PhD
Course: CC
Supervisor: Dr Priya Gopal
Dissertation Title: Postcolonial Modernisms as Contortions to Singular Modernist Movements: A Study in Transculturation of Native Substantial Literatures

Research Interests

I am interested in the literatures of conflicts and exile, particularly how exilic imagination organizes itself around modernist writing. My work has me currently thinking about writers like Qurratulain Hyder, Saadat Hasan Manto, Juan Elia, VS Naipaul, Ismat Chughtai, Gabriel Mistral, Xi Xi, Buchi Emecheta, Joseph Conrad, Derek Walcott, Nissim Ezekiel, Kiran Desai, Chinua Achebe, Joy Kogawa and Faiz Ahmad Faiz. I'm also interested in the textual and cultural ontogeny of postcolonialism.

Areas of Supervision

  • Practical Criticism and Modern Poetry
  • What is Postcolonialism?
  • Literature and Culture, 1960-2010
  • Writing and Politics, 1910-1930
  • War Literature, WWI to the War on Terror
  • Transatlantic Conversations