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Nienke Boer


Part-time Faculty
A.B. Comparative Literature & Africana Studies, Princeton University, 2008
M.A. Comparative Literature, New York University, 2011

Nienke Boer is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at New York University. Her research and teaching interests include Indian Ocean Studies, African literatures, postcolonial theory, psychoanalytic theory, and genre fiction. Her dissertation, “Indian Ocean Chronotopes,” focuses on the literary, autobiographical and legal narratives produced by and about groups of people, specifically indentured laborers and prisoners-of-war, who travelled between South Africa and South Asia at the turn of the last century. Her article, “Taking a Joke Seriously: Mickey Mouse and William Kentridge,” appeared in the December 2013 issue of MLN. 


Contact Information

Nienke Boer

Part-time Faculty
1 Wash Pl, Room 431
(212) 992-7772
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Office Hours
Thursday 11-1


2014 Fall

First-Year Writing Seminar: Mean Streets: The Detective and the City
Mon,Wed 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Research and Teaching Interests

Indian Ocean Studies; African literatures; South Asian literatures; law and literature; postcolonial theory; the Anglophone world novel; genre fiction (detective/horror/sci-fi/fantasy); animation studies; diplomatics; Freud and psychoanalytic theory; Marx and Marxist cultural studies; memoir and autobiography; travel writing

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