(p. ix) List of Contributors
(p. ix) List of Contributors
Ananda Abeysekara is Associate Professor in the Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech (US). He is the author of The Politics of Postsecular Religion: Mourning Secular Futures (2008).
David Attwell, South African by birth, is Professor of English at the University of York (UK). He has published widely on J. M. Coetzee. His other books include Rewriting Modernity: Studies in Black Literary History (2005) and The Cambridge History of South African Literature, co-edited with Derek Attridge.
Susan Bassnett is an international expert on translation studies and holds a Chair in Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick (UK). With Harish Trivedi, she edited Postcolonial Translation: Theory and Practice (1999), and since then she has published numerous books and articles on aspects of translation, comparative and world literature. She is also well known as a journalist and writer.
Ali Behdad is John Charles Hillis Professor of Literature, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, and Chair of the English Department at UCLA (US). He is the author of Belated Travelers: Orientalism in the Age of Colonial Dissolution (1994) and A Forgetful Nation: On Immigration and Cultural Identity in the US (2001). He is the co-editor (with Dominic Thomas) of A Companion to Comparative Literature (2011), and is currently completing a manuscript on Orientalist photography.
Elleke Boehmer is Professor of World Literature in English at the University of Oxford (UK) and Professorial Governing Body Fellow at Wolfson College. Among her publications are Colonial and Postcolonial Literature (1995, 2005), Empire, the National and the Postcolonial 1890–1920 (2002), Stories of Women (2005), and the biography Nelson Mandela (2008). She is also the editor of numerous volumes and the author of four acclaimed novels.
Timothy Brennan is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota (US). He is the author most recently of Wars of Position: The Cultural Politics of Left and Right (2006) and Secular Devotion: Afro-Latin Music and Imperial Jazz (2008). He is currently at work on a two-volume study entitled Borrowed Light: Vico, Hegel and the Colonies and Avant-Gardes, Colonies, and Communists: Homiletic Realism and Imperial Form.
Diana Brydon is Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Cultural Studies and Professor in the Department of English, Film, and Theatre at the University of Manitoba (p. x) (Canada). She is currently investigating transnational literacies and global democracy. Her co-edited book (with Marta Dvorak), Crosstalk: Canadian and Global Imaginaries in Dialogue, appeared in 2012.
Rey Chow is Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature at Duke University (US), and serves on the board of around forty journals, book series, and research centres worldwide. Her scholarly writings, which have appeared in ten languages, include The Rey Chow Reader (2010) and Entanglements, or Transmedial Thinking about Capture (2012).
Nikita Dhawan is Junior Professor of Political Science for Gender/Postcolonial Studies and Director of the Frankfurt Research Center for Postcolonial Studies at Goethe University, Frankfurt (Germany). Her publications include Impossible Speech: On the Politics of Silence and Violence (2007) and Decolonizing Enlightenment: Transnational Justice, Human Rights and Democracy in a Postcolonial World (ed., 2013).
David Farrier is Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at the University of Edinburgh (UK). He is the author of Unsettled Narratives: The Pacific Writings of Stevenson, Ellis, Melville and London (2007) and Postcolonial Asylum: Seeking Sanctuary Before the Law (2011). He is also the editor of a special issue of Moving Worlds (12.2) on asylum narratives.
Simon Featherstone teaches Drama at De Montfort University in Leicester (UK). He is the author of Postcolonial Cultures (2005) and Englishness: Twentieth-Century Popular Culture and the Forming of English Identity (2009).
Charles Forsdick is James Barrow Professor of French at the University of Liverpool (UK). A specialist in the fields of travel writing, slavery, postcolonial literature, and French colonial history, he is the author of Victor Segalen and the Aesthetics of Diversity (2000) and Travel in Twentieth-Century French and Francophone Cultures (2005).
Leela Gandhi is Professor of English at the University of Chicago. She is a founding co-editor of the journal Postcolonial Studies. Her books include Postcolonial Theory, Affective Communities, Measures of Home, and the co-authored England through Colonial Eyes.
Priyamvada Gopal is Senior Lecturer in Postcolonial and Related Literatures at the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge (UK). In addition to several essays, she is the author of two monographs, Literary Radicalism in India: Gender, Nation and the Transition to Independence (2005) and The Indian Novel in English: Nation, History and Narration (2009). She has also edited, with Neil Lazarus, a special issue of New Formations (59) entitled ‘After Iraq: Reframing Postcolonial Studies’.
Peter Hallward teaches at the Centre for Research of Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University London. He has written books on the philosophy of Alain Badiou and Gilles Deleuze, and is the author of Damming the Flood: Haiti and the Politics of (p. xi) Containment (2007) and Absolutely Postcolonial (2001). His book on the Will of the People is forthcoming from Verso in 2013.
Waleed Hazbun is Associate Professor of International Relations at the American University of Beirut (Lebanon), where he directs the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies. He is the author of Beaches, Ruins, Resorts: The Politics of Tourism in the Arab World (2008).
