Ranjana Khanna

Professor of English

External address: 
304D Allen Bldg, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Duke Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
(919) 668-2548

Overview

Ranjana Khanna is Professor of English, Women's Studies, and the Literature Program at Duke University. She works on Anglo- and Francophone Postcolonial theory and literature, and Film, Psychoanalysis, and Feminist theory. She has published widely on transnational feminism, psychoanalysis, and postcolonial and feminist theory, literature, and film. She is the author of Dark Continents: Psychoanalysis and Colonialism (Duke University Press, 2003) and Algeria Cuts: Women and Representation 1830 to the present (Stanford University Press, 2008.) She has published in journals like Differences, Signs, Third Text, Diacritics, Screen, Art History, positions, SAQ, Feminist Theory, and Public Culture. Her current book manuscripts in progress are called: Asylum: The Concept and the Practice and Technologies of Unbelonging.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of York 1993

  • B.A., University of York 1988

Promoting International Perspectives at the Feminist Theory Workshop awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2010

Khanna, R. "The stranger at the gate: An interview." Against Life. January 1, 2016. 257-267.

Khanna, R. "Hope, Demand and the Perpetual." Unconscious Dominions: Psychoanalysis, Colonial Trauma, and Global Sovereignties. Duke University Press, 2010.

Khanna, R. "Isaac Julien: Paradise Omeros." Gerst Foundation Catalogue. 2010.

Khanna, R. "Psychoanalysis before 1966." Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literary Theory. 2010.

Khanna, R. "The Age of Asylum: Mona Hatoum." Communities of Sense. Ed. J Mansoor. Duke University Press, 2009.

Khanna, R. "Fabric, Skin, Honte-ologie." Shame and the Visual Arts. Routledge, 2008.

Khanna, R, and Aravamudan, S. "Interview with Fredric Jameson." ed. Ian Buchanan, Fredric Jameson, Jameson on Jameson: Conversations on Cultural Marxism. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007, 2007. 203-240.

Khanna, R. "Frames, Contexts, Community, Justice." Meaning, Frame, and Metaphor. Ed. J Goggim and M Burke. University of Amsterdam Press, March 2003. 149-171.

Khanna, R, Burton, B, Ibryamova, N, Mazurana, DE, and Mendoza, SL. "Cartographies of Scholarship: The Ends of Nation-States, International Studies, and the Cold War." Encompassing Gender: Integrating International Studies and Women’s Studies. Ed. MM Lay, J Monk, and DS Rosenfelt. The Feminist Press, 2002. 21-45.

Khanna, R. "The Experience of Evidence: Language, Law and the Mockery of Justice." Algeria in and Out of French. Ed. A Berger. Cornell UP, January 2001.

Pages

Khanna, R. "On the Name, Ideation, and Sexual Difference." differences 27.2 (September 2016): 62-78. Full Text

Khanna, R. "Fabric, skin, honte-ologie." (January 1, 2014): 159-179. (Chapter) Full Text

Khanna, R. "The Lumpenproletariat, the Subaltern, the Mental Asylum." SOUTH ATLANTIC QUARTERLY 112.1 (2013): 129-143. Full Text

Khanna, R. "Touching, unbelonging, and the absence of affect." FEMINIST THEORY 13.2 (August 2012): 213-232. Full Text

Khanna, R. "Hope, Demand and the Perpetual." (2010). (Academic Article)

Khanna, R. "Unbelonging: In Motion." DIFFERENCES-A JOURNAL OF FEMINIST CULTURAL STUDIES 21.1 (2010): 109-123. Full Text

Khanna, R. "Disposability." DIFFERENCES-A JOURNAL OF FEMINIST CULTURAL STUDIES 20.1 (2009): 181-198. Full Text

"The Age of Asylum: Mona Hatoum." Ed. J Mansoor. (2009). (Academic Article)

Khanna, R. "Indignity (Hannah Arendt)." POSITIONS-EAST ASIA CULTURES CRITIQUE 16.1 (2008): 39-77. Full Text

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