Duke University Linguistics Program

    Srinivas Aravamudan
  • Srinivas Aravamudan

  • Professor
  • English
  • 325 Allen Building
  • Campus Box 90015
  • Phone: (919) 684-2640
  • Office Hours: Fall 2014
    By Appointment only
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  • Specialties

    • British Literature
    • Eighteenth Century Literature
    • Postcolonial Literature
    • Critical Theory
    • Modern to Contemporary
    • Novels
  • Research Summary

    British Literature; Critical Theory; Postcolonial Literature
  • Research Description

    Srinivas Aravamudan gained his PhD at Cornell University and has taught at the University of Utah, and at the University of Washington. He joined the Duke English Department in the Fall of 2000. He specializes in eighteenth century British and French literature and in postcolonial literature and theory. He is the author of essays in Diacritics, ELH, Social Text, Novel, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Anthropological Forum, South Atlantic Quarterly and other venues. His study, Tropicopolitans: Colonialism and Agency, 1688-1804 (1999, Duke University Press) won the outstanding first book prize of the Modern Language Association in 2000. He has also edited Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation: Writings of the British Romantic Period: Volume VI Fiction (1999, Pickering and Chatto). His book, Guru English: South Asian Religion in A Cosmopolitan Language was published by Princeton University Press in January 2006, and republished by Penguin India in 2007. A new book-length study, on the eighteenth-century French and British oriental tale, Enlightenment Orientalism: Resisting the Rise of the Novel, has just been published by the University of Chicago Press (2012); another on sovereignty and anachronism is forthcoming. His edition of William Earle's antislavery romance, entitled Obi: or, The History of Three-Fingered Jack appeared in 2005 with Broadview Press.
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • Cornell University,
      • 1991
      • MA,
      • Cornell University,
      • 1988
      • MA,
      • Purdue University,
      • 1986
      • BA,
      • Loyola College, Madras University,
      • 1984
  • Selected Publications

      • Enlightenment Orientalism: Resisting the Rise of the Novel.
      • University of Chicago Press,
      • 2012.
      • Tropicopolitans: Colonialism and Agency, 1688-1804.
      • Duke UP,
      • 1999.
      • Guru English: South Asian Religion in a Cosmopolitan Language.
      • Princeton UP,
      • January, 2006.
      • (Republished by Penguin India, Fall 2007).
      • "William Earle's Obi or the History of Three-Fingered Jack."
      • Broadview Literary Texts,
      • July, 2005.
      • "Hobbes and America."
      • The Postcolonial Enlightenment.
      • Ed. Daniel Carey and Lynn Festa.
      • Oxford University Press,
      • Spring, 2009.
      • 37-70.
      • "The Adventure Chronotope and the Oriental Xenotrope: Galland, Sheridan, and Joyce Domesticate The Arabian Nights."
      • The Arabian Nights After Three Hundred Years.
      • Ed. Felicity Nussbaum and Saree Makdisi.
      • Oxford University Press,
      • Winter, 2008.
      • "East and West Indies: Comparative Misapprehensions."
      • Anthropological Forum
      • 16
      • .3
      • (November, 2006)
      • :
      • 291-309.
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  • PhD Students

    • Hillary C Eklund
      • 2004 - present
      • Status: PostQual
    • Jayoung Min
      • 2004 - present
    • Bill Knight
      • 2004 - present
    • Pramod Mishra
      • 2003
      • Status: Graduated
    • Mandakini Dubey
      • 2003
      • Status: Graduated
    • Tedra Osell
      • 2003
      • Status: Graduated
    • Anne Gulick
      • 2003 - present
      • Status: PostQual
    • Khaled Mattawa
      • 2003 - present
    • Julie Kim
      • 2001 - present
      • Status: PostPrelim
    • Yi-Ting Wang
      • 2002-present