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Faculty Profile

Monika Rani Bhagat-Kennedy

English
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH
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BONDURANT HALL C 128
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-7439
Joined UM: August 18, 2016

Brief Bio

Monika Bhagat-Kennedy specializes in representations of nationalism and cultural belonging in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Indian literature. Her book manuscript-in-progress, Imagining Bharat: Romance, Heroism, and Hindu Nationalism in the Indian Novel, 1880-1930, examines how colonial Indian writers conceptualized and critiqued the emerging idea of India as the mythic Hindu space "Bharat," a widespread cultural imagining that endures among India's Hindu majority and the diaspora. Her research and teaching interests include postcolonial literature and theory, theory of the novel, nationalisms and nostalgias, contemporary South Asian diasporic literature and film, global literatures of protest and resistance, and British philosophies and literatures of empire. Articles and reviews have been published or are forthcoming in Verge: Studies in Global Asias, The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, and South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies.

Degrees

MA
English Language and Literature
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN/ ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN (2009)
PhD
English
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA/ PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA (2016)