Dr. Rakhshan Rizwan

Geaffilieerd onderzoeker
Moderne en hedendaagse literatuur
r.rizwan@uu.nl

I'm a literary critic and poet who works at the intersection of creative and scholarly practice. My research interests include human rights and literature, decolonial legal fictions, dream narratives, the South Asian HR novel, cultural memory, Pakistani cinema, and minority rights and representation. My research monograph, Kashmiri Life Narratives: Human Rights, Pleasure and the Local Cosmopolitan (Routledge 2020) looked at how Kashmiri & Indian authors used innovative languages of pleasure and happiness and not just pain to do human rights advocacy. My poetry pamphlet, Paisley (2017) was shortlisted for the Saboteur Award and the Michael Marks Poetry Prize. My poem 'Cordoba' (2016) won the Judith Khan Memorial Poetry Prize. My debut collection of children’s poetry, My Sneezes are Perfect (2021) chronicles the joys and difficulties of life under the pandemic and is narrated from the perspective of a young child. My poems have appeared in Postcolonial Text, Asian Cha, Nimrod, Cerebration, Blue Lyra Review, aaduna, The Missing Slate and The Aleph Review, among others.