Publications of Srinivas Aravamudan


  1. S Aravamudan. An Edition of Hector MacNeill’s The Life and Travels of Charles Macpherson.  2012.
  2. S Aravamudan. Enlightenment Orientalism: Resisting the Rise of the Novel. manual. University of Chicago Press, 2012.
  3. S Aravamudan. Guru English: South Asian religion in a cosmopolitan language. scopus. Princeton University Press, 2006. 1-330 pp. (Republished by Penguin India, Fall 2007)
  4. S Aravamudan. Guru English: South Asian religion in a cosmopolitan language (digital edition). Princeton University Press, June, 2011.
  5. S Aravamudan. Sovereignty and Anachronism.  2010.
  6. S Aravamudan. Tropicopolitans: Colonialism and Agency, 1688-1804. manual. Duke University Press, May, 1999.


  1. Aravamudan, S. Slavery, Abolition, and Emancipation: Writings in the British Romantic Period. Literary Forms.Vol. 6,  Pickering and Chatto, May 1999.
  2. Aravamudan, S. Special issue on "War". 124.5October, 2009
  3. Aravamudan, S. William Earle’s Obi or the History of Three-Fingered Jack. 978-1551116693.Broadview Literary Texts,  Broadview Literary Texts, July, 2005

Essays/Articles/Chapters in Books

  1. S Aravamudan. "'The Unity of the Representer': Reading Leviathan against the Grain." South Atlantic Quarterly Ed. Alberto Moreiras. 104.4 (August, 2005): 631-653.
  2. S ARAVAMUDAN. "Being God’s Postman is No Fun, Yaar: Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses." DIACRITICS-A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY CRITICISM 19.2 (Summer, 1989): 3-20.  Reprinted in M.D. Fletcher, ed. Reading Rushdie, Atlanta: Rodopi, 1995
  3. S Aravamudan. "Carl Schmitt's 'The Nomos of the Earth:' Four Corollaries." South Atlantic Quarterly Ed. W Rasch. 104.2 (April, 2005): 227-236.
  4. S Aravamudan. "Deconstruction, Soma-significance and the Implicate Order: David Bohm and Jacques Derrida." manualThe Search for Meaning: The New Spirit in Science and Philosophy. Ed. P Pylkkanen. Crucible, (December, 1989): 238-56. 1989. 238-56.
  5. S Aravamudan. "Defoe, Commerce, Adventure, and Empire." scopusCambridge Companion to Daniel Defoe. Ed. J Richetti. Cambridge University Press, (2008): 45-63. 2008. 45-63.
  6. S Aravamudan. "East Indies and West Indies: Comparative misapprehensions." ANTHROPOLOGICAL FORUM 16.3 (November, 2006): 291-309.
  7. S Aravamudan. "East-West Fiction as World Literature: The Hayy Problem Reconfigured." Eighteenth-Century Studies 47.2 (2014): 195-231.
  8. S Aravamudan. "Equiano lite." scopusProject Muse 4. 9781572339262 (January, 2012): 25-31. 2012. 25-31.
  9. "Equiano Lite." Eighteenth-Century Studies 34.4 (2001): 615-19.
  10. S ARAVAMUDAN. "Fables of Censorship: Salman Rushdie, Satire, and Symbolic Violence." Western Humanities Review 49.4Unversity of Utah, (1995): 323-329.
  11. S Aravamudan. "Fables of Censorship: Salman Rushdie’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories." Western Humanities Review 49 (February, 2014): 323-39.
  12. S Aravamudan. "Fiction/Translation/Transnation: The Secret History of the Eighteenth-Century Novel." manualBlackwell’s The Eighteenth-Century Novel: Companion to Literature and Culture. Ed. P Backscheider and C Ingrassia.  (November, 2005): 48-74. 2005. 48-74.
  13. S Aravamudan. "Foreword." manualBlack Mirror/Espejo Negro. Ed. P Lasch. Duke University Press, (2010): 2-5. 2010. 2-5.
  14. BL Ra'ad, S Aravamudan, D Galef, S Jarvis and K Olson. "Gaza and Lebanon in the Special Issue on War." PMLA-PUBLICATIONS OF THE MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA 126.1 (January, 2011): 243-248.
  15. S Aravamudan. "Ground Zero, or the Implosion of Church and State." manualDissent from the Homeland: Essays on September 11. Ed. F Lentricchia and S Hauerwas. Duke University Press, (2003) 2003. 
  16. S Aravamudan. "Guru English." Social Text 19.1 (2001): 19-44.
  17. S Aravamudan. "Hobbes and America." manualThe Postcolonial Enlightenment. Ed. D Carey and L Festa. Oxford University Press, (Spring, 2009): 37-70. Spring, 2009. 37-70.
  18. S Aravamudan. "In the Wake of the Novel: The Oriental Tale as National Allegory." NOVEL-A FORUM ON FICTION 33.1 (1999): 5-31.
