Dr. Farha Noor


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Farha Noor received her doctoral degree in Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures from the University of Heidelberg. Her doctoral project was funded by the DFG-Research Cluster "Otium" at the University of Freiburg. She has obtained her M. Phil and M. A. degrees from the Centre for English Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and her B. A. (with Honours) in English Literature from Calcutta University. Noor's research interests include Global Intellectual History, Modern Literary Cultures, History of Emotions, Postcolonial Environment Studies, Genre and Gender. Her PhD dissertation, addressing a conceptual history of leisure, literature and emotions in the Indian subcontinent is being published by Heidelberg Asian Studies Publishing: https://hasp.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/catalog/preview

Akademische Mitarbeiterin

Leisurely Feelings: Emotions and Concepts of Otium in South Asia. Heidelberg: Heidelberg Asian Studies Publishing, 2024 [forthcoming].

“Of Other Islands and New Worlds: Satyajit Ray’s Professor Shonku and Geopolitical Reorientation in Postcolonial Science Fiction”. Island Indias and Archipelagic Memory. Eds. Ananya Jahanara Kabir, Luca Raimondi and Sandrine Soukaï. Leiden: Brill, 2024 [forthcoming].

“The Sensory Semantics of Otium in South Asia: Asymmetries, Entanglements and the Affective”. Semantiken der Muße aus interdisziplinären Perspektiven. Eds. Monika Fludernik and Thomas Jürgasch Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2021.

“Negotiating Nostalgia: Progressive Women´s Memoirs in Urdu,” South Asian History and Culture 12 (4) 2021. https://doi.org/10.1080/19472498.2020.1848144