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Professor Neil Lazarus FBA

Postcolonial literary studies; modernisation, modernity, modernism; critical social theory, sociology of literature; the questions of 'world literature' and comparative literary studies; more broadly, modern literature (1850 to the present)
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About this Fellow

Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. I taught previously at Brown University in the United States. My most recent publication is Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature, a book collaboratively written by the Warwick Research Collective (Liverpool UP, 2015). Previous publications include The Postcolonial Unconscious (Cambridge UP, 2011), Nationalism and Cultural Practice in the Postcolonial World (CUP, 1999) and Resistance in Postcolonial African Fiction (Yale UP, 1990). Edited volumes include The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Studies (2004) and (with Crystal Bartolovich) Marxism, Modernity and Postcolonial Studies (CUP, 2002). I work in the fields of postcolonial and world literary studies, with particular interests in Marxism, globalisation and imperialism, critical theory, modernity and modernism, realism, and the novel.



Current post

  • Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick

Past Appointments

  • Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick, 1970

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French Renaissance prose; 19th and 20th-century French literature and culture; history of criticism; theory of literature