Barry Hindess, after working as a sociologist in Britain, learned to pass as a political scientist at Australian National University, where he is now an Emeritus Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations. His publications include papers on time, liberalism, and imperial rule, and Discourses of Power: From Hobbes to Foucault (1995), Governing Australia (ed. with Mitchell Dean, 1998), Us and Them: Elites and Anti-elitism in Australia (ed. with Marian Sawer, 2004), Corruption: Expanding the Focus (ed. with Manu Barcham and Peter Larmour, 2012).
Stephen Howe is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol (UK) and co-editor of The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History. His books include Anticolonialism in British Politics (1993), Ireland and Empire (2000), Empire: A Very Short Introduction (2002), and the edited collection New Imperial Histories (2009). His Intellectual Consequences of Decolonisation is forthcoming with Oxford.
Graham Huggan is Chair of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literatures in the School of English at the University of Leeds (UK). His publications include The Postcolonial Exotic: Marketing the Margins (2001), Australian Literature: Postcolonialism, Racism, Transnationalism (2007), and most recently, with Helen Tiffin, Postcolonial Ecocriticism: Literature, Animals, Environment (2010).
Dane Kennedy is Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University (US). He has written extensively on Britain and its empire, colonialism in Africa and India, and imperial historiography. His latest book is The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia (2013).
Michelle Keown is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. She is the author of Postcolonial Pacific Writing: Representations of the Body (2005) and Pacific Islands Writing: The Postcolonial Literatures of Aotearoa/New Zealand and Oceania (2007), and co-editor of Comparing Postcolonial Diasporas (2009).
Neil Lazarus is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick (UK). He is the author most recently of The Postcolonial Unconscious (2011). Previous publications include The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies (2004) and Nationalism and Cultural Practice in the Postcolonial World (1999).
John McLeod is Professor of Postcolonial and Diaspora Literatures at the University of Leeds (UK). He is the author of Postcolonial London: Rewriting the Metropolis (2004), (p. xii) J. G. Farrell (2007), and Beginning Postcolonialism (2nd edn, 2010). He has edited The Routledge Companion to Postcolonial Studies and is on the editorial boards of The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, The Journal of Postcolonial Writing, and Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings. He has published over thirty essays on postcolonial, diasporic, and transcultural literatures.
Walter D. Mignolo is William H. Wannamaker Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Global Studies and the Humanities at Duke University (US). He has been working for the past twenty-five years on the formation and transformation of the modern/colonial world system and on the idea of western civilization. Among his major publications are The Darker Side of the Renaissance: Literacy, Territoriality and Colonization (1995), Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledge and Border Thinking (2000), and The Idea of Latin America (2005). His most recent publications are The Darker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options (2011) and, with Madina Tlostanova, Learning to Unlearn: Decolonial Reflections from Eurasia to the Americas (2012).
Stephen Morton is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Southampton (UK). His publications include States of Emergency: Colonialism, Literature and Law (2012), Salman Rushdie: Fictions of Postcolonial Modernity (2007), Gayatri Spivak: Ethics, Subalternity and the Critique of Postcolonial Reason (2006), and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (2003). He has also co-edited Terror and the Postcolonial (2009) and Foucault in an Age of Terror (2008), while articles have appeared in Textual Practice, Public Culture, New Formations, Parallax, and Interventions.
Dana Mount is Assistant Professor in English at Cape Breton University (Canada), where she teaches world and indigenous literature. Previous research has focused on the concept of everyday environmentalisms in postcolonial literature; she has also done work on the discourse surrounding water issues for the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment, and Health.
Stuart Murray is Professor of Contemporary Literatures and Film at the University of Leeds (UK), where he is also Director of the multidisciplinary Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities. His postcolonial research interests are in the cultures of encounter and settlement in New Zealand and the Pacific, and in the history of postcolonial studies. He has written and edited four books on New Zealand literature and film, and is the co-editor of What Postcolonial Theory Doesn’t Say, to appear with Routledge in 2014.
Susie O’Brien is Associate Professor of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University (Canada). Her research is on postcolonial literature and the concept of resilience in postcolonial ecology and culture.
Ato Quayson is Professor of English and inaugural Director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto (Canada). His publications include Strategic Transformations in Nigerian Writing (1997), Postcolonialism: Theory, (p. xiii) Practice or Process? (2000), Calibrations: Reading for the Social (2003), and Aesthetic Nervousness: Disability and the Crisis of Representation (2003). He has also edited the two-volume Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature (2012) and is a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Shalini Randeria is Chair of the Department of Social Anthropology/Sociology at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (Switzerland). She has been President of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study in Berlin (Germany). Her research interests are in the anthropology of law, state, globalization, and social movements. Her recent publications include the edited German-language volumes Vom Imperialismus zum Empire (2009) and Jenseits von Eurozentrismus (2012).
Pooja Rangan is Assistant Professor of Culture and Media in Eugene Lang College at the New School (US). She holds a PhD in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University, where her dissertation, ‘Automatic Ethnography: Otherness, Indexicality, and Humanitarian Visual Media’, was awarded the Marie J. Langlois Prize in 2012. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Camera Obscura, South Asian Popular Culture, Interventions, and differences.
