Visiting Scholar (South Asia Diaspora International Researchers’ Network)

Dr Maryam Mirza is a  visiting researcher at SADIRN and Monash Asia Institute from 20 February to 25 March. She will be at Clayton campus, 20 Chancellors Walk, Room W711. Please contact A/Prof Chandani Lokuge, Director SADIRN on 03 9905 2136 for further information

Maryam Mirza received her PhD in English Studies from Aix-Marseille University, France and is currently a BeIPD-COFUND Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Liege, Belgium. She is the author of a monograph entitled Intimate Class Acts: Friendship and Desire in Indian and Pakistani Women’s Fiction (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016), and her articles have appeared in journals such as The Journal of Commonwealth Literature and Gender, Place & Culture

Project description:

As a visiting researcher at the South Asian Diaspora International Researchers’ Network (SADIRN) and Monash Asia Institute from 20 February 2017 to 25 March 2017, Dr Maryam Mirza will carry out research on South Asian-Australian fiction by women writers (notably Chandani Lokuge, Chitra Fernando and Michelle de Kretser), and will participate in the activities of the South Asian Diaspora International Researchers’ Network. Her research will focus on the literary depiction of the work/class identities of South Asian women in the diaspora. She will also deliver a talk that draws on her recently published monograph. The talk is entitled ‘Marginality, Consent and Desire in the Anglophone novel by Indian Women Writers’.

Dr Mirza will give a talk at SADIRN seminar series, on Wed 22 March 2017, 12.30pm-2.00pm at Japanese Studies Centre, Monash University, Clayton Campus. The title of paper is “Marginality, Consent and Desire in the Anglophone novel by Indian Women Writers”