20th & 21st Century Colloquium and South Asian Studies: Priya Joshi, “A Book History of the Novel”

Event time: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 4:30pm
LUCE 202 See map
Event description: 

The 20th & 21st Century Colloquium and the South Asian Studies Council welcome Priya Joshi of Temple University to present a talk “The Book History of the Novel.”

Priya Joshi, Professor of English at Temple University, is a book historian and scholar of narrative who studies the social work of popular forms  from the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries.  Joshi is writing a monograph on what Orwell called good bad books that rethinks the theory of the novel using anti-literary forms produced outside the metropolis.  She is the author of In Another Country:  Colonialism, Culture, and the English Novel in India (Columbia 2002; winner of the MLA First Book Prize, the Sonya Rudikoff Prize, among others) and Bollywood’s India:  A Public Fantasy (Columbia 2015); and editor of The 1970s and its Legacies in India’s Cinemas (Routledge 2014). 

This event is made possible by the support of the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund at Yale University.