Faculty Profile

Dr. Maryam Wasif Khan

Assistant Professor

Department Of Humanities&Social Sciences

Maryam Wasif Khan is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature. She received her doctoral degree in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles under the supervision of Professors Aamir Mufti and Felicity Nussbaum. She also holds an A.B. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. Maryam’s research and teaching interests include British orientalism, Muslim reform, world literature, Urdu serial plays and popular narratives. Her work has appeared in Modern Fiction Studies (MFS), Modern Language Quarterly: A Journal of Literary History (MLQ) and PMLA. She is currently working on a book manuscript that argues against a scholarly investment in a global Anglophone literature, and instead advocates a somber re-examination of vernacular and popular literary forms in the light of the alarming rise of populist movements in the Western and colonized worlds. 

TitleSemesterCode
Independent StudyFall Semester 2014-151401
Senior Project IFall Semester 2014-151401
Of Gods and Men:Masterworks of the Western Canon IFall Semester 2014-151401
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2014-151402
The Sins of the Reader: Masterworks of the Western Canon IISpring Semester 2014-151402
OrientalismSpring Semester 2014-151402
Senior Project IFall Semester 2015-161501
ExileFall Semester 2015-161501
Fictions of Desire: The Long 18th CenturyFall Semester 2015-161501
Senior Project IFall Semester 2015-161501
Independent StudySpring Semester 2015-161502
Independent StudySpring Semester 2015-161502
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2015-161502
Jane Austen: The Novel and National DomesticitiesSpring Semester 2015-161502
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2015-161502
Of Gods and Men:Masterworks of the Western Canon IFall Semester 2016-171601
Senior Project IFall Semester 2016-171601
In Our Times: Home, Identity, and BelongingFall Semester 2016-171601
The Sins of the Reader: Masterworks of the Western Canon IISpring Semester 2016-171602
OrientalismSpring Semester 2016-171602
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2016-171602
Independent StudySpring Semester 2016-171602
Independent StudySpring Semester 2016-171602
  • Past Courses
    TitleSemesterCode
    Independent StudyFall Semester 2013-141301
    Senior Project IFall Semester 2013-141301
    The Secular Position - Negotiating literary and popular forms in twentieth-and twenty-first centuryFall Semester 2013-141301
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2013-141302
    Senior Project IISpring Semester 2013-141302
    Domesticity & DominanceSpring Semester 2013-141302
    ExileSpring Semester 2013-141302