Jap-Nanak Kaur Makkar

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  • ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow
  • English
1275 Patterson Office Tower
Research Interests:

Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2018
M.A., University of Toronto, 2011
B.A., University of Toronto, 2010

Biographical Statement:

Jap-Nanak Makkar is ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow (2020-2022) at the Department of English. Her research examines the relationships between postcolonial fiction, poststructuralism, and the history of technology, focusing especially on the cultural legacies of cybernetics and information theory.

Dr. Makkar’s book project, tentatively titled Uses of Autonomy: Literature and Theory after Cybernetics, reconsiders the relationship between postcolonial literature and poststructuralism in light of recently published historiographies of the Euro-American academy. Some of her work appears in Contemporary Literature and boundary 2.


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