Publications

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BOOKS

Milton’s Blind Language (manuscript nearing completion)

A study of the workings of blindness towards the making of John Milton’s poetic language in his years of approaching and complete loss of sight; the poetry examined includes Milton’s psalm translations in his years of going blind, his later sonnets, and his final long poetry, Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes.

Regarding Sight and Blindness in Early Modern English Literature (work in progress)

Tracing attitudes towards sight and blindness in the literature of the early modern period, with special attention to heretofore unexamined texts; primary sources for this study include canonical and marginal plays, remarkable and unremarkable poetry, broadside ballads, manuscript accounts of visual affliction and proposed remedies, printed and manuscript medicinal and culinary recipes, and religious and social tracts and sermons.

A Social History of Indian Mountaineering (work in progress)

An accessible account of Indian mountaineering, particularly Himalayan mountaineering, from its colonial “Golden Age” in the mid-twentieth century to the emerging models of the twenty-first; the social and historical investment of this work is in claiming space for mountaineers of the “non-traditional” kind—such as individuals at the intersections of less privileged genders, castes, social standing, financial reach, geography, and age—who have historically enlarged the scope of the sport but remain the least credited for this work.

 

SCHOLARLY ARTICLES

“When They Consider How Their Light Is Spent: On Intersectional Race and Disability Theories in the Classroom” in Race in the European Renaissance: A Classroom Guide, edited by Anna Wainwright and Matthieu Chapman (forthcoming from the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Press, 2020)

“Confessions of the Half-Caste, or Wheeling Strangers of Here and Everywhere” (forthcoming in postmedieval, 2019)

“Travel and Mountains” in The Cambridge History of Travel Writing, edited by Nandini Das and Tim Youngs (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019), pp. 345-360

Toward Blind Language: John Milton Writing, 1648-1656,” Milton Studies 60:1-2 (2018), pp. 75-107

Seeing Feelingly: Sight and Service in King Lear” in Disability, Health, and Happiness in the Shakespearean Body, edited by Sujata Iyengar (New York: Routledge, 2015), pp. 76-92

“Food and Literature of the Himalayan Heights” in The Writer’s Feast: Food and the Cultures of Representation, edited by Supriya Chaudhuri and Rimi B. Chatterjee (New Delhi: Orient BlackSwan, 2011), pp. 206-222

“Milton and His Created World” in The Word and the World, edited by Sukanya Dasgupta and Mangala Gauri Chakraborty (Kolkata: Loreto College, 2009), pp. 125-136

 

BOOK AND THEATRE REVIEWS

Early Modern Theatre and the Figure of Disability, by Genevieve Love” (invited for and forthcoming in Renaissance Quarterly, 2019)

Monstrous Kinds: Body, Space, and Narrative in Renaissance Representations of Disability, by Elizabeth Bearden” (invited for and forthcoming in College Literature, 2019)

Hamlet [by Silicon Valley Shakespeare],” Shakespeare Bulletin 36:1 (2018), pp. 156-159

 

PUBLIC SCHOLARSHIP AND PODCASTS

“Gifts for a Girl” (invited for and forthcoming in Alpinist, 2020)

“A Different Himalayan Mountaineering Narrative” (invited for and forthcoming in The Himalayan Journal, 2020)

An Obsession Story: A Story Told in Mountains” (by invitation; The Ohio State University Obsession Story Series, 2020)

Rethinking Mountaineering Histories,” The Alpinist Podcast (by invitation; November 2019)

The Matter of History: Himalayan Mountaineering and Its Archives,” The Himalayan Journal (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 26-40

“Two Walks in the Kishtwar” co-authored with Harish Kapadia, The Himalayan Journal (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2015), pp. 135-150

The Unaccommodated: The Himalaya and the Makers of Their Literature,” The Himalayan Journal (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 1-16