Geeta Patel

Associate Professor

139 New Cabell Hall

Office Hours

UVA in India

https://virginia.academia.edu/GeetaPatel

 

Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures

P.O. Box 400781
Charlottesville, VA22904-4781

University of Virginia

patel.weston@gmail.com

 

 

PUBLICATIONS:  Books, Journals

 

Lyrical Movements, Historical Hauntings: On Gender, Colonialism and Desire in Miraji’s Urdu Poetry (Stanford: Stanford University Press, Spring 2002). New Indian edition by Manohar Press, 2005.

 

GLQ: A JOURNAL OF LESBIAN AND GAY STUDIES 2:4, special issue on In Queery/In Theory/ In Deed, Sixth National Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Studies Conference, Co-editor with K. Kopelson (1996).

 
 
PUBLICATIONS:  Articles, Chapters, Translations and Reviews

 

2014

 “The Queer Subject of Urdu Modernism:  Miraji and Gender Part 1,” Dawn (April 13).

 

2013

Ek nazm se:  Meditations on Urdu Modernism,” Dawn (November 10).

http://www.dawn.com/news/1054758/column-ek-nazm-se-meditations-on-urdu-modernism

 

“Ruminations on Chronopoetics and the Political Subject: Miraji Reads Faiz Ahmed Faizs Poetry,” Pakistaniaat Special Issue on Faiz Ahmed Faiz.: Vol 5, No 1 (2013): 16-33.

 

Dreaming in Urdu,” Dawn (February 17). http://dawn.com/2013/02/17/column-dreaming-in-urdu-by-geeta-patel/

 

 “On Miraji,” Asymptote (January 2013). http://asymptotejournal.com/article.php?cat=Special_Feature&id=100&curr_...

 

2012

Rare Waves of Passion, Lip of Full River, Going, Going, Solitude.” Translations of Miraji from Urdu, Jadid Adab (July 2012-December 2012). http://www.jadeedadab.com/taza_shumara/index.php?page=499

 

The Poetry of Miraji,” 3-quarks-daily (November). http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2012/11/the-poetry-of-miraji.html

 

Sojourns,” Dawn (Pakistan) (November 4). http://dawn.com/2012/11/04/miraji-1912-1949-sojourns/

 

Promises, Finance and Heteropropriety: Families in Nation-State Formations,” Rethinking Marxism: Special Issue on Sexuality, Heteronormativity and Economy (October).

 

2011

“Tall Building: Miraji,” Modern Poetry of Pakistan, edited Iftikhar Arif, Waqas Khwaja (Urbana-Champaign and London: Dalkey Archive Press).

 

2010

“’Far and Near’ ‘Devadasi and Pujari’ ‘I forgot’: Miraji,” Tablet and Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Middle East, edited Reza Aslan (Words Without Borders).

 

2009

Close and Further:  Dayanita Singhs Blue Photographs,” Art India XIV 2.2.

 

Childrens Journals in Hindi,” Translating Nationalism: An Anthology of Hindi and Urdu Texts, edited Shobna Nijhawan (Delhi: Permanent Black).

 

2008

Palette of Stories,” Catalogue for Zameen Aasmaan 2, an exhibition of watercolors by Mahendra (Manu) Sangari (New Delhi: Ishtihaar).

 

Ghostly Appearances: Time Tales Tallied Up,” (republication) Secularisms, edited Janet R. Jakobsen and Ann Pellegrini (Durham: Duke University Press).

 

Translations of Miraji and Majaz,” Anthology of Modern Urdu Literature, edited Mehr Farooqi (New Delhi: Oxford University Press).

 

Longing for Mourning,” Studies in Gender and Sexuality 9.2 (April-June).

 

2007

Time to Tell: How to Tell the Proper Time. Finance and Cinema,” GLQ 13.2-3.

 

Risky Lives,” The Phobic and the Erotic: The Politics of Sexualities in Contemporary India, edited Brinda Bose and Subhabrata Bhattacharyya (Calcutta: Seagull Press).

 

Imagining Risk Care and Security: Insurance and Fantasy,” Anthropological Theory 7.1 (March).

