Associate Professor in the English and Creative Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago.

Candidate for Oak Park Public Library Board of Trustees

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About Madhurima

Dr. Madhurima Chakraborty is Associate Professor in the English and Creative Writing Department at Columbia College Chicago, and teaches mainly in the Literature and Cultural Studies programs. Her research and teaching interests include Postcolonial, Indian Diaspora, and British literature.

She has edited (with Dr. Umme Al-wazedi) Postcolonial Urban Outcasts: City Margins in South Asian Literature, as well as Special Issues of South Asian Review on South Asian Literature in the World, and Nation and Its Discontents. Her scholarly work has also been published in Literature/Film Quarterly, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, South Asian Review, and Journal of Contemporary Literature. Dr. Chakraborty received her Ph.D in English from the University of Minnesota.

 
 

Publications

 

Monograph

The Literary Politics of Mahasweta Devi: Liberative Ideology and Postcolonial Fiction. (under contract at Brill|Rodopi)

Edited Collection

Special Issue: South Asian Literature and the World. (Guest Editor). South Asian Review. 41.3-4 (2020).

Essay

South Asian Literature and the World: An Introduction Special Issue: South Asian Literature and the World. South Asian Review. 41.3-4 (2020).

Essay

Name Me a Word: Indian Writers Reflect on Writing. South Asian Review. 39.3-4. (2018)

Edited Collection

Postcolonial Urban Outcasts: City Margins in South Asian Literature. With Umme Al-wazedi. New York: Routledge, 2016.

Essay

Exclusionary Nationalism and the Longevity of the Nation. Special Issue: The Nation and its Discontents. South Asian Review. 35.3. (2014)

Edited Collection

Special Issue: The Nation and its Discontents. With Umme Al-wazedi (Guest Editors). South Asian Review. 35.3 (2014).

Essay

Adaptation and the Shifting Allegiances of the Indian Diaspora. Literature/Film Quarterly. 42.4 (2014): 609-621.

Essay

"The Only Thing I Know How to Do": Interview with Mahasweta Devi. Journal of Postcolonial Writing. 50.3 (May 2014): 282-290.

Essay

Rev. of Joseph Anton, by Salman Rushdie. Special Issue: Salman Rushdie. South Asian Review. 35.1. (2014)

Essay

Dangerous Memories: Social Justice and the Politics of the Present in Mahasweta Devi's Statue. South Asian Review. 30.2. (2009)

 

Research and Teaching Interests

Postcolonial Theory & Literature, Cultural Studies, Subaltern Studies, Contemporary Anglophone Literature, Indian Diasporic Fiction, British Literature (Late 18th through 21st century), Critical Theory

SENIOR OR GRADUATE SEMINARS:

  • Postcolonial Writing and the Nation
  • At Home in the World: Contemporary Anglophone Indian Writers
  • Women and Revolution
  • Contemporary Global Anglophone Novel
  • The Place of Indian Diaspora
  • Survey of Postcolonial Theory and Literature
  • Survey of Literary Theory
 
 

Contact

Email me at madhurima.chakraborty@gmail.com or fill out the form below.