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Ania Loomba

Catherine Bryson Professor of English

Fisher-Bennett Hall 242

Office Hours

spring 2015

 Office Hours. Wednesday 3-5

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; with 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), and Race in Early Modern England: A Documentary Companion (Palgrave, 2007). She is series editor (with David Johnson of the Open University, UK) of Postcolonial Literary Studies (Edinburgh University Press).

Her latest publications are a collection of essays South Asian Feminisms (co-edited with Ritty A. Lukose, Duke University Press, 2012) [] and a critical edition of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra (Norton, 2011) []

She is currently working on the lives of left-wing Indian women of the 1940s and 1950s, and co-editing (with Melissa Sanchez) Rethinking Feminism: Gender, Race and Sexuality in the Early Modern World. 


Courses Taught

fall 2015

spring 2015

ENGL 294.401 Global Feminisms

fall 2014

fall 2013

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 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