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||Dr. Vidya Desai
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Dr. Desai is fascinated by contemporary cultural production, particularly its concerns with the literary and cultural past, and how these inform "re-writing" strategies. British Literature, Magical Realism, Post-Modern Literature, African Literature, Feminist Literature, Magical realism, postcolonial, and multi-ethnic writing, as well as postmodernist literature, are all important academic fields.
British literature and culture, Ecocriticism and Postmodernist literature, and Feminist Literature are among her key study interests. It is currently one of the most intriguing areas of study in English. Ecocriticism is a broad phrase that encompasses a wide range of perspectives. Ecocriticism, to put it simply, is the study of the link between literature and the natural world. Ecocriticism, which emerged in the 1980s on the backs of the environmental movement that began in the 1960s with the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, has been and continues to be an "earth-centred approach"
Ecocriticism is multidisciplinary, requiring input from natural scientists, writers, literary critics, anthropologists, historians, and others. Ecocriticism challenges us to look at ourselves and the world around us, questioning how we portray, interact with, and construct the environment, both natural and manmade.
Another area of research that has gathered momentum since the last decade is magical realism. Magical realism is an attitude toward reality that can be portrayed in popular or sophisticated forms, in complex or rustic styles, and closed or open structures. In magical realism, the author faces reality and attempts to unravel it, to understand what is enigmatic in things, in life, and human actions. The most important thing is to find the strange interaction between man and his circumstances, not to create fictitious entities or universes.
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