Terrorism, Insurgency and Indian-English Literature, 1830-1947 (New York and London: Routledge, 2012) ISBN 978-0-415-87715-2
Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things (London: Routledge, 2007) ISBN 13: 978-0-415-35842-2 (hbk); 13: 978-0-415-35843-9 (pbk)
The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Vol. 10 The Novel in South and South-East Asia since 1945. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2018)
South-Asian Fiction in English: Contemporary Transformations (Houndmills: Palgrave, 2016) ISBN 978-1-137-40353-7 (hbk)
Alternative Indias: Writing, Nation and Communalism. Co-edited with Peter Morey (Amsterdam: Rodopi Cross/Cultures Series 82, 2005) ISBN 90-420-1927-1 (hbk)
Selections from ‘Bengaliana’ by Shoshee Chunder Dutt. Edited, with introduction and notes (Nottingham: Trent Editions, 2005) ISBN 1-84233-049-7
Journal of Postcolonial Writing. 64.5 (December 2010), ‘Beyond the Law: Postcolonial Writing, Legality and Legitimacy’
‘Interview with Manju Kapur’, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 51.3, (2015).pp. 340-50.
‘The 1990s: An increasingly postcolonial decade’ (with Elleke Boehmer) Journal of Postcolonial Literature (50th Anniversary issue) 50.3 (2015) pp. 315-52.
‘“The Perils of Certain English Prisoners”, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins and the Limits of Colonial Government’ Nineteenth-Century Literature 67.4 (2013) ISSN 08919356 pp.457-489
‘Cawnpore, Kipling and Charivari: 1857 and the Politics of Commemoration’. Literature and History. 82.2 (Autumn 2009) ISSN 0306-1973 pp. 1-19.
‘Kipling’s Famine-Romance: Masculinity, Gender and Colonial Biopolitics in “William the Conqueror”’. Journal of Postcolonial Writing. 45.3 (September 2009) ISSN 1744-9855. pp. 251-263
‘Kylas Chunder Dutt, “A Journal of Forty-Eight Hours of the Year 1945”’ [edited]. Wasafiri, 21.3 (November 2006) ISSN 0269-0055. pp. 15-20
‘Midnight’s Ancestors: Kylas Chunder Dutt and the Beginnings of Indian-English Fiction’. Wasafiri, 21.3 (November 2006) ISSN 0269-0055. pp. 10-14
‘Indian Writing in English: A Review Article of Literature and Criticism published in 2004’. The Year’s Work in English Studies, 85 (2006) [co-written with Claire Chambers]
‘Indian Writing in English: A Review Article of Literature and Criticism published in 2003’. The Year’s Work in English Studies, 84. (2005) ISSN 0084-4144.
‘Great Stories and Small Gods: Epic and Performance in The God of Small Things’. Moving Worlds, 5.2 (2005) ISSN 1474-4600. pp. 104-125
‘Writing the Nation’s Destiny: Indian Fiction in English before 1910’. Third World Quarterly, 26.3 (2005) ISSN 0143-6597. pp. 525-541
‘Cultural Negotiation and the Mapping of Colonial India’. The MHRA Yearbook of English Studies, 34 (2004) ISSN 0306-2473. pp. 18-30
‘Terrorism and the Informative Romance: Two Early South-Asian Novels in English’. Kunapipi 25.1 (2003) ISSN 0106-5734. pp. 73-82
‘The God of Small Things: Arundhati Roy’s Postcolonial Cosmopolitanism’. Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 38.1 (2003) ISSN 0021-9894. pp. 73-89
‘How Many Pakistans? Questions of Space and Identity in the Writing of Partition’. Ariel, 32.3 (2001) ISSN 0004-1372, pp. 155-179
‘Footprints on The Beach: Traces of Colonial Adventure in Narratives of Independent Tourism’. Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 4.1 (2001) ISSN 1368-8790. pp. 39-54
‘The Road Less Travelled: Pather Panchali in Translation’. Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 35.1 (2000) ISSN 0021-9894, pp. 147-62
‘Interview with Amitav Ghosh’ . Kunapipi, 19.3 (1997) ISSN 0106-5734. pp. 171-7 [with Neluka Silva]
‘Some Uses of History: Historiography, Politics and the Indian Novel in English’. In Ulka Anjaria (ed.) A History of the Indian Novel in English (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015) ISBN 978-1-107-07996-0. pp. 237-250
'Driving Pinky Madam and Murdering Mr Ashok: Social Justice and Domestic Service in Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger' in Pavan Kumar Malreddy et.al. eds Reworking Postcolonialism: Globalization, Labour and Rights. (Houndmills: Palgrave, 2015) ISBN 978-1-137-43592-7 pp. 150-64.
