Pavithra Narayanan's research analyzes categorical shifts taking place in the Indian political scene and in the realm of literature. Economic and social policies, civil liberties, class, gender, and globalization are central issues examined in her work. Interdisciplinary not only in content, but also in form, her research uses the medium of film alongside the written word to explore articulations of the term “postcolonial.”
|Course ID||Title||Meeting Time||Location||Semester||Syllabus|
|Engl 342||Documentary Film Theory & Production||Tuesdays 18-21||VMMC 103||Spring 2013|
|Engl 373||20th and 21st Century Global Literatures in English||Tu,Th 14.50-16.05||VLIB 261||Spring 2013|
- Postcolonial Literature and Theory
- Film Theory
- Documentary Film Production
- Cinema from the Indian States of Tamil Nadu and Kerala
- Political Economy
- Class, caste, and gender issues
- Social Justice
- Civil Liberties
2012. What are you reading? The World Market and Indian Literary Production. New Delhi, Routledge.
2000. India and Free Trade: A Closer Look at Bhopal. Documentary Film. Distributed by Indie-India. (Indie-India is a New York based organization promoting independent cinema from India).
“Facing North-East: Remembering Manipur, Manorama Unforgotten.” In post-production - (Preview). Producer, director, writer, and videographer for documentary on civil liberties, with a focus on the civil resistance by women in the State of Manipur.
Peer-reviewed Articles and Book Chapters
2013. “Transcending Boundaries: Mallika Sengupta on being a Woman and a Writer.” In Transnationalism and Resistance: Experience and Experiment in Women's Writing. Eds. Stephenie Young and Adele Parker. Rodopi Press, Amsterdam. 259-84.
2012. “Mapping Manipur.” In Countering Displacements: The Creativity and Resilience of Indigenous and Refugee-ed Peoples. Eds. Daniel Coleman, Erin Goheen, Wafaa Hasan, Agnes Kramer-Hamstra. U of Alberta Press, Edmonton: 115-50.
2010. “Speaking in Tongues: The Politics of Language in India.” Journal of the School of Language, Literature & Culture Studies (JSL): 7-22.
2010. “Economic Viability of Languages: An Interview with Nabaneeta Dev Sen.” Wasafiri 63: 4-8.
- 2000 - M.A. Mass Communication, Miami University, Oxford, OH.
- 1992 - Ph.D. English (Postcolonial Literature), Bharathidasan University, India.