Anupama Arora, PhD

Professor

English & Communication

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Liberal Arts 322

Education

Tufts UniversityPhD
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New DelhiMA
Sri Venkateswara College, University of DelhiBA

Teaching

  • Post-colonial and Global Anglophone Literature; Literature and Empire
  • Multicultural Literature, especially Asian British and Asian American literature
  • Women's Studies, especially Global/Transnational Feminism
  • Bollywood Studies
  • Literary Criticism and Theory

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Selected topics in Black Studies. May be repeated with change of content/topic.

Advanced study of a specialized topic chosen by the instructor. Cross-listed as WMS 347.

Advanced study of a specialized topic chosen by the instructor. Cross-listed as WMS 347.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Advanced study of a specialized topic chosen by the instructor. Cross-listed as WMS 347.
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Advanced study of a specialized topic chosen by the instructor. Cross-listed as WMS 347.
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Introduction to basic concepts, keywords questions and critical debates in the field of postcolonial theory and criticism. The course will begin with an examination of the term "postcolonial" before engaging with a variety of postcolonial thinkers and historical contexts. Key ideas and issues explored will include: colonialism, Orientalism, empire, nationalism, race, gender and sexuality, migration, globalization and diaspora.
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Research

Research Interests

  • Postcolonial Literature, especially from South Asia and its diaspora
  • Popular Indian film
  • 21st century Global Anglophone Literature

Select publications

  • Arora, Anupama (2019).
    “Nobody puts Rani in a Corner: Making of the New Indian woman in Queen (2014)"
    South Asian Popular Culture, 17.2, 145-157.
  • Arora, Anupama and Raje Kaur (2017).
    India in the American Imaginary, 1780s-1880s
    Palgrave Macmillan

Dr. Anupama Arora received her Ph.D. in English from Tufts University. She teaches courses on postcolonial and global literatures, among others. She was the recipient of the Provost’s Best Practices Award for the Recognition of Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology in 2011 and 2014. She is a Co-Editor of the Journal of Feminist Scholarship, an open-access online journal. In addition to publications in edited volumes, her work has appeared in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Women’s Studies, Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing, TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, and LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory. Her current research projects focus on India in the U.S. in the long 19th century, contemporary South Asian/diasporic literature, and Bollywood.

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