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Rosemary Marangoly George

Rosemary Marangoly GeorgeIn Memoriam

November 21, 1961 - October 18, 2013
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Teaching and Research interests: South Asian Studies; Global Literatures in English; Diaspora Studies; Postcolonial Literary & Cultural Theory; Gender & Sexuality Studies in a Transnational Context; Minority Literatures in the US and UK; British Discourses of Empire; Indian Ocean Studies.

Prof. George received her Ph.D. in Literary Studies from Brown University, an MA in American Literature from Northeastern University, a post-graduate degree from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, and a BA Honors degree in English Literature from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University.  She is the author of The Politics of Home: Postcolonial Relocations and Twentieth Century Fiction (Cambridge UP 1996, University of California Press, 1999) and editor of & contributor to Burning Down the House: Recycling Domesticity. (Harper Collins/Westview Press, 1998). She has just finished a book on South Asian literature titled Indian English and the Fiction of National Literature (Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.)
 
Prof. George has served as Director of Graduate Studies for the Literature dept. at UCSD, Director of the Critical Gender Studies Program at UCSD, on the Advisory Board of UCHRI [University of California Humanities Research Institute], and as an editorial consultant to Feminist Studies. She is on the editorial board of DIASPORA.

Selected Publications:

George, Rosemary Marangoly. Indian English and the Fiction of National Literature   (Forthcoming from
Cambridge University Press, 2013.)

George, Rosemary Marangoly. "British Imperialism and US Multiculturalism: the Americanization of Burnett's A Little Princess"  Children's Literature, Volume 37. 2009: 137-164.

George, Rosemary Marangoly. "Where in the World did Kamala Markandaya Go?" NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction, 43.3, Winter 2009: 400-409.

George, Rosemary Marangoly. Review of Antoinette Burton, The "'Postcolonial Careers of Santha Rama Rau (Duke UP, 2007), The Journal of British Studies 47. 4. October 2008, 992-994.

George, Rosemary Marangoly. "(Extra)Ordinary Violence: National literatures, diasporic aesthetics, and the politics of gender in South Asian Partition Fiction" SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 2007, vol. 33, no.1, 135-158.
(Reprinted in War & Terror: Feminist Perspectives. Eds. Mary Hawkesworth and Karen Alexander, University of Chicago Press, 2008.]

George, Rosemary Marangoly. "Domestic" Keywords for American Cultural Studies. Eds. Bruce Burgett and Glenn Hendler, NYU Press, 2007, 88-91.

George, Rosemary Marangoly. "Feminists theorize Colonial/Postcolonial" The Cambridge Companion to Feminist Literary Theory. Ed Ellen Rooney, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 211-231.

George, Rosemary Marangoly. "Of fictional Cities and Diasporic Aesthetics." Antipode: A Journal of Radical Geography, (Vol 35, No 3, 2003): 559-579.
[Reprinted in Life’s Work: Social Reproduction and the Transnational Imaginary, eds. Cindi Katz  et al. (Blackwell, 2004) ]

George, Rosemary Marangoly, Indrani Chatterjee, Gayatri Gopinath, C. M. Naim, Geeta Patel, Ruth Vanita. "Tracking 'same-sex love' from antiquity to the present in South Asia" Gender and History, (2002) 14.1, 7-30.
[Malayalam Translation, "Samvadam" [Discussion] in MITHYAKALKKAPPURAM: SWAVARGALANGIKATHA KERALATHIL [Beyond "Myths": Homosexuality in Kerala ] [ed] Reshma Bharadwaj , D C Books 2004: 198-208]

George, Rosemary Marangoly. "'Queernesses all mine': Same-Sex Desire in Kamala Das' Poetry and Fiction" in Queering India: Same Sex Love and Eroticism in Indian Culture and Society, ed. Ruth Vanita, (Routledge Press, 2002):111-126.

George, Rosemary Marangoly. "Calling Kamala Das Queer: Rereading My Story" Feminist Studies (Vol 26, no3, 2000): 731-763.
[Reprinted in Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 191 (CLC-191) ed. Jeff Hunter (Thomason Gale, 2005)]

Editor, Burning Down the House: Recycling Domesticity. (Harper Collins/Westview Press, 1998): i-vii + 420.

George, Rosemary Marangoly. "Recycling: Long routes to and from domestic fixes" in Burning Down The House: Recycling Domesticity. Ed. Rosemary Marangoly George, (Harper Collins/Westview Press, 1998): 1-20.

George, Rosemary Marangoly. "But that Was in Another Country: Contemporary 'Coming to America’ Narratives" The Girl: Construction of Girlhood in Contemporary Literature. Ed. Ruth Saxton, (St. Martin’s Press, 1998): 135-152.

George, Rosemary Marangoly. "'From expatriate aristocrat to immigrant nobody’: South Asian Racial Strategies in the Southern Californian Context." Diaspora (1997): 6.1, 30 -61.

George,Rosemary Marangoly. "'At a Slight Angle to Reality': Indian from Afar" MELUS [Multiethnic Literature in the US] (1996): 21. 3,179-193.

The Politics of Home: Postcolonial Relocations and Twentieth Century Fiction. (Cambridge University Press, UK. 1996): i-ix +265. [Hard cover].
[Reprinted in Paperback from University of California Press, 1999.]

George, Rosemary Marangoly. "Homes in the Empire, Empires in the Home" Cultural Critique. (1994):26, 95-129.
[Reprinted in Burning Down The House: Recycling Domesticity Ed. Rosemary Marangoly George, (Westview Harper Collins, 1998):.47-74.]
George, Rosemary Marangoly and Helen Scott, "Interview with Ama Ata Aidoo" NOVEL: A Forum for Fiction, (Special Issue on African Literature) (1993): 26.3, 295-308.

George, Rosemary Marangoly and Helen Scott, "Interview with Tsitsi Dangarembga" NOVEL: A Forum for Fiction, (Special Issue on African Literature) (1993): 26.3, 309-319.

George, Rosemary Marangoly. "Traveling Light: Of Immigration, Invisible Suitcases, and Gunny Sacks" d i f f e r e n c e s: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, (1992): 4.2, 72-99.
Reprinted in Memory, Narrative, and Identity: New Essays in American Ethnic Literatures, Eds.,  Robert Hogan, Amritjit Singh and Joseph Skerett. (Northeastern University Press, 1994): 78-304]