Prathim Maya Dora-Laskey
Joined Alma College Faculty in 2012
Office Hours: M through F 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
- Currently completing: D.Phil in English Literature at the University of Oxford (U.K.)
- 1998-2002. PhD program in English Literature and Women's Studies at the University of South Carolina. (GPA on transfer to Oxford: 4.0.)
- 1992-1994. M.Phil in English Literature from the University of Madras, India.
- 1990-1992. M.A. in English Literature from Stella Maris College, Madras, India.
- 1987-1990. B.A. in English Literature from Stella Maris College, Madras, India.
Global/Postcolonial/Anglophone Literatures, World Literatures in English, Twentieth Century British Literature, Women's Studies, Literary Theory, Cultural Studies, Childhood Studies, Ecocriticism, and Gender Theory.
Recent Courses Taught
- Children in World Literature. ENG 240-01.
- New Literatures in English . ENG 420-01.
- Contemporary Global Literatures. ENG 380.
- Reading Literature, Encountering Gender. ENG 120.
- Prathim Maya Dora-Laskey. "Corporeal Realities: Reading Carson McCullers's The Member of the Wedding as an Entwicklungsroman. Carson McCullers Society Newsletter 4 (2001): 1-5. Print."
- Prathim Maya Dora-Laskey. "Rose Campbell and Rose in Bloom in The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia Eds. Gregory Eiselein and Anne K. Phillips. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2001. Print."
- Prathim Maya Dora-Laskey. "Commonwealth Literature in South Asian Literature in English. Ed. Jaina Sanga. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2004. Print."
- Prathim Maya Dora-Laskey. "Queered Queens: Sexual Empiricism and Gendered Empires in Shekar Kapur's The Bandit Queen and the Elizabeth duo logy. South Asian Review. 29.4. 2008. Print."
- Prathim Maya Dora-Laskey. "Dowry in The Encyclopedia of Infanticide. Eds. Brigitte H. Bechtold and Donna Cooper Graves. New York: Mellen, 2010. Print."
- Prathim Maya Dora-Laskey. Review of Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard reviewed in Contemporary South Asia 8.3 (1999-2000),
- Prathim Maya Dora-Laskey. Review of An Illustrated History of Indian Literature in English reviewed in Interventions: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies 7.2 (2005),
Selected Creative Works
- "Poetry in Yemassee, Mirror, Voracity Beat, Blowfish, South Asian Review, and Cerebrations."
- ""Natal Destinies, Nationalist Destinations?" Salman Rushdie Colloquium. Oxford, U.K., December 2002."
- "Mangai: Performing from Edge to Privilege. SALA-MLA Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. January 2012."
- ""REMIX! Negotiating Assimilation, Identity, Secularism and Otherness the Second Time Around: the Subculture of Desi Music." SALA, Washington D.C., December 2005."
- "What is Childhood Studies and how do we teach it in the classroom? Cultural Studies Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY, May 2008."
Awards, Honors, Recognitions
- Three-year Violet Vaughan Morgan Studentship from the Department of English, University of Oxford.
- Pennathur medals for academic excellence 1990 and 1992.