Loyola University Chicago

Department of English


Harveen Mann

Harveen Mann


  • Office Location: Crown Center 417
  • Phone Number: 773.508.2244
  • E-mail: hmann@luc.edu


  • BA & MA, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India (1977 & 79)
  • PhD, Purdue University (1986)

Program Areas

  • Postcolonial Studies
  • South Asian Studies
  • Third World Feminism

Selected Publications


  • "'Our Periodic Table of Hate': The Archive of 1984 Punjab in Jaspreet Singh's Helium." Sikh Formations: Religion, Culture, Theory. â€‹Published online 14 December 2017, pages 1-29. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/edpdpA2XfDUrztydPaar/full.
  • "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."