  19. S Aravamudan and R Khanna. "Interview with Srinivas Aravamudan and Ranjana Khanna." manualJameson on Jameson: Conversations on Cultural Marxism. Ed. I Buchanan. Duke University Press, (December, 2007): 203-240. 2007. 203-240.
  20. S Aravamudan. "Introduction: Perpetual War." PMLA Ed. D Taylor and S Aravamudan. 124.5 (October, 2009): 1505-1514.
  21. S Aravamudan. "Lady Mary Wortley Montagu in the Hammam: Masquerade, Womanliness, and Levantinization." ELH-ENGLISH LITERARY HISTORY 62.1 (Spring, 1995): 69-104.
  22. S Aravamudan. "On Peace and the International Humanities." manualRedrafting Perpetual Peace. Ed. R Braidotti and G Lambert.  (October, 2014) 2014. 
  23. S Aravamudan. "Orientalism." manualThe Oxford Encyclopaedia of British Literature. Ed. DS Kastan and N Armstrong.  (January, 2007) 2007. 
  24. S Aravamudan. "Postcolonial Affiliations: Ulysses and All About H. Hatterr." manualTransculturing Joyce. Ed. K Lawrence. Cambridge University Press, (December, 1998): 97-128. 1998. 97-128.
  25. S Aravamudan. "Progress Through Violence or Progress From Violence: Interpreting ambivalences of the Histoire des deux Indes." manualProgress and Violence in the Enlightenment. Ed. D Dawson and V Cossy. Champion, (2001) 2001. 
  26. S Aravamudan. "Refusing the Death of the Novel." NOVEL-A FORUM ON FICTION 44.1 (2011): 20-22.
  27. S Aravamudan. "Response: Exoticism beyond Cosmopolitanism?." EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY FICTION 25.1 (2012): 227-242.
  28. S Aravamudan. "Rogue States and Emergent Disciplines." manualStates of Emergency: The Object of American Studies. Ed. R Castronovo and S Gillman. University of North Carolina Press, (2009): 17-35. 2009. 17-35.
  29. S Aravamudan. "Slavery and the Culture of Taste." Modern Language Quarterly 76.3 (September, 2015): 408-411.
  30. S Aravamudan. "Sovereignty: Between Embodiment and Detranscendentalization." Texas International Law Journal 41.3 (Summer, 2006): 427-46.
  31. S Aravamudan. "Subjects/sovereigns/rogues." Eighteenth-Century Studies 40.3 (Spring, 2007): 457-65.
  32. S Aravamudan. "Talking about Lebanon and Gaza Reply." PMLA-PUBLICATIONS OF THE MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA 126.3 (May, 2011): 818-818.
  33. S Aravamudan. "Talking Jewels and Other Oriental Seductions." manualDiderot and European Culture. Ed. A Strugnell and F Ogee. 9Voltaire Foundation, (2006): 15-34. 2006. 15-34.
  34. S Aravamudan. "The (Teleo)Poiesis of Singularity." PMLA-PUBLICATIONS OF THE MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA 123.1 (January, 2008): 244-247.
  35. S Aravamudan. "The Adventure Chronotope and the Oriental Xenotrope: Galland, Sheridan, and Joyce Domesticate The Arabian Nights." manualThe Arabian Nights in Historical Context. Ed. F Nussbaum and S Makdisi. Oxford University Press, (Winter, 2008) Winter, 2008.
  36. S Aravamudan. "The Catachronism of Climate Change." diacritics 41.3 (2013): 6-30.
  37. S Aravamudan. "The Character of the University." BOUNDARY 2-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LITERATURE AND CULTURE 37.1 (Winter, 2010): 23-55.
  38. S Aravamudan. "The Colonial Logic of Late Romanticism." South Atlantic Quarterly Ed. I Baucom. 102.1 (January, 2003): 179-214.
  39. S Aravamudan. "The Return of Anachronism." Modern Language Quarterly 62.4 (December, 2001): 331-354.
  40. S Aravamudan. "The Teleopoiesis of Singularity (in forum on Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak's Influences Past, Present, and Future)." PMLA 123.1 (2008): 244-246.
  41. S ARAVAMUDAN. "Trop(icaliz)ing the Enlightenment: Raynal’s Histoire des deux Indes." DIACRITICS-A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY CRITICISM 23.3 (Fall, 1993): 48-68.  special edition on French colonialism
  42. S Aravamudan. "What is Not a Nation?." manualNew Direction in Cognitive Science. Finnish Artificial Intelligence Society, (Dec. 1995): 368-380. Dec. 1995. 368-380.
  43. S Aravamudan. "What Kind Of A Story Is This?." PMLA: Lead Essay to MLA Approaches to Teaching Oroonoko Modern Language Association, (2010)

