Maritime Criticism for Today's World: A Review of Juan-José Martín-González, Transoceanic Perspectives in Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy


  • Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru University of Bucharest


A review of Juan-José Martín-González,  Transoceanic Perspectives in Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy


Amitav Ghosh, Indian Ocean, Ibis Trilogy


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Author Biography

Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru, University of Bucharest

Dr. Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru is Associate Professor of American Studies and postcolonialism at the University of Bucharest. She holds a PhD in philosophy (the aesthetics of postmodernism) from the University of Bucharest (2000) and a PhD in English (contemporary Indian fiction in English) from the University of East Anglia (2007). Her research interests are: contemporary Indian fiction in English, global writing in English and narrative knowledge in the global age, minority cultures in the media, gender studies, postcolonialism and postcommunism. She has published articles in journals such as The Journal of Commonwealth Studies, Comparative Literature Studies, Commonwealth Essays and Studies, Indialogs, Angles and others. Her latest books are Performance and Performativity in Contemporary Indian Fiction in English (Brill, 2015) and Religious Narratives in Contemporary Culture: Between Cultural Memory and Transmediality (co-edited with Dragoș Manea, Brill, 2021).




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