Maryam Wasif Khan is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature. She completed her graduate work in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles under the supervision of Professors Aamir Mufti and Felicity Nussbaum. Maryam’s research and teaching interests include British Orientalism, Muslim reform, world literature, Urdu serial plays and popular narratives. Her work has appeared inModern Fiction Studies (MFS), and is forthcoming in Modern Language Quarterly: A Journal of Literary History (MLQ) and PMLA. She is currently working on a book manuscript that examines the transformation of Urdu prose fiction enacted by Orientalist and colonial institutions during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
“Enlightenment Orientalism to Modernist Orientalism: The Archives of Forster’sPassage to India,” Modern Fiction Studies, Summer 2016.
“The Oriental tale and the transformation of North-Indian Prose Fiction,” MLQ: A Journal of Literary History (Forthcoming, March 2017).
“Hybridity in the Vernacular: Nineteenth-century Muslim Reform and Resistance,”PMLA (Forthcoming January 2017).
Ph.D. Comparative Literature, UCLA, 2013
A.B Comparative Literature, summa cum laude Princeton University 2008.