Professor of English
Ranjana Khanna is Professor of English, Women's Studies, and the Literature Program at Duke University. She works on Anglo- and Francophone Postcolonial theory and literature, and Film, Psychoanalysis, and Feminist theory. She has published widely on transnational feminism, psychoanalysis, and postcolonial and feminist theory, literature, and film. She is the author of Dark Continents: Psychoanalysis and Colonialism (Duke University Press, 2003) and Algeria Cuts: Women and Representation 1830 to the present (Stanford University Press, 2008.) She has published in journals like Differences, Signs, Third Text, Diacritics, Screen, Art History, positions, SAQ, Feminist Theory, and Public Culture. Her current book manuscripts in progress are called: Asylum: The Concept and the Practice and Technologies of Unbelonging.
- Ph.D., University of York 1993
- B.A., University of York 1988
Khanna, R. "The Construction of the Dark Continent: Agency as Autobiography." Women’s Lives/Women’s Times. Ed. T Broughton and L Anderson. SUNY, December 1997. 103-20.
Khanna, R, and Engle, K. "Forgotten History: Myth, Empathy, and Assimilated Culture." Feminism and the New Democracy. Ed. J Dean. Sage Press, 1997. 67-80.
Khanna, R. "Feminism and Psychoanalysis: Repetition, Repression and the Unconscious." New Directions in Cognitive Science. Ed. P Pylkko and P Pylkannen. Finnish Artificial Intellegence Society, 1995. 358-67.
Khanna, R. "From Rue Morgue to Rue des Iris (Edgar Allen Poe's The 'Murders in the Rue Morgue', Michael Haneke)." SCREEN 48.2 (2007): 237-244. Full Text
Khanna, R. "Post-Palliative." Postcolonial Text 2 (2006).
Khanna, R. "Asylum." Texas International Law Journal 41 (2006): 471-90.
Khanna, R. "Signatures of the Impossible." Duke Journal of Law and Gender Policy (2004). (Academic Article)
Khanna, R. "Latent Ghosts and the Manifesto." Art History: Journal of the Association of Art Historians 26 (April 2003): 244-286.
Khanna, R. "Baya (translation)." Art History: Journal of the Association of Art Historians 26 (April 2003): 287-287.
Khanna, R. "Le Combat de Baya (translation)." Art History: Journal of the Association of Art Historians 26 (April 2003): 288-289.
Khanna, R. "Taking a stand for Afghanistan: Women and the left." SIGNS 28.1 (2002): 464-465. Full Text