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Uzma Khan

Assistant Professor

Uzma Khan
My interests are many, with a broad geo-literary range that challenges the construction of the boundaries of “West” and “East”. My work has been shaped by the various countries and cultures I have lived and taught in, which include Pakistan, the United States, and Morocco.

My novels are The Story of Noble Rot (Penguin India 2001; reissued by Rupa & Co. in 2009), Trespassing (Metropolitan/Henry Holt 2004), and The Geometry of God (Clockroot Books/Interlink Publishing 2009). Trespassing was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize 2003 and has been translated into fourteen languages in eighteen countries. The Geometry of God will appear in several languages in 2010. My fiction has also appeared in the anthologies And the World Changed: Contemporary Stories by Pakistani Women (Feminist Press 2008) and The New Anthem: The Subcontinent In Its Own Words (Tranquebar Press 2009).

I also write non-fiction. My essays have appeared in various anthologies, newspapers and literary magazines around the world, such as Drawbridge UK and Dawn Pakistan. They are on a range of subjects, including the craft of fiction, the political and cultural conflicts of Pakistan, imperialism, and war. My most recent essay, “Flagging Multiculturalism: How American Insularity Morally Justifies Itself” will appear in the anthology How They See Us, to be published by Atlas Books in 2009.

Areas of Interest

Creative writing, world literature


BA, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
MFA, University of Arizona


Spring Semester 2012

Course Title Time  
ENG 271(6) Intro to Lit: Genre (Women Writing History) TTH 10:30-11:45 Edit
ENG 716B(1) Techniques in Fiction (The Child Narrator) (CW) T 3:30-6:00 Edit

Fall Semester 2011

Course Title Time  
ENG 313(3) Types of Creative Writing MWF 12:30-1:20 Edit
ENG 313(4) Types of Creative Writing MWF 1:30-2:20 Edit
ENG 416(1) St/ Creative Writing (Primacy of Character) MWF 10:30-11:20 Edit

Spring Semester 2011

Course Title Time  
ENG 434(1) Studies from 20th Century to Present: Fiction and War TTH 10:30-11:45 Edit

Fall Semester 2010

Course Title Time  
ENG 100(26) Composition I MWF 1:30-2:20 Edit
ENG 313(1) Fiction MWF 10:30-11:20 Edit
ENG 313(2) Fiction MWF 11:30-12:20 Edit