Faculty Profile

Renu Juneja, Professor

Kretzmann 107D
(219) 464-6880


Professor Juneja joined the faculty of Valparaiso University in 1978.

Professor Juneja has published a book, Caribbean Transactions: West Indian Culture in Literature (1996) and over two dozen scholarly articles, in addition to being a regular contributor to the Valparaiso University publication, The Cresset.

Her teaching and research interests include Shakespeare, sixteenth and seventeenth-century literature, postcolonial literature, drama, women's studies, and cross-cultural studies.

Selected Publications

Caribbean Transactions: West Indian Culture in Literature. London: Macmillan Caribbean, 1996.

“The Caribbean-American Connection: A Paradox of Success and Subversion,” Journal of American Culture, 21.3 (Fall 1998): 63-67, with James Kingsland.

“Contemporary Women Writers,” West Indian Literature, ed. Bruce King.  London: Macmillan, 1995, 89-101.

“Pedagogy of Difference: Post-Colonial Literature in the Undergraduate Curriculum,” College Teaching 41.2 (Spring 1993): 64-70.

“Barefoot in Spirit: The Plays of Derek Walcott,” Post-Colonial Drama, ed. Bruce King. London: Macmillan, 1993.

“Spirited Bodies in Earl Lovelace’s The Wine of Astonishment,” Reading the Social Body, eds. Catherine B. Burroughs and Jeffrey Ehrenreich. Iowa City: U of Iowa Press, 1993, 202-217.    

 “Culture and Identity in Lovelace’s The Wine of Astonishment,” Imagination, Emblems, and Expressions: Essays on Latin American, Caribbean, and Continental Culture and Identity, ed. Helen Ryan-Ranson, Bowling Green UP, 1993, 191-212.

“Native and the Nabob: Representations of Indian Experience in 18th Century English Literature,” Journal of Commonwealth Literature 27.1 (1992): 183-198.

“Recalling the Dead in Dennis Scott’s Echo in the Bone,” Ariel 23:1 (January 1992): 97-114.

“Representing History in Ismith Khan’s The Jumbie Bird,” World Literature Written in English 30 (Spring 1990).

“We Kind of Music,” Popular Music and Society 13.1 (1989): 37-51.

“Widowhood and Sexuality in Chapman’s The Widow’s Tears,” The Philological Quarterly 67.2 (1988): 157-175.

“The Trinidad Carnival: Ritual, Symbol, and Performance,” The Journal of Popular Culture 21.4 (1988): 87-99.

“Identity and Femininity in Anita Desai’s Fiction,” Journal of South Asian Literature 22.2 (1987): 77-86.

“Audience Manipulation in Jonson’s Comedies,” Ball State Forum 25.2 (1984, published 1986): 29-41.

“Rethinking About Alchemy in Jonson’s The Alchemist,” Ball State Forum 24.4 (1983, published 1985):  3-13.

“Women in the Plays of Mohan Rakesh,” Journal of South Asian Literature 19.1 (1984):181-92.

“Myth and History in Modern Indian Drama,” South Asian Review 7.4 (1984): 27-36.

“Widow as Paradox and Paradigm in Middleton,” Journal of General Education 34.1 (1983): 3-19.

“Women and Patriarchy in the Theban Plays of Sophocles,” Illinois Quarterly 44.1 (1981): 10-21.

“The Unclassical Design of Jonson’s Comedy,” Renaissance and Reformation ns 4.1 (1980): 74-86.

“Two Modern Indian Dramatists in Search of Tradition,” South Asian Review 4.1 (1980): 37-45.

 “How the Woman Becomes Contemporary in Amrita Pritam’s Fiction,” South Asian Review (July 1979): 18-26.

“Eve’s Flesh and Blood in Jonson’s Bartholomew Fair,” Comparative Drama 12.1 (Winter 1979-80): 340-53.

“Denouement in Jonsonian Comedy,” Jacobean Drama Studies 76  (1978): 3-23.

“The Framework of Romance:  An Analysis of Two ‘Realistic’ Comedies of Middleton," The Indian Journal of English Studies 16 (1975-76): 164-71.

Regular contributor to The Cresset:  20 essays


Ph.D. - Pennsylvania State University, M.A., University of Delhi (India)