Contemporary Spanish fiction, film, photography, feminist theory, Spanish civil war
Caribbean photography and visual culture
20 and 21st Century drama, modern and contemporary Iberian literature, Iberian Studies, Queer Studies, Photography and Visual Studies
…My most recent book–The Language of Vision: Photography and Southern Literature in the 1930s and After–appeared from Louisiana State University Press in 2016. See more details at <http://lsupress.org/books/detail/language-of-vision/#sthash.BuqOYVAE.dpuf>.
My new book-Shadowy Autobiography: Robert Penn Warren and Other Makers of American Literature-U of Tennessee P should appear in 2020. For more details, see my fi…
My research interests concern American literature, film, and photography–with a special emphasis on the twentieth-century South.
French/European cinema, transnational cinema, Francophone film and literature, cultural studies, photography, travel narratives
Modern/Contemporary/Digital Visual Art and Culture, with Emphasis in Experimental and Documentary Cinema, Photography; Theory and Political Thought; Catalan Studies; Spanish and European Studies; Psychoanalysis
Research interests: Twentieth century global literatures in English, Romanian and East European Studies, postcolonialism, gender studies, ethnic American literatures.
Hobbies: traveling, photography, tango
English Renaissance culture Walking Hiking Drumming Photography Music — Miles Davis, The Beatles, Pat Metheny, Type-O-Negative, Lady Gaga, opera, baroque, medieval
…eral Frame.” Forthcoming in Social Text.Summer 2019.
“What is the Future of Psychoanalysis in the Academy?” Questionnaire response. Psychoanalysis and History20.1 (2018). 23.
“Colonial Violence and Photography” in The Uprising of 1857: The Alkazi Collection of Photography. Ed. Rosie Lellywellyn-Jones, Grantha Press: 2017. pp. 192-215.
“Domesticity and Kitsch in Amber Hammad’s photography.” PIX Ma…
Zahid R. Chaudhary specializes in postcolonial studies, visual culture, and critical theory. His first book, Afterimage of Empire: Photography in Nineteenth-Century India, provides a historical and philosophical account of early photography in India, analyzing how aesthetic experiments in colonial photographic practice shed light on the changing nature of perception and notions of truth, memory, and embodiment. His current book project, Impunity: Notes on a Global Tendency, analyzes juridical, economic, political, and aesthetic aspects of the practices of impunity from the Cold War to the present, from postcolonial states to the United States. The book considers documentary film, contemporary art, development projects, and architecture. He has also published articles in differences, Cultural Critique, boundary 2, South Asia, and Camera Obscura.
I study black visual culture, with a particular emphasis on photography. I’m currently interested in 19th century forms of technology (especially the railroad and the telegraph) and the way these technologies impacted Americans’ perceptions of gender, race, class, and nationality.