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Monika Gehlawat

Monika Gehlawat


  • PHD - University of California-Berkeley (2008)
  • MA - University of Chicago (2001)
  • BA - Stanford University (1999)

Graduate Courses:
English 671: Continental Influences on American Modernists
English 644: Aesthetic Theory and the Ekphrastic Novel
English 644: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory
English 640: Critical Methods and Theory
English 625: Readings in Fiction
English 611: Contemporary Literature

Undergraduate Courses:
English 489: Americans Abroad and At Home
English 441: Craft and Criticism
English 400: Postwar New York Art and Literature
English 371: American Literature from the Civil War to Present
English 340: Critical Methods and Theory
English 311: Post-Millennial Fiction
English 203: World Literature
English 201: Introduction to Fiction

  • In Defense of Dialogue: Reading Habermas and Postwar American Literature, 2020
  • "The Marvelous and the Mundane: Ekphrastic New York Novels", The History of New York City Literature, ed. Ross Wilson, 2020
  • “Strangers in the Village: James Baldwin, Teju Cole, and Glenn Ligon”, James Baldwin Review, 2019
  • "Sharing Inwardness in Teju Cole's Blind Spot", Word and Image, 2020
  • "1949: Pollock/Bowles", Post45, 2016
  • "Myth and Mimetic Failure in Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day", Contemporary Literature, 2013
  • Desperately Seeking Singularity in Franny and Zooey", LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, 2011
  • "Space, the Self and Singularity in Le Corbusier and Christopher Isherwood", Literary Imagination, 2013
  • "Individual Types and Social Praxis in Walter Benjamin", New Essays on the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, 2008
  • The Aesthetics of Whiteness: A Study of Melville's Moby Dick and Robert Ryman's Monochrome Paintings", Soundings, 2005
  • Association of the Arts of the Present
  • Modern Language Association
  • Post45
  • Modernist Studies Association

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Areas of Expertise

Modern and Contemporary Literature, Visual Art, Critical Theory