Professor William Ghosh

I work on writing from Britain, the Caribbean, and South Asia from 1800 onwards. I’m interested in different prose forms – reportage; essays; short stories; sequences; novels; different forms of life writing – as well as in the interactions between them. Writers who have been particularly important to me include V.S. Naipaul, Penelope Fitzgerald, Giorgio Bassani, and Jibanananda Das.

Recent publications include: 

V.S. Naipaul, Caribbean Writing, and Caribbean Thought (OUP, 2020). 

'Glimpses of a Totally Different System' Granta Online Edition 28th November 2019. 


At Christ Church I teach on Prelims Paper 1 (Introduction to Literature); Paper 3 (Literatures in English 1830-1910); and Paper 4 (Literatures in English 1910-Present). For the faculty I lecture, supervise dissertations, and convene Paper 6 Special Options in areas related to my research interests. I contribute to teaching on the World Literature and 1900-Present MSt strands.