2022 Global Souths Conference Keynote Address
Dr. Pallavi Rastogi is a Professor of English at Louisiana State University where she teaches classes on Global Anglophone literature, postcolonial theory, and international film. She has won multiple awards for teaching including the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) Outstanding Faculty Award, the Tiger Athletic Foundation Award for Undergraduate Teaching, and the LSU Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award for Graduate Teaching. She also received the LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award in 2019 and the LSU Distinguished Faculty Award in 2021.
Dr. Rastogi’s second book, Postcolonial Disaster: Narrating Catastrophe in the Twenty-First Century, was published by Northwestern University Press in 2020. Her first book, Afrindian Fictions: Diaspora, Race, and National Desire in South Africa, was published by Ohio State University in 2008. She has edited a special issue of the journal, South Asian Review, on "Precarities, Resistance, and Care Communities in South Asia" (December, 2018). The special issue was published as a book, Vulnerable South Asias: Precarities, Resistance, and Care Communities, (Routledge, 2021).
Dr. Rastogi has also published articles on South African, South Asian, and South Asian diasporic literature as well as multiethnic British and American literature in various journals and anthologies. She co-produced the award-winning film, "Peace Haven," in 2015 and also contributed to the subtitles for the movie. She serves as the vice-president of the South Asian Literary Association (SALA) and on the publications committee of the ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association). She is also an Associate Editor of South Asian Review as well as the journal’s Book Reviews Editor. She is a member of the editorial board for Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies and "Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present" (Cambridge University Press). She is finishing a book, entitled Other South Asias: The Indian Subcontinent Through Different Eyes, on how non-white and non-Western writers have written about the Indian subcontinent. Other South Asias is currently supported by an ATLAS (Award for Louisiana Artists and Scholars) Grant. Dr. Rastogi is also co-editing a volume of essays, entitled Teaching Anglophone South Asian Diasporic Literature, under advanced contract from the MLA.
Area(s) of Interest
Postcolonial, Global Anglophone, Multiethnic Literature, Postcolonial Theory, Critical Ethnic Studies, International Film.
2022 Opening Reception Speaker
Juyanne James is a Louisiana native. She is an Associate Professor of English at University of Holy Cross in New Orleans, La. Juyanne’s short stories and essays have appeared in a various journals, and her collection of stories, The Persimmon Trail and Other Stories (Chin Music Press), was published in 2015. Her collection of essays, Table Scraps and Other Essays (Resource Publications), was published in December 2019. Juyanne’s short story, “The Elderberries,” appeared in New Stories from the South 2009: The Year’s Best, and her essay “Table Scraps” was a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2014.