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Ranjana KhannaRanjana Khanna  
Professor of English and Literature

Office Location: 304D Allen Bldg, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
Email Address: rkhanna@duke.edu

Teaching (Fall, 2015):

  • English 890s.02, Special topics seminar Synopsis
    Keohane 4b 402 sem, W 12:00 PM-02:30 PM

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. "Frames, Contexts, Community, Justice." Diacritics 33.2 (2005): 11-41.  Summer 2003. However, the issue appeared in November 2005.

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