Ruth Prakasam, MA

Department of English

Phone: 617-305-6373
Fax: 617-305-1744
Office Location: 73 Tremont Street, 8th Floor, Room 8049


Fall 2018 Office Hours 

1:30 AM - 2:30 PM Mondays 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Tuesdays
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Wednesdays


  • MA, University of Warwick 
  • BA, Andrews University

Research Interests

  • 19th Century British Women's Travelwriting and Novels about India
  • Colonial and Post-Colonial Literature in the Anglophone Tradition

Selected Conference Presentations

“Fear Comes to Palstrey: Representations of Indian Women on English Soil,”, Panel at the 46th Northeast Modern Language Association Convention in Toronto, Canada, May 2015.

“‘Witnessing’ the Mutiny:  Women in the Novel, The Great White Hand (or The Tiger of Cawnpore)”, Seminar Panel at the 44th Northeast Modern Language Association Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, March 2013.

“A Symbol of Home:  The Englishwoman’s Place in Nineteenth Century India”, Panel at the 41st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention in Montreal, Canada, April 2010.

Courses Taught

ENG-101 Freshman English I
ENG-102 English Composition & Literature II
ENG-214 English Literature
ENG-217 American Literature
WRI-101 First-Year Writing I
WRI-102 First-Year Writing II