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Prof. Abhay Doshi


Prof. Abhay Doshi - Ph.D. in English Language and Literature | University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA; MA, English Language and Literature, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA,2016; MA, Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture, University of York, UK, 2012; BA, English, Jai Hind College, Mumbai University, India


BIO

Prof. Abhay Doshi is Assistant Professor –  Academic Writing and he have Doctorate Degree in English Language and Literature | University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA; MA, English Language and Literature, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA,2016; MA, Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture, University of York, UK, 2012; BA, English, Jai Hind College, Mumbai University, India


Prof. Abhay has over three years of work experience and was associated with University of Minnesota as a Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant & Instructor.


His research interests focus on the relationship between representation and reality that, in the humanities, are explored through various theories of rhetoric and discourse. In opposition to the view that an “objective” reality exists independently of the knower, theories of rhetoric emphasize that “truth” is necessarily constructed and distorted by varied, and often conflicting, social interests. 


He contends, however, that existing scholarship on rhetoric, despite its valuable insights, has gone too far in emphasizing these “subjective” aspects of knowledge. Consequently, the humanities have found themselves increasingly unable to contribute in meaningful ways to contemporary public discourse. He therefore seeks to develop new approaches to thinking about rhetoric by drawing upon thinkers and intellectual traditions that have either been overlooked or unfairly sidelined in the humanistic disciplines.


RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

CONFERENCE PAPER PRESENTATIONS



  • “The Promise of Tomorrow: Self-Knowledge, Humanism, and The God of Small Things,” Mid-West Modern Language Association, Nov 10 2017, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

  • “Towards a New Subjectivity; Arundhati Roy and the Critique of History,” Mid-West Popular Culture Association, Oct 4 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana.