Amardeep Singh

Professor of English
(610) 758-4385
221 Drown Hall
Ph.D. Duke University, 2001

After studying at Cornell and Tufts, Amardeep Singh received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 2001. His book, Literary Secularism: Religion and Modernity in Twentieth-Century Fiction was published in 2006 by Cambridge Scholars Press; more information about it can be found here. Professor Singh's primary interests include World Literature in English (also known as "Postcolonial Literature") and 20th/21st Century British literature. Professor Singh also has an interest in film; he is currently completing a book-length manuscript on the filmmaker Mira Nair. Finally, Singh is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Postcolonial Writing. For Spring 2011, he is the recipient of an NEH Fellowship. Recent courses Prof. Singh has taught include "Global English," Converts and Rebels: Religion and British Modernism,", "Beyond East and West: Travel Writers in an Era of Globalization," "Contemporary British Fiction", and "Secrecy and Authorship"). In 2005, Prof. Singh organized a conference on "Secularism in South Asian Literature" for the South Asian Literary Association, and he was a a member of that organization's Executive Committee from 2006-2008. Earlier, in 2002, Prof. Singh organized a national conference on the writer Hilda Doolittle, which took place at Lehigh University itself. Professor Singh has published essays in journals such as Minnesota Review, Symploke, the Journal of Postcolonial Writing, South Asian Review, Criticism: A Quarterly, Wasafiri, The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, Semeia, and Himal Southasian. Professor Singh has also served as a reviewer for a number of journals, including PMLA, Twentieth-Century Fiction, South Asian Review, and Ariel. More information about these projects and selected publication extracts can be found at Professor Singh's homepage. Also check out Amardeep Singh's weblog.

Research Interests: 
Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Poststructuralism, British Modernism, Religion and Literature