Dr. Anna Guttman

Dr. Anna Guttman


Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8281
Office Location: 
RB 3045
Office Hours: 
on sabbatical, email for appointment 
Academic Qualifications: 
  • Ph.D, School of English, University of Leeds, UK

Previous Teaching/Work: 
1st Year
  • ENGL 1112 - Literature Written in English After 1750
2nd Year
  • ENGL 2501 – Post Colonial Literature
3rd Year
  • ENGL/WOME 3811 – Women's Poetry and Drama 
  • ENGL 3911 – Special Topics: African Literature
  • ENGL 3917 - Modern Literature
  • ENGL 3918 – Contemporary Literature
  • ENGL 3930 - Caribbean Literature
  • ENGL 3970 – South Asian Literature
4th year
  • ENGL 4010 – Travel Writing
  • ENGL 4010 - Postcolonial Women's Writing
Graduate Courses
  • ENGL 5413 - Travel Writing
  • ENGL 5510 - Jewishness in Multicultural Literature
  • ENGL 5510 - Postcolonial Literature: Globalization
  • ENGL 5790 - Theories of Literature, Language and Culture (team taught)
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, and the sociology of literature. She has published articles on Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, Nayantara Sahgal, Jawaharalal Nehru, Amitav Ghosh, Shauna Singh Baldwin and Anita Desai. 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 both South Asian queer writing, and popular corporate fiction in India.  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:

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.

“Family Portraits and National Histories: Nayantara Sahgal’s Constructions of Indira Gandhi.” South Asian Review 28.2(2007): 151-164.