Prem Poddar

Prof. Dr. Dr.

  • Universitetsvej 1, 43.3

    DK-4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

19952019
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Research

I am Professor in Cultural Encounters at Roskilde University and  Alexander von Humboldt Senior Fellow in Germany. I grew up in the eastern Himalayas and have taught in India, Britain, and Denmark where I was Associate Professor in Postcolonial Studies at Aarhus. I have published widely on various themes and am the author of many books. I am now focusing on the cultural politics of the Himalayas, currently working on a monograph relating to India-China interfaces in the eastern borderlands as well as another on Spectrality in Asian Cinema. My continuing interest in ‘state’ and ‘nation’ as conceptual contexts for analyzing cultural representation forms the centre of my forthcoming work on the politics of the passport.

I am part of the India-China Conjunctures project.

https://www.indiachinaconjunctures.org/

 

Research Interests:

India and China: Himalayan Interfaces and Interactions

Passports and the Politics of Mobility

Indian Political Thought

Contemporary Theory, Culture and Literature

Spectrality, Nationalism, Borders, Migrancy

Teaching

Nationalisms, old and new. Internationalism and Cosmopolitanisms.

Postcolonial Studies, Narratives of Resistance and Appropriation, Borders and Boundaries, Migration and Mobilities of ideas, people and things.

Stories of the Anthropocene, Extinction rebellions, clifi, etc.

Asia (esp., India-China interactions), Anglophone histories and literatures.

Internet studies, Visual Cultures, Textual Practices.

Concepts from Elsewhere.

 

External positions

Confucius 'Understanding China' Fellow, Fudan University

1 Aug 20171 Feb 2018

Visiting Professor, Fudan University

1 Aug 20141 Feb 2015

Alexander von Humboldt, Senior Fellow

2 Jul 2010 → …

Carlsberg Fellow, University of Cambridge

1 Aug 20071 Feb 2008

Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies

1 Sep 20051 Feb 2006

Keywords

  • Cultural encounters, Multi-culturalism
  • China-India studies
  • Postcolonial studies
  • Mobility
  • Himalayan Studies
  • Cultural theory
  • Passports
  • art and education
  • Migrancy
  • Nationalism & Ethnicity
  • Literature, Art, Music, Aestheticism
  • Literature in English
  • Art theory
  • History, Society
  • China-India Connections
  • British and South Asian histories
  • Theory of science, History and sociology of science, knowledge and technology, Research policy

Publication network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 1995 2019

The Indian Ocean Novel

Poddar, P., 2019, The Novel in South And South East Asia Since 1945. Tickell, A. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, Vol. 10. (Oxford History of the Novel in English).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

China as Third Pole: Between Theorising and Thought Work

Poddar, P. & Zhang, L., 2018, (Submitted) Reinterpreting Propaganda in Maoist China .

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Translation and Transnationality in the Himalaya: Writing Ghorka Language and Culture

Poddar, P., 2018, (Accepted/In press) Signs of Life: Changes and Continuity in Language, Thought, and Identity. John Benjamins Publishing Company

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

曾经的未来

Poddar, P. & 瓦特安德鲁, 2018, Shanghai: Will-Sense Publishing House.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Kalimpong: The China Connection

Poddar, P. & Lindkvist Zhang, L., 2017, Transcultural Encounters in the Himalayan Borderlands: Kalimpong as a "Contact Zone". Viehbeck, M. (ed.). Heidelberg University Publishing, p. 149-174 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

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Activities 2013 2019

Saṃvṛtisatya (संवृति सत्य): Implications for Border Thought

Prem Poddar (Speaker)
1 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Water, water everywhere... : trans-oceanic fiction

Prem Poddar (Speaker)
9 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Climate Emergency! What are we Doing?

Prem Poddar (Speaker)
6 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Keynote: Waterscapes: Himalayas in the Anthroposcene/Capitalocene

Prem Poddar (Speaker)
9 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Re-conceptualising Himalayan Borderlands

Prem Poddar (Speaker)
8 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Press / Media

How climate is betrayed as India-China spar over the high Himalayas

Prem Poddar

05/07/2017

1 Media contribution

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Making sense of Gorkhaland agitation, a storm brewing in Darjeeling hills

Prem Poddar

22/06/2017

1 Media contribution

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Eksistens: Øst eller Vest -- Ånd eller tanke -- Eller det hele

Prem Poddar

03/05/2016

1 item of Media coverage

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