Ayesha Fatima Barque
Position: Assistant Professor
Ayesha Fatima Barque is enrolled in a PhD programme in Comparative Literature at the University of Arkansas where she is currently working on pre-modern literatures and cultures. Her MPhil thesis titled Image and Metaphor in Derek Walcott’s Omeros was a study of image and Metaphor in the Nobel winning verse epic of Derek Walcott. Her area of interest has been British Nature Writing along with reflections on nature in south Asian poetry and prose. More recently she has been looking into sub-continental Literature: The Early Modern tradition of the Dastan and eighteenth-century Sufi verse renderings of Punjabi folktales. She is also interested in Modernist literature and culture especially European drama of the period. She reads and teaches contemporary and Renaissance poetry. Her poetry is published in The Aleph Review and Poetry Salzburg Review. She has participated in many national and international conferences and workshops.