Prof. Rajeev S. Patke

Director, Division of Humanities, Yale-NUS College

Professor Rajeev S. Patke is the Director of the Division of Humanities at Yale-NUS College. He has a BA and MA in English Literature from University of Pune, India, and an MPhil from Oxford in Modern English and American Literature, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Professor Patke’s Oxford DPhil dissertation on the long poems of Wallace Stevens was published by Cambridge University Press in 1985.

Professor Patke’s research interests include postcolonial and modernist writing in English, the works of Walter Benjamin, and the relation of poetry and painting to the idea of representation. He has recently researched the literary cultures of islands, and is currently working on the relation between tradition and the individual artist in Indian classical vocal music.