About

Tawnya (Ravy) Azar is a Term Assistant Professor of English at George Mason University. She is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and received her M.A. and PhD. in English at The George Washington University. Azar has been an instructor of composition and literature in higher education since 2009. Her research interests include Digital Literary Culture Studies, the Digital Divide, and Digital Composition. She is the creator of the Salman Rushdie Archive.

Education

I am a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and received my M.A. and PhD. in English at The George Washington University.

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

2019 “Inside and Outside the Literary Marketplace: The Digital Products of Amitav Ghosh, Arundhati Roy, and Salman Rushdie” South Asian Reviewhttps://doi.org/10.1080/02759527.2019.1599553

2016 “‘The Man Who Would Be Popular’: An Analysis of Salman Rushdie’s Twitter Feed.” Journal of Commonwealth Literature. doi.org/10.1177/0021989416678284

2015 “Juxta and Frankenstein.” Teaching Tools for Digital Humanities and the Novel. Studies in the Novel.

Book Chapters

2020 “Implementing Faculty Development in Multimodal Composition: A Case Study.” Professionalizing Multimodal Composition: Faculty and Institutional Initiatives, eds. Shyam B. Pandey and Santosh Khadka. Routledge.

Edited Collections

2014 “‘Parallel Realities’: Salman Rushdie’s Experiment with Transmedia Narratives.” Words, Worlds, and Narratives: Transmedia and Immersion, eds. Tawnya Ravy and Eric Forcier. Freeland: Interdisciplinary Press.

2014 Introduction. Words, Worlds, and Narratives: Transmedia and Immersion, eds. Tawnya Ravy and Eric Forcier. Freeland: Interdisciplinary Press.

Book Reviews

2015 Rev. of Two Years, Eight Months, and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie, The Humanist, thehumanist.com/magazine/january-february-2016/arts_entertainment/two-years-eight-months-twenty-eight-nights

2013 Rev. of Unreliable Truths: Transcultural Homeworlds in Indian Women’s Fiction of the Diaspora by Sissy Helff. South Asian Review, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2013, pp. 147-150

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