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Dr. Maryam Mirza

Humboldt Postdoctoral Researcher

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PhD in English Studies, Aix-Marseille University.



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By appointment


Postdoctoral Project:

Representations of Activism, Resistance and Subversion in South Asian Anglophone Fiction by Women Writers

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp


 Research Interests

  • South Asian Anglophone Literature
  • Gender Studies
  • South Asian Australian Fiction
  • Economics and Literature


Summer Term 2018: South Asian Women’s Writing (MA 2)


Selected Publications


Intimate Class Acts: Friendship and Desire in Indian and Pakistani Women’s Fiction. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016.



 “Serving in the Indian diaspora: The transnational domestic servant in contemporary women’s fiction” Journal of Postcolonial Writing (Accepted for publication).


“The anxiety of being Australian: Modernity, consumerism and identity politics in Michelle de Kretser’s The Lost Dog.” The Journal of Commonwealth Literature (Online publication date: 11 February 2018).


 “The Individual and the Collective in Contemporary India: Manju Kapur’s Home and Custody.Indian Literature and the World: Multilingualism, Translation and the Public Sphere, edited by Rossella Ciocca and Neelam Srivastava. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 245–262.


  “Ambiguous Pakistani-Muslim Masculinities in the Diaspora: A Study of Nadeem Aslam’s Maps for Lost Lovers. South Asian Diaspora 2017, Vol. 9(2): 193–206.


 “‘An all-weather, all-terrain fighter’: Subaltern resistance, survival and death in Mohammed Hanif’s Our Lady of Alice Bhatti.The Journal of Commonwealth Literature 2015, Vol. 50(2): 150–163.


 “Men at Home, Men and Home in Two Anglophone Novels by Indian Women Writers.” Gender, Place and Culture 2015, Vol. 23(7): 1061–1070.


 “Intimacy across Caste and Class Boundaries in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things. Dalit Literatures in India, edited by Judith Misrahi-Barak and Abraham Joshi. New Delhi: Routledge, 2015. 277 –290.


 “Female Space and Its Discontents in Shashi Deshpande’s The Dark Holds No Terrors.” Perceiving and Representing Space in the English-Speaking World, edited by Claire Omhovère. Nancy: Presses universitaires de Nancy, 2011. 81–95.


 La traversée des frontières et la reconstruction de soi et de l’Autre dans Manhattan Music de Meena Alexander.Actes du Colloque: Parcours/Échanges et Recoupements Culturels. Cairo: Horizons, 2011. 448–455.


 “Female Relationships across Class Boundaries: A Study of Three Contemporary Novels by Women Writers from the Indian Sub-continent.” The Sri Lanka Journal of the Humanities 2010, Vol. XXXVI (1 & 2): 11–18.