Areas of Expertise
- Critical and Literary theory & postcolonial cultural criticism
- Global literatures from South Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean
- Early twentieth century British Literature
Courses Currently Teaching
|EN120 B||Language, Thought, and Writing|
|EN237 A||Postcolonial Pastoral: Ecology, Travel, and Writing|
|EN268 A||Survey of International Women Writers|
|EN325 A||Modern British Fiction|
|EN493C A||Seminar: Virginia Woolf and Modernism: Politics, Poetics, Theory|
—Autobiographer, Historian, Griot: The Measures of Realism In Helon Habila’s Measuring Time. Ariel: Journal of International Literature and the Arts. 41.1. 68-94.
—Recitations of Romanticism: Postcolonial Genealogies and the Sites of Reading in John Stuart Mill and Meena Alexander. In Passages to Manhattan. Ed. Lopamudra Basu & Cynthia Leenerts. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009. 98-120.
—Colonialism, Decadence and the Poetics of Desire in Adela Cory Nicolson. In Writing Desire: Nineteenth-Century Poetics. Ed. Rachel Langford. Peter Lang, 2005.
—Sheath that swathes me from top to toe: Embodying Blackness in the Western Canon. Thematology. Ed. Shibaji Bandopadhyay. DCE, Jadavpur University: Calcutta, 2004.
—Gold and Bracelet, Water and Wave: Signature and Translation in the Indian Poetry of Adela Cory Nicolson Women: A Cultural Review 13.2 (2002): 145-68.
— Telling Brutal Things: Colonialism, Bloomsbury and the Crisis of Narration in Leonard Woolf’s “A Tale Told By Moonlight.” Criticism 43.3 (2001): 189-201: 189-201.
—Savage Pursuits: The Shaping of Colonial Civility in E. M. Forster’s “The Life to Come.” boundary 2 28.2(Summer 2001): 227-56.
—Metropolitan Civility, Bloomsbury, and the Power of the Modern Colonial State: Leonard Woolf’s “Pearls and Swine.” Journal X: A Biannual Journal in Culture and Criticism 6.1(Fall 2001): 105-24
— Subject to Civility: The Story of the Indian Baboo. Colby Quarterly 37.2 (June 2001): 113-24.
—Wilson Harris. Encarta Africana 2000. Ed. Anthony K. Appiah & Henry L. Gates, Jr.. Redmond, WA: Microsoft, 1999.
"Postcoloniality and the Politics of Identity in the Diaspora: Figuring 'Homes,' Locating Histories." Postcolonial Discourse and Changing Cultural Contexts: Theory and Criticism. Ed. Radhika Mohanram & Gita Rajan. Greenwoood P: Westpost, CT, 1995. 101-117.
—Raja Rao: Biography, Themes, Narrative Strategies, and Critical Reception." Writers of the Indian Diaspora: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook. Greenwood P: Westport, CT, 1993. 343-56.
"The Aesthetics of an [Un]willing Immigrant: Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine and Days and Nights in Calcutta." Bharati Mukherjee: Critical Perspectives. Ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson, Garland: NY, 199. 127-42.
"Nationhood, Power, Identity." Mediations 17.1(December 1992): 92-98
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