Delphine Munos is currently a Humboldt researcher at the Institute for English and American Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany), where she is working on a two-year postdoctoral project (2017-2019) focusing on narratology and 20th-and 21st-century minority/postcolonial literatures.

Delphine received her Master’s degree in British and American literature and civilization from University of Bourgogne (France) in 2005. In 2012 she earned her PhD from University of Liège, which funded her doctoral work for four years (2007-2011). She was a FRS-FNRS postdoctoral fellow from 2012 to 2016. From 2012 to 2017, she lectured in the modern languages and literatures department at University of Liège and was secretary and scientific coordinator of CEREP (Centre for Teaching and Research in Postcolonial Studies).

She has published in the field of U.S ethnic and postcolonial literatures, diaspora studies, South Asian studies and South Asian Anglophone literatures. She is the author of After Melancholia: A Reappraisal of Second-Generation Diasporic Subjectivity in the Work of Jhumpa Lahiri (Brill, ex-Rodopi, 2013) and the co-editor of special issues for South Asian Diaspora and Journal of Postcolonial Writing. Her research interests include memory and trauma studies, psychoanalysis, narratology, postcolonial literatures and studies, as well as South Asian studies and literatures.

Major publications in the area of memory studies:


Munos, Delphine. 2013. After Melancholia: A Reappraisal of Second-Generation Diasporic Subjectivity in the Work of Jhumpa Lahiri. Amsterdam / New York, The Netherlands/USA: Brill (ex-Rodopi). 237 pages.</ß>

Journal Articles/ Chapters in Books:

Munos, Delphine. Forthcoming 2018. “‘We’ Narration in Chang-Rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea and Julie Otsuka’s The Buddha in the Attic: ‘Unnaturally’ Asian American?” Frontiers of Narrative Studies. Special Issue on Experimental Literature and Narrative Theory (edited by Brian Richardson). 6000 words.

Munos, Delphine. 2017. “Of Kaleidoscopic Mothers and Diasporic Twists: The Mother/Daughter Plot in the Work of Jhumpa Lahiri.” The Routledge Handbook of the Indian Diaspora. Ed. Radha S. Hegde and Ajaya K. Sahoo. Abingdon: Routledge, 355-365.

Munos, Delphine. 2017. “From The Stranger to The Outsider: the different English translations of L’Etranger, the Postcolonial Reception of Camus’ classic, and the Memorialization of Camus in Post-Imperial France.” Translating the Postcolonial in Multilingual Contexts. Ed. Judith Misrahi-Barak and Srilata Ravi. Montpellier, France: PoCoPages / PULM (Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée), 185-200.

Munos, Delphine. 2012. “Possessed by Whiteness: Interracial Affiliations and Racial Melancholia in Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing 48.4: 396-405.


Go Away Closer: Strange Intimacies and the Poetics and Politics of Person in Contemporary Minority, U.S. Ethnic, and Postcolonial Writings

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