Andrew Mahlstedt (MA '06) has successfully completed his PhD in literary studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Focusing on contemporary Anglophone and Lusophone novels from the global south, he has been investigating the ethics of representing the poor in the recent era of globalization. His article “Landmines, Language, and Dismemberment: Mia Couto’s Imperial Residues” was published in August in Textual Practice (Special Issue: “Postcolonial Literature and the Challenges of the New Century”) and “Animal’s Eyes: Spectacular Invisibility and the Terms of Recognition in Indra Sinha’s Animal’s People” was published in a special issue of Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature focusing on “Blindness” (September 2013). The latter considers how Animal’s People represents disempowerment without disempowering.
Posted February 2013