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About Ayesha Ramachandran

I am a literary critic and cultural historian of early modern Europe. My recent work focuses on Europe’s relations with an expanding world and charts transnational encounters and the early mechanisms of globalization from the late fifteenth to the early eighteenth centuries. Though I work primarily with the English, French, and Italian literary traditions, I have also engaged with Portuguese, Spanish and Neo-Latin materials. In addition, I am interested in early modern maps (particularly world mapping), the history of science and technology, early modern empires, and rich visual archive of illustrated books in the period.


Present Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Yale University

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Department of Comparative Literature
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New Haven, CT 06520