Dr Ayesha Mukherjee

Senior Lecturer


Extension: 5588

Telephone: 01392 725588

My research interests lie in the field of early modern literature and cultural history, particularly, the literature and history of famine and dearth. My first book Penury into Plenty: Dearth and the Making of Knowledge in Early Modern England was published by Routledge in 2014. My current book project, with the working title Placing Famine: Cultural and Medical Geographies of Dearth in India and Britain, 1550-1700, is based on my recently completed AHRC project Famine and Dearth in India and Britain, 1550-1800, which produced a web-database in collaboration with colleagues from Jadavpur University and Aligarh Muslim University in India, and the Exeter Digital Humanities team.

I teach early modern literature across the English undergraduate and post-graduate curricula. I currently convene the second-year core module on Renaissance literature Desire and Power: English Literature 1570-1640, the recently designed third-year module on Food and Literature in Early Modern England, and an MA module (co-convened with Dr Johanna Harris) on Renaissance Space.