Sandhya Shetty

Sandhya Shetty

Phone: (603) 862-0258
Office: English, Hamilton Smith Hall Rm 349T, Durham, NH 03824

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 415C: Literature and Medicine
  • ENGL 419: How to Read Anything
  • ENGL 581: Reading Postcolonial Exp
  • ENGL 681: Contemporary African Lit
  • ENGL 777: English Novel in the World
  • ENGL 784: English Novel of 19th Century
  • ENGL 797: Spec Studies in Literature\Hon
  • ENGL 797/897: Special Studies in Literature
  • ENGL 897: Special Studies in Literature
  • ENGL 925: Graduate Study of Literature
  • ENGL 981: Sem/Post Colonial Lit in Engl


  • Ph.D., English, University of Rochester
  • M.A., University of Rochester
  • M.A., University of Poona
  • B.A., University of Poona

Research Interests

  • African Languages/Literature
  • Asian Languages/Literature
  • English Language/Literature
  • Language and/or Literature, Fiction
  • Language and/or Literature, Victorian
  • Novels

Selected Publications

  • Shetty, S. (2018). Spartan Luxury: A Poetics of Finitude and Fullness in A Strange and Sublime Address. In H. Ramsey-Kurz, & M. Kennedy (Eds.), Uncommon Wealths in Postcolonial Fiction (pp. 57-75). Leiden: Brill/Rodopi.

  • Shetty, S. (2017). “Anandibai Joshi’s Passage to America (and More): The Making of a Hindu Lady Doctor.”. In S. M. Hilger (Ed.), New Directions in Literature and Medicine Studies. (pp. 281-303). London: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from

  • Shetty, S. (2016). Remembering Histories of Care: Clinic and Archive in Michael Ondaatje's Anil's Ghost. In M. R. Griffiths (Ed.), Biopolitics and Memory in Postcolonial Literature and Culture (pp. 121-136). Farnham, UK: Ashgate. Retrieved from

  • Shetty, S. (2016). War Doctors: Toward a Postnational Ethics of Hospitality in Michael Ondaatje's Anil's Ghost. CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE, 57(2), 245-283. doi:10.3368/cl.57.2.245

  • Shetty, S. (2007). The quack whom we know Illness and nursing in Gandhi. In RETHINKING GANDHI AND NONVIOLENT RELATIONALITY (Vol. 46, pp. 38-65). Retrieved from

  • Shetty, S., & Bellamy, E. J. (2000). Postcolonialism's archive fever (Derrida, Spivak). DIACRITICS-A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY CRITICISM, 30(1), 25-48. Retrieved from

  • Shetty, S. (1994). John Stuart Mill's “India”;: Liberalism in an age of colonial domination. LIT Literature Interpretation Theory, 5(2), 135-154. doi:10.1080/10436929408580133