Professor Vijay Mishra
BA (Well), BA (Macq), Dip Tchg (ChCh), MA (Syd), PhD (ANU), DPhil (Oxford), FAHA

Professor of English Literature

About me

I have held  the Chair (Professor) of English Literature at Murdoch University since 1998 and since 2010 have been an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow as well.  For two years I  was Professor of English at the University of Alberta and have held Visiting Professorships/Fellowships at the University of Wales, the University of California, Santa Cruz, the University of Otago, Universitat des Saarlandes, University of Technology, Sydney,  and  the Australian National University. In 2013 I was the  Christensen Professorial Fellow at St Catherine’s College, Oxford University. For the Spring 2015 Term I have been elected to the  Erich Auerbach  Visiting Chair of Global Literary Studies at Tubingen University (Hegel, Holderlin  and Pope Benedcit XVI’s alma mater). I have published major books in literary and cultural studies. Among them are: Dark Side of the Dream: Australian Literature and the Postcolonial Mind (1991,with Bob Hodge), The Gothic Sublime (1994), Devotional Poetics and the Indian Sublime (1998), Bollywood Cinema: Temples of Desire (2002), The Literature of the Indian Diaspora: Theorizing the Diasporic Imaginary (2007), What Was Multiculturalism? (2012). I have also published  a large number of journal articles and book chapters, as well as minor monographs and occasional papers. Google Scholar, with its tendency to be over inclusive, carries  over  2000 citations of my works. I am a Fellow of the Australian Humanities Academy (FAHA).  Other details about me may be found in Who’s Who in Australia. In my spare time I read Sanskrit, play the Indian harmonium and listen to western classical music. As a product of the glorious sixties, I am a Beatles fan.

Teaching area

I give lectures in almost all  areas of literary studies taught at Murdoch University but specialise in the following areas:

Narrative Fiction and Film

Poetry and Poetics

Literary theory

Bibliography and Textual Criticism

Theories in the Humanities

Research areas

Although much of my time is taken  up in annotating the Salman Rushdie corpus, I continue to publish  in other areas of my research interest: LiteraryTheory and English Literary History,Postcolonial and Diaspora Literatures, Gothic Literature, Australian Literature and Culture, Devotional Poetics, Bollywood Cinema and Film Theory, Critical Multiculturalism, East-West Comparative Literature and Aesthetics.

 

Current projects

Salman Rushdie

I am working on a very large project which involves  examining in great detail the Salman Rushdie papers deposited in the Emory University Archive. The project should lead to the publication of a major reference text entitled ‘Rushdie Annotated’.

 

 

Awards and grants

2015 Erich Auerbach Visiting Professor in Global Literary Studies, Tubingen University

2013 Christensen Professorial Fellow Elect, St Catherine’s College. Oxford University

2010 Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow

2009 Fellow, Australian Humanities Academy

2008 Raja Rao Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Samvad Foundation, New Delhi

2002  $100,000 from a private donor to establish the Krishna Somers Foundation, Murdoch University, for the study of diasporas

2001 ARC Discovery Grant

1999 Social Sciences and Humanities Council (Canada) Research Grant

1997 Canadian Government Travel Research Award

1995 ARC Large Grant

 

Events and speaking engagements

During my academic career I have delivered around 130 papers at conferences in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the US, UK, France, Germany, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius and Fiji. A number of these were keynote addresses. 

I have been the external examiner of many Honours, MA and PhD dissertations  and have  been an external referee of articles and mss submitted for publication. Every year I assess a number of grant applications for the Australia Research Council Discovery Grants as well as for the Social Sciences and Humanities Council (Canada) Awards.  In my days of youthful optimism, I founded a journal with Greg Bailey called  Journal of Studies in Mysticism (1977) which has since  merged with Religious Traditions.   These days my association with journals is limited to membership of advisory boards such as on the journal Celebrity Studies. Since 1998 I have been an  annual contributor  to The Year’s Work in Cultural and Critical Theory.  I have been called upon to act as  external tenure review assessor for professorial appointments by a number of universities (Emory, York, University of California, Berkeley, Otago, Michigan, University of Hong Kong, for instance). Although I am not a public intellectual, I have spoken on  ABC National  and SBS Radio,  and on ABC Asia TV.  For three years (2001-3) I was the Chairperson of the Western Australian  Premier’s Book Awards. In 2002 I was a judge of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and for two years (2005-6) Chair of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. During 2003-5 I was the external assessor of the English and Linguistics Department of the University of the South Pacific, a role which I held at the University of Mauritius 2005 to 2009.

Doctoral and masters supervisions

 

M.A. supervised: Rosemary Lucadou-Wells (1985); Jane Drews (1988); Elizabeth Woolaston (1988); Mango Alcorn (1989);  Jeanne Dawson (1990); Philip Kitley (1990); Nathalie O’Carroll (1993); Rochelle Airey (1997); Clare Johnson (1998).

