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Shalmalee Palekar

Dr Shalmalee Palekar

Research Associate
English and Cultural Studies

Contact details
English and Cultural Studies
The University of Western Australia (M204)
35 Stirling Highway
BA St Xav., MA PhD W'gong
Key research
Transnational literary and cultural theories and practices; South Asian writing in English and in translation; Translation theories and practices (especially regarding poetry); Indian Cinemas; Queer/ transcultural formations.
Editorial Work:
Guest editor Westerly: Special Issue on South/East Asia, Dec 2011 Issue

Refereed Book Chapters:
Palekar, S. (2008) "Soma-Rasa" in M. Kohle and L. Orza (ed.) Negotiating Sexual Idioms. Image, Text, Performance, Amsterdam, Rodopi
Palekar, S. (2005) “Un-Sacred Cows and Protean Beings” in Margaret Breen and Fiona Peters (eds.) Genealogies of Identity, Amsterdam, Rodopi
Palekar, S. (2004) “Negotiating Textual / Sexual Desire and Domesticity: Reading Shashi Deshpande” in Chanchala Naik (ed.) Writing Difference, New Delhi, Pencraft International

(Selected) Refereed Journal Articles:
Palekar, S. (in press) "No one puts Tom Cho in a Corner", Queer Sexualities e-book,
Palekar, S. (in press) “Reflections On Speaking as a Transnational-Queer-Indian-Literary Academic in India and Australia”, Vol. 27
Palekar, S. (2012) “The Nachya in Natrang: Queer(ing) Bodies in Representations of Tamasha in Marathi Cinema”, in Goldie Osuri and Devleena Ghosh (eds.) Continuum special issue on Indian Cinemas.
Palekar, S. (2011) “Prabha Ganorkar and the Politics of Exclusion”, in Women's Studies and Development, Vol. 7, no. 2
Palekar, S. (2010) “Tom Cho and the Politics of Australian queer, textual representation”, Special Australia-India Issue
Palekar, S. (2009) “(Re)casting Silences: Articulating Women’s Sexualities in Indian Cinemas”, in NA Vol 174
Palekar, S. (2007) “Sudden Clarity Could Kill! A HypotheticPoetic” in M. Kohle and L Orza (ed.) Critical Issues E-book,
Palekar, S. (2005) “Dykonstructions and Subversions Too: Another reading of Suniti Namjoshi’s Work” in Jessica Laccetti (ed.) Critical Issues E-book,
Palekar, S. (2004) “Dykonstructions and Subversions: A Reading of Suniti Namjoshi’s Work”, in Dilip Chitre (ed.) New Quest, Vol 156
Palekar, S. (2003) “A Space of Multiplicity, Exchange, Renegotiation and Discontinuities: The Poetry of Prabha Ganorkar”, in Deep South:
Palekar, S. (2003) “A Scotch and Water Guzzling Goddess: Double-Coding, Double Reading in Suniti Namjoshi’s Writing”. In Bombay English Association Magazine, April issue
Palekar, S. (2002) “Self-knowledge Brings not Liberation but Despair: The Poetry of Prabha Ganorkar”, in Samyukta: A Journal of Women’s Studies, Vol. II, No. 1
Palekar, S. (2000) “Towards an Indian Lesbian-feminism?” in At the Interface/Beyond the Frame Zine, Nov-Dec Issue. (Now defunct)
Palekar, S. (2000) “Translation and Postcoloniality”, in BOA, November issue
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Honours Coordinator, English and Cultural Studies
Honours and awards
Unijobs Australian Lecturer of the Year (Winner) 2010
Unijobs Australian Lecturer of the Year (Runner up) 2011
Current projects
Queer India before and after 2009: intersections of sexuality, nation and public culture in literature and film
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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