About Riyukta Raghunath

Dr Raghunath joined NCH in 2019 as an Assistant Lecturer. She is now Course Leader and Lecturer in Academic Writing.


PhD in English Language and Linguistics, Sheffield Hallam University, 2017

MA in English Language Studies – Literary Linguistics Pathway, University of Sheffield, 2012

BA in English Language and Literature, Madras Christian College, 2010


Professional Affiliations:

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Member of the Poetics and Linguistics Association.



Riyukta Raghunath's Research

Riyukta Raghunath is research active in the fields of cognitive-narratology and counterfactual historical fiction and is a current member of the Poetics and Linguistics Association and the European Narratology Network. Her wider research interests are within the areas of reader-response research, stylistics, and cognitive poetics. Riyukta’s future research will explore developing Possible Worlds Theory using empirical data.


Raghunath. R. (forthcoming 2021). Possible Worlds Theory and Counterfactual Historical Fiction. London: Palgrave Macmillan

Raghunath. R. (forthcoming 2020). ‘“’I AM not mad, most noble Festus.’ No. But I have been”: Possible Worlds Theory and the Complex Worlds of Sarban’s The Sound of his Horn’ In Moser, K. and Sukla, A. (eds) Imagination and Art: Explorations in Contemporary Theory. Brill.

Raghunath. R. (forthcoming ). ‘Possible Worlds Theory and the Fictionality of Images in Counterfactual Narratives’ In Alison, G. and Torsa. S. (eds) Fictionality and Multimodal Narratives. Lincoln: Nebraska University Press.

Raghunath. R. (2017). ‘Alternate History: Defining Counterparts and Individuals with Transworld Identity’ In Fantastika Journal 1(1), p. 91-108.

Raghunath. R., Anker. C., and Nortcliffe, A. (2016). ‘Are academics ready for Smart Learning?’ in British Journal of Educational Technology. doi:10.1111/bjet.12532.

Riyukta Raghunath's Teaching

Dr Riyukta Raghuanth is the course leader for and lecturer in Academic Writing. Riyukta came to NCH in 2019, having previously taught at Sheffield Hallam University and Nottingham Trent University on modules such as Language and Style, Language and Psychology, Language, Gender, and Sexuality, Digital Communication, and Language in Social Context among others.