Nicole Thiara

Nicole Thiara

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)
English, Culture and Media

Role

Dr Nicole Thiara is a Lecturer in English literature. She is the Module Convener of the English Dissertation module and teaches on Postcolonial Texts at Level Three, British Women Writers at Level Two and the Book Group and Foundations at Level One.

She is Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded Research Network Series 'Writing, Analysing, Translating Dalit Literature' (Co-Investigator Dr Judith Misrahi-Barak, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, France).

Career overview

After completing her PhD at the University of Manchester, Dr Thiara taught at the University of Manchester, the Manchester Metropolitan University, Liverpool Hope University and Keele University. She joined NTU in 2012.

Research areas

Dr Thiara's areas of research are postcolonial and contemporary literature, in particular Dalit and diasporic South Asian literature. She is author of the monograph Salman Rushdie and Indian Historiography: Writing the Nation Into Being (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and has published articles in the Journal of Commonwealth Literature, the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies and Contemporary South Asia.

She is member of NTU’s Centre for Postcolonial Studies and organises the research network 'Writing, Analysing, Translating Dalit Literature' with Dr Judith Misrahi-Barak.

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD exist and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

Sponsors and collaborators

Dr Thiara is Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded Research Network Series 'Writing, Analysing, Translating Dalit Literature'. The Co-Investigator is Dr Judith Misrahi-Barak, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, France.

Publications

Book:

Salman Rushdie and Indian Historiography: Writing the Nation into Being. Thiara, N, 2009, Palgrave Macmillan

Chapters in books:

‘Hybridity and the Chutnification of History’. Thiara N in (ed) Bernard Rodgers, Critical Insights: Salman Rushdie, 2012, Salem Press, 61-76

‘Salman Rushdie’s The Moor’s Last Sigh: Corrupting Mother India’, Thiara N in (ed) Lisa Bernstein, (M)Othering the Nation: Constructing and Resisting Regional and National Allegories Through the Maternal Body, 2008, Cambridge Scholars, 99-110

Peer-reviewed Journals:

‘Subaltern Experimental Writing: Dalit Literature in Dialogue with the World’. Thiara N, Ariel, 2016

‘Challenging Caste Discrimination with Literature and Law: An Interdisciplinary Study of British Dalit Writing.’ Thiara N and A Waughray, Contemporary South Asia, 2013, 21 (2), 116-32

‘Enabling Spaces and the Architecture of Hybridity in Salman Rushdie’s The Enchantress of Florence’. Thiara N, Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 2011, 46 (3), 415-31

‘The Nation’s Monstrous Women: Wives, Widows and Witches in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children’. Thiara N, Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 2008, 43 (2) 65-83

‘Salman Rushdie’s The Moor’s Last Sigh: Hindu Nationalism, Democracy and the “new god-and-mammon India”’ Thiara N, Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, 2007, 14 (2), 19-33

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