IIT Indore
Selected Publications
  • “Re-Mapping (Re-Imagining) the Postcolonial Canon- A Multilingual Argument” in Janet Wilson, Sarah Lawson and Christina Sandru edited Re-Routing the Postcolonial: New Ideas for a New Millenium. UK Routledge 2008.
  • Review of Violent Belongings: Partition, Gender and National Culture in Postcolonial India by Kavita Daiya. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 47:2 May 2011.
  • Editor, Creole Cosmopolitansims: Narratives of Migrant Postcoloniality. Peter Lang Publishing, New York Under contract.

Other Publications
  • Numerous articles, book reviews and cultural features in The Indian Express Newspapers, Ahemdabad, India. 1992-1993.
  • Articles written and published for The Nehru Foundation for Development, Ahemdabad, India.

Selected Conference Presentations
  • Plenary Speaker “International Conference on Democracy, Literature and Postcolonialism”, RKSD College, Kurukshetra University, Haryana, India. March 21-23, 2012.
  • Panel Organizer and Presenter at the Biennial conference of the Postcolonial Studies Association (PSA), UK at University of Birmingham, July 7-9 2011. Paper title: “Rethinking the Postcolonial Subaltern: Arundhati Roy’s God of Small Things and O V Vijayan’s The Legends of Khasak.
  • Seminar Organiser at the ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) annual conference in Vancouver, BC. Seminar Topic: “Intersection of World Literature and Translation Theory: Do we need a postcolonial vocabulary?” April 1-4, 2011.
  • “Mahashweta Devi’sImaginary Maps and the need for new approaches to Translation Theory” Workshop on Postcolonial Translation: The case for South Asia, Sponsored by the Leverhume Trust, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, May 27-28, 2010.
  • “Hybridity and Globalization in Kiran Desai’s Inheritance of Loss” Contemporary Women's Writing: New Texts, Approaches, and Technologies, San Diego July 7-10, 2010.
  • “Local Cosmopolitanism: Comparing Kiran Desai’s Inheritance of Loss withLalithambikaAntherjanam’s (Trans: Gita Krishnankutty) Cast me Out if You Will. American Comparative Literatures Conference (ACLA), 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2010.
  • Delegate on Summer Workshop, Learning Liberty Philosophy Reading and Discussions, New Hampshire Institute of Politics (NHIOP), Saint Anselm College, August 2009.
  • “Re-Thinking Postcolonial Translation: New Challenges, New Theoretical Models” International Translation Conference, Melbourne, Australia July 4-8 2009.
  • “Re-Imagining Translation Theories for Indian literatures” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), Harvard University, April 26-28, 2009.
  • “Re-Mapping (Re-Imagining) the Postcolonial Canon- A Multilingual Argument”, Conference of World Literatures in English, University of Northampton, UK. July 2-5, 2007.
  • “Orality and Literacy: A chapter from an Indian Epic” Paper presented at The Mid Atlantic MLA (MMLA) conference, St. Louis, Missouri. November 2004.
  • “Translation Matters: Mahashweta Devi’s Hazaar Chaurasi ki Ma and Mother of 1084”. South Asian Literary Association (SALA) along the MLA conference in Philadelphia, December 2004.
  • Chaired conference session at the English Graduate Students Consortium Conference, The George Washington University, April 2005.
  • Panel Moderator at University Writing Program Conference, The Writing Department, The George Washington University, April 2006.
  • Invited to chair session at The Narrative Conference, March 2007, Georgetown University.
Dr. Nirmala Menon
Associate Professor

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