Dr. Brinda Charry
Degrees & Credentials: PhD, Syracuse University; M Phil, MA, and BA, Bangalore University (India)
Professional interests: English Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, post-colonial theory, fiction writing.
Awards & Accolades: Folger Shakespeare Library Research Fellowship, India Plaza Golden Quill Award for Fiction, Katha Award for Creative Fiction, BBC Short-story Prize
Brinda Charry was born and raised in India, and completed her doctoral degree at Syracuse University, NY before coming to Keene in 2005 to teach early modern British literature and culture. Her areas of research and scholarship include Shakespeare, intercultural encounters in the 16th and 17th centuries, and constructions of race and religious difference in the time period. She is also interested in "world Englishes" and in post-colonial cultures and literatures, especially writing from the Indian sub-continent, both in English and in translation. She is the author of three books: "The Tempest - Language and Writing" (2013), "The Arden Guide to Renaissance Drama" (2017), and "Emissaries in Early Modern Literature and Culture , 1500-1700"(co-edited with Gitanjali Shahani) (2009). Brinda is also a writer of fiction and has published two novels, "The Hottest Day of the Year" and "Naked in the Wind," and a collection of short-stories, "First Love."