TEN KORTENAAR, NEIL Contact Areas of Interest

ten Kortenaar, Neil
Centre for Comparative Literature
93 Charles Street West, 3rd floor
Toronto, ON
t: 416-813-4042
e: neil.kortenaar@utoronto.ca
  • African, South Asian, and Caribbean literature
  • The immigrant experience in literature
  • Contemporary literature by Muslims

About

Neil ten Kortenaar is professor of English and director of the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. He is the author of two books with long titles: Self, Nation, Text in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children (2004)and Postcolonial Literature and the Impact of Literacy (2011). He has published many articles and chapters in books, including the entry on “Multiculturalism and Globalization” in The Cambridge History of Canadian Literature, edited by Kroller and Howells (2009).

Curriculum Vitae

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Selected Publications

Postcolonial Literature and the Impact of Literacy: Reading and Writing in African and   Caribbean Fiction. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2011.

Self, Nation, Text in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2004.

“Fearful Symmetry: Salman Rushdie and Prophetic Newness.” Twentieth-Century Literature 54.3 (2008): 339-61.

“Oedipus, Ogbanje, and the Sons of Independence.” Research in African Literatures 38.2 (2007): 181-205.

“Chinua Achebe and the Question of Modern African Tragedy.” Philosophia Africana 9.2 (2006): 83-100.

“Multiculturalism and Globalization.” The Cambridge History of Canadian Literature. Ed. Eva-Marie Kroller and Coral Ann Howells. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 556-79.