Faculty of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences | School of Humanities and Social Sciences | English and Digital Media

Dr Setara Pracha

Visiting Lecturer


Lecturer in English Literature and Language, Admissions Tutor


Setara Pracha is a former postgraduate Ondaatje Scholar at Massey College, University of Toronto, where she specialised in postcolonial studies.  Since taking up her lectureship in the English and Digital Media Department at Buckingham, she has taught across a wide range of modules.  Her research interests lie in the area of difference: the writing of gender, diasporic literature, and twentieth-century literature reflecting the complexity, comedy, and cross-cultural fertilisation of Hybridity. The title of her PhD thesis is ‘A Pathology of Desire: the Dismembered Self in the Short Stories of Daphne du Maurier’. Her second area of research interest is literature by second-generation British immigrants. Before entering academe, she worked in retail, PR, and publishing.


  • BA in English Literature, University of Buckingham
  • MA, University of Toronto
  • CELTA (Oxford)
  • Fellow of the HEA
  • DPhil, University of Buckingham

Teaching Expertise

  • Literature and Gender
  • Diasporic Literature
  • 20th-century Literature
  • Dissertation supervision

Research Interests

  • The transgressive in 20th-century fiction
  • Daphne du Maurier
  • Literature by and reflecting the experience of second-generation British immigrants

Contact Details

Selected Publications

  • Setara Pracha, “Apples and pears: Symbolism and influence in Daphne du Maurier’s ‘The Apple Tree’ and Katherine Mansfield’s ‘Bliss’ “, in C. Hanson, G. Kimber & W.T. Martin (eds), Katherine Mansfield and Psychology (Edinburgh University Press, 2016)
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