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Research Interests for Ranjana Khanna

Research Interests:

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, positions, SAQ, Feminist Theory, and Public Culture. Her current book manuscripts in progress are called: Asylum: The Concept and the Practice and Technologies of Unbelonging.

Affect, Anxiety, Justice, South Africa
Areas of Interest:

Postcolonial Studies
Feminist Theory
Critical Theory

Representative Publications
  1. Khanna, R, Algeria Cuts: Women and Representation, 1830 to the Present (November, 2007)
  2. Frames, Contexts, Community, Justice, Diacritics, vol. 33 no. 2 (2005), pp. 11-41 (Summer 2003. However, the issue appeared in November 2005..)
  3. Khanna, R, Signatures of the Impossible, Duke Journal of Law and Gender Policy (2004)
  4. Khanna, R, Dark Continents: Psychoanalysis and Colonialism (April, 2003), Duke University Press
  5. with Khanna, R; Burton, B; Ibryamova, N; Mazurana, DE; Mendoza, SL, Cartographies of Scholarship: The Ends of Nation-States, International Studies, and the Cold War, in Encompassing Gender: Integrating International Studies and Women’s Studies, edited by Lay, MM; Monk, J; Rosenfelt, DS (2002), pp. 21-45, The Feminist Press
  6. Khanna, R, Taking a stand for Afghanistan: Women and the left, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, vol. 28 no. 1 (Fall, 2002), pp. 464-465, University of Chicago Press, ISSN 0097-9740 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  7. Khanna, R, The Experience of Evidence: Language, Law and the Mockery of Justice, in Algeria in and Out of French, edited by Berger, A (January, 2001), Cornell UP
  8. Khanna, R, The Ambiguity of Ethics: Specters of Colonialism, in Feminist Consequences: Theory for the New Century, edited by Bronfen, E; Kavka, M (January, 2001), Columbia UP
  9. Khanna, R, ’Araby’ (Dubliners): Women’s Time and the Time of the Nation, edited by Jones, EC, Joyce, Feminism, Colonialism/Postcolonialism/European Joyce Studies (1998), pp. 81-101, Rodopi (Refereed.)
  10. Khanna, R, From Third to Fourth Cinema, Third Text (1998), pp. 13-32
  11. Khanna, R, The Construction of the Dark Continent: Agency as Autobiography, in Women’s Lives/Women’s Times, edited by Broughton, T; Anderson, L (December, 1997), pp. 103-20, SUNY
  12. with Khanna, R; Engle, K, Forgotten History: Myth, Empathy, and Assimilated Culture, in Feminism and the New Democracy, edited by Dean, J (1997), pp. 67-80, Sage Press
  13. Khanna, R, Feminism and Psychoanalysis: Repetition, Repression and the Unconscious, in New Directions in Cognitive Science, edited by Pylkko, P; Pylkannen, P (1995), pp. 358-67, Finnish Artificial Intellegence Society

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