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Cara Cilano

Morton Hall 156


Ph.D., Duquesne University
M.A., Saint Bonaventure University
B.A., Saint Bonaventure University

Academic Interests

Dr. Cilano's research interests focus on Pakistani literature, as well as terrorism and literature, and she teaches courses on these topics and, more broadly, in postcolonial and contemporary literatures and theories.

Courses Taught

ENG 205:  Introduction to Literary Studies
ENG 341:  Postcolonial and Third World Literature
ENG 343:  Studies in Postcolonial Literature (topics vary)
ENG 387:  Critical Theory and Practice
ENG 502:  Introduction to Literary Theory
ENG 508:  Studies in Nonfiction (topics vary)
ENG 566: Studies in Anglophone World Literature books
ENG 580:  Studies in Literature (topics vary)

Recent Books

    • Contemporary Pakistani Fiction in English: Idea, Nation, State. London: Routledge, 2013.
    • National Identities in Pakistan: The 1971 War in Contemporary Fiction. London: Routledge, 2011.
    • From Solidarity to Schisms: 9/11 and After in Fiction and Film from Outside the US. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009. Edited volume.

      Recent articles and book chapters
  • “Saving Pakistan from Brown Men: Benazir Bhutto as the Savior of Democracy.” forthcoming in Muslims of South Asia and Diaspora: Secularism, Religion, Representation. Eds. Claire Chambers and Caroline Herbert. London: Routledge.
  • “Introduction: From Solidarity to Schisms.” From Solidarity to Schisms:  9/11 and After in Fiction and Film from Outside the US. Ed. Cara Cilano. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009. 11-22.
  • “Manipulative Fictions:  Democratic Futures in Pakistan.” From Solidarity to Schisms:  9/11 and After in Fiction and Film from Outside the US. Ed. Cara Cilano. Amsterdam:  Rodopi, 2009. 201-220.
  • “‘Freeing the Outlook of Man from its Geographical Limitations’:  The Supraterritoriality of Pakistani English- and Urdu-language Literatures.” The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies 16. 1 (2009): 9-25.
  • “‘Writing from Extreme Edges’:  Pakistani English-Language Fiction.” ARIEL:  A Review of International English Literature. 40.2-3 (2009): 183-201.

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