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Banerjee, Sukanya

Associate Professor

Educational Degrees:

PhD, English, University of California-Riverside, 2001
MA, English, University of Delaware, 1997
BA, English, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, 1994

Areas of Research and Teaching:

Victorian Literature and Culture
Postcolonial Studies
Gender Studies
South Asia
Transnationalism and Diaspora
Anglophone Literatures

Selected Publications:

Banerjee, Sukanya. “'Drama, Ecology, and the Ground of Empire: The Play of Indigo'.” Ecological Form: System and Aesthetics in the Age of Empire. Ed. Hensley, Nathan, and Steer, Philip. Fordham University Press, .
Banerjee, Sukanya. ““The Victorians: Empire and the East”.” Orientalism and Literature. Ed. Nash, Geoffrey. Cambridge University Press, .
Banerjee, Sukanya. “'Marriage, Modernity, and the Transimperial'.” Replotting Marriage in Nineteenth- Century British Literature. Ed. Jill Galvan and Elsie Michie. (2018).
Banerjee, Sukanya. “'Transimperial'.” Victorian Literature and Culture 46.3/4 (2018): 917-24.
Banerjee, Sukanya. ““Who, or What, is Victorian?: Ecology, Indigo, and the Transimperial”.” Victorian Studies 58.2 (2016): 223-33.
Banerjee, Sukanya. “Colonial and Postcolonial Literature.” Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature.. Wiley-Blackwell, (2015): 15 pp.
Banerjee, Sukanya. New Routes for Diaspora Studies. Ed. Banerjee, Sukanya, McGuinness, Aims, and McKay, Steve. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012.
Banerjee, Sukanya. “Routing Diasporas in the Twenty First Century.” Routing Diasporas.. Indiana University Press, (2012): 1-22.
Banerjee, Sukanya. Becoming Imperial Citizens: Indians in the Late-Victorian Empire. Durham: Duke University Press, 2010: Sonya Rudikoff Prize awarded by NVSA for Best First Book in Victorian Studies, 2012.
Banerjee, Sukanya. “Empire, Nation, and the Professional Citizen: Reading Cornelia Sorabji’s India Calling.” Prose Studies 28. (2006): 291-317.
Banerjee, Sukanya. “Empire, the Indian Diaspora, and the Place of the Universal.” Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies 15.1 (2006): 147-166. Published in May 2010.
Banerjee, Sukanya. “Political Economy, the Gothic, and the Question of Imperial Citizenship.” Victorian Studies 47. (2005): 260-71.
Banerjee, Sukanya, and Chatterji, Angana, et al. “Gender, Violence, and Community in South Asia in the Postcolonial Contemporary Present.” Cultural Dynamics 16. (2004): 125-39.
Banerjee, Sukanya. “Lady Mary Montagu and the Boundaries of 'Europe'.” Gender, Genre, and Travel.. Ed. Siegel, Kristie. Peter Lang, (2004): 31-54.