University of Minnesota
Department of English
612-625-3363


Department of English

Qadri Ismail

Qadri M Ismail

612/625-6374
English Language & Lit 19 LindH 207 Church St SE

Department Affiliations


Specialties

  • cultural studies
  • postcolonial literature
  • literary theory
  • gender/sexuality
  • historiography
  • democracy
  • human rights
  • the enlightenment
  • the british nineteenth century
  • cricket

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: English, Columbia University, 1998.

Publications

  • "(Not) at Home in (Hindu) India: Shahid Amin, Dipesh Chakrabarty and the Critique of History.“ : Ismail, Qadri, Cultural Critique, 68 , 2008.
  • Abiding by Sri Lanka: On Peace, Place and Postcoloniality. Ismail, Qadri, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 'Public Worlds' Series, Author, 2005. Link
  • "Towards a Critique of Anthropology." : Ismail, Qadri, Cross Cultural Poetics, 14 , 2004.
  • Something Like a Response to 9/11: Ismail, Qadri, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 3(1) 149-156, 2002.
  • Speaking to Sri Lanka: Ismail, Qadri, Interventions, 3(2) 296-309, 2001.
  • "Discipline and Colony: The English Patient and the Crow's Nest of Post-Coloniality.": Ismail, Qadri, Postcolonial Studies, 3.2 , 1999.
  • "Batting Against the Break: On Cricket, Nationalism and the Swashbuckling Sri Lankans.": Ismail, Qadri, University of Minnesota Press, Social Text, Reprinted in Competing Allegories: The Global and Local Cultures of Sport. , 50 , 1997; 1999.
  • Unmaking the Nation: The Politics of Identity and History in Modern Sri Lanka. Ismail, Qadri, Co-editor, with Pradeep Jeganathan, Colombo: Social Scientists' Association, Author, 1995.
  • "Foreign Policy [African-American Responses to].": Ismail, Qadri, Macmillan, Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History., 1996.

Courses Taught

  • Ways of Knowing
  • EngL 8400 - Culture and Colonialism
  • Literature, History, Postcoloniality
  • Developing (in) the Wake of Eurocentrism
  • EngL 8610 - Reading a "Culturally Different Text": Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient
  • Marxism and Nationalism
  • Modern India
  • Narratives of Women in Islam
  • EngL 5920 - Muslim Women Writers
  • Postcolonial Literature
  • EngL 3008 - Techniques of Literary Study
  • Minority Literature
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