Tag: University of North Texas

My Interview by The Pakistani Spectator, By Amna Gilani

Posted below is the text of my recent interview with The Pakistani Spectator. Please do visit their site and support them. Interview with Blogger Masood Ashraf Raja Would you please tell us something about you and your site? Well, I am an assistant professor of postcolonial literature at the University of North Texas. [More on…

Write for US

Now that we have transformed our blog into a multi-author, newspaper-like format, we would love for you to contribute your work. You can either email us your writings (pakistaniaat@gmail.com) or register with the website as a contributor and upload your content directly. Our Topics of Interest: Pakistani Politics and Current Affairs Pakistani Culture, History, and…

Abstracts From Pakistaniaat Vol 2, No 3 (2010)

The first special issue of Pakistaniaat, edited by Dr. Cara Cilano, has now been pblished. Provided below are the abstracts of four wonderful articles inclduded in this issue. Please support the journal through online/Print subscriptions or by purchasing some print copies. Abstracts The Break-Up of Pakistan Philip Oldenburg Essay traces what the author identifies as…

Our Thanks to Jason W. Ellis, Our Outgoing Layout Editor

As we approach the publication of Pakistaniaat’s fifth issue, I am also beginning to realize what a loss it would be when Jason W. Ellis, our layout editor, leaves our editorial team at the end of this year. Those of you who have published with us or have downloaded, printed, or viewed our content should…

The scapegoating of Muslims

Published in Viewpoint, October 22, 2010 It is no secret that the right wing pundits and politicians in the United States have always used simplistic and reductive framing of issues to appeal to the emotions and fears of the American public. In his book Moral Politics (U of Chicago P, 2002), George Lakoff explains how…

The Floods in Pakistan: Short Interview with Fayyaz Baqir, Director Akhter Hameed Khan Resource Center

The Floods in Pakistan Short Interview with Fayyaz Baqir, Director Akhter Hameed Khan Resource Center Islamabad, August 20, 2010 Maggie Ronkin ronkinm@georgetown.edu Donor link: http://www.rspn.org/news/flood.html 1. What regions of Pakistan and sectors of the population are affected most by the tragic flooding? Vast swaths of land in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (previously the Northwest Frontier Province), Southern…

Thoughts on my Last Class at Kent State

Yesterday was the last day of my summer graduate seminar on Postmodernism and also my last day of teaching at Kent State University. I came to Kent State in the fall of 2006 immediately after finishing my Ph.D. at Florida State. Looking back at my three and a half years at Kent as a full-time…

Linda Hutcheon: Reading Notes for Chapters 1 & 2

By Alex Hall and Caleb Berkemeier (Reading Notes for Linda Hutcheon’s A Poetics of Postmodernism: History, Theory, Fiction) Chapter One: In this first chapter, entitled “Theorizing the Postmodern: Toward a Poetics,” Linda Hutcheon informs the reader that the purpose of this book is to attempt a thorough definition of “postmodernism”—a concept that she claims is…

The Incompatiblity of Conservatism and Humanities

I recently found myself stating in one of my classes that conservative thought was inherently incompatible with humanistic inquiry and praxis. Though I offered a brief explanation of my  statement to my class, I felt that there was a need to further expound my statement and to trace the very geneology of my desire to…