Publications & Presentations

Select Publications


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Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • (forthcoming) “At Hand—Handwriting as a Device for Spatial Orientation in S” in Poetics Today (2017), Special Issue on Multimodal Media.
  • “Books with Bodies: Narrative Progression in Books with Bodies Illustrated with Chris Ware’s Building Stories” in Storyworlds: A Journal of Narrative Studies (Spring 2015)
  • “Strikethrough Calcutta: Poetics and Politics of Interruption in Satyajit Ray’s and Mrinal Sen’s Calcutta Trilogies” in South Asian Review (Spring 2015)
  • UnProjections: Worlds under Erasure in Contemporary Hollywood Films” in Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus (Spring 2015).
  • “A World of Sin,” co-authored with Christopher Gonzalez and Frederick Luis Aldama, in Post Script 33.3 (Summer 2014)

Book Chapters latinos and narrative media

  • “Empathic Cross-Fires: Latinos in Bollywood…Bollywood in Latinolandia” in Latinos and Narrative Media (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013)
  • (forthcoming) “Baar Baar Sakhi: Queer Temporalities of Sakhya in Performance,” co-authored with Kaustavi Sarkar, in Friendship as Social Justice Activism (U of Chicago P and Seagull, 2017). Available for pre-order here.

Dictionary Entries

  • Interactive Fiction, Unnatural” in the Dictionary of Unnatural Narratology, published by the Narrative Research Lab at Aarhus University, Denmark

Book Reviews

  • Review of Malik Sajad’s Munnu: a boy from Kashmir (comics), in South Asian Popular Culture (Autumn 2016)


  • Open Couplets: A Novel (Yoda Press, India, 2017)
  • Endnotes: Photographing the Dead in the Family in Papercuts [Essay]
  • “Chasing the Northern Lights” in The Hindu BLink [Fiction]
  • “Authors as Romantic Heroes: Maitreyi Devi and Mircea Eliade” in Papercuts [Essay]
  • “The Most Important Thing about a Woman is Her Clothes” in The Ladies Finger [Reportage]
  • “Jatra” in Poydras Review [Fiction]
  • “Threading” and “Sparkling Wine Kind of a Girl” in Mandala Journal: U of Georgia[Fiction]
  • “For Magic Flower in Amer Fort, Jaipur” in Unsplendid [Poem]
  • Pratima” in Himal Southasian [Fiction, excerpt from Open Couplets]
  • “Stray Ghazal” and “Herstories” in Muse India (Issue 60, Mar-Apr 2015) [Poems]
  • “Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto” in British Council and Sampad’s In the Museum Anthology, 2014 [Poem]
  • “Clay Love” and “Insomnia” in Muse India  (Issue 30, Jul-Aug 2010) [Poems]
  • “Vermillion” in Truth About the Fact, 2009 [Poem]


As Conference OrganizerEGO Steering Committee

As Panel Organizer

  • Co-organizer of “Digital Poetics and the Multimodal Novel” at International Conference on Narrative, June 2016
  • Co-organizer of “Book-Objects: Narratological Approaches to the Multimodal Novel” at International Conference on Narrative, March 2015
  • Co-organizer of “Creativity, Inc.: Intellectual Production as Capital” at American Comparative Literature Association, March 2014

As Presenter

  • “Shape of Cognition in Typographical Fictions” at International Conference on Narrative, Amsterdam, June 2016
  • “Digital Poetics and Disability in Typographical Fictions” at Popular Culture Association of Canada’s annual conference, Montreal, May 2016
  • “Handwriting as a Device for Spatial Orientation” at International Conference on Narrative, Chicago, March 2015
  • “Cutting and Piecing Stories: Narrative Progression and Affordances of Print Media” at International Conference on Narrative, MIT, March 2014
  • “Rags, Slush, and Ice-Cream Gnomes: Materializing as Characterization in John Ashbery’s Ekphrasis after Henry Darger” at American Comparative Literature Association, NYU, March 2014
  • “Information Affects: Encoded Narrative and Narrated Codes in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake,” at American Comparative Literature Association, April 2013.
  • “‘poems on long scrolls of computer paper’: Technology and Narration in Catalog Poetry,” at Poiesis and Techne (Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Colloquium), Princeton University, May 2012.
  • “‘An idea is like a virus: Digital Technology and Denarration in Contemporary Cinema,” at International Conference on Narrative, Las Vegas, March 2012