Professor of English

ASB 363
219.464.6879
renu.juneja@valpo.edu

Biography

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.

Education

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

Contributions

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 Literature22.2 (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
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