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Ranjana KhannaRanjana Khanna  
Professor of English and Literature

Office Location: 304D Allen Bldg, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 668-2548
Email Address: rkhanna@duke.edu

Office Hours:

T 9:30-11:30


Ph.D., University of York

B.A., University of York

Critical Theory
Postcolonial Literature
Gender & Sexuality Studies
Modern to Contemporary
Ranjana Khanna is Professor of English, Women's Studies, and the Literature Program at Duke University. She works on Anglo- and Francophone Postcolonial theory and literature, and Film, Psychoanalysis, and Feminist theory. She has published widely on transnational feminism, psychoanalysis, and postcolonial and feminist theory, literature, and film. She is the author of Dark Continents: Psychoanalysis and Colonialism (Duke University Press, 2003) and Algeria Cuts: Women and Representation 1830 to the present (Stanford University Press, 2008.) She has published in journals like Differences, Signs, Third Text, Diacritics, Screen, Art History. Her current book manuscript in progress is called: Asylum: The Concept and the Practice.

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. R Khanna. Algeria Cuts: Women and Representation, 1830 to the Present. manual.  November, 2007.
  2. "Frames, Contexts, Community, Justice." Diacritics 33.2 (2005): 11-41.  Summer 2003. However, the issue appeared in November 2005.
  3. R Khanna. "Signatures of the Impossible." Duke Journal of Law and Gender Policy  (2004)
  4. R Khanna. Dark Continents: Psychoanalysis and Colonialism. manual. Duke University Press, April, 2003.
  5. with R Khanna, B Burton, N Ibryamova, DE Mazurana and SL Mendoza. "Cartographies of Scholarship: The Ends of Nation-States, International Studies, and the Cold War." manualEncompassing Gender: Integrating International Studies and Women’s Studies. Ed. MM Lay and J Monk and DS Rosenfelt. The Feminist Press, (2002): 21-45. 2002. 21-45.
  6. R Khanna. "Taking a stand for Afghanistan: Women and the left." SIGNS 28.1 (Fall, 2002): 464-465. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  7. R Khanna. "The Experience of Evidence: Language, Law and the Mockery of Justice." manualAlgeria in and Out of French. Ed. A Berger. Cornell UP, (Jan. 2001) Jan. 2001.
  8. R Khanna. "The Ambiguity of Ethics: Specters of Colonialism." manualFeminist Consequences: Theory for the New Century. Ed. E Bronfen and M Kavka. Columbia UP, (January, 2001) 2001. 
  9. R Khanna. "’Araby’ (Dubliners): Women’s Time and the Time of the Nation." Joyce, Feminism, Colonialism/Postcolonialism/European Joyce Studies Ed. EC Jones. Rodopi, (1998): 81-101.  Refereed
  10. R Khanna. "From Third to Fourth Cinema." Third Text  (1998): 13-32.
  11. R Khanna. "The Construction of the Dark Continent: Agency as Autobiography." manualWomen’s Lives/Women’s Times. Ed. T Broughton and L Anderson. SUNY, (Dec. 1997): 103-20. Dec. 1997. 103-20.
  12. with R Khanna and K Engle. "Forgotten History: Myth, Empathy, and Assimilated Culture." manualFeminism and the New Democracy. Ed. J Dean. Sage Press, (1997): 67-80. 1997. 67-80.
  13. R Khanna. "Feminism and Psychoanalysis: Repetition, Repression and the Unconscious." manualNew Directions in Cognitive Science. Ed. P Pylkko and P Pylkannen. Finnish Artificial Intellegence Society, (1995): 358-67. 1995. 358-67.

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