Saikat Majumdar’s areas of interest include British, Irish and World Anglophone literature from the late nineteenth century to the present day, studies of postcolonialism and globalization, critical theory and creative writing. His book, Prose of the World (Columbia University Press, forthcoming), explores the aesthetic and political significance of the ordinary in colonial and postcolonial fiction from Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and India, ranging