Loyola University Chicago

Department of English


Harveen Mann

Title/s:  Associate Professor

Specialty Area: Postcolonial studies, South Asian studies, Third World feminism

Office #:  Crown Center 405

Phone: 82244



B.A. (1977), M.A. (1979), Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Ph.D. Purdue University (1986)

Selected Publications

Recent Publications:

"'Our Periodic Table of Hate': The Archive of 1984 Punjab in Jaspreet Singh's Helium." Sikh Formations: Religion, Culture, Theory. ​Published online 14 December 2017, pages 1-29. Online version available at http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/edpdpA2XfDUrztydPaar/full 
Print version, forthcoming.

"Cultural Representations of London in British-Asian and Bollywood Films." Quarterly Review of Film and Video, vol. 31, no. 5, 2014, pp. 486-507.

“Fulfilling Her ‘Duty to Her Quom’: The Punjabi-Sikh Ethos of Shauna Singh Baldwin’s What the Body Remembers.” ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, vol. 42, no. 2, 2011.

"Woman in Decolonization: The National and Textual Politics of Rape in Saadat Hasan Manto and Mahasweta Devi." Rpt. in A Critical Anthology on Mahasweta Devi. Pencraft International, 2010.

"'The Undiscovered Country': Suniti Namjoshi, Diasporic Sexuality, and the Textual Politics of Inter-Nationality." Occasional Papers Series, Women's Studies and Development Centre, University of Delhi, India, 2006.  

"Deterritorializing Trinidad and India: V. S. Naipaul's Diasporic Travels in India: A Million Mutinies Now."  South Asian Review, vol. 26, no.1, 2005.

"South Asian Partition Literature and the Gendered Rape and Silence of the National Body." South Asian Review, 2001.

"Religious Fundamentalism and the Twice-Fragmented Narrative of Gender in Contemporary Punjab." Jouvert: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies, vol. 4, no. 2, 2000.  

"'The Magic Idyll of Antiquated India': Patriarchal Nationalism in R. K. Narayan's Fiction." ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, vol. 31, no. 3, 2000.

In Pursuit of Equality: Feminism and Nationalism in South Asian Women's Literature in English.  Book-length monograph.

"'A Politics Essentially Their Own': Women's Leadership in the Quit India Movement."