Prodosh Bhattacharya’s first love remains Old English. He has subsequently done doctoral work on the late-Victorian novelist Marie Corelli. As a result, his specialization jumps from Old and Middle English literature to popular fiction. In addition, his interest in genre cinema (science fiction, fantasy and horror) has inspired him to launch a new undergraduate option called ‘Monsters in English LIterature’. His published work includes many articles on Beowulf and other Old and Middle English works, several studies of Marie Corelli from various angles, including her reception in India, as also some work on children’s fiction in Bengali.