Publications of Ranjana Khanna


  1. Khanna, R. Algeria Cuts: Women and Representation, 1830 to the Present. November, 2007.
  2. Khanna, R. Asylum: The Concept and the Practice. 2009.
  3. Khanna, R. Dark Continents: Psychoanalysis and Colonialism.  Duke University Press, April, 2003.
  4. Khanna, R. Technologies of Unbelonging. 2009.

Papers Published

  1. Khanna, R. "Asylum." Texas International Law Journal 41:3 (2006): 471-90.
  2. Khanna, R. "Baya (translation)." Art History: Journal of the Association of Art Historians 26:2 (April, 2003): 287-287.
  3. Khanna, R. "Cartographies of Scholarship."  With Mendoza, Mazurana, Burton and Ibryamova Area & International Studies Curriculum: Integration Book  (January, 2000).
  4. 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." Encompassing Gender: Integrating International Studies and Women’s Studies  (2002): 21-45.
  5. Khanna, R. "Continental Drift: From National Characters to Virtual Subjects." Modern Language Quarterly 61:4 (December, 2000): 692-696.
  6. Khanna, R. "Disposability." Differences: a Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 20:1 (August, 2009): 181-198.
  7. Khanna, R. "Fabric, Skin, Honte-ologie." Shame and the Visual Arts  (2008).
  8. Khanna, R. "Fabric, skin, honte-ologie."   (January, 2014): 159-179.
  9. Khanna, R. "Feminism and Psychoanalysis: Repetition, Repression and the Unconscious." New Directions in Cognitive Science  (1995): 358-67.
  10. with Khanna, R; Engle, K. "Forgotten History: Myth, Empathy, and Assimilated Culture." Feminism and the New Democracy  (1997): 67-80.
  11. Khanna, R. "Frames, contexts, community, justice." DiacriticsMeaning, Frame, and Metaphor 33:2 (January, 2003): 11-41.
  12. Khanna, R. "Frames, Contexts, Community, Justice." Meaning, Frame, and Metaphor  (March, 2003): 149-171.
  13. "Frames, Contexts, Community, Justice."  Summer 2003. However, the issue appeared in November 2005. Diacritics 33:2 (2005): 11-41.
  14. Khanna, R. "From Rue Morgue to Rue des Iris." Screen 48:2 (December, 2007): 237-244.
  15. Khanna, R. "From Third to Fourth Cinema." Third Text  (1998): 13-32.
  16. Khanna, R. "Hope, Demand and the Perpetual." Unconscious Dominions: Psychoanalysis, Colonial Trauma, and Global Sovereignties  (2010).
  17. Khanna, R. "Indignity." Ethnic and Racial Studies 30:2 (March, 2007): 257-280.
  18. Khanna, R. "Indignity." Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique 16:1 (January, 2008): 39-77.
  19. Khanna, R; Aravamudan, S. "Interview with Fredric Jameson." ed. Ian Buchanan, Fredric Jameson, Jameson on Jameson: Conversations on Cultural Marxism  (2007): 203-240.
  20. Khanna, R. "Isaac Julien: Paradise Omeros." Gerst Foundation Catalogue  (2010).
  21. Khanna, R. "Latent Ghosts and the Manifesto." Art History: Journal of the Association of Art Historians 26 (April, 2003): 244-286.
  22. Khanna, R. "Le Combat de Baya (translation)." Art History: Journal of the Association of Art Historians 26:2 (April, 2003): 288-289.
  23. "On Asylum." SAQ  (2005).
  24. Khanna, R. "On asylum and genealogy." South Atlantic Quarterly 104:2 (December, 2005): 371-380.
  25. Khanna, R. "On the name, ideation, and sexual difference." Differences: a Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 27:2 (September, 2016): 62-78.
  26. Khanna, R. "On the right to sleep, perchance to dream." A Concise Companion to Psychoanalysis, Literature, and Culture  (January, 2014): 351-366.
  27. Khanna, R. "Post-Palliative." Postcolonial Text 2:1 (2006).
  28. Khanna, R. "Psychoanalysis before 1966." Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literary Theory  (2010).
  29. Khanna, R. "Racial France, or the melancholic alterity of postcolonial studies." Public Culture 23:1 (December, 2011): 191-199.
  30. Khanna, R. "Review of Emily Apter’s Continental Drift: From National Characterisitics to Virtual Subjects." (U of Chicago P 1999), Mlq 61:4 (December, 2000): 692-695.
  31. Khanna, R. "Review of Female Subjects in Black and White: Race, Psychoanalysis, Feminism." Signs 26:1 (Fall, 2000): 262-5.
  32. Khanna, R. "Signatures of the Impossible." Duke Journal of Law and Gender Policy  (2004).
  33. Khanna, R. "Speculation; Or, living in the face of the intolerable." Journal of Middle East Women'S Studies 14:1 (March, 2018): 109-115.
  34. Khanna, R. "Stefania Pandolfo, Knot of the Soul: Madness, Psychoanalysis, Islam." Psychoanalysis and History 21:3 (December, 2019): 369-372.
  35. Khanna, R. "Stranger." New Literary History 49:2 (2018): 279-284.
  36. Khanna, R. "Taking a stand for Afghanistan: Women and the left." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 28:1 (Fall, 2002): 464-465.
  37. Khanna, R. "The Age of Asylum: Mona Hatoum." Communities of Sense  (2009).
  38. Khanna, R. "The Ambiguity of Ethics: Specters of Colonialism." Feminist Consequences: Theory for the New Century  (January, 2001).
  39. Khanna, R. "The battle of Algiers and the Nouba of the women of Mont Chenoua: From third to fourth cinema." Third Text 12:43 (December, 1998): 13-32.
  40. Khanna, R. "The Construction of the Dark Continent: Agency as Autobiography." Women’s Lives/Women’s Times  (December, 1997): 103-20.
  41. Khanna, R. "The Experience of Evidence: Language, Law and the Mockery of Justice." Algeria in and Out of French  (January, 2001).
  42. Khanna, R. "The lumpenproletariat, the subaltern, the mental asylum." South Atlantic Quarterly 112:1 (December, 2013): 129-143.
  43. Khanna, R. "The stranger at the gate: An interview." Against Life  (January, 2016): 257-267.
  44. Khanna, R. "Touching the corpse: Reading Sinan Antoon." New Literary History 51:2 (March, 2020): 401-418.
  45. Khanna, R. "Touching, unbelonging, and the absence of affect." Feminist Theory 13:2 (August, 2012): 213-232.
  46. Khanna, R. "Unbelonging: In motion." Differences: a Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 21:1 (August, 2010): 109-123.
  47. Khanna, R. "’Araby’ (Dubliners): Women’s Time and the Time of the Nation."  Refereed Joyce, Feminism, Colonialism/Postcolonialism/European Joyce Studies  (1998): 81-101.

Work in Progress

  1. R. Khanna. Book: Asylum: The Concept and the Practice. 2009.
  2. R. Khanna. Book: Technologies of Unbelonging. 2009.


  1. Khanna, R. "Participant in MLA Radio Program “What’s the Word?” on Gillo Pontecorvo’s Battle of Algiers." . 2006.
  2. Khanna, R. "“From Exile to Asylum” Audio section of Bloomsday 100 created by The James Joyce Center, Bloomsday 100, and Hyperfecto CD-Rom 2005." . 2005.