Dr Felicity Hand






Subject taught on this MA

Post-colonialism: Desire and the Other

Research Area

Postcolonial and transnational literatures, particularly South Asian diaspora Literatures and cultures of the South West Indian Ocean. My interests also include Indian cinema (Bollywood and art cinema).

Dissertation Supervision

I would be happy to supervise students interested in postcolonial or transnational literatures especially from Africa and South Asia.  I am also willing to supervise work on Indian cinema, diaspora studies, crime literature and ecocriticism.

Research Activities

  • Indian Ocean identity politics
  • South Asian diaspora
  • South African writing
  • Ecocriticism
  • Indian Cinema                                                                         

Representative Publications  

  • “Untangling Stories and Healing Rifts: Abdulrazak Gurnah´s By the Sea”, Research in African Literatures, Vol. 41, Nº 2, 2010, pp 74-92.
  • The Subversion of Class and Gender Roles in the Novels of Lindsey Collen. Edwin Mellen Press, 2010.
  • “Impossible Burdens: East African Asian Women’s Memoirs”,   Research in  African Literatures, Vol. 42, Nº 3, pp 100-116, Fall 2011.
  • “Becoming Foreign: Tropes of Migrant Identity in Three Novels by Abdulrazak Gurnah”,  Metaphor and Diaspora in Contemporary Writing, Ed. Jonathan P. Sell. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, pp 39-58.
  • “The Unwritten Moral Code in Recent Indian Cinema: Deception and Atonement?”, Film and Ethics. What Would You Have Done?, Ed. Jacqui Miller, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press. 2013, pp 50-66.

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Department of English & German, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona