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Literature, Film and Pandemics

Amit R. Baishya is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Oklahoma. He teaches courses on postcolonial studies, cinema and cultural studies. His monograph Contemporary Literature from Northeast India: Deathworlds, Terror and Survival was published by Routledge in 2018. He is also the co-editor (along with Yasmin Saikia) of a collection of essays titled Northeast India: A Place of Relations (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and Postcolonial Animality (co-editor Suvadip Sinha, Routledge, forthcoming Oct. 2019). He is also editing a special issue of the journal Postcolonial Studies titled “Alterglobal Politics: Postcolonial Theory in the Era of the Anthropocene and the Nonhuman” with Priya Kumar. Baishya translates short stories and novels from Assamese to English. His translation of Debendranath Acharya’s Assamese novel, Jangam (The Movement, Vitasta Press), on the “forgotten long march” of Indians from Burma during WWII was released in May 2018.


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