Michael Rothberg is Professor of English and Conrad Humanities Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (US), where he also directs the Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies Initiative. He is the author of Multidirectional Memory: Remembering the Holocaust in the Age of Decolonization (2009) and Traumatic Realism: The Demands of Holocaust Representation (2000). He has also co-edited The Holocaust: Theoretical Readings (2003), Cary Nelson and the Struggle for the University: Poetry, Politics, and the Profession (2009), and special issues of the journals Criticism, Interventions, Occasion, and Yale French Studies.
Salman Sayyid is Director of the International Centre for Muslim and Non-Muslim Understanding at the University of South Australia. He is the author of A Fundamental Fear and a co-editor of A Postcolonial People and Thinking Through Islamophobia. His wide-ranging publications have a decolonial thread running through them.
Frank Schulze-Engler is Professor of New Anglophone Literatures and Cultures and Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary African Studies at Goethe University, Frankfurt (Germany). He is the co-editor of African Literatures in the Eighties (1993), Crab Tracks: Progress and Process in Teaching the New Literatures in English (2002), Transcultural English Studies: Theories, Fictions, Realities (2008), and Beyond ‘Other Cultures’: Transcultural Perspectives on Teaching the New Literatures in English (2011).
Patricia Seed is Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine (US). Included among her publications are Ceremonies of Possession in Europe’s Conquest of the New World, American Pentimento: The Invention of Indians and the Pursuit of Riches (winner of the James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History), and the 1992 article ‘Colonial and (p. xiv) Postcolonial Discourse’ and its 2003 follow-up, ‘More Colonial Discourse’. She is also the author of the Oxford Map Companion to World History (forthcoming, 2013).
Joanne Sharp is Professor of Geography at the University of Glasgow (UK). Her research interests are in the intersection of postcolonialism, development, and geopolitics. Recent publications include Geographies of Postcolonialism: Spaces of Power and Representation (2009) and The Ashgate Companion to Critical Geopolitics (2013), co-edited with K. Dodds and M. Kuus.
Stephen Slemon teaches postcolonial literatures and theory at the University of Alberta (Canada). His current research pertains to the social management of mountaineering, from the period of high colonialism to the present moment of mountaineering’s global sprawl. Recent articles include ‘Deception in High Places’ (with Zac Robinson) in The Canadian Alpine Journal (2011), and ‘The Brotherhood of the Rope: Commodification and Contradiction in the Mountaineering Community’, in Renegotiating Community: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Global Contexts, ed. Diana Brydon and William D. Coleman (2008).
Jo Smith (Kai Tahu, Kāti Mamoe, and Waitaha) teaches in the Media Studies Programme at Victoria University of Wellington (Aotearoa/New Zealand). Her published work examines the socio-political power of media technologies with a primary focus on how colonial histories inform contemporary media practices. While her home discipline is Film and Media Studies, she researches across three interrelated fields (Indigenous, Postcolonial, and Settler Colonial Studies) to ask new questions about the ways in which media technologies, institutions, and aesthetic practices help shape notions of identity, nationhood, and community.
Ann Laura Stoler is Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies at the New School for Social Research in New York (US). She is co-founder of the online journal Political Concepts: A Critical Lexicon, and has been a Visiting Professor at Birzeit University in Ramallah, the école Normale Supérieure and Paris VIII in Paris, and the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell. Her books include Race and the Education of Desire: Foucault’s History of Sexuality and the Colonial Order of Things (1995), Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power (2002), Along the Archival Grain (2009), and several edited volumes. An interview with her appears in Public Culture (Fall 2012).
Tyler Stovall is Professor of French History at the University of California, Berkeley (US). His most recent books include Paris and the Spirit of 1919 (2012) and Black France/France noire, co-edited with Trica Keaton and T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting. He is currently writing a transnational history of modern France.
Patricia Tuitt is Professor and Executive Dean in the School of Law at Birkbeck, University of London (UK). She is the author of numerous essays on international refugee law and of the 1996 monograph, False Images: Law’s Construction of the Refugee. (p. xv) She has also written widely in the field of postcolonial theory, notably in Race, Law, Resistance (2004).
Stephen Turner teaches in the English Department at the University of Auckland (Aotearoa/New Zealand). He has published numerous articles on the settlement and history of Aotearoa/New Zealand, particularly with regard to media and the politics of Indigeneity. He is currently working on a manuscript concerned with Indigenous law and settler society.
Daniel Vukovich () is an Associate Professor at Hong Kong University, where he teaches a range of courses in postcolonial, literary, and theoretical studies. He is the author of China and Orientalism: Western Knowledge Production and the PRC (2012) and has published numerous articles and chapters in the US, UK, and China, including in China and New Left Visions (2012). His current book project, Seeing Like An Other State, focuses on the consequences for political theory and ‘science’ of the rise of China and, perhaps, Vietnam.