Dr. Ansu Louis

Assistant Professor
Humanities and Social Science

Areas of Research

American Literature, Philosophy and Literature, Literary and Critical Theory, Greek Tragedy, and Visual Culture


PhD (English), IIT Kanpur
M Phil (English), Pondicherry University
MA (English), Pondicherry University

Selected Publications/Patents

   “Philip Roth’s Quarrel with Realism in American Pastoral.” Notes on Contemporary Literature 38.2 (2008): 4-6. (With Gurumurthy Neelakantan).  
   “Two Versions of Oedipus and Philip Roth’s The Human Stain.” Philip Roth Studies 6.2 (2010): 167-187. (With Gurumurthy Neelakantan).  
   “The Politics of Desire in Thomas Pynchon’s V.” Notes on Contemporary Literature. 41.5 (2011): 4-6.  
   “Transgression and Oedipal Politics in Philip Roth’s Sabbath’s Theater.” The Explicator 70.2 (2012): 87-91.  
   “Critiquing Narratives of Progress: Alternative History in Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America.” The IUP Journal of American Literature 5.1 (2012): 34-43.
   “Kubla Khan and the Mythical Origins of Civilization.” Atlantic Critical Review 12.2 (2013): 1-12.
   “Ethnicity and the Rhetoric of Essentialism in Philip Roth’s Operation Shylock.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 55.4 (2014): 452-464.
  "The Mask of Historical Agency in Philip Roth's American Pastoral." The Explicator (Forthcoming)