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Idaho State University professor Alan Johnson publishes book ‘Out of Bounds: Anglo-Indian Literature and the Geography of Displacement’

March 17, 2011
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Idaho State University English Professor Alan Johnson's book "Out of Bounds: Anglo-Indian Literature and the Geography of Displacement" will be released in April.

"Out of Bounds" focuses on the crucial role of iconic colonial Indian spaces and how they played a role in the literary and social production of British India.  Johnson compares how jungles, cantonments, cities, hill stations, bazaars and clubs operated as themes in the adoption of Anglo-India culture.

Johnson was born and raised in India, which helped develop his love of studying postcolonial literature and theory with an emphasis on South Asia.

Johnson received his bachelor's of arts from Southern Illinois University and then went on to receive his master’s from the University of Virginia.  He earned his doctorate from the University of California, Riverside.

Johnson's work has appeared in numerous journals including Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, Yale Journal of Criticism, the Rocky Mountain Review of Literature and Rendezvous.

"Out of Bounds" is available now for pre-order and will be delivered in April.





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