Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff


Krishna Manavalli

Assistant Professor

Office Address: STV 421 B
Office Phone: (309) 438.3300
Office Hours: on leave
Email: Contact Krishna Manavalli (kmanava)
Website: Visit Krishna Manavalli’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Course NumberSectionCourse NameTimeRoom NumberCourse Links
ENG352.01Selected Figures in Global Literature T R 15:35 - 16:50STV 0347
ENG486.01Studies in the English Novel T R 14:00 - 15:15STV 0109
Teaching Interests:
Postcolonial & Global Literature, South Asian Women’s Writing, 19th Century Colonial British Literature
Research Interests:
Postcolonial Theory & Literature (Colonialism and British Literature, Indian Writing in English, Literature of the South Asian Diaspora, and Vernacular literatures of South India), Feminism, Film Studies (South Asian Cinema), Translations (English-Kannada)
Ph.D. in English, Michigan State University, 2008
Selected Publications:

"South India is India: The Tensions between Nationalism and Regionalism in Rajo Rao's. The Serpent and the Rope." South Asian Review (Special Issue on Theorizing Religion). 30 (September/October 2009). 336-350.

“Gods and Godesses of Shivapura.” Trans. “Shivapurada Deva-Deviyaru,” Chandrashekhar Kambar. The Inner Mirror: Translations of Kannada Writings on Society and Culture. Ed. A.R.Vasavi, New Delhi: The Book Review Press (2009)

“Collins, Colonial Crime, and the ‘Brahmin Sublime’—The Orientalist Visions of a Hindu-Brahmin India in The Moonstone,” Comparative Critical Studies 4 (2007)  

“Embodying the Cipher: Revolt and Reconfiguring ‘Blackness’ in the Black Radical Movement” Proud Flesh, New African Journal of Culture, Politics & Consciousness, premier issue (October 2002)  

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