PhD supervised : Brian Shoesmith (1989) [with Bob Hodge] ‘Colonial Indian Cinema’; Francis Byrne (1991) [with J. Frodsham] ‘Silence’; Garry Gillard (1994) ‘Supertext and the Mind-Culture System’; Abdollah Zahiri (1997) ‘From Enlightenment Myopia to Intellectual Thaw in V S Naipaul’; Tom Lonie (1997) ‘Magic Causality’; Abigail Bray(1997) ’Corporeal Feminism’; Maria Degabriele (1997) ‘Postorientalism’; Brett Nicholls (1999) ‘The Postcolonial Sublime’; Vijayandran Devadas (2001) ‘Performing Spectrality’; Helen Flavell (2003) ‘Writing-Between: Australian and Canadian Ficto-Criticism’; Tangea Tansley (2004) ‘Writing from the Shadowlands: How cross-cultural literature negotiates the legacy of Edward Said’; Travis Lindsey (2005) ‘Arthur William Upfield: A Biography’; Regina Lee (2005) ‘The Chinese Diaspora’; Teresa Goudie (2006), ‘Intergenerational Trauma: The Literature of the Japanese Diaspora’; Antonio Casella (2006), ‘An Olive Branch for Sante’; Geoff Bishop (2007) ‘The Diminished Subject’; Michael McAvan (2008) ‘The Postmodern Sacred’; Brett Jenkins (2010) ‘The Shivering Reader’; Elisa Bracalente (2012) ‘In the Shadow of the Australian Legend: Re-reading Australian Literature’; Kate Burton (2015) ’Topologies of Becoming’

I am currently supervising 4 PhD students.

 

Publications

Books

  • Mishra, V., (2012),What was Multiculturalism? A Critical Retrospect,Melbourne University Press.
  • Mishra, V., (2007),The Literature of the Indian Diaspora : Theorizing the diasporic imaginary,,Routledge.
  • Mishra, V., (2006),Bollywood Cinema: A Critical Genealogy,Victoria University of Wellington - Asian Studies Institute.
  • Mishra, V., (2002),Bollywood Cinema: Temples of Desire,,Routledge.
  • Mishra, V., (1998),Devotional Poetics and the Indian Sublime, SUNY series on the Sublime,State University of New York Press.

Chapters

  • Mishra, V., (2014),The Religious Sublime,In: The Oxford Handbook of Religion and The Arts, Oxford University Press, pages 57 to 76.
  • Mishra, V., (2014),Bollywood,In: Globalization in Practice, Oxford Univesity Press, pages 194 to 198.
  • Mishra, V., (2014),Ethical Responsibility and the Spectres of Demonic Sacralisation in Swami Vivekananda,In: Being Bengali: At Home and in the World, Routledge, pages 114 to 139.
  • Mishra, V., (2013),Multiculturalism (2010-2011),In: The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory. Volume 21, Oxford University Press, pages 1 to 22.
  • Mishra, V., (2013),Plantation Culture, Naipaul and the House,In: A House for Mr Biswas. Critical Perspectives, Pencraft International, pages 53 to 72.
  • Mishra, V., (2012),Rene Girard, Jacques Derrida's The Gift of Death, and Salman Rushdie,In: Violence, Desire, and the Sacred: Girard's Mimetic Theory Across the Disciplines, Continuum International Publishing Group, pages 129 to 149.
  • Mishra, V., (2012),The Gothic Sublime,In: A New Companion to the Gothic, John Wiley & Sons, pages 288 to 306.
  • Mishra, V., (2011),Understanding Bollywood,In: The Handbook of Global Communication and Media Ethics, John Wiley & Sons, pages 577 to 601.
  • Mishra, V., (2011),'In the Arcade of Hanuman House': Ghostly Spectres in the Diaspora,In: India and the Diasporic Imagination, University Press of the Mediterranean, pages 53 to 73.
  • Mishra, V., (2010),Diasporas, Nation-states and the Self: (1996),In: South Asian Literatures, WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, pages 232 to 238.
  • Mishra, V., (2009),'The familiar temporariness' - Naipaul, diaspora and the literary imagination: a personal narrative,In: The South Asian Diaspora. Transnational networks and changing identities, Routledge, pages 193 to 208.
  • Mishra, V., (2009),Perception, convention, expectation and transformation: representations of Aborigines in Australian texts,In: CREATIVE NATION. Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies Reader, Sports and Spiritual Science Publications (SSS Publications, pages 253 to 277.
  • Mishra, V., (2008),Towards a Theoretical Critique of Bombay Cinema,In: The Bollywood Reader, Open University Press, pages 32 to 44.
  • Mishra, V., (2008),Bollywood,In: The International Encyclopedia of Communication, Wiley-Blackwell, pages 1 to 5.
  • Mishra, V., (2008),Re-Mapping Bollywood Cinema: A Postcolonial Case-Study,In: The Sage Handbook of Film Studies, Sage Publications Ltd, pages 471 to 492.
  • Mishra, V., (2007),Rushdie and Bollywood cinema,In: The Cambridge Companion to Salman Rushdie, Cambridge University Press, pages 11 to 28.
  • Mishra, V., (2006),Traumatic Memory, Mourning and V. S. Naipaul,In: Peripheral Centres, Central Peripheries. India and its Diaspora(s), Transaction Publishers, pages 129 to 155.
  • Mishra, V., (2006),Voices from the Diaspora,In: The Encyclopedia of the Indian Diaspora, University of Hawaii Press, pages 120 to 139.
  • Mishra, V., (2003),Postcolonial Differend:Diasporic Narratives of Salman Rushdie,In: Salman Rushdie, Chelsea House Publications, pages 63 to 98.
  • Mishra, V., (2001),The feudal post-colonial: The Fiji crisis,In: In diaspora theories, histories, texts, Indialog Pvt. Ltd., pages 319 to 340.
  • Mishra, V., (2001),Diasporas and the art of impossible mourning,In: In Diaspora, Indialog Publications Pvt. Ltd., pages 24 to 51.
  • Mishra, V., (2000),Postcolonial Differend,In: Post-colonial Theory and English Literature, Edinburgh University Press, pages 429 to 438.
  • Mishra, V., (1999),Mourning Becomes Diaspora,In: Impossible Selves: Cultural Readings of Identity, Australian Scholarly Publishing, pages 46 to 71.

Journals

  • Mishra, V., (2015), Postcolonialism 2010-2014, Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 50, 3, .
  • Mishra, V., (2015), "Numbers, too, have significance"; Annotating Salman Rushdie, Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 50, 3, .
  • Mishra, V., (2014), Tuneless Soloists in Salman Rushdie: Cinema, Sound and Sense, The Delhi University Journal of the Humanities and the Social Science, 1, , pages 15 - 23.
  • Mishra, V., (2014), Plantation Diaspora Testimonios and the Enigma of the Black Waters, Postcolonial Studies, , , pages 1 - 20.
  • Mishra, V., (2014), Edward Said, Salman Rushdie and Spectres of Humanism, Journal of the Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association, 10, 1, pages 1 - 17.
  • Mishra, V., (2014), Australia in the Salman Rushdie Archive, Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, 14, 3, pages 1 - 6.
  • Mishra, V., (2013), Once We Were a Discipline: Stray Thoughts on English, Australian Literary Studies, 28, 1-2, pages 63 - 74.
  • Mishra, V., (2012), Salman Rushdie, aesthetics and Bollywood popular culture, Thesis Eleven: critical theory and historical sociology, 113, 1, pages 112 - 128.
  • Mishra, V., (2011), Multiculturalism, The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, 19, 1, pages 109 - 140.
  • Mishra, V., (2011), Memory and Recall from Beyond the Troubled Black Waters, South Asian Review, 32, 3, pages 89 - 108.
  • Mishra, V., (2010), Hinduism and Film: Bollywood, Handbuch der Orientalistik. 2. Abteilung. Indien, 22, 2, pages 636 - 651.
  • Mishra, V., (2009), Multiculturalism, The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, 17, 1, pages 47 - 86.
  • Mishra, V., (2009), Spectres of Sentimentality: the Bollywood Film, Textual Practice, 23, 3, pages 439 - 462.
  • Mishra, V., (2009), Rushdie-Wushdie: Salman Rushdie's Hobson-Jobson, New Literary History: A journal of theory and interpretation, 40, 2, pages 385 - 410.
  • Mishra, V., (2008), Multiculturalism (2006), The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, 16, 1, pages 132 - 165.
  • Mishra, V., (2008), 'The Influence of Kalidasa on Shakespeare': the genre of the key-note address and the story of the life, Art and Lies II, , 9, pages 1 - 12.
  • Mishra, V., (2007), Multiculturalism (2005), The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, 15, , pages 146 - 164.
  • Mishra, V., (2006), Multiculturalism (2004), The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, 14, , pages 292 - 310.
  • Mishra, V., (2005), What was Multiculturalism?, Portal: journal of multidisciplinary international studies, 2, 2, pages 1 - 47.
  • Mishra, V., Hodge, B., (2005), What was Postcolonialism?, New Literary History: A journal of theory and interpretation, 36, Summer, 3, pages 375 - 402.
  • Mishra, V., (2005), Multiculturalism (2003), The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, 13, , pages 182 - 204.
  • Mishra, V., (2004), Multiculturalism (2002), The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, 12, , pages 180 - 198.
  • Mishra, V., (2003), Multiculturalism (2001), The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, 11, , pages 179 - 202.
  • Mishra, V., (2002), Multiculturalism (2000), The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, 10, , pages 226 - 258.
  • Mishra, V., (2002), Lives in halves: A homage to Vidiadhar Naipaul, Meanjin, 61, 1, pages 123 -.
  • Mishra, V., (2002), Vidiadhar and I: A homepage, Evam: forum on Indian representations, 1, , pages 248 - 255.
  • Mishra, V., (2001), Multiculturalism (1999), The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, 9, , pages 196 - 215.
  • Mishra, V., (2001), Multiculturalism (1998), The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, 9, , pages 227 - 245.
  • Mishra, V., (2000), The Fuedal Postcolonial: The Fiji Crisis, Meanjin, 59, , pages 146 - 165.
  • Mishra, V., (2000), A Critique of Postcolonial Reason, Textual Practice, 14, , pages 412 - 421.
  • Mishra, V., (2000), Postmodern Racism, Meanjin, 55, 2, pages 346 - 357.

Conference

  • Mishra, V., (2005),The Diasporic Imaginary and the Indian Diaspora,In: 1st Global Conference (2008).

(a)           Major Books

Dark Side of the Dream: Australian Literature and the Postcolonial Mind. Sydney: George Allen and Unwin, 1991. [with Bob Hodge]. Sections anthologized in Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin eds. Postcolonial Studies Anthology (London: Routledge, 1997), Gregory Castle ed. Postcolonial Discourses An Anthology (Oxford: Blackwell, 2001).

The Gothic Sublime. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1994. [SUNY Series on the Sublime ]. Foundation  Volume.  Pages 37-42 reprinted in Simon Morley ed. The Sublime [Documents of Contemporary Art]London: Whitechapel Gallery;Cambridge,Mass.: MIT Press, 2010, pp. 151-157.

Devotional Poetics and the Indian Sublime. Albany,NY:State University ofNew York Press, 1998.

Bollywood Cinema: Temples of Desire. New York and London: Routledge, 2002. Reprinted six times.

The Literature of the Indian Diaspora: Theorizing the Diasporic Imaginary.London andNew York: Routledge, 2007.  Reprinted twice 2008. Paperback edition 2014.

What Was Multiculturalism? A Critical Retrospective Melbourne:MelbourneUniversity Press, 2012.

(b)          Minor  Books/Monographs

Waves, An Anthology of Verse for Schools.Auckland: Heinemann, 1975.  2nd revised edition, 1976.

A Companion to WAVES.Auckland: Heinemann, 1976.

Rama’s Banishment:  A Centenary Tribute to the Fiji Indians 1879-1979, edited with an Introduction and Epilogue.London andAuckland: Heinemann, 1979.

The Diasporic Imaginary and the Indian Diaspora [Asian Studies Institute  Occasional Lecture 2].Wellington:VictoriaUniversity of Wellington Asian Studies Institute, 2005. ISBN 0-473-10651-5

Bollywood Cinema: A Critical Genealogy [Asian Studies Institute Working Paper 20].Wellington:VictoriaUniversity of Wellington Asian Studies Institute, 2006. ISBN  10-0-473-11621-9.

(c)          Chapters in Books

“Indo-Fijian Fiction and the Girmit Ideology.” In C. Tiffin ed. South Pacific Images. Brisbane:  U.Q.P., 1978:.53–67.  Reprinted in Subramani ed. The Indo-Fijian Experience. Brisbane:  U.Q.P., 1979: 171–183 and again in Paul Sharrad ed. Readings in Pacific Literature.Wollongong: New Literatures Research Centre, 1993:  91–101.

“The Girmit Ideology Re-examined.” In Satendra Nandan ed. Language and Literature [ACLALS 1980 Proceedings] University of the South Pacific, 1983: 240–253.

“The Burning Bride:  Suffering in Union.” In Kapil N. Tiwari ed. Suffering:  Indian Perspectives.Delhi:  Motilal Banarsidass, 1986: 237–261.

“Two Truths are Told:  Tagore’s Kabir.” In W.H. McLeod and K. Schomer eds. The Sants:  Studies in a Devotional Tradition of India. Berkeley: Berkeley Religious Studies Series; Delhi:  Motilal Banarsidass, 1987: 167–180.

“The Texts of ‘Mother India’.” In Helen Tiffin and Stephen Slemon eds. After Europe:  Critical Theory and Post-Colonial Writing.Sydney: Dangaroo Press, 1989: 119–137.

“Making Revolutionary Act Now.” [With Imre Salusinszky and Alan Roughley] In Robert D. Denham ed.  Northrop Frye: A World in a Grain of Sand .New York: Peter Lang, 199:  249–257. Reprinted in ‘Interviews with Northrop Frye’ ed. Jean O’Grady, vol. 24 of The Collected Works of Northrop Frye.Toronto:University ofToronto Press, 2008: 685-92.

“The Great India Epic and Peter Brook.” In David Williams ed. Peter Brook and the Mahabharata.London: Routledge, 1991:195–205.

“Kabir and the Bhakti Tradition.” In G.M. Bailey and I.Kesarcodi-Watson eds.  Bhakti Studies. Delhi: Sterling Publishers, 1992:182 – 235.

“Kabir’s Devotionalism.” (A translation with extensive notes of P.N. Tiwari’s “Kabir ka sadhna”) In  Bhakti Studies: 159–181.

“The Girmit Ideology Revisited.” In  S. Nelson ed.  Reworlding: Essays on the Literature of the Indian Diaspora.Westport:Greenwood Press, 1992: 1–12.

“What is Post(-)colonialism?”[with Bob Hodge] In John Frow and Meaghan Morris (eds.) Australian Cultural Studies. A Reader. Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 1993:30–46. Reprinted in Patrick Williams and Laura Chrisman eds. Colonial Discourse and Postcolonial Theory.London:  Harvester/Wheatsheaf;New York:ColumbiaUniversity Press, 1993: 276–290.

“Criticism[Pacific Writing]” In Eugene Benson and L.W. Conolly eds. The Routledge Encyclopaedia of Post-colonial Literatures in English.London: Routledge 1994: I: 309–311.

“Defining the Self.” In Wimal Dissanayake ed. Narratives of Agency. Minneapolis:University of Minnesota Press, 1996: 117–150.

“New Lamps for Old: Diasporic Theory.” In M. Mukherjee and H. Trivedi eds. Interrogating Post-colonialism. Shimla: Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 1996: 67–85.

“Mourning Becomes Diaspora.” In Jacqueline Lo et al eds. Impossible Selves: Cultural Readings of Identity.Melbourne: Scholarly Publishing, 1999: 46–71.

‘From Vijay Mishra, “Postcolonial Differend: Diasporic Narratives of  Salman Rushdie.”’ In Peter Childs ed.  Post-Colonial Theory and English Literature. A Reader.Edinburgh:EdinburghUniversity Press, 1999: 429–438.

“Multiculturalism (1997).” In Kate McGowan ed.  The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Studies.Oxford: Blackwell, 2000: 344 –373.

“Diasporas and the Art of Impossible Mourning.” In Makarand Paranjape ed. In Diaspora:  Theories, Histories, Texts. Delhi: Indialog Publications, 2001: 24–51.

“The Feudal Postcolonial: The Fiji Crisis.” In Makarand Paranjape ed. In Diaspora:  Theories, Histories, Texts.Delhi; Indialog Publications, 2001: 319–340.

“Race, Speight and the Crisis in  Fiji.” In Brij Lal and Michael Pretes eds. Coup. Reflections on the Political Crisis in Fiji:Canberra: Pandanus Books, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, 2001: 60–64.

“Multiculturalism (1998).” In Kate McGowan ed. The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory.Oxford:OxfordUniversity Press, 2001: 227–245.

“Crimes and Punishments.” In Gregory Castle ed. Postcolonial Discourses. An Anthology. Oxford: Blackwell, 2001: 331–356. Reprinted from Dark Side of the Dream (with Bob Hodge) 1991.

“Multiculturalism (1999).” In Kate McGowan ed. The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory. Oxford:OxfordUniversity Press, 2001: 196 – 215.

“Multiculturalism (2000).” In Kate McGowan ed. The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory.Oxford:OxfordUniversity Press, 2002: 226–258.

“Postcolonial Differend: Diasporic Narratives of Salman Rushdie.” In Harold Bloom ed. Salman Rushdie [Bloom’s Modern Critical Views]. Broomall PA: Chelsea House Publishers, 2003: 63–98.  Reprinted in Wendy Faith and Pamela McCallum eds. Linked Histories: Postcolonial Studies in a Globalized World.Calgary:University ofCalgary Press, 2005: 111-144.

“Multiculturalism (2001).” In  Martin McQuillan ed. The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory. Oxford:OxfordUniversity Press, 2003.: 179–202,

“Multiculturalism (2002).” In Martin McQuillan ed. The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory.Oxford:OxfordUniversity Press, 2004: 180–198.

“Postmodern Racism.” In Derek Robbins ed. J-F Lyotard [SAGE Masters in Modern Social Thought Series]London: Sage Publications, 2004. 3 Vols.

“Multiculturalism (2003)”. In Martin McQuillan ed. The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory.Oxford:OxfordUniversity Press, 2005: 182–204.

“Traumatic Memory, Mourning  V S Naipaul.” In Martina Ghosh-Schellhorn and Vera Alexander eds.  Peripheral Centres, Central Peripheries: India and its Diaspora(s).  Berlin: Lit Verlag, 2006: 129–155.

“Multiculturalism (2004).” In Andrew Hadfield, Peter Boxall, Lindsay Smith and Céline Surprenant eds. The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory.Oxford:OxfordUniversity Press, 2006: 292–310.

“Voices from the Diaspora.” In Brij V. Lal (gen. editor) The Encyclopedia of the Indian Diaspora.Singapore,Kuala Lumpur andParis: Editions Didier Millet, 2006: 120–139.

“Cool Brittannia.” In as above: 344.

“Salman Rushdie and Bollywood Cinema.” In Abdulrazak Gurnah ed. The Cambridge Companion to Salman Rushdie.Cambridge:Cambridge University Press, 2007: 11-28.

“Multiculturalism (2005)” In Andrew Hadfield, Peter Boxall, Lindsay Smith and Céline Surprenant eds. The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007: 146–164.

“Re-mapping Bollywood Cinema: A Postcolonial Case Study” In James Donald and Michael Renov eds. The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies. London: Sage Publications, 2008: 471-92.

“Multiculturalism (2006)” In Andrew Hadfield, Peter Boxall, Lindsay Smith and Céline Surprenant eds. The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008: 132–165.

“Bollywood,” The International Encyclopedia of Communication, ed. Wolfgang  Donsbach, Volume 2.Oxford,UK andMalden,MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008: 349-353.

Mishra, Vijay. “Bollywood.” The International Encyclopedia of Communication. Donsbach, Wolfgang (ed). Blackwell Publishing, 2008. Blackwell Reference Online. 20 August 2008 http://0-www.communicationencyclopedia.com.prospero.murdoch.edu.au:80/subscriber/tocnode?id=g9781405131995_chunk_g97814051319957_ss19-1

Mishra, Vijay. “Bollywood.” The International Encyclopedia of Communication. Donsbach, Wolfgang (Ed). Blackwell Publishing, 2008.

Blackwell Reference Online. 12 May 2009 <http://www.communicationencyclopedia.com/subscriber/tocnode?id=g9781405131995_chunk_g97814051319957_ss19-1>

In the print version the page numbers are: 349-353.