 

The Rasa of Unimaginable Grief,” Parasher—Partition and Beyond (London and Berlin: Indian Council for Cultural Relations).

 

2006

Risky Subjects:  Insurance, Sexuality and Capital,” Social Text 89 (Winter).

 

A Life-Time of Death,” Catamaran 5.

 

2005

The Love Song of the Clerk,” Indian Love Poems, edited Meena Alexander (Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets Series).

 

2004

Homely Housewives Run Amok: Lesbians in Marital Fixes,” Public Culture 16.1.

 

Contemporary Mandalas,” Time, Space, Light, Consciousness: S.L. Parasher (Exhibition Catalogue), edited Prajna Parasher (New Delhi: Sarnir Foundation).

 

Insurance,” Shock and Awe, edited Bregje Van Eekelen, Jennifer González, Bettina Stötzer, Anna Tsing (Santa Cruz: New Pacific Press).

 

 

2003

Epic Diaspora Fragments,” Gender Nonconformity, Race, and Sexuality: Charting the Connections, edited Toni Lester (Madison:  University of Wisconsin Press).

 

2002

Journey to Mirajis Mountain,” Into the High Ranges, edited Ravina Aggarwal (Delhi: Penguin India).

Antipodes Bound,” Antipode 34.5.

 

Tracking Same–Sex Love from Antiquity to the Present in South Asia,” published with George, R.M.; Chatterjee, I.; Gopinath, G.; Naim, C. M.; Vanita R. Gender & History 14.1.

 

On Fire:  Sexuality and its Incitements,” Queering India: Same Sex Love and Eroticism in Indian Culture and Society, edited Ruth Vanita (New York, London: Routledge).

 

2001

An Uncivil Woman: Ismat Chughtai,” The Annual of Urdu Studies 16.2.     

 

Marking the Quilt: Veil, Harem/Home and Sexual Subversion within Them,” Colby Quarterly 37.1.

 

2000

Ghostly Appearances: Time Tales Tallied Up,” Social Text 64.

 

Whither Language? Where Race?—Multiculturalism in the United States,” in “U.S./Canadian writers’ perspectives on the multiculturalism debates: a round-table discussion at Harvard University/Symposium,” Canadian Literature 64.

 

1999

Trial by Fire: A Local Global View,” Gay Community News 25.1.

 

Mirror and Breath:  Grandmother and I,” Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory 19.

 

1998

Transactions: Teaching and Reading Gender Across Borders,” Women's Studies International Quarterly 1998.

 

Stories for the Millennium: Disrupting Time [the Indian way],” Gay Community News 23.4.

 

“’Movement’ and ‘Going, going ...’ translations of poems by Miraji,” Exchanges 10.

 

1997

I Speak Therefore I Am: Gender and Voice, Signature and Audience in North Indian Lyric Traditions,

Reflexivity and Voice, edited Rosanna Hertz (Thousand Oaks CA.: Sage Press).

 

Home, Homo, Hybrid:  Translating Gender,” College Literature 24.1.

 

Epic Diaspora Fragments,” Trikone 12.2.

 

1995

Myth and Memory:  Musings from 'Incomplete Self-Portrait',” Annual of Urdu Studies 10.

 

Cross-Cultural Sexuality,” Radical History Review, Queer Issue 62 (Spring 1995).

Ice Armor,” translation of short story by Susham Bedi, Living in America: Poetry and Fiction by South Asian American Writers, edited R. Rustomji-Kerns (Boulder:  Westview Press).

 

1993

Re-Naming Oneself: Miraji and the Politics of Gender,” Annual of Urdu Studies 8.

 

Review of Tale of the Old Fisherman:  Contemporary Urdu Short Stories (translated Muhammad Umar Memon),” The Journal of Asian Studies 52.4.

 

1992

An Evening on the Far Side of the Wineglass,” Modern Indian Literature:  An Anthology (Volume One:  Surveys and Poems), K.M. George, Chief Editor (New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi).  Reprinted translation of poem by Miraji, Annual of Urdu Studies 8. 

 

Review of “Three Indian Poets: Nissim Ezekiel, A. K. Ramanujan, Dom Moraes (by Bruce King),” The Journal of Asian Studies 51.4.

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