Amrita Dhar

Assistant Professor



Amrita Dhar was educated at the universities of Jadavpur (India), Cambridge (UK) and Michigan (US). She is an assistant professor of English at The Ohio State University, where she teaches courses in early modern English literature and disability studies. Her book project examines the workings of blindness toward the making of poetic language. She is also an active traveller of mountains and writes about mountaineering literatures and cultures. 

Selected Publications

  • Dhar, Amrita. “Travel and Mountains.” The Cambridge History of Travel Writing, edited by Nandini Das and Tim Youngs. Cambridge University Press, 2019, pp. 345-60.
  • Dhar, Amrita. “Toward Blind Language: John Milton Writing, 1648-1656.” Milton Studies, vol. 60, no. 1-2, 2018, pp. 75-107.
  • Dhar, Amrita. “Seeing Feelingly: Sight and Service in King Lear.” Disability, Health and Happiness in the Shakespearean Body, edited by Sujata Iyengar. Routledge, 2015, pp. 76-92.
  • Dhar, Amrita. “Food and Literature of the Himalayan Heights.” The Writer’s Feast: Food and the Cultures of Representation, edited by Supriya Chaudhuri and Rimi B. Chatterjee. Orient BlackSwan, 2011, pp. 206-22.

Curriculum Vitae

Amrita Dhar's CV

Areas of Expertise
  • Early Modern English literature
  • Milton
  • Shakespeare
  • Disability studies
  • Poetry and poetics
  • World mountaineering literatures
  • PhD, English Language and Literature, University of Michigan, 2018
  • MPhil, Renaissance English Literature, University of Cambridge, 2009
  • MA, English Literature, Jadavpur University, 2006
  • BA, English Literature, Jadavpur University, 2004

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