The Crooked Line: Memory, Communism and Feminism in India
Sponsored by the Department of English & the Mellon Grant for Cultures in Transnational Context. With respondent Jenny Sharpe.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
UCLA Faculty Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Ania Loomba is the Catherin Bryson Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. She teaches and researches in Early Modern literature and culture, the history of colonialism and race, and post-colonial societies and literatures, with a special focus on India. Her publications include Gender, Race, Renaissance Drama (Manchester University Press; 1989; Oxford University Press, 1992); Colonialism/Post-colonialsm (Routledge, 1998) and Shakespeare, Race and Colonialism (Oxford University Press, 2002). She has also co-edited Post Colonial Shakespeares (Routledge, 1998) and Post-Colonial Studies and Beyond (Duke University Press, 2005). She has also written extensively on such broad range of topics as race and colonialism, early modern drama and culture, Shakespere, adaptations of Shakespeare, the women's movement and feminist theory and politics. Most recently, she has compiled (with Jonathan Burton) Race in Early Modern England: A Documentary Companion (Palgrave, 2007) which documents and range and complexity of premodern thinking about racial difference. She is currently working on a critical edition of Antony and Cleopatra, and co-editing a collection of essays on South Asian feminism. She is also completing a monograph on early modern English contact with Asia.
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