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PD Dr. Miriam Nandi

Research Interests

  • Anglophone Indian literature
  • Postcolonial theory
  • Psychoanalysis and affect studies
  • Early modern diaries
  • Critical mixed race studies


Education
 

11/2017 Venia legendi: English Philology
Postdoctoral monograph: Reading the Early Modern Diary

01/2006
Ph.D. in English Literature
 
06–07/2005
School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University, USA
 
02/2001–09/2005
Doctoral student | University of Freiburg, Germany
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Monika Fludernik
 
06/2000
M.A. in Sociology, English and Philosophy | University of Freiburg
 
09/1996–06/1997
Erasmus exchange | University of Reading, UK
 


Fellowships
 

2013–2016Collaborative Research Centre 1015 “Otium: Boundaries, Chronotopes, Practices”. Project C3 “Figures of Idleness in 18th-Century British Colonial Discourse: Nabob, Nawaab, and the ‘Lazy Native’”. Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
 
10/2008–present
Research fellowship awarded by the European Union and the State of Baden-Württemberg (Margarete-von-Wrangell Habilitationsprogramm für Frauen)
 
06/2005–07/2005
Full tuition scholarship for the School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University
 
10/2003–10/2004
State Fellowship (Landesgraduiertenförderung)
 
 

Shortlisted Applications

Shortlisted for a W3 Professorship of English Literatures and Cultures | University of Tübingen


Publications


1. Monographs

(2019) Under review: Reading the Early Modern English Diary.

(2009) Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak – eine interkulturelle Einführung. Interkulturelle Bibliothek. Nordhausen: Bautz.

(2007) M/Other India/s: Zur literarischen Verarbeitung von Armuts- und Kastenproblematik in ausgewählten Texten der indisch-englischen und muttersprachlichen indischen Literatur. Heidelberg: Winter.
 

2. Special Issues and Edited Volumes


(2019) with Juliane Schwarz-Bierschenk and Ingrid Gessner. MatteReality: Historical Trajectories and Conceptual Futures in Material Culture Studies. Special Issue Open Cultural Studies. De Gruyter Open. [in press]

(2014) with Monika Fludernik. Idleness, Indolence and Leisure in British Literature. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

3. Journal Articles and Book Chapters (International Peer Review)
 

(2014) mit Paul Spickard. “The Curious Career of the One-Drop Rule.” Global Mixed Race. Eds. Rebecca Chiyoko King-O’Riain, Stephen Small, Minelle Mahtani, Miri Song, and Paul Spickard. NY: NYU P. 188–213.

(2014) with Monika Fludernik. “Introduction.” Idleness, Indolence and Leisure in English Literature. Basingtoke: Palgrave. 1–16.

(2014) “The Dangers and Pleasures of Vacuous Time: Idleness in Early Modern Diaries.”  Idleness, Indolence and Leisure in English Literature. Eds. Miriam Nandi and Monika Fludernik. Basingtoke: Palgrave. 40–59.

(2013/14) “Beyond Authenticity of Voice: A Response to Barbara Korte’s ‘Can the Indigent Speak?: Poverty Studies, the Postcolonial and Global Appeal of Q & A and The White Tiger’.” Connotations 21. 153–171.

(2010) “Writing Selves – Early Modern Diaries and the Genesis of the Novel.” The Genesis of Genre: Early Modern Narratives. Ed. Gerd Bayer. London/NY: Routledge. 60–78.

(2009) “Longing for the Lost M/Other – Postcolonial Ambivalences in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing 46. 175–186.
 

4. Journal Articles and Book Chapters (National Peer Review)
 

(2018) “Idle Poor and Lazy Natives? – (Re-)Writing Stereotypes about the Global Poor.” Representing Poverty. Eds. Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp and Verena Jain-Warden. Bonn: UVK Bonn. [in press]

(2018) “Schreiben in Serie – Überlegungen zum englischen Tagebuch der Frühen Neuzeit.” Das Tagebuch zwischen Text und Quelle. Eds. Volker Depkat and Wolfgang Pyta. Berlin: Dunckler und Humblot. [in press]

(2017) “Narrative Identity and the Early Modern Diary.” How to Do Things With Narrative Theory: Festschrift for Monika Fludernik. München: De Gruyter. 93–108.

(2016) mit Jan Alber. “Reading Multiraciality in Anglophone Narratives.” Anglistentag 2015 Paderborn: Proceedings. Eds. Merle Tönnies et al. Trier: WVT, 2016. 103–108.

(2014) “Theoretisch virtuos, politisch engagiert: Gayatri Spivak und der Feminismus der 1980er Jahre” Indes: Zeitschrift für Politik 1. 47–52.

(2014) “Jede Menge Geschichten, aber keine Sprache um sie zu erzählen: Über das Aufwachsen in einer deutsch-indischen Familie.” Heimatkunde: Das migrationspolitische Portal der Heinrich-Böll Stiftung. http://heimtkunde.boell.de/

(2012) “Narrating Emotions – Narrating the Self? Representation and Regulation of Emotions in Early Modern Diaries.” in: Proceedings of the Anglistentag 2011. Eds. Benjamin Kohlmann and Monika Fludernik. Trier: WVT. 135–146.

(2011) “Sprachgewalt und Widerstand – Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: ‘Can the Subaltern Speak’ und ‘A Critique of Postcolonial Reason.’” in: Schlüsselwerke des Postkolonialismus. Eds. Julia Reuter and Alexandra Karentzos. Wiesbaden: VS. 121–130.

(2011) “Postkoloniale (Selbst-)kritik: Geschlecht und Migration bei Gayatri Spivak.” Migration, Mobilität, Geschlecht – Freiburger Geschlechterstudien 25. 35–47.

