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Professor Radhika Mohanram

BA, MA English Literature (Madras), MA and PhD American Literature (Arizona)

Professor, English and Critical and Cultural Theory

School of English, Communication and Philosophy

Email:
mohanramr1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6151
Location:
1.30, John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

My research is focussed in the areas of English Literature and Critical and Cultural Theory.

My first job was in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies and the Department of English in The University of Waikato, New Zealand. I have worked in Cardiff University since September 2000.

Visiting Appointments at the University of Venice, Italy, University of Nantes, France, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Journal Editorial Positions

  • Editor, Social Semiotics (2001-current)
  • Coeditor of SPAN (Journal of the South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies), 1994-1999. (Issues 38-49)
  • Editorial Board, New Literatures Review. (2003-current)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Postcolonial Writing (2005-current)

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  • Mohanram, R. and Crane, R. J. 2002. Introduction. In: Crane, R. J. ed. Love Beseiged: A Romance of the Defence of Lucknow by Charles E. Pearce.. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. ix-xxi.

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I teach the following modules at undergraduate level:

  • Reading Postcolonial Fiction
  • Fiction of the Indian Subcontinent
  • Critical Theory 3: Postcolonial Theory
  • Settler Identity: Fictions of OZ/NZ

and the following for postgraduates:

  • White
  • Postcolonial/Indigenous

I supervise two PhD students on topics such as Welsh Writing within the Framework of Whiteness and Women's Writing and the Discourse of Madness.

I am currently working on a book-length project on the Indian Partition.

Postgraduate students

I would welcome applications from potential PhD students whose research interests intersect with mine.  Currently my focus is on Trauma and Cultural Memory and the 1947 Indian partition.  I am also interested in supervising students who work on postcolonial studies.  Informal enquiries are also welcome.

Research interests

I am Principal Investigator of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Research Network, "Partitions: What are they good for?" (March 2013-Feb 2015). 

My research interests include postcolonial cultural studies, whiteness, gender and race, and South Asian Fiction.