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Jill Didur

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Concordia UniversityEnglish Location Montreal Canada Discipline(s): English Research Interests: Literary Theory, Environmental History, Ecocriticism, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Posthumanism, Postcolonialism Languages: English
Biography

Jill Didur, Ph.D. English (York University) is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Concordia University. A specialist in postcolonial Anglophone literature and theory, Dr. Didur’s research has focused on a wide variety of related areas including, locative media, historical memory, partition narratives and secular discourse in South Asian, colonial and postcolonial travel writing, ecocriticism, landscape and garden studies, diasporic literature and culture, and globalisation. She is the author of Unsettling Partition: Literature, Gender, Memory (U of T Press, 2006, & Pearson Longman, South Asia, 2007). She is the co-editor of special issues of Cultural Critique: Critical Posthummanism (2003) and /Cultural Studies: Revisiting the Subaltern in the New Emmpire (2003). She is a member of the Concordia research axis of Figura, le Centre de recherche sur le texte et l’imaginaire and she serves on the editorial boards of ARIEL: A Review of International Literature in English, Postcolonial Text, and Topia: Journal of Canadian Cultural Studies and the executive of the Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (CACLALS). She has been awarded fellowships and research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, and Le Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture.

Projects

2011-2012 : Figura, NT2-Concordia, Soutien de l’OIC (Project Leader) “A Mis-Guide to Himalayan Plants

Principal Investigator, SSHRC Standard Research Grant, 2008-2012 “Gardenworthy: Planthunting in South Asian literature and travel writing”