Zohreh T Sullivan

Emeritus Professor of English,Center for African Studies, and Center for Global Studies

Research Description

  • Selectcourses taught:

    Modern BritishLiterature       Contemporary British LiteratureWomen Writers in British and American FictionFiction and ImperialismColonial and Post Colonial Narratives of EmpirePostcolonial Literature and Theory     Professional Seminar in the Teaching of LiteratureThe Family in South Asia and the DiasporaPostcolonial Literature Contemporary Diasporas in History and LiteratureGlobalization and Empire(for Study Abroad) London Calling: The Empire Writes Back(for the Global Studies Initiative) TheLiteratures of Global Culture



  • Rudyard Kipling, Kim. Norton Critical Edition. Ed. Zohreh T. Sullivan. New York: W.W. Norton, 2002.
  • Sullivan, Zohreh T. Exiled Memories: Stories of Iranian Diaspora. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2001.
  • Sullivan, Zohreh T. Narratives of Empire: The Fictions of Rudyard Kipling. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press , 1993.

Book Contributions

  • Sullivan, Zohreh T. "Iranian Cinema and the Critique of Absolutism." Media, Culture and Society in Iran: Living with Globalization and the Islamic State. Ed. Mehdi Semati. New York: Routledge, 2007.
  • Sullivan, Zohreh T. "The Body and the City: Evelyne Accad’s and Etel Adnan’s Beirut." On Evelyne Accad: Essays in Feminism, Literature, and Cultural Studies. Comp. Cheryl T. Birmingham. Summa Publication , 2007.
  • Sullivan, Zohreh T. "Eluding the Feminist, Overthrowing the Modern: Transformations in 20th Century Iran." Remaking Women: Feminism and Modernity in the Middle-East. Comp. Lila Abu-Lughod. Princeton UP, 1998. 215-242.
  • Sullivan, Zohreh T. "Identity, Geography, and Postcolonial Diaspora." Routes of the Roots: Geography and Literature in the English-Speaking Countries. Ed. Isabella M. Zoppi. Roma: Bulzoni, 1998. 431-441.
  • Sullivan, Zohreh T. "Approaches to Teaching Achebe's THINGS FALL APART." The Post Colonial African Novel and the Dialogic Imagination. Ed. Bernth Lindfors. New York: Modern Language Association, 1991. 101-107.
  • Sullivan, Zohreh T. "The Contemporary British Novel." Iris Murdoch and the Enchantment of Untruth. Hueber Verlag, 1986. 153-174.

Journal Articles

  • Sullivan, Zohreh T. "Representing the Unrepresentable: Subalterns and Servants in Talat Abbasi's Fiction." Manascarya: An International Journal of Cultural Studies (1995): 66-74.
  • Sullivan, Zohreh T. "Theory for the Untheoretical: Rereading and Reteaching Austen, Bronte, and Conrad." College English 53.5 (1991): 571-579.
  • Sullivan, Zohreh T. "Kipling the Nightwalker." Modern Fiction Studies (1984): 217-235.

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