Dr Neelam Srivastava
Reader in Postcolonial and Comparative Literature
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Lecturer in Commonwealth Literature and Literary Theory, University of Cambridge
Postcolonial Studies Association
IIAS (International Institute of Asian Studies)
Indian/South Asian literature in English, theories and narratives of violence, anti-colonial and postcolonial cinema, Italian colonialism, postcolonial literature, and postcolonial theory.Current Work
I am currently completing a book, Decolonizing Europe: Italian Colonialism and Resistances to Empire, 1930-1970, contracted to Palgrave's Cambridge Series in Colonial and Postcolonial Histories. My book, a cultural history of Italian colonialism, examines the public discourses and perceptions arising from specific moments of colonial/anti-colonial engagement: the invasion of Ethiopia by Mussolini in 1935, discourses surrounding Italian trusteeship in Somalia, and intellectuals' reactions to the Algerian war of 1954-62. A key focus of my project is the complex relationship between the development of European Marxism and anti-colonial movements.
Areas of supervision: colonial/postcolonial studies and Italy, postcolonial South Asian/Indian literature, anti-colonial/postcolonial cinema.
I am currently supervising the following PhD projects:Marco Medugno, "Writing Diasporic Identities: Somali Voices in Postcolonial Literature"
Aishwarya Subramanian, "British Children's Literature and the End of Empire"
Co-founder of The Postcolonial Print Cultures International Research Network, a collaborative project between Newcastle and New York University: https://wp.nyu.edu/postcolonialpc/
Visiting Scholar, Brown University, 2016
Associate Editor, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies
Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship, "Decolonizing Europe: Italian Colonialism and Resistances to Empire", 2012-2013. Value of award: £41,000.
Principal Investigator: international research network funded by Leverhulme Trust, on "Postcolonial Translation: The Case of South Asia". Value of award: £65,072. Length of project: 2008-2011.
Grant from the Faculty Research Fund of £2,945 to develop my project on "A Postcolonial Europe?Towards a History of Anti-colonialism in Europe".
British Academy overseas conference grant of £700 to present a paper at the annual conference of the American Comparative Literature Association in Puebla, Mexico (April 2007).
Fictions of Migration, Stage 2 module
Writing the Postcolonial Nation: Literature from the Indian Subcontinent, Stage 3 module
Literary Geographies, MA in English Literature
- Ciocca R, Srivastava N, ed. Indian Literature and the World: Multilingualism, Translation and the Public Sphere. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
- Srivastava N. A Multiple Addressivity: Indian Subaltern Autobiographies and the Role of Translation. In: Rossella Ciocca and Neelam Srivastava, ed. Indian Literature and the World: Multilingualism, Translation and the Public Sphere. London, UK: Palgrace, 2017, pp.105-134.
- Srivastava N. Translating Resistance: Fanon and Radical Italy, 1960-1970. In: Kathryn Batchelor and Sue-Ann Harding, ed. Translation and Liberation: Frantz Fanon Across Continents and Languages. London, UK: Routledge, 2017.
- Srivastava N. Minor Literature and the South Asian Short Story. In: Alex Tickell, ed. South-Asian Fiction in English: Contemporary Transformations. London: Palgrave, 2016, pp.253-271.
- Srivastava N. Le Fanon italien: révélation d’une histoire éditoriale enfouie. In: Jean Khalfa and Robert Young, ed. Frantz Fanon, Écrits sur l’aliénation et la liberté, Oeuvres II. Paris: La Découverte, 2015, pp.565-583.
- Srivastava N. Frantz Fanon in Italy: Or, Historicizing Fanon. Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 2015, 17(3), 309-328.
- McLaughlan R, Srivastava N. Colonial Discourse and Postcolonial Theory. Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory 2014, 22(1), 240-270.
- Bhattacharya B, Srivastava N. Who Owns Gramsci? Response to Timothy Brennan. Postcolonial Studies 2013, 16(1), 79-86.
- Srivastava N. Riots and Realism: The Secularization of Urban Space in Fiction by Rudyard Kipling and Vikram Seth. Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings 2013, 13(2).
- Orsini F, Srivastava N. Translation and the Postcolonial: Multiple Geographies, Multi-Lingual Contexts. Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 2013, 15(3), 323-331.
- Srivastava N, Bhattacharya B, ed. The Postcolonial Gramsci. New York and London: Routledge, 2012.
- Srivastava N. Reading after Terror: The Reluctant Fundamentalist and First-World Allegory. In: Benwell, B., Procter, J., Robinson, G, ed. Postcolonial Audiences: Readers, Viewers, and Reception. Abingdon: Routledge, 2012, pp.171-183.
- Srivastava N. Secularism in the Postcolonial Indian Novel: National and Cosmopolitan Narratives in English. London: Routledge, 2007.
- Srivastava N. Reading Fury as an Imperial Fiction. In: Ghosh, R, ed. Romancing Theory, Riding Interpretation: (In)fusion Approach, Salman Rushdie. New York: Peter Lang, 2012, pp.199-212.
- Srivastava N. Anthologizing the Nation: Literature Anthologies and the Idea of India. Journal of Postcolonial Writing 2010, 46(2), 151-163.
- Srivastava N. Towards a Critique of Colonial Violence: Fanon, Gandhi and the Restoration of Agency. Journal of Postcolonial Writing 2010, 46(3-4), 303-319.
- Srivastava N, O'Leary A. "Violence and the Wretched: The Cinema of Gillo Pontecorvo". The Italianist 2009, 29(2), 249-264.
- Srivastava N. Bollywood as National(ist) Cinema: Violence, Patriotism and the National-Popular in Rang de Basanti. Third Text 2009, 23(6), 703-716.
- Srivastava N. "Postcolonial Translation: The Case of South Asia". Anglistica: An Interdisciplinary Journal 2008, 12(2), 63-75.
- Srivastava N. Decolonizing the Self: Gandhian Non-Violence and Fanonian Violence as Comparative “Ethics of Resistance” in Kanthapura and The Battle of Algiers. In: Shackleton, M, ed. Diasporic Theory and Literature: Where Now?. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008, pp.86-103.
- Srivastava, N. “Pidgin English or Pigeon Indian?” Babus and Babuisms in colonial and postcolonial fiction. Journal of Postcolonial Writing 2007, 43(1), 55-64.
- Srivastava N. Anti-colonialism and the Italian Left: Resistances to the Fascist Invasion of Ethiopia. Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 2006, 8(3), 413-429.
- Srivastava N, De Donno F. Colonial and postcolonial Italy. Interventions 2006, 8(3), 371-379.
- Srivastava N. Anti-colonial violence and the 'dictatorship of the truth' in the films of Gillo Pontecorvo, an interview. Interventions 2005, 7(1), 97-106.
- Srivastava N. Interview with the Italian Film Director Gillo Pontecorvo. Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 2005, 7(1), 106-117.
- Srivastava N. Languages of the nation in Salman Rushdie's 'Midnight's Children' and Vikram Seth's A 'Suitable Boy'. ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 2005, 36(1-2), 207-231.
- Srivastava N. Secularism in Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy. In: GJV Prasad, ed. Vikram Seth: An Anthology of Recent Criticism. Delhi: Pencraft International, 2004, pp.87-106.
- Srivastava N. Fictions of Nationhood in Amitav Ghosh's 'The Shadow Lines'. In: Bose, B, ed. Amitav Ghosh: Critical Perspectives. New Delhi, India: Pencraft International, 2003.
- Srivastava N. "The Invention of India in Vikram Seth's 'A Suitable Boy'. International Institute of Asian Studies Newsletter 2003, (32), 21.
- Srivastava N. "The Multi-Lingual Context of Indian Fiction in English". Anglistica, special issue on Texts in Transit 2001, 5(1), 105-123.
- Srivastava N. Amitav Ghosh’s Ethnographic Fictions: Intertextual Links between In An Antique Land and His Doctoral Thesis. The Journal of Commonwealth Literature 2001, 36(2), 45-64.