Dr. Divya A

Visiting Faculty

E-mail: divyaa@iiitdm.ac.in | Ph: +91-44-27476380


Nanyang Technological University



2009 - 2014

University of Oxford

United Kingdom


2006 - 2007

The University of Sheffield

United Kingdom


1999 - 2002


  1. Nineteenth-Century English Novel; Pre-Raphaelite Paintings; English Language Teaching

Research Interests

  1. Nineteenth-Century English Novel

  2. Early Modern English Drama

  3. Narrative Design

  4. Urban and Spatial studies

  5. Art and Design

Honours + Awards + Recognitions

  1. NTU Research Scholarship (2009-2013)

  2. Bharathidasan University Endowment Scholarship (2005)

Work Experience


  1. Postdoctoral Teaching Assistant (Sept-Dec 2014), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore.

  2. Part-time English Language Tutor (2011-2014), Language and Communication Centre, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Professional Membership

  1. Australasian Victorian Studies Association (AVSA)

  2. British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS)

  3. Global Association for Humanities and Social Science Research (GAHSSR)

Professional Service

  1. Invited Talk: "Narrative and Reflective Writing as Artifacts", Indian Institute of Information and Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram, India, 9 February 2017.

  2. Invited Talk: "For the love of learning", Indian Institute of Information and Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram, India, 6 September 2016.

  3. Invited Seminar: "Don't Turn Me Out: Reorienting Love and Revenge in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights (1847)", Catholic Junior College, Singapore, 6 Oct 2010.


  1. British Literature

  2. American Literature

  3. Classical Literature

  4. Research Writing

  5. Technical Communication

  6. English Proficiency

  7. English for Communication


  1. Chapter: "One Hundred and Five, North Tower: Writing the City as a prison-home narrative in Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities (1859)". Dickens and the Virtual City: Urban Perception and the Production of Social Space. Ed. Sara Thornton and Estelle Murail. Palgrave. Forthcoming August 2017.

  2. Chapter: "You might pioneer a little at home: Hybrid Spaces, Identities and Homes in Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South (1855)". Place, Progress, and Personhood in the Works of Elizabeth Gaskell. Ed. Emily Morris, Sarina Gruver Moore, Lesa Scholl. Ashgate Publishing Ltd. 2015.

Journal Publications


  2. “Why we should follow science fiction.” The Hindu, 30 August 2016, p.16.

  3. “Art before the selfies.” The Hindu, 4 Oct 2016, p.16.

  4. MAGAZINE (Invited article):

  5. "The Role of Humanities in a Technological Knowledge Economy". Higher Education Review. June 2017.

Conference Publications

  1. “Puzzling the texts of the play-within-the play in Hamlets”, Mastering Early Modern English Literature at Oxford, A Colloquium, University of Oxford, the U.K., 2 May 2007.

  2. “Reorienting the Houses in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights”, Reorienting Victorian Studies Conference, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 27 June 2010.

  3. “‘Her duty to set her young man free’: Liberty, Hybridity and Identity in Thomas Hardy’s Two on a Tower (1882) and The Return of the Native (1878)”, Hardy Conference, Yale University, the U.S.A, 10 June 2011.

  4. “Sherlock 2010: Contemporary Pink versus Victorian Scarlet”, The Contemporary Conference, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 26 June 2011.

  5. “‘Why is the hotel called the “Palace Hotel?’: Narrative negotiations and the dialectics of identities in Wilkie Collins’s The Haunted Hotel (1879)”, Victorian Conference (AVSA), University of Adelaide, Australia, 3 Feb 2011.

  6. “ ‘Numskull and the Rabbit’: Spatial Design Thinking and Narrative Art in the Panchatantra”, International Conference on Design and Manufacturing-IConDM 2016, Indian Institute of Information and Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram, India, 16-17 Dec 2016.

  7. "Victorian Madurai Illustrated: The cultural logic and commodity of Victorian India", Australasian Victorian Studies Conference, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, 14-16 June 2017.

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