Selected Recent Articles

  1. “From East-West Fiction to World Literature: The Hayy Problem Refigured,” Eighteenth-Century Studies, vol. 47 no. 2 (February 2014), 195-232.
  2. “The Catachronism of Climate Change,” diacritics, 41.3 (Fall 2013): 6-30.
  3. “What Kind Of A Story Is This?,” Lead Essay to MLA Approaches to Teaching Oroonoko, (New York: Modern Language Association, Fall 2013).
  4. “Exoticism Beyond Cosmopolitanism?,” Eighteenth-Century Fiction Vol. 25 No. 1 (Fall 2012), 227-42.
  5. The Character of the University,” boundary 2 Vol. 37 No. 1 (Winter 2010), 23-55.
  6. “Foreword,” Black Mirror/Espejo Negro, ed. Pedro Lasch (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2010), 2-5.
  7. “Introduction: Perpetual War,” in “War,” eds. Srinivas Aravamudan and Diana Taylor, PMLA Vol. 124 No. 5 (October 2009), 1505-14.
  8. “Rogue States and Emergent Disciplines,” in States of Emergency: The Object of American Studies, eds. Russ Castronovo and Susan Gillman (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2009), 17-35.
  9. “Hobbes and America,” in The Postcolonial Enlightenment: Eighteenth-century Colonialism and Postcolonial Theory, eds. Daniel Carey and Lynn Festa (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), 37-70.
  10. “The Adventure Chronotope and the Oriental Xenotrope: Galland, Sheridan, and Joyce Domesticate The Arabian Nights,” in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West, eds. Felicity Nussbaum and Saree Makdisi, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), 235-64.
  11. “Subjects/Sovereigns/Rogues,” in special issue on “Derrida’s Eighteenth Century,” Eighteenth Century Studies Vol. 40 No. 3 (Spring 2007), 457-65.
  12. “Sovereignty: Between Embodiment and Detranscendentalization,” Texas International Law Journal vol. 41 no. 3 (Summer 2006), 427-46.
  13. “‘The Unity of the Representer’: Reading Leviathan Against the Grain,” in South Atlantic Quarterly vol. 104 no. 4 (Fall 2005), 631-53.

Forthcoming articles

  1. “On Peace and the International Humanities,” in ReDrafting Perpetual Peace, eds. Rosi Braidotti and Greg Lambert (New York: 2015). Forthcoming.


  1. “Interview with Srinivas Aravamudan and Ranjana Khanna,” with Ranjana Khanna, in Ian Buchanan, ed., Jameson on Jameson: Conversations on Cultural Marxism (Durham: Duke University Press, 2007), 203-40.

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