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Ronjaunee Chatterjee

Assistant Professor, English

Ronjaunee Chatterjee
Office: S-LB 674-04 
J.W. McConnell Building,
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2321

I specialize in nineteenth-century literature and culture, critical race theory, feminist and queer theory, and Continental philosophy. I have taught in the department of Gender and Women’s Studies at Loyola Marymount University, and the School of Critical Studies at CalArts. My first book, "Feminine Singularity: The Politics of Subjectivity in Nineteenth-Century Literature" (Stanford University Press, 2022), argues that there are figurations of the feminine across literary genres in the nineteenth century that are not accessible through the frameworks of liberal individualism. I offer the term singularity instead to describe a model of subjecthood grounded in what is partial, contingent, and in relation, rather than what is merely “alone.

I am the editor of George Eliot's Middlemarch (A Norton Critical Edition, expected 2023).  I have also co-edited a special issue of Victorian Studies entitled "Undisciplining Victorian Studies" (with Alicia Mireles Christoff and Amy R. Wong, 2020). I'm currently at work on a series of articles about colonial sexualities and whiteness as an aesthetic mode in the nineteenth century. My essays and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in differences, MediationsVictorian Literature and Culture, Nineteenth-Century Literature, ASAP Journal, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The New Inquiry, and other publications. 


PhD, University of California-Los Angeles, 2015

BA, Cornell University (
Magna Cum Laude with distinction in all subjects), 2007 



    Feminine Singularity: The Politics of Subjectivity in Nineteenth-Century Literature (Stanford University Press, 2022)

    Editor, Middlemarch by George Eliot (Norton Critical Editions, 2023)

Editorial Work 

   Co-editor, "Undisciplining Victorian Studies." Special Issue of Victorian Studies 62, no. 3 (Spring 2020)

Essays and Other Writing



Teaching activities

Undergraduate Courses (Concordia): 18th and 19th Century Women Writers; 19th-Century Poetry; Literature of the Victorian Period; British Literature from 1660-1900; Victorian and Edwardian Literature; Advanced Topics in Gender and Sexuality (Queer and Feminist Worlds); Gothic Experimentalism: Feminist, Queer, Postcolonial
Graduate Courses (Concordia): Odd Women of the 19th Century: Gender, Form, and Difference (Fall 2018)

Participation activities

Recent Conference Panels Organized and Invited Talks

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