English and Journalism

Shazia Rahman

Postcolonial theory; South Asian literature; Ecocriticism
PhD, English, University of Alberta (2002)

Email s-rahman@wiu.edu
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Shazia Rahman was born in Pakistan and raised in Canada.  In addition to the U.S., she has lived in Algeria, Libya, and Malta, always shuttling back and forth from these various locations to Pakistan.  In August 2002, she joined the WIU Department of English and Journalism.  Now she teaches courses on South Asian literature, postcolonial theory, and ecocriticism.  Her articles include the following:

* "Cosmopolitanism, internationalization and orientalism: Bharati Mukherjee's peritexts" in Journal of Postcolonial Writing 49.4 (September 2013): 405-418. 

* "Land, Water, and Food: Eco-cosmopolitan Feminist Praxis in Sabiha Sumar's Khamosh Pani" in Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture 5.2 (June 2011): 187-201. 

* "Karachi, Turtles, and the Materiality of Place: Pakistani Eco-cosmopolitanism in Uzma Aslam Khan's Trespassing" in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 18.2 (Spring 2011): 261-282.

* "Rachna Mara's Cosmopolitan (Yet Partial) Feminisms" in Ariel: A Review of International English Literature 38.2-3 (April-July 2007): 1-17, and

* "Orientalism, Deconstruction, and Relationality: Sara Suleri's Meatless Days" in LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory 15.4 (October-December 2004): 347-362.