Priti Joshi

Priti Joshi

Professor, English

(On Leave 2021-2022)

Priti Joshi earned her B.A. in English and History from the University of Maryland, and Ph.D. in English from Rutgers University. Her primary area of research and teaching is nineteenth-century British literature and culture, with a secondary specialization in post-colonial literature and film. She has published articles on Anne Brontë, Frances Trollope, Edwin Chadwick, George Eliot, and Charles Dickens; on India in the 1851 Great Exhibition (in Museum History Journal); and on advertisements in periodicals (in Victorian Periodicals Review).  She is the author of Empire News: The Anglo-Indian Press Writes India (SUNY Press 2021), a single-authored monograph that examines 19th-century Indian newspapers and their response to crises. She is currently working on a projected book-length study entitled For Illustrative Purposes Only: From Lithography to Photography in Indian Periodicals of the Nineteenth Century.       

She teaches courses on the Brontë sisters and other 19th-century women writers, including Elizabeth Gaskell; George Eliot; Charles Dickens; Britishness; Indian Fiction; Bollywood Film; Travel Writing; and the nonfiction prose essay.

Education
BA University of Maryland 1988
Ph.D Rutgers University 1998

Contact Information

Wyatt 338
email pjoshi@pugetsound.edu