Book Reviews

  1. S Aravamudan. A Review of Rajan Balachandra’s Under Western Eyes.  Modern Language Quarterly 62 (2001): 74-78.
  2. S Aravamudan. A Review of Rudi C. Bleys’s The Geography of Perversion: Male-to-Male Sexual Behavior Outside the West and the Ethnographic Imagination, 1750-1918.  Journal of Asian Studies 56.4 (Fall, 1997): 1044-47.
  3. S Aravamudan. A Review of Ruth Bernard Yeazell’s Harems of the Mind: Passages of Western Art and Literature.  Modern Language Quarterly (April, 2003): 130-135.
  4. S Aravamudan. A Review of Tzvetan Todorov’s The Morals of History.  Modern Language Quarterly 58.3 (Fall, 1997): 361-65.
  5. S Aravamudan. Art Criticism As A Multi-Sited Ethnography: A Review of Beth Fowkes Tobin’s Picturing Imperial Power.  Eighteenth-Century Theory and Interpretation 42.2 (Jan. 2001): 181-84.
  6. S Aravamudan. Garden Variety Queer Studies? Review of Jill Casid, Sowing Empire: Landscape and Colonization.  GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 13.2 (Summer, 2007): 409-12.
  7. S Aravamudan. Review of "Genius in Bondage": Literature of the Early Black Atlantic.  American Literature 75.2 (June, 2003): 427-429.
  8. S Aravamudan. Review of Jean and John Comaroff's Theory From the South: How EuroAmerica is Evolving Toward Africa.  Cultural Anthropology (2012).
  9. S Aravamudan. Review of Ros Ballaster, Fabulous Orients: Fictions of the East in England, 1662-1785.  Modern Language Quarterly 69.2 (Summer, 2008).
  10. S Aravamudan. Review of Simon Gikandi's Slavery and the Culture of Taste.  MLQ (2015).
  11. S Aravamudan. Review of Toby Miller's Blow Up The Humanities.  LA Review fo Books (2012).


  1. S. Aravamudan. "Three Hundred Years of the Arabian Nights." (2005). In CD-ROM audio, one of very few talks selected from 2004 Bloomsday Centennial Conference

Articles in a Collection

  1. S Aravamudan. "Three Hundred Years of the Arabian Nights." January, 2016.