PhD Candidate, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge

Currently an AHRC-Newton Trust funded PhD candidate at the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, I have research interests in the post-independence literatures and cinemas of Africa and South Asia.

I also write freelance on contemporary art, film and books for publications including The Economist, The Times Literary Supplement and Aesthetica Magazine.

https://profiles.ahrcdtp.csah.cam.ac.uk/directory/sarah-jilani

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Student, University of Cambridge, University of Cambridge

Education

  • 2013 
    University of Oxford, Master of Studies in English 1900-Present
  • 2012 
    University of York, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) English and Related Literature

Publications

  • 2018
    "The Empowered Liminality of Medea: Pasolini and von Trier's Unrepresentable Woman", Another Gaze
  • 2018
    "Re-inhabiting culture, transforming the self: R.K. Narayan’s 'The Guide'", The Critical Flame
  • 2018
    [Book Review] "Contemporary Diasporic South Asian Women's Fiction" by Ruvani Ranasinha, Women: A Cultural Review
  • 2016
    "Violence and Mimicry: "The Battle of Algiers" at 50", The Oxonian Review
  • 2015
    "'Black' Spaces: Othello and the Cinematic Language of Othering", Literature/Film Quarterly
  • 2014
    "Writing Exile: Displacement and Arrival in Eva Hoffman and Edward Said", Life Writing
  • 2014
    "Race, (In)Visibility and Subjecthood in Ralph Ellison's 'Invisible Man' and Toni Morrison's 'The Bluest Eye'", Postgraduate English