Manisha Basu

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Postcolonial Theory and Literatures, Nationalism and Philology, Secularism, Globalization, African Literatures, Literary Theory and Cultural Studies, South Asian Literatures and Cultures, Language and Imperialism.

Education

Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh

Courses Taught

Postcolonial Theory and Literatures, Nationalism, Secularism, Globalization, African Literatures, Literary Theory and Cultural Studies, South Asian Literatures and Cultures.

Courses

  • Postcolonial Literature in English
  • Critical Approaches to Literature
  • Introduction to Criticism and Research
  • Introduction to Modern African Literature
  • Modern African Fiction

Additional Campus Affiliations

Associate Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory

Recent Publications

Basu, M. (2018). Hungry; or, human? In The Aesthetics and Politics of Global Hunger (pp. 1-24). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47485-4_1

Ulanowicz, A., & Basu, M. (2018). The aesthetics and politics of global hunger. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47485-4

Basu, M. (2016). The Rhetoric of Hindu India: Language and Urban Nationalism. New York: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316576540

Basu, M. (2013). A Battle of the Books: Linguistic Antagonisms and the Crisis of Postcolonial Secularism. The Comparatist, 37(May 2013), 105-121. https://doi.org/10.1353/com.2013.0022

Basu, M. (2013). A Matter of Light and Shade: Fiction and Criticism in R. K. Narayan's Malgudi. Boundary 2, 40(2), 215-238. https://doi.org/10.1215/01903659-2151857

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