‘Scholarship-Terrorists at the Highgate Hostel: Krishnavarma, Savarkar and Anti-Colonial Violence in Edwardian London’ in South Asian Resistances in Britain 1858-1947 ed. Sumita Mukherjee and Rehana Ahmed (London: Continuum, 2012) ISBN 978-1-4411-1756-4. pp. 3-18.
‘Excavating the History of Terror: Thugs, Sovereignty and the Colonial Sublime’ in Terror and the Postcolonial, ed. Elleke Boehmer and Stephen Morton (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) ISBN 978-1-4051-9154-8, pp. 177-201
‘The God of Small Things: Arundhati Roy’s Postcolonial Cosmopolitanism’, reprinted in Arundhati Roy: Critical Perspectives, ed. Murari Prasad (New Delhi: Pencraft, 2006) ISBN 81-85753-76-8, pp. 59-76
‘Interview with Amitav Ghosh’ [with Neluka Silv]) reprinted in Amitav Ghosh: Critical Perspectives, ed. Brinda Bose (New Delhi: Pencraft, 2003) ISBN 8-1857-5352 0, pp. 214-20
Review-entries on Moniza Alvi, Amit Chaudhuri, and the Man Mela Theatre Company in Routledge Companion to Black British Literature, ed. Alison Donnell (London: Routledge, 2002) ISBN 0-415-16989-5
‘Miraculous Realities: Postcolonial Identity and the Limits of Form in the Work of Salman Rushdie and Intizar Husain’ in Postcolonial India: History, Politics, Culture, ed. Vinita Damodaran and Maya Unnithan-Kumar (New Delhi: Manohar, 2000) ISBN 81-7304-381-7, pp. 325-39
Alex Tickell ‘Islamic State and the Paris Attacks: Terror, Culture and Urban Infrastructure’ Dec 2015
I have reviewed for The Cambridge Quarterly, Interventions, Modernism/Modernity, The Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Wasafiri The Review of English Studies and The SOAS Literary Review, and written an entry on the Indian revolutionary Shyamji Krishnavarma for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
I am currently deputy chair on two modules, AA100 The Arts Past and Present (chairing from January 2014) and AA316 The Nineteenth-Century Novel, as well as working on a new level-three module A335. I have lectured at Day Schools and have acted as a moderator for a national seminar forum for AA100. My work on nineteenth-century colonial fiction has been the basis for teaching on the Open University’s English MA programme.
|Postcolonial Literatures Research Group||Group||Faculty of Arts|
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|Co-investigator||01/Oct/2014||30/Sep/2019||AHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council)|
Research questions will revolve around the twin themes of perceptions of the enemy/populace, and experiences of violence: 1. What were attitudes towards combatants, general populace, ‘suspect’ populations and areas, and prisoners and detainees? How did these change during each campaign, and across campaigns? 2. What was the impact of: rules of engagement, past ‘repertoires of action’, and tendencies towards ‘rough justice’ and other tropes. 3. What policies, environments, attitudes and enemy approaches tended to fuel excessive violence, and which to limit violence in the first place, or to reverse the tide of excessive violence? 4. How did British troops perceive ‘race’ and culture, and how did this change across 1945-97, given changes in attitudes to race and multiculturalism in the UK? 5. How did troops experience and deal with violence and trauma, both as its authors and its victims? Applying these questions across 3-5 of the campaigns listed below will provide an overarching picture of troop mentality or ‘pysche’ and its changes. 1. Malayan Emergency: a rural Cold War campaign against an enemy perceived as ideological, with strong elements both of ‘counter-terror’ and of soft power and ‘winning hearts and minds’. 2. Mau Mau: a rural campaign with the enemy perceived as ‘non-rational’/primitive/tribal. 3. Cyprus: a predominantly urban campaign against an ethnic nationalist enemy. 4. Northern Ireland: a largely urban campaign when human rights and civil rights expectations were increasing. 5. Afghanistan: at an epilogue level, for how this echoes earlier trends or not, raising the question of continuities/discontinuities into the future. Most of the above campaigns have been the cause of major court cases raising the possibility of in-depth study and comparison of particular incidents. All can be studied using a blend of soldiers’ diaries (IWM, Army Museum, select regimental museums), oral history records, and the National Archives. Outputs: 1. A thesis of up to 100,000 words, with publication potential in entirety or parts. 2. Web output. The student should develop skills in bridging the archive/museum, academic world, and the public, by providing working papers, documents and commentary on topical parts of their work online, including through The OU’s unique OpenLearn platform, and its Research Centres.