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S Satish Kumar

Visiting Faculty, Department of English, Ashoka University

PhD, University of Georgia

S Satish Kumar holds a PhD in Comparative Literature and Intercultural Studies from the University of Georgia. His most recent work focuses on understanding an ethics of bearing witness to violence through narrativisations in literary and cultural texts.

Kumar received his BA, MA and MPhil in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. As a graduate teaching assistant and later as part-time faculty, he has developed and taught courses on World Literatures, African Literatures, African American Literatures and American Immigrant Fiction for the Department of Comparative Literature and Intercultural Studies and the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Georgia. He has also served as guest faculty with the Centre for Studies in African Literatures and Cultures at Jadavpur University, where he taught courses on the music and poetry of the African Diasporas.

A few of Kumar’s research and teaching interests include African Studies, African American Studies, Comparative Literature, Critical Race Theory, Gender Theory, Moral Philosophy, Queer Theory and South Asian Studies.

Call Her Beloved: A Lexicon for Abjection in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Beloved

Literature 2, no. 2, 2022, pp. 47-61. https://doi.org/10.3390/literature2020005

Review: Wole Soyinka, Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People

The Indian Express (indianexpress.com), Books and Literature, November 20, 2021.

A Poetics of Ineffability and an Ethics Towards Alterity: “Contemporary” Readings in “Medieval” South Asian Mysticisms, 

Littérature et mysticisme. Eds. Jean Bessière and Dorothy Figueira. Paris: Champion, 2020, pp. 89-118.

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