University of Houston - Clear Lake
School of Human Sciences and Humanities

— Faculty Profile

Shreerekha Subramanian
Associate Professor of Humanities
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Email: subramanian@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Bldg. 2617
Phone: 281-283-3430

 

Mailing Address:
2700 Bay Area Blvd.
Campus Box 310
Houston, TX 77058

 

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Education
  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • B.A., English Literature and Creative Writing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

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Research Interests
  • Female Author and the Novel 18th – 20th Centuries
  • Introduction to Literary Theory
  • Modernism, Modernity, and Modernismo: Comparative Modernizations
  • Postmodernism in the Postcolonial Magical Realist Novel
  • Against Death of the Author: Structuralism, Poststructuralism, and Borderland Writing
  • Indian Women Writing the Self: Regional Indian Literatures in Translation
  • Master Novelists of the Anglophone Tradition
  • Third World Feminisms: Theory and Activist Traditions 
  • Diaspora and Transnational Studies
  • Violence and Twentieth Century World Literature

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Selected Publications
  • Subramanian, Shreerekha. Monograph titled, Women Writing Violence: The Novel and Radical Feminist Imaginaries, Sage International, Jan. 2013.
  • Subramanian, Shreerekha Pillai with Jane Chin Davidson, “Last Stop of the Academy: Teaching Gender in the Men’s Prison,” Politics and Culture Special Issue on Materialist Feminism, forthcoming.
  • Subramanian, Shreerekha Pillai (2011). “Diasporic Memories, Dissident Memoirist,” Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies, 3:2: Special Issue on Fawzia Afzal-Khan. 
  • Subramanian, Shreerekha Pillai (2011). “Malayalee Diaspora in the Age of Satellite Television,” M/C Journal (online): Special Issue on Diaspora.
  • Subramanian, Shreerekha (2011). “Whom Did You Lose First, Yourself or Me? The Feminine and the Mythic in Indian Cinema” in anthology, Myth and Violence in the Contemporary Female Text: New Cassandras, Eds. Sanja Bahun and V. G. Julie Rajan,             (England: Ashgate), 75-96.
  • Subramanian, Shreerekha (2010). Book review, “Untimely Bollywood: Globalization and India’s New Media Assemblage, Amit S. Rai” in journal, Studies in South Asian Film and Media, 2:1, 63-66.
  • Subramanian, Shreerekha (2008). “Specters of Public Massacre: Violence and the Collective in Toni Morrison’s Paradise,” in James Baldwin and Toni Morrison: Comparative, Critical and Theoretical Essays, Ed. Lovalerie King, (New York: Palgrave MacMillan), 153-165.
  • Subramanian, Shreerekha (2007). “Exiled at Home: Loss and Mourning in Caribbean Women’s Writing” in anthology, Ed. Joyce Harte., (Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing), 221-242.
  • Subramanian, Shreerekha et al, Ed. (2006). Anthology, Home and the World: South Asia in Transition (Cambridge Scholars Press, United Kingdom).  Compiled, edited and introduced a range of articles from various disciplines that touch upon issues of gender, nationalism, translation, untouchability that effect the body of work transforming work from and about South Asia.
  • Subramanian, Shreerekha (2005). “Blood, Memory, and Nation: Massacre and Mourning in Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones” in the anthology edited by Alexandra Isfahani Hammond, The Masters and the Slaves: Plantation Relations and Mestizaje in American Imaginaries (New Directions in Latino American Culture), (New York: Palgrave Macmillan), 149-161.
  • Editor of anthology, Home and the World: South Asia in Transition from Cambridge Scholars Press, United Kingdom, 2007.  Compiled, edited and introduced a range of articles from various disciplines that touch upon issues of gender, nationalism, translation, untouchability that effect the body of work transforming work from and about South Asia, 2006
  • Accepted for publication essay titled, “Specters of Public Massacre: Violence and the Collective in Toni Morrison’s Paradise,” in James Baldwin and Toni Morrison: Comparative, Critical and Theoretical Essays, Ed. Lovalerie King, forthcoming.
  • Published article titled, “Exiled at Home: Loss and Mourning in Caribbean Women’s Writing” in anthology, Ed. Joyce Harte., October 2007.
  • Published, “Blood, Memory, and Nation: Massacre and Mourning in Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones” in the anthology edited by Alexandra Isfahani Hammond, The Masters and the Slaves: Plantation Relations and Mestizaje in American Imaginaries (New Directions in Latino American Culture), Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

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Affiliations
  • American Comparative Literature Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • American Association of University Professors

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