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Misri, Deepti Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Misri's research focuses on the relation between gender, violence, and representation in literary and cultural discourse in South Asia. Her book, 'Beyond Partition: Gender, Violence and Representation in Postcolonial India' was published by the University of Illinois Press' 'Dissident Feminisms' series in 2014. It won the Eugene M Kayden Book Award for 2016. Her current research explores the cultural memorialization of the momentous historical events of the 1990s in Indian administered Kashmir.

keywords

  • South Asia studies, feminist studies, literary studies, cultural studies, violence

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • ENGL 3767 - Feminist Fictions
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Examines a series of literary texts to consider how writers across the world have used fiction to creatively stage and reimagine gender and sexuality. Attends to the formal and narrative techniques by which these texts call attention to the fictionality--and thereby the creative malleability--of gender itself. Some cinematic and performance texts will also be included. Same as WGST 3767.
  • WGST 2050 - Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Culture
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Explores diverse cultural forms such as film, popular fiction and non-fiction, music videos, public art, websites, blogs and zines which are shaped by, and in turn shape, popular understandings of gender at the intersections of race, class, ability, religion, nation and imperialism.
  • WGST 3100 - Feminist Theories
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Explores a variety of alternative systematic accounts of, and explanations for, gender inequities. Social norms of both masculinity and femininity are analyzed in relation to other axes of inequality such as class, sexuality, race/ethnicity, neocolonialism and the domination of nonhuman nature.
  • WGST 3767 - Feminist Fictions
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Examines a series of literary texts to consider how writers across the world have used fiction to creatively stage and reimagine gender and sexuality. Attends to the formal and narrative techniques by which these texts call attention to the fictionality, and thereby the creative malleability, of gender itself. Some cinematic and performance texts will also be included. Same as ENGL 3767.
  • WGST 6090 - Feminist Theories
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Explores how feminist theorists have understood gender and how it interrelates to our understandings of race, ethnicity, sexuality, embodiment and knowledge. Meets the requirements for the WGST certificate.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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