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Srinivas AravamudanSrinivas Aravamudan  
Professor of English and Literature

Office Location: 325 Allen Building, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
Email Address: srinivas@duke.edu
Web Page: http://sites.duke.edu/srinivasaravamudan/

Teaching (Fall, 2015):

  • English 344.01, 18th cent british novel Synopsis
    Allen 304i, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM

Office Hours:

Fall 2015
By Appointment only


Ph.D., Cornell University

M.A., Cornell University

MA, Purdue University

B.A., University of Madras (India)

BA, Loyola College, Madras University

British Literature
Eighteenth Century Literature
Postcolonial Literature
Critical Theory
Modern to Contemporary
Srinivas Aravamudan gained his PhD at Cornell University and has taught at the University of Utah, and at the University of Washington. He joined the Duke English Department in the Fall of 2000. He specializes in eighteenth century British and French literature and in postcolonial literature and theory. He is the author of essays in Diacritics, ELH, Social Text, Novel, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Anthropological Forum, South Atlantic Quarterly and other venues. His study, Tropicopolitans: Colonialism and Agency, 1688-1804 (1999, Duke University Press) won the outstanding first book prize of the Modern Language Association in 2000. He has also edited Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation: Writings of the British Romantic Period: Volume VI Fiction (1999, Pickering and Chatto). His book, Guru English: South Asian Religion in A Cosmopolitan Language was published by Princeton University Press in January 2006, and republished by Penguin India in 2007. A new book-length study, on the eighteenth-century French and British oriental tale, Enlightenment Orientalism: Resisting the Rise of the Novel, has just been published by the University of Chicago Press (2012); another on sovereignty and anachronism is forthcoming. His edition of William Earle's antislavery romance, entitled Obi: or, The History of Three-Fingered Jack appeared in 2005 with Broadview Press.

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1.  Enlightenment Orientalism: Resisting the Rise of the Novel. University of Chicago Press, 2012.
  2.  Guru English: South Asian Religion in a Cosmopolitan Language. Princeton UP, January, 2006. (Republished by Penguin India, Fall 2007)
  3.  William Earle's Obi or the History of Three-Fingered Jack. Broadview Literary Texts,  July, 2005

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