“Towards a Theoretical Critique of Bombay Cinema.” [Originally published in  Screen, 26.3-4  (May-August, 1985): 133–146]. Reprinted  in Rajinder Dudrah and Jigna Desai eds. The Bollywood Reader,Manchester:ManchesterUniversity Press and Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 2008.

“’The Familiar Temporariness’ Naipaul, disapora and the literary imagination: a personal narrative.” In Rajesh Rai  and Peter Reeves eds. South Asian Diaspora: Transnational Networks and Changing Identities.London: Routledge, 2009: 193-208.

“Aboriginal Representations in Australian Texts: Perception, Convention, Expectation and Transformation.” In  Amit Sarwal and Reema Sarwal eds. Creative Nation: Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies Reader.  New Delhi: SSS Publications, 2009: 253-277. (ISBN No. 81-902282-0-X (hbk); Total Pages: lii + 600; Dimensions: 5.5″ X 8.5″). Originally published in  Continuum 2.1 1 (1988/89): 165–88.

“Multiculturalism (2007)” In Andrew Hadfield and Susan Currell eds. The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory.Oxford:OxfordUniversity Press, 2009: 47–86.

“Hinduism and Film: Bollywood.” Religion and Cinema.” In Knut A. Jacobson, Angelika Malinar, Helene Basu and Vasudha Narayanan eds. Brill’s Encyclopaedia of Hinduism, Vol. II.Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2010, pp. 636-651.

‘The Gothic  Sublime’ in Simon Morley ed. The Sublime [Documents of Contemporary Art]London: Whitechapel Gallery;Cambridge,Mass.: MIT Press, 2010, pp. 151-157.

‘Diaspora, Nation-states and the Self’  in South Asian Literatures, eds. Gerhard Stilz and  Ellen Dengel-Janic  [“Postcolonial Literatures in English: Sources and Resources” series]. Wissenschaftlicher VerlagTrier (WVT), 2010. [Series editors  Frank Schulze-Engler, Tobias Doering and Gerhard Stilz], pp. 232-38.

“Multiculturalism (2008)” In Andrew Hadfield and Susan Currell eds. The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010, pp. 155–183.

“Understanding Bollywood.” In The Handbook of Global Communication and Media Ethics, ed. Robert Fortner, New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, pp. 577-601.

“Multiculturalism (2009)” In Andrew Hadfield and Susan Currell eds. The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 109-140.

‘In the arcade of Hanuman House: Ghostly Spectrees in the Diaspora.’ In, Rita Christian and Judith Misrahi-Barak, eds.  India and the Indian Diasporic Imagination. Montpellier: Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2011, pp. 53-73.

‘The Gothic Sublime’ in David Punter ed. A New Companion to the Gothic. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2012, pp. 288-306.

‘The Diasporic Imaginary and the Indian Diaspora.’ In Ajaya K. Sahoo ed. Indian Transnationalism: A Reader. New Delhi: Rawat Publications, 2012.

‘Rene Girard, the Gift of Death and Salman Rushdie.’ In Scott Cowdell, Chris Fleming and  Joel Hodge eds. Violence, Desire and the Sacred: Girard’s Mimetic Theory Across Disciplines.London and New York: Continuum, 2012, pp. 129-149.

‘The Diasporic Imaginary and the Indian Diaspora.’ In Ajaya Kumar Sahoo, Michiel Baas and Thomas Faist eds. Indian Diaspora and  Transnationalism.New Delhi: Rawat Publication, 2012, pp. 325-349.

‘Plantation Culture, Naipaul and the House.’ In Meenakshi Bharat ed. V S Naipaul’s A House for Mr Biswas: Critical Perspectives. New Delhi: Pencraft International, 2013, pp. 53-72.

“Multiculturalism (2010-2011)” In David Tucker ed. The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, pp. 1-22.

‘The Religious Sublime.’ In Frank Burch Brown ed. The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014, pp.  57–76.

‘Religion and the Demonic form of Sacralization: the Case of Swami Vivekananda.’  In Being Bengali ed. Mridula Chakraborty. London: Routledge, 2014, pp.  114–139.

‘Bollywood’ in Nigel Thrift ed. Globalization in Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, pp.  194–98.

‘Cosmopolitanism and the Sonic Imaginary in Salman Rushdie.’  In Alka Unjaria ed. The Modern Indian Novel in English. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Forthcoming.

‘The Bollywood Gothic Noir and Afterlife.’ In Carol Davison ed. The Gothic and Death. Manchester: Manchester  University Press, 2015. Forthcoming.

‘An Other Newness: Salman Rushdie.’ In James Acheson ed. The Contemporary British Novel Since 2000. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016. Forthcoming.

(d)          Refereed Articles in Journals

“The Literary Reputation of Charles Harpur, 1868-1900.” Southerly 4 (December, 1976): 432–441.

“Early Literary Responses to Charles Harpur.” Westerly 4 (December, 1977): 88–93.

“Medieval Hindi Devotional Poetry.” Journal of Studies in Mysticism 1.1 (Autumn, 1977): 1–39.

“Mythic Fabulation:  V.S. Naipaul.” New Literature Review 4 (1978): 59–65.

“Charles Harpur:  The Years of Controversy, 1853–1858.” Australian Literary Studies 8.4  (October, 1978): 446–456.

“Two Truths are Told:  Tagore’s Kabir.” South Asia [New Series] 1.2 (September, 1978): 80–90.

“White’s Poetics:  Patrick White through Mikhail Bakhtin.” Span 18 (April, 1984): 54–75.

“Indo-Fijian Fiction:  Towards an Interpretation.” World Literature Written in English  16.2 (November, 1977), 395–408

“Another Stubborn Structure:  the Gita as a Literary Text.” The Journal of Studies in the Bhagavad-Gita II (1982), 89–105.

“The Ramacaritamanas of Tulsidasa:  The Rewriting of a Sanskrit Epic.” Indian Literature 21.3 (May-June, 1978): 89–108.

“The Dialectic of Maya and Principles of Narrative Structure in Indian Literature.” ACLALS Bulletin [Fifth Series], 2 (January, 1979): 47–60.

“Rama’s Banishment:  A Theoretical Footnote to Indo-Fijian Writing.” World Literature Written in English 19.2  (Autumn, 1980): 242–256.

“Sufis, Nath-yogis and Indian Literary Texts:  Some Lines of Congruence.” Religious Traditions 6.1 (1985): 42–65.

“Towards a Theoretical Critique of Bombay Cinema.” Screen, 26.3-4  (May-August, 1985): 133–146. Reprinted  in Rajinder Dudrah and Jigna Desai eds. The Bollywood Reader, Manchester: ManchesterUniversity Press andMinneapolis:MinnesotaUniversity Press, 2008.

“Text, Textuality and Interpretation:  An Interview with Michael Riffaterre.” Southern Review 18.1 (March, 1985): 109–119.

“Critical Practice and Literary Theory:  An Interview with Geoffrey Hartman.” Southern Review 18.2 (July, 1985), 189–200.

“The Great Indian Epic and Peter Brook.” Meanjin 47. 2 (Winter 1988): 343–352.

“David Shulman and the Laughter of South Indian Kings and Clowns.” South Asia [New Series] 10.1 (June 1987): 83–88.

“Filmic Narrative:  Text and Transformation in Bombay Cinema.” Continuum  2.1 (1988/89): 9–43.

“Aboriginal Representations in Australian Texts.” Continuum 2.1 1 (1988/89): 165–88.

“The Actor as Parallel Text in Bombay Cinema.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video, XI (1989): 49–67.  [with P. Jeffery and B. Shoesmith]

“The Centre Cannot Hold: Bailey, Indian Culture and the Sublime.” South Asia, [New Series] 12.1 (June 1989),:103–114.

“Little India.” Meanjin 49.4 (Summer, 1990): 607-618.

“What is Post(-)colonialism?” (with Bob Bodge)  Textual Practice  5.3 (Winter, 1991): 399–414.

“Decentering History: Some Versions of Bombay Cinema.” East-West Film Journal 6.1 (January 1992): 111 – 155.

“Satyajit Ray 1921 – 1982.” Continuum  5.2 (1992):  385 – 389.

“Templesof Fire: The Incomparable Tagore.” Span 34 & 35 (1992 -93):  97 – 108.

“After Naipaul : An Indian Journey.” Span 34 & 35 (1992 – 93): 211 –225.

“Diasporas, Migrancy, Borders.” Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences  2.1(1995): 147–164.

“Postcolonial Differend: Diasporic Narratives of  Salman Rushdie.” Ariel, 26. 3 (July 1995): 7–45.

“Postmodern Racism.” Meanjin 55. 2 (Winter 1996): 346–357.

“The Diasporic Imaginary: Theorizing the Indian Diaspora.” Textual Practice 10. 3 (1996): 421–447.

“(B)ordering Naipaul: Indenture History and Diasporic Poetics.” Diaspora: Journal of Transnational Studies  5. 2 (1996): 187–236.

“The Feudal Postcolonial: The Fiji Crisis.” Meanjin 59.3 (2000): 146–165.

“Lives in Halves: A Homage to Vidiadhar Naipaul.” Meanjin  61.1 (2002): 123–126.

“Vidiadhar and I: A Homage.” Evam: Forum on Indian Representations 1. 1&2 (2002): 248–255.

“What was Multiculturalism?” PORTAL: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies. 2.2 (2005), 47pp. http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/portal/viewissue.php?id=4

“What was Postcolonialism?” [with Bob Hodge] New Literary History 36. 3 (Summer 2005):  375–402.

“’The Influence of Kalidasa on Shakespeare’: the genre of the key-note address; the story of the lie.”  Double Dialogues 9 [Arts and Lies II] (Autumn 2008).  Electronic journal on line: http://www.doubledialogues.com/current_issue.htm

“Rushdie-Wushdie: Salman Rushdie’s Hobson-Jobson,” New Literary History 40.2 (Spring 2009): 385-410.

‘Spectres of Sentimentality: The Bollywood Film,’  Textual Practice  23.3 (June 2009): 439-462.

Review Essay: ‘The Aching Joys of Bollywood Song and Dance,’ [Sangita Gopaland Sujata Moorti eds.  Global Bollywood: Travels in Hindi Song and Dance. Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 2008]  Postcolonial Studies 12.2 (June 2009): 247-254.

‘Memory and Recall from Beyond the Troubled Black Waters’, South Asian Review,  32.3 (2011): 1-20.

‘Salman Rushdie, aesthetics and Bollywood popular culture,’ Thesis 11 (December 2012) 113:  112-128.

  ‘Once we were a discipline: Stray thoughts on English,’ Australian Literary Studies, 28. 1-2  (2013): 63-74.

 ‘Tuneless Soloists in Salman Rushdie: Cinema, Sound, Sense,’  The Delhi University  Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences,  1.1 (2014): 15–23.

  ‘The Return of the Native: Reflections on the new order in Fiji,’ Landfall 227 (2014): 84-97.

‘Plantation Diaspora, Testimonios, and the Enigma of the Black Waters.’ Interventions: Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 16 (2014): 1-20.

‘Australia in the Salman Rushdie Archive,’ Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (JASAL) 14.3 (2014): 1-6.

 ‘Edward Said, Salman Rushdie and Spectres of Humanism.’ Critical Race and Whiteness Studies  10. 1 (2014): 1-17. www.acrawsa.org.au/ejournal

Salman Rushdie and the Genesis of Secrecy,’ Textual Practice(2015). Forthcoming.

‘“Numbers, too, have significance”: Annotating Salman Rushdie,’ Journal of Commonwealth Literature (2015). Forthcoming.

 ‘Postcolonialism 2010-2015,’ Journal of Commonwealth Literature (2015). Forthcoming.

‘Rushdie, Cinema and Science Fiction,’ Wasafiri (Summer 2015). Forthcoming.

(e)         Other Articles, Reviews and Essays

 “In Search of Kabir: A Review Essay.” Journal of Studies in Mysticism  1.2 (Spring, 1978): 159–161.

“Negotiating an Autobiography:  Patrick White’s Flaws in the Glass.” Span 14 (April, 1982): 25–32.

“Maithilisarana Gupta.” (Review) Review Projector (India) (May-June, 1983): 11–13.

“The Quiet Coup.” Arena 80 (September, 1987): 25–31.

“The Formulaic Text: The Poetry of Bruce Dawe.” English in Australia 82 (December 1987): 37–46.

“Ni Sa Moce/Salaam Fiji.” Meanjin 48.3 (Spring, 1989): 481–494.

Review of Mudrooroo Narogin, Writing from the Fringe: A Study of Modern Aboriginal Literature (Melbourne: Hyland House), Westerly 3 (September 1990): 91–93 [with Bob Hodge].

“Satendra Nandan, The Wounded Sea.” Span 32 (April 1991): 79 – 84.

Review of Satendra Nandan, The Wounded Sea, Editions (May-June 1991): 27.

Review of Ralph J. Crane,  Inventing India, Span  31 (1990): 93–98.

“Semiotics and History. Entering a No-go Zone with Patrick Wolfe.” Meanjin 51.4 (Summer 1992): 877 – 883. [ with Bob Hodge]

“Anthropology and/or/as ‘Cultural Studies’?  A Response to Trigger.” Anthropological Forum 6.4 (1993): 614–618.  [with Bob Hodge]

Review of Kate Teltscher, India InscribedAsian Studies  Review (Australia) 20.2 (November 1996): 206–209.

Review of Harish Trivedi, Colonial Transactions,  Ariel 29.1(1998): 165–170.

Introduction to Jane Chong, My Love Why Cry (translated by Dr Pan).Singapore:Singapore Association of Writers,  1998.

“Reading India” Review of Lawrence A. Babb & Susan S. Wadley eds. Media and the Transformation of Religion in South Asia and Saskia Kersenboom, Word, Sound, Image: The Life of a Tamil Text, Canadian Literature 157 (Summer 1998): 129–131.

“And Other Stories” Review of GriffinOndaatje ed. The Monkey King and Other Stories, Yasmin Ladha, Lion’s Granddaughter and Other Stories, Shauna Singh Baldwin, English Lessons and Other Stories, Canadian Literature 158 (Autumn 1998): 167–170.

Review of Thomas R. Trautmann, Aryans and British India, Anthropological Forum 8. 1&2 (1998): 105–108.

Review Article: “Dismantling Postcolonialism: Review of Arun Mukherjee,  Postcolonialism: My Living.” The Toronto Review 17.3 (Summer 1999): 91–95.

Review of  Gayatri Chakraborty Spivak, A Critique of Postcolonial Reason, Textual Practice 14.2 (2000): 412–421.

“Unfixed Selves.” Review of Ian Rashid, Rienzi Crusz and Suwanda Sugunasiri Canadian Literature 169 (Summer 2001): 169 – 172.

“Dilkusha.” In Brij Lal ed. Bittersweet: An Indo-Fijian Experience.Canberra: Pandanus Books, 2004: 141–162.

Review of  Rachel Dwyer, All You need is Love

 “No Boxed Gifts.”  Overland 181 (2005): 73–82.

Review of Francoise Lionnet and Mei-shuh-Shih Transnationalism,  Intersections Issue 13, August 2005. http://intersections.anu.edu.au/issue13/mishra review.html

Review of Tejaswanti Ganti, Bollywood: A Guidebook to Popular Indian Cinema,’ Asian Studies Review, 38. 2 (2014): 314-5.