(2010) “Feminismus und Globalisierung.” Wege zur Globalisierung. Ed. Reza Hamid Yousefi. Nordhausen: Bautz. 335–342.

(2010) “Die Andere Seite der Differenz.” Interkulturalität in der Diskussion. Eds. Ram Adhar Mall and Reza Hamid Yousefi. Nordhausen: Bautz. 91–104.

(2009) “‘Am I that Other?’ Postkoloniale Intellektuelle und die Sehnsucht nach einem Anderen Indien.” in: Postkoloniale Soziologie: Empirische Befunde, theoretische Anschlüsse, politische Interventionen. Eds. Julia Reuter and Paula Villa. Bielefeld: Transkript. 91–114.

(2006) “Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: Übersetzungen aus Anderen Welten.” in: Kultur: Theorien der Gegenwart. Eds. Stephan Moebius and Dirk Quadflieg. Wiesbaden: VS. 129–139.

(2004) “Multikulturalismus und postkoloniale Kritik.” in: Anerkennung. Ed. Hans-Hellmuth Gander. Würzburg: Ergon. 183–195.

(2004) “Identitätskonstruktionen im postkolonialen Indien – eine Lektüre von Mahasweta Devis Kurzgeschichte ‘Draupadi’ im Lichte postkolonialer (Selbst)kritik.” in: Normen, Hybridisierungen und ‘Acts of Identity’. Eds. Monika Fludernik and Hans-Joachim Gehrke. Würzburg: Ergon. 167–222.
 

5. Miscellaneous
 

(2013) [Review of the book Tackling the Morality of History: Ethics and Storytelling in the Works of Amitav Ghosh, by Julia Hoydis].  Anglistik 24:2. 201–202.

(2009) “Arundhati Roy.” The Literary Encyclopedia. www.litencyc.com

(2007) [Review of Amüsement und Schrecken – Studien zum Drama und Theater des 19. Jahrhunderts Theaterforschung]. www.theaterforschung.de

(2005) “Englischsprachige Literatur und Kanon” [Review of the books Englische Literaturgeschichte, by Hans-Ullrich Seeber, and Amerikanische Literaturgeschichte, by Hubert Zapf]. Freiburger Frauenstudien 17. 283–286.

(2005) “Arundhati Roy.” Kritisches Lexikon für fremdsprachliche Gegenwartsliteratur. Reprinted in: Indische Literatur der Gegenwart. Ed. Martin Kämpchen. München: text und kritik.

(2002) (with Monika Fludernik) “Hybridität – Theory und Praxis.” Polylog 8. 7–24. [Translation of Monika Fludernik’s “The Constitution of Hybridity”]

Guest Lectures and Conference Papers


November 28, 2018 | University of Regensburg
“Reading the Early Modern English Diary”
 
February 21, 2018
“Rewriting Indian History from Below: The Graphic Novel Bhimayana
 
June 18, 2014 | Ruhr University of Bochum, Hans-Kilian-Vorlesung
 “‘Unfamiliar Persons?’ Das frühneuzeitliche Selbst im Spiegel des britischen Tagebuchs 1600–1800”
 
November 26, 2013 | Free University of Berlin, Friedrich Meinecke Institute
“‘A Self Bequeathed by God’: Personkonzepte in englischen Tagebüchern der Frühen Neuzeit”
 
June 27, 2013 | University of Münster
“‘Run Biju Run!’ Acceleration and Deceleration in Contemporary Anglophone Indian Novels”
 
May 25, 2012 | University of Bonn, Center for Transcultural Narratology
“Postkoloniales Erzählen? Arundhati Roy’s Roman The God of Small Things
 
April 24, 2012 | University of Göttingen, Department of Political Science
“Post-koloniale (Selbst-)kritik? Gayatri Spivak und die postkoloniale Theorie”
 
June 17, 2010 | University of Freiburg, FRIAS, Trans-Formations Conference
Introduction for Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (Columbia University) 

 

Courses Taught

 

2018/19 Winter Semester

  • Literary Theory (master’s seminar)


2018 Summer Semester    

  • Literature and Memory in a Globalized Age (upper-year/master’s seminar)


2017/18 Winter Semester

  • Literature and Ethics (upper-year/master’s seminar)
  • State-Board Exam Colloquium


2017 Summer Semester    

  • Writing a Life, After Trauma (upper-year/master’s seminar)
  • Transcultural Literature and Islamophobia in the EFL Classroom (introductory seminar; teaching methods)


2016/17 Winter Semester

  • Life Narratives (upper-year/master’s seminar)
  • Narrating the Bi-National Family (introductory seminar; teaching methods)


2015/16 Winter Semester

  • Migration and Gender (upper-year/master’s seminar)


2015 Summer Semester

  • Social Injustice in Anglophone Indian Literature (upper-year/master’s seminar; ethics studies [EPG])


2014/15 Winter Semester

  • Narrating Autism (introductory seminar; teaching methods; ethics studies [EPG])


2014 Summer Semester

  • Strong Emotions in Shakespeare’s Plays (introductory seminar)


2013/14 Winter Semester

  • Migration (upper-year/master’s seminar)


2013 Summer Semester

  • Margaret Atwood (introductory seminar)
  • The Passions in Early Modern Drama (introductory seminar)
  • Postcolonial Spaces (upper-year/master’s seminar)


2012/13 Winter Semester                 

  • The Sonnet (introductory seminar)


2012 Summer Semester

  • Postcolonialism: Theory, Politics, Literature (introductory seminar; ethics studies [EPG])
  • Early Modern Poetry (introductory seminar)

 

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