Dr. Maryse Jayasuriya
I am a professor of English and an associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts. I earned my MA and Ph.D. from Purdue University and my BA from Mount Holyoke College. My primary area of research is Postcolonial Literature and Theory. My research interests include South Asian, East and West African, Oceanian, Caribbean, and nineteenth and twentieth-century British literature. I am the author of Terror and Reconciliation: Sri Lankan Anglophone Literature, 1983-2009 (Lexington, 2012) and the editor of The Immigrant Experience: Critical Insights (Salem Press, 2018) and have also guest-edited a Special Issue of South Asian Review (33.3) on Sri Lankan Anglophone Literature. I have published articles and reviews in South Asian Review, Journeys, Margins, Indialogs, The Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies, and Asiatic, as well as the edited collections South Asia and its Others: Reading the 'Exotic,' Postcolonial Urban Outcasts: City Margins in South Asian Literature, and Critical Approaches to Literature: Multicultural. I have served in the past as the editor of the South Asian Literary Association (SALA) Newsletter, an Executive Board Member of the South Asian Literary Association, and chair of the Standing Committee on Assistant and Associate Deans for the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences. I teach classes in nineteenth and twentieth-century British literature, postcolonial studies, world literature, literature and film, and literary theory and criticism.
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