Nikhil Gupta
Assistant Professor of English

About Me

Nikhil Gupta received his Ph.D. from Boston College and his M.A. and B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. His fields of interest include nationalism and empire in modern literature, narrative representations of geography and landscape, intertextuality, and the gothic. In his most recent research, he looks at Irish and American literary texts and forms of bodily ornamentation to argue that British Imperialism and American expansion were a single geopolitical process reaching across the Atlantic. To this end, his current book project focuses on stories of empire that Irish and American modernist writers rewrite and transpose from one side of the Atlantic to the other in order to reimagine belonging in their own homelands.

  • Office: MC 285
  • Phone: (313) 927-1524
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Nikhil Gupta Faculty Bio

Honors and Awards

  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Marygrove College, 2017

  • Junior Faculty Award, Marygrove College, 2017

  • Summer Scholarship Stipend Award, Marygrove College, 2016

Areas of Interest

  • Twentieth-Century British Literature

  • Irish Literature

  • The Novel

Book Projects

  • "Rough Crossings: Transatlantic Revisions to Imperial Narratives"

  • “Oscar Wilde’s Hair: Phobic Reactions and Novel Self-Fashioning at the Turn of the Century.” Modernism/modernity. 11,000 words. Forthcoming.


  • “Fashioning Bernice and Belinda: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Revision of Alexander Pope’s Mock Epic.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language 57, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 31-52.

  • “‘No man can face the past’: Eva Gore-Booth and Reincarnation as Feminist Historical Understanding.Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 44, no. 2 (2015): 224-238

  • “Manifest Problems with Destiny: Bret Harte and James Joyce’s Gothic Interruptions to National Narratives.” Éire-Ireland 48, no. 3 & 4 (Fall/Winter 2013): 265-288.


  • BA, English, University of Notre Dame

  • MA, English, University of Notre Dame (2004)

  • Ph. D., English, Boston College (2012)


  • ENG 620: Novel and Nation (Graduate Seminar)

  • ENG 608x: Modern Irish Writers (Graduate Seminar)

  • ENG 496: Senior Seminar: The Gothic

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