The Ohio State University at Newark

Amrita Dhar

I grew up in Calcutta, and studied at the universities of Jadavpur (India), Cambridge (UK), and Michigan (USA). I now study and teach as Assistant Professor of English at The Ohio State University.My research and teaching interests are in early modern English literature, disability studies, Shakespeare, Milton, and the digital humanities. I am also a climber and mountaineer, and work and write on world mountaineering literature.As a scholar of literature and a mountaineer, I am deeply invested in understanding embodiment, difference, and even as I use it, the tool that enables me to think about these and much else: language.

Areas of Expertise

  • Early Modern English Literature
  • Shakespeare
  • Milton
  • Poetry and Poetics
  • Early Broadside Ballads
  • Disability Studies
  • World Mountaineering Literatures


  • PhD English Language and Literature University of Michigan, USA
  • MPhil Renaissance English Literature University of Cambridge, UK
  • MA English Literature Jadavpur University, India
  • BA English Literature Jadavpur University

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