Dr. Karni Bhati
Associate Professor, English Department

Research Interests

  • Post-colonial Cultural Studies
  • South Asian Literature, Film and Performance
  • South Asian Diaspora
  • Literature and Translation
  • Gender and Sexuality in South Asia

Film Studies Courses

ENG 471 South Asian Cultural Studies: Literature & Film

An introduction to the complex array of issues essential to understanding South Asian cultures in the contemporary context. The course examines literary and film texts through interpretive approaches appropriate to the pluralistic cultural traditions of the region and informed by current debates in the Humanities. This includes attention to conventions of visual culture and of specific genres (melodrama, social realism, crossover or diaspora films).

ENG 473 Gender in South Asian Literature and Film


Introduction to the various debates over the representations of masculinity and femininity as these categories intersect with other forms of identity and belonging, such as caste/class, nation, race, and sexuality through the reading of literary and filmic texts.

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