Dr Christopher Rollason is a British national currently resident in Luxembourg. He graduated with First Class Honours in English literature from Trinity College, Cambridge (England) in 1975, and obtained his Ph.D. from York University (England) in 1988, with a dissertation on Edgar Allan Poe (an author on whom he has subsequently published and lectured widely, including at the ACLA conference at Harvard in 2016). For eight years up to 1987 he was a member of the Department of Anglo-American Studies at the Faculty of Letters of Coimbra University (Portugal). Dr Rollason has worked over the years in various contexts - institutional contacts, conferences, publications, etc - with universities including: Surrey and Manchester (England), Caen (France), Bologna (Italy), Córdoba, Seville and Valencia (Spain), San Marcos (Lima, Peru), and Kakatiya University (Warangal), CIEFL (Hyderabad) and IIT Kanpur, all in India. In March 2006 he was a Visiting Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi). He is a member of the Poe Studies Association, as well as of ESSE (the European Society for the Study of English), AEDEAN (the Spanish Association of Anglo-American Studies), AEEII (Spanish Association for Intercultural Studies on India) and ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association).
Dr Rollason has been Language Editor for the Atlantic Literary Review (Delhi), and has contributed to that journal and to a number of the anthologies issued by Atlantic Publishers, Delhi (see: http://www.vedamsbooks.com/). Among the Indian literary figures he has written on are Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, Vikram Chandra, Amitav Ghosh, Raja Rao, Arundhati Roy and Manju Kapur. In 2002 he co-edited (with Dr Rajeshwar Mittapalli) the anthology 'Modern Criticism' (Delhi: Atlantic), to which he also contributed an essay on Walter Benjamin. In 2010 he co-edited (with Drs Sheobhushan Shukla and Ana Shukla) the book 'Entwining Narratives: Critical Explorations into Vikram Chandra's Fiction' (Delhi: Sarup). He has also contributed to a number of other Indian publications, including: The Pioneer (Delhi), The Statesman (Kolkata/Calcutta), IJOWLAC (Kolkata/Calcutta), Kakatiya Journal of English Studies (Warangal), Re-Markings (Agra), Summerhill (Simla), Seva Bharati Journal of English Studies (Midnapore, West Bengal), Prosopisia (Ajmer) and the Indian Journal of Postcolonial Literature (Thodupuzha, Kerala).
Dr Rollason was long co-editor of two websites important in their time, the Walter Benjamin Research Syndicate and the Bob Dylan Critical Corner. On Dylan, he has also written for the UK-based Dylan print magazine 'The Bridge', was a speaker at the Dylan conference held at the University of Caen in 2005, and lectured on Dylan and Edgar Allan Poe at the Poe conference held in Alcalá de Henares (Spain) in 2009 and on Dylan at the University of Seville in 2011.
Dr Rollason can be contacted at email@example.com .