Associate Professor
Department of
Lehigh University

(Last Updated: Fall 2009)

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Curriculum Vitae (updated August 2007)
My book
, "Literary Secularism
My Published Essays (updated Fall 2009).

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Lehigh English Department:


  • Fall 2009: Converts and Rebels: Religion in British Modernism
  • Fall 2009: Global English
  • Spring 2009: From West to East: Travel Writing and Globalization
  • Spring 2009: Texture in the Text (Grad Seminar)
  • Fall 2008: James Joyce and Modern Ireland
  • Spring 2008: Virginia Woolf and British Modernism (Graduate Seminar)
  • Spring 2007: Modernism


  • Fall 2008: Literary Theory and Anti-Theory (Graduate Seminar)


  • Spring 2008: Working With Texts (Introduction to the English Major)





  • Spring 2004: On Research Leave
  • Fall 2004: Graduate Seminar, Spirits of Modernity
  • "Introduction to the English Major" (Sophomore Required Course)


  • Fall 2003
    British Modernism


  • Spring 2003
    Black Atlantic Literature
    Caryl Phillips, Toni Morrison,
    Jamaica Kincaid, Edwidge Danticat, John Edgar Wideman, Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen


  • English 191 – Fall 2002
    South Asian Literature
    : Salman Rushdie, Bapsi Sidhwa, Mohsin Hamid, Amitav Ghosh, Arundhati Roy, Agha Shahid Ali…
  • English 449 – Fall 2002
    Writing, the Body, and the Other
    Mahashweta Devi, J.M. Coetzee, Jeannette Winterson, Virginia Woolf, H.D., Octavia Butler, Franz Kafka, Jorge Luis Borges, Rudyard Kipling, H.G. Wells…


  • English 11 -- Fall 2001
    Intro to the ‘Global’ Novel

    What is the relationship between globalization and literature? W.E.B. DuBois, Hanan al-Shaykh, Salman Rushdie,


  • English 126 – Spring 2002
    British Literature 1800-2000

    Romantics, Victorians, Moderns, and Postmoderns: Austen, Wells, Yeats, Shaw, Lawrence, Joyce, Auden, Orwell, Ishiguro…