Dr. Ansu Louis

Assistant Professor
Humanities and Social Science

Areas of Research

American Literature, Philosophy and Literature, Psychoanalysis and Advertising, 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 75.3 (2017): 203-207.
"The Economy of Desire in Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five." Symploke 26. 1-2 (2018) [Forthcoming].

Other Information



Mr. Rohit Jahari (MA English, Delhi University)


HUL 482      Psychoanalysis and Popular Culture

HUL 459      Fiction and Film

HS 102        English Language Skills


HUL 615     Literary Theory