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Ania Loomba

Catherine Bryson Professor of English

Fisher-Bennett Hall 242

Office Hours

spring 2015

Office Hours. M W  3.30-4.30 (email for appointment if you have a conflict)

Tues 3.30-4.30 (only for students in my graduate seminar)

Ania Loomba received her BA (Hons.), M. A., and M. Phil. degrees from the University of Delhi, India, and her Ph. D. from the University of Sussex, UK. She researches and teaches early modern literature, histories of race and colonialism, postcolonial studies, feminist theory, and contemporary Indian literature and culture. She currently holds the Catherine Bryson Chair in the English department. She is also faculty in Comparative Literature, South Asian Studies, and Women's Studies, and her courses are regularly cross-listed with these programs.

Her writings include Gender, Race, Renaissance Drama (Manchester University Press; 1989; Oxford University Press, 1992) Colonialism/ Postcolonialism (Routledge, 1998; second edition, 2005; third edition 2015;  Italian, Turkish, Japanese, Swedish and Indonesian editions) and Shakespeare, Race, and Colonialism (Oxford University Press, 2002). She has co-edited Post-colonial Shakespeares (Routledge, 1998); Postcolonial Studies and Beyond (Duke University Press, 2005),  Race in Early Modern England: A Documentary Companion (Palgrave, 2007) and South Asian Feminisms (co-edited with Ritty A. Lukose, Duke University Press, 2012) []. She is series editor (with David Johnson of the Open University, UK) of Postcolonial Literary Studies (Edinburgh University Press). She has also produced a critical edition of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra (Norton, 2011) []

Her latest publications include  a collection of essays Rethinking Feminism in Early Modern Studies: Gender, Race and Sexuality (co-edited with Melissa Sanchez, forthcoming in April 2016); essays on early modern global contact, on caste in India, on race and comparison,  

She is currently working on tlives and writings of left-wing Indian women from the 1930s to 1960s. 


Courses Taught

fall 2015

ENGL 103.401 Narrative Across Cultures  

spring 2015

ENGL 294.401 Global Feminisms  

fall 2014

ENGL 103.402 Narrative Across Cultures  

fall 2013

ENGL 103.402 Narrative Across Cultures  

spring 2013

fall 2012

spring 2012

ENGL 101.401 Shakespeare and Film  
ENGL 800.301 Pedagogy  

fall 2011

ENGL 395.401 Theater and the World  

spring 2011

ENGL 093.401 Postcolonial Literature  
ENGL 231.301 Renaissance Drama  

fall 2010

ENGL 769.401 Postcolonial Feminisms  

spring 2009

ENGL 101.001 Shakespeare  
ENGL 800.301 Pedagogy  

fall 2008

ENGL 016.402 Literature and Empire  

spring 2008

ENGL 800.301 Pedagogy  

fall 2007

ENGL 231.301 Shakespeare and Empire  

spring 2006

fall 2005

spring 2005

ENGL 231.301 Shakespeare and Empire  
ENGL 595.401 The Question of Empire  

spring 2004

ENGL 293.401 Engendering the Nation  

fall 2003

spring 2003

ENGL 293.301 Engendering the Nation  

Doctoral Dissertation Advisees


Ashley L. Cohen "'The Global Indies: Reading the Imaginative Geography of British Empire, 1763-1871.'"


Poulomi Saha ""Revolutionary Desires: Gender and National Attachment in Colonial and Postcolonial Bengal""


Stephanie Elsky "Time Out of Mind: The Poetics of Custom and Common Law in Early Modern England"