Associate Professor of English , Comparative Literature
244 Greene Street room 413 New York, NY 10003
On leave Fall 2015, teaching at NYU Abu Dhabi
Areas of Research/Interest:
Postcolonial and subaltern studies; theories of the novel; narrative theory, realisms, modernisms, contemporary Anglophone and vernacular fiction.
Toral Gajarawala’s areas of teaching and research include theories of the novel and narrative, postcolonial studies, subaltern studies, and the relationship between aesthetics and politics. Recent essays include “Some Time between Revisionist and Revolutionary: Reading History in Dalit Fiction” (PMLA) and "Fictional Murder and Other Descriptive Deaths" (Journal of Narrative Theory). She is the author of Untouchable Fictions: Literary Realism and the Crisis of Caste (Fordham, 2012). Her current work considers the politics of postmodernism in the context of the Anglophone novel.