Laura R. brueck

 
 
 

Education


University of Texas at Austin

Ph.D. in Asian Languages and Cultures 2006


University of Texas at Austin

M.A. in Asian Languages and Cultures 2002


Smith College

B.A. in Religion and Comparative Literature 1999


Areas of Specialization


Dalit Studies, Modern Hindi Literature, Postcolonial Literature and Theory, South Asian Cinema, Translation, Modern Indian

Culture, Society, and Politics


Recent Courses


Power of the Word:

Subversive and Censored 20th Century Indo-Pakistani Literature


Screening India:

The History of Modern Hindi Cinema


Living Indian Epics


Introduction to Indian Civilization

 

Assistant Professor of Hindi Literature

and South Asian Studies

Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations

University of Colorado at Boulder

 


Contact

Email:

laura.brueck@colorado.edu

Phone:

  1. (303) 492-7241



selected Publications


Mainstreaming Marginalized Voices: the Dalit Lekhak Sangh and the Negotiations over Hindi Dalit Literature in Claiming Power from Below: Dalits and the Subaltern Question in India Eds. Anne Feldhaus and Manu Bhagavan (Oxford University Press July 2008)


Dalit Chetna in Dalit Literary Criticism in Seminar no. 558 (April 2006)


Translations of three Dalit poems by Kusum Meghval

in Primavera Vol. 26, p. 77-82 (Nov. 2003)


forthcoming


At the Intersection of Gender and Caste:

Re-scripting Rape in Dalit Feminist Narratives in  South Asian Feminisms Eds. Ania Loomba and Ritty Lukose


Marking the Boundaries of a New Literary Identity:

The Assertion of Dalit Consciousness’ in Dalit Literary Criticism in Essays in Honor of Patrick Olivelle Ed. Steven Lindquist (Firenze University Press)


Works in Progress


Books:

Writing Resistance: Dalit Literary Identities in Contemporary India


Genre, Aesthetics, and Style in Hindi: A Literary Reader (with Rupert Snell, University of Texas)


Working the Margins of Nationalism: Dalit Writing in Hindi (selected and translated with Christi Merrill, University of Michigan)


Subcontinent and Other Stories: the works of Ajay Navaria (translated from Hindi)