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Geetha Ramanathan

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West Chester, PA 19383

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Geetha Ramanathan

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  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
  • A.M., University of Illinois
  • M.A., The University of Mumba


  • Women's Literature and Film
  • International Modernisms
  • Comparative Literature
  • World Literature

Selected Publications

Locating Gender in Modernism: The Outsider Female (Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature). New York: Routledge, 2012.

Approaches to Select Texts in World Literature. Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2011. Co-edited and co-authored with Chris Kwame Awuyah.

"New Modernities and the 'Third World.'" Special issue of CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 12.2 (2010). Co-edited with Valerian DeSousa and Jennifer E. Henton.

"Modernity in Márquez and Feminism in Ousmane." CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 12.2 (2010).

Feminist Auteurs: Reading Women's Films. London: Wallflower Press, 2006.

Sexual Politics and the Male Playwright: The Portrayal of Women in Ten Contemporary Plays. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1996.

Honors and Awards

Fulbright Distinguished Chair of Gender Studies at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria (2004-05).

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