My project engages in a study of objects in modernist drama, looking at their different modes of materialisation within the life cycle of a play. The relatively understudied field of objects offers a new lens and a heretofore overlooked approach for theatre, literary and modernist studies wherein objects become active interpreters offering alternative perspectives that complicate or contradict established readings of plays and facilitate comparisons between different productions. A study of objects in plays and a comparative analysis with their performances will construct, I suggest, an alternate parallel understanding of modernist drama.
I did my BA and MA in English Literature from the University of Delhi. My interdisciplinary research traverses the fields of literature and theatre, combining my interests in fin-de-siecle literature, realism, and 20th century drama. I am also a committee member of Countervoices (Centre for Modernist Studies PG Forum) and an EDI postgraduate Representative of the School of Arts and Creative Technologies.
Fin-de-siecle literature and drama, the works of Henrik Ibsen and Tennessee Williams, objects and the nonhuman in theatre, realist drama, transatlantic modernisms, genre and form in drama.