What might the dynamic of mental life look like when its physiological counterpart is ill, bedridden, and housebound?
Ankhi Mukherjee is a professor of English and world literatures at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Wadham College. She is the author of three monographs, Aesthetic Hysteria (Routledge, 2007), What Is a Classic? Postcolonial Rewriting and Invention of the Canon (Stanford University Press, 2013), and Unseen City: The Psychic Lives of the Urban Poor (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). Her second book won the British Academy Prize in English Literature in 2015. Mukherjee is the editor of After Lacan (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and a coeditor of A Concise Companion to Psychoanalysis, Literature, and Culture (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014). Her teaching and research interests are in Victorian literature and culture, postcolonial studies, and intellectual history, in particular the history of psychoanalysis, and her articles have appeared in journals such as PMLA, Modern Language Quarterly, Contemporary Literature, Paragraph, and Textual Practice. Mukherjee was John Hinkley visiting professor at Johns Hopkins University in 2019.