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 completing a book manuscript tentatively titled, Marauders and Martyrs: Orientalism and Vernacular Populisms, 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. A second project is envisioned as a series of essays and contemplations on the possibilities contained in the act of reading foundational European texts outside of the Academy.

SemesterTitleCode
Spring Semester 2017-18Methods in English and Comparative Literature1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Jane Austen: The Novel and National Domesticities1702
Fall Semester 2017-18Fictions of Desire: The Long 18th Century1701
Spring Semester 2016-17Independent Study1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Independent Study1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Senior Project II1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Orientalism1602
Spring Semester 2016-17The Sins of the Reader: Masterworks of the Western Canon II1602
Fall Semester 2016-17In Our Times: Home, Identity, and Belonging1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Senior Project I1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Of Gods and Men:Masterworks of the Western Canon I1601
Spring Semester 2015-16Senior Project II1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Jane Austen: The Novel and National Domesticities1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Senior Project II1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Independent Study1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Independent Study1502
Fall Semester 2015-16Senior Project I1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Fictions of Desire: The Long 18th Century1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Exile1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Senior Project I1501
Spring Semester 2014-15Orientalism1402
Spring Semester 2014-15The Sins of the Reader: Masterworks of the Western Canon II1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Senior Project II1402
Fall Semester 2014-15Of Gods and Men:Masterworks of the Western Canon I1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Senior Project I1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Independent Study1401
  • Past Courses
    SemesterTitleCode
    Spring Semester 2013-14Exile1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Domesticity & Dominance1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Senior Project II1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Independent Study1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14The Secular Position - Negotiating literary and popular forms in twentieth-and twenty-first century1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Senior Project I1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Independent Study1301