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Professor Javed Majeed

Professor of English and Comparative Literature


Address Room S3.07 Strand Building
Department of English and Comparative Literature
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS

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From 1981 to 1984 Professor Javed Majeed read English Language and Literature at Magdalen College Oxford, in which he was awarded a First.  After completing his DPhil at Oxford, he went on to a Smuts Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge, and a Research Fellowship in English Literature at Churchill College Cambridge from 1988 to 1992.  The interdisciplinary combination of Area Studies with English Literature continues to inform his teaching and research. After teaching Comparative Literature and Urdu at SOAS, he moved to the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London, in 1999, where he became Professor of Postcolonial Studies in 2007.  He joined King’s College London as Professor of English and Comparative Literature in January 2012.

Areas of Interest
  • Colonial and postcolonial literatures in English
  • Intellectual and cultural history of British India and postcolonial South Asia
  • Religion, colonialism and postcolonialism
  • Urdu literature, especially poetry
  • Linguistic ideas, language and translation in colonial and postcolonial South Asia


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