Feminist Visions and Queer Futures in Postcolonial Drama
Feminist Visions and Queer Futures in Postcolonial Drama: Community, Kinship, and Citizenship (Routledge, 2012) examines contemporary drama from India, Jamaica, and Nigeria in conjunction with feminist and incipient queer movements in these countries. Postcolonial drama, Batra contends, furthers the struggle for gender justice in both these movements by contesting the idea of the heterosexual, middle class, wage-earning male as the model citizen and by suggesting alternative conceptions of citizenship premised on working-class sexual identities.
Kanika Batra is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of English, and Director of Comparative Literature at Texas Tech University. Her publications on Caribbean, Asian, African and African diasporic literatures have appeared in the journals African and Black Diaspora, Callaloo, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Signs, and Small Axe: A Journal of Caribbean Criticism. Her research interests are in theatre and drama, postcolonial studies, urban studies, gender studies, and globalization.