Amanpal Garcha specializes in nineteenth-century British literature, the theory and history of the novel, and literary theory. He is the author of From Sketch to Novel: The Development of Victorian Fiction (Cambridge University Press, 2009). His essay on Thackeray’s Pendennis appears in Narrative Middles, an edited collection published by OSU Press in 2011, and his essay on the psychology of freedom and choice in Trollope’s Can You Forgive Her? is slated to appear in a forthcoming collection tentatively entitled The Positive Turn: Literary Studies in Human Flourishing. His next book, on the rise of what he calls “careerist theory” after the economic boom of the 1990s, is under contract at OSU Press.
- 19th-Century British Literature
- PhD, Columbia University
- MA, Columbia University
- BA, Johns Hopkins University