Dr Priyamvada Gopal, Churchill



Biographical Information

BA University of Delhi (1989)

MA Jawaharlal Nehru University (1991)

PhD Cornell University (2000)

Research Interests

My primary interests are in colonial and postcolonial literatures. I have related interests in British and American literatures; the novel; translation; gender and feminism; Marxism and critical theory; and the politics and cultures of empire and globalisation.  Published work includes Literary Radicalism in India: Gender, Nation and the Transition to Independence (Routledge, 2005),  After Iraq: Reframing Postcolonial Studies (Special issue of New Formations co-edited with Neil Lazarus) and The Indian English Novel: Nation, History and Narration (Oxford University Press, 2009). I am currently at work on a project called Half the Story: Anti-Colonialism in the Making of Britain which is funded by a Leverhulme Research Fellowship and will be on sabbatical leave until October 2014. My work has also appeared in The Hindu, Outlook India, India Today, the Times Literary Supplement, The New Statesman and The Guardian and I've contributed occasionally to the BBC's Start the Week and Newsnight as well as programmes on NDTV (India),  Al-Jazeera, National Public Radio and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation .

Areas of Graduate Supervision

All of the above areas and related topics.Contributes to teaching and/or supervision for the American MPhil and the MPhil in Criticism and Culture

Selected Publications

    • The Limits of Hybridity: Language and Innovation in Anglophone Postcolonial Poetry in The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature,
      Routledge, 2012
    • The Indian English Novel: Nation, History and Narration, Oxford University Press (2009)
    • "The 'Moral Empire': Africa, Globalisation and the Politics of Conscience", New Formations: a Journal of Culture/Theory/Politics, ed. Priyamvada Gopal and Neil Lazarus 59, 2006, 81-97
    • Literary Radicalism in India: Gender, Nation and the Transition to Independence, Routledge, 2005, 173
    • "Reading Subaltern History", Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies, Ed. Neil Lazarus, Cambridge University Press, 2004, 139-161
    •  "Amitav Ghosh", World Writers in English, Ed. Jay Parini, New York: Gale, 2004
    • "Sex, Space and Modernity in the Work of Rashid Jahan, 'Angareywali'", Marxism, Modernity and Postcolonialism, Cambridge University Press, 2002, 150-66
    • "Frantz Fanon, Feminisim and the Question of Relativism", New Formations 47 (Summer 2002), 2002, 38-43
    • "'Curious Ironies: Matter and Meaning in Bhabani Bhattacharya's Novel of the 1943 Bengal Famine", ARIEL: A Review of International English Literatures 32:3, July 01, 2001, 61-88
    •  'Nationalist thought and the Postcolonial world', Review, Textual Practice Spring 2001, 2001, 173-79
    •  "Dangerous Bodies: Masculinity and Morality in Manto's 'Cold Meat'", The Partitions of Memory: The Afterlife of the Division of India, Permanent Black Press and Indiana University Press, 2001, 242-268
    • Women Writing in India'", 16 Nos 1-2, 1994