Ranjana Khanna, Margaret Taylor Smith Director of Women's Studies (on leave 2012-13) and Professor, English, Literature and Women's Studies, Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies
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Teaching (Fall 2013):
- Womenst 199s.01, Thinking gender
- Carr 135, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
- Office Hours:
- Tuesdays 2:15 - 3:45pm
- Ph.D. University of York 1993
- B.A. (honors) University of York 1988
Gender & Sexuality Studies
Modern to Contemporary
Representative Publications (More Publications)
- Research Interests:
Ranjana Khanna works on Anglo- and Francophone Postcolonial theory and literature, Psychoanalysis, and Feminist theory. She has published articles on transnational feminism, psychoanalysis, autobiography, postcolonial agency, multiculturalism in an international context, postcolonial Joyce, Area Studies and Women's Studies, and Algerian 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). Her current book project in progress is entitled "Asylum: The Concept and the Practice."
- Algeria Cuts: Women and Representation, 1830 to the Present. November, November, 2007.
- "Frames, Contexts, Community, Justice." Summer 2003. However, the issue appeared in
Diacritics 33:2 (2005): 11-41.
- R. Khanna. "Signatures of the Impossible." Duke Journal of Law and Gender Policy (2004).
- "Latent Ghosts and the Manifesto." Art History: Journal of the Association of Art Historians 26:2 (April,
- Dark Continents: Psychoanalysis and Colonialism. Duke University Press,
- "Taking a Stand for Afghanistan." Signs 28:1 (Fall,
- with R. Khanna, Barbara Burton, Nouray Ibryamova, Dyan Ellen Mazurana, and S. Lily Mendoza. "Cartographies of Scholarship: The Ends of Nation-States, International Studies, and the Cold War." Encompassing Gender: Integrating International Studies and Women's Studies (2002): 21-45.
- "The Experience of Evidence: Language, Law and the Mockery of Justice." Algeria in and Out of French (January,
- "The Ambiguity of Ethics: Specters of Colonialism." Feminist Consequences: Theory for the New Century (January,
- "From Third to Fourth Cinema." Third Text (1998): 13-32.
- "'Araby' (Dubliners): Women's Time and the Time of the Nation." Refereed
Joyce, Feminism, Colonialism/Postcolonialism/European Joyce Studies (1998): 81-101.
- "The Construction of the Dark Continent: Agency as Autobiography." Women's Lives/Women's Times (December,
Dec. 1997): 103-20.
- with R. Khanna and Karen Engle. "Forgotten History: Myth, Empathy, and Assimilated Culture." Feminism and the New Democracy (1997): 67-80.
- "Feminism and Psychoanalysis: Repetition, Repression and the Unconscious." New Directions in Cognitive Science (1995): 358-67.