Divya Dwivedi

Divya Dwivedi
Associate Professor
CV Summary: 

Divya Dwivedi teaches Philosophy and Literature. She is the co-author of Gandhi and Philosophy: On Theological Anti-Politics (Bloomsbury Academic, London: 2019). She is the co-editor of Public Sphere from outside the West (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015); and of Narratology and Ideology: Negotiating Context, Form and Theory in Postcolonial Texts (Ohio State UP, 2018) which is a narratological investigation into the ideological conditions of postcolonial theory. Her research in narratology and literary theory has focused on reader-hood, the politics of narrative forms and narrative techniques, Unnatural Narratology, and on narrative time, narrative space and narrative voice.
She was elected as a member of the Committee on Literary Theory, International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA) in June 2017.
She was Visiting Fellow at Centre for Fictionality Studies, Aarhus University 2013 & 2014.


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Research Areas

Philosophy of Literature (Classical Poetics, German Romanticism, Russian Formalism), Aesthetics (Kant, Foucault, Ranciere), Philosophy of Psychoanalysis (Freud, Heidegger, Lacan, Deleuze, Derrida), Narratology, Literary Theory and Criticism, Formal inquiry into fictionality (Theory of Language, Modal Logic,Temporal Logic, Quine), Critical Philosophy of Caste and Race, Political thought of Gandhi, Political Cartoons and Novels of O V Vijayan.

Academic Background

BA (with Hons and distinction) - Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi
MA (with Hons and distinction) - St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi
MPhil (with Hons and distinction) - University of Delhi
PhD. - Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Delhi

Employment History

2011 Jan – 2012 April Adjunct Faculty, Dept. of English, Delhi University:

2003 – 2004 Asst. Professor (Ad-Hoc), St. Stephen’s College, DU:


Divya Dwivedi (ed) Virality of Evil: Philosophy in the Time of a Pandemic, London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2022.

Divya Dwivedi (ed) “L’inde Capitale et colossale”, special issue of Critique no. 872-873, January-February issue (Édition Minuit, Paris), 2020.

Shaj Mohan and Divya Dwivedi, Gandhi and Philosophy: On Theological Anti-Politics, London, Delhi: Bloomsbury AcademicUK, 2019.

Divya Dwivedi, Richard Walsh and Henrik Nielsen (ed) Narratology and Ideology: Negotiating Context, Form and theory in Postcolonial Texts, Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2018.

Divya Dwivedi (ed) “Philosophyers, Intellectuals, Women in India: Endangered Species?” special issue of Revue des Femmes Philosophes (CNRS Paris-UNESCO Women Philosophers’ Journal), No. 4-5.

Teaching Areas

Philosophy, Literature