Dr Ruvani Ranasinha
Reader in Postcolonial Literature
Tel +44 (0)20 7848 1684
Address Department of English
King's College London
Room 7.29 Virginia Woolf Building
London WC2B 6LE
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Research Interests and PhD supervision
- Postcolonial literature and theory
- post-1945 and contemporary fiction
- immigration and gender studies
- the history of the book.
I specialise in postcolonial literature and theory, especially relating to South Asia and the South Asian diaspora. My research interests are in post-1945 and contemporary fiction and film, particularly as they relate to gender, immigration, globalisation and the cultural representation of Muslim identity in the West. I would be happy to supervise research students in any of these areas. I am interested in the intersection between postcolonial literature and book history, explored in my second monograph South Asian Writers in Twentieth Century Britain: Culture in Translation, a historical account of the publication, editing and critical reception of twentieth-century South Asian diasporic writing based on original archival research, from a range of publishing houses. I am currently working on a book on Contemporary South Asian Women’s Writing.
I welcomes applications for PhD topics related to any of my research interests.
For more details, please see my full research profile.
- Ruvani Ranasinha (2011) 'Fundamental Fictions: Gender, Power and Islam in British Asian Diasporic Formations', in Thinking Through Islamophobia: Global Perspectives pp. ?-? [Chapter]
- Ruvani Ranasinha (2010) 'South Asian Broadcasters and the BBC: talking to India (1941-1943)' Journal of South Asian Diaspora, 2 (1), pp. 57-71. [Article in print Journal]
- Ruvani Ranasinha (2010) The City in Contemporary World Fiction (The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-century Fiction, vol. 3: World Fiction)[Encyclopedia Entry (Print)]
- Ruvani Ranasinha (2009) 'Changes in the Canon: After Windrush', in The Post-War British Literature Handbook pp. 177-191 [Chapter]
For a complete list of publications, please see my full research profile
MA 1850-1950 option Contemporary South Asian Women’s Writing and Contemporary Authors: Salman Rushdie and Hanif Kureishi