Dr. Anna Guttman


Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8010ext. 8281
Office Location: 
RB 3045
Office Hours: 
email to arrange an in person, phone or virtual appointment 
Academic Qualifications: 
  • Ph.D, School of English, University of Leeds, UK

Previous Teaching/Work: 
1st Year
  • ENGL 1116 - Native and Newcomer Literatures in Canada: Contact Zones
2nd Year
  • ENGL 2510 - Global Literatures in English
3rd Year
  • ENGL/WOME 3810 – Special topics in Women's Writing
  • ENGL 3911 – Special Topics: African Literature
  • ENGL 3919 – Modernism
  • ENGL 3918 – Contemporary Literature
  • ENGL 3935 – Global Africa
  • ENGL 3970 – Global South Asia 
4th year
  • ENGL 4010 – Travel Writing
  • ENGL 4010 - Postcolonial Women's Writing
  • ENGL 4010 - Globalization
  • ENGL 4016 - Global Women's Writing
Graduate Courses
  • ENGL 5413 - Travel Writing
  • ENGL 5510 - Jewishness in Multicultural Literature
  • ENGL 5510 - Globalization
  • ENGL 5510 - Postcolonial Women's Writing
  • ENGL 5510 - Gender, Globalization and Literature
Research Interests: 

Anna Guttman's primary field is postcolonial literature, particularly that of South Asia and its diaspora. Her areas of interest include the nation, multiculturalism, gender and sexuality, translation, Jewishness, diaspora, globalization and popular culture. She is the international chair of the Association for Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies, the largest and oldest scholarly association for the study of postcolonial literatures. She is the author of Writing Indians and Jews: Metaphorics of Jewishness in South Asian Literature (2013), The Nation of Indian in Contemporary Indian Literature (2007) and co-editor of The Global Literary Field (2006). Currently, she is researching Indigenous-Jewish intersections, Indian call centre fiction, urban literature and queer representation in South Asian literature.  Her work on Jewishness in South Asia was supported by SSHRC.  She welcomes the opportunity to supervise graduate students in all areas of postcolonial literature.  

Selected Publications:

Anna Guttman, “Jews and Muslims in Globalization Literature and Theory From William Shakespeare to Ayad Akhtar” Interventions, 2020. DOI: 10.1080/1369801X.2020.1816849

Anna Guttman and Megan Smith, “Call Centre Karma, or How Popular Culture Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Outsourcing”, Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies, 2020  DOI: 10.1080/02560046.2020.1779325

Anna Guttman, “Home, Factory, World: Domestic and Global Fictions in the work of Lavanya Sankaran,” Transnational Literature, 10.1, 2017.   http://fhrc.flinders.edu.au/transnational/home.html 

Anna Guttman, “Call Centre Cosmopolitanism: Global Capitalism and Local Identity in Indian Fiction.” Postcolonial Text 12.1 (2017) https://www.postcolonial.org/index.php/pct/article/view/2145

Anna, Guttman “New Capital?  Representing Bangalore in Recent Crime Fiction.” In Urban Outcasts in South Asian Literature. Eds. Madhurima Chakrabarty and Umme Al-wazedi.  London, UK: Routledge, 2016. 257-272.

Loving India: Same-sex desire, Hinduism and the nation-state in Abha Dawesar’sBabyji.”  Forum for World Literature Studies. 6.4(2014): 692-707.   www.fwls.org

Writing Indians and Jews: Metaphorics of Jewishness in South Asian Literature.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 218 pages.

The Nation of India in Contemporary Indian Literature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. 224 pages.