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Luca Raimondi is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow in King’s English department and at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He received his PhD in Comparative and Postcolonial Literature from the University of Bologna and an MRes in Contemporary India from King’s College London. He was a Visiting Research Fellow at Brown University and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa, University of the Witwatersrand. He has taught contemporary and postcolonial literature, as well as English linguistics.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Postcolonial literatures in English, especially relating to South Asia
  • Literary and cultural geographies of the Indian Ocean
  • Afro-Asian print cultures of the early decolonisation period
  • Literature and space
  • Theory and history of the novel

Selected publications

  • ‘English Words in the English World: Integrating World Englishes in the Linguistics Classroom’, in Teaching English Language Variation in the Global Classroom, ed. M. D. Devereaux and C. C. Palmer (New York: Routledge, 2021), 3-12.
  • ‘Land, River, Sea: The Articulated Space of the Indian Ocean in Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy’, in Amitav Ghosh’s Culture Chromosome: Anthropology, Epistemology, Ethics, Space, ed. Asis De and Alessandro Vescovi (Leiden: Brill, 2021), 303-318.
  • ‘«The overarching form»: la trilogia dell’Ibis (2008-2015) tra romanzo e storiografia’, Nuova Corrente, 167 (2021): 49-69.
  • ‘Literary geographies in virtual space: the multiple lives of a creole veranda’, Literary Geographies, 6.2 (2020): 178-184.
  • ‘Black Jungle, Beautiful Forest: A Postcolonial Green Geocriticism of the Indian Sundarbans’, in Ecocriticism and Geocriticism: Overlapping Territories in Environmental and Spatial Literary Studies, ed. Robert T. Tally Jr and Christine M. Battista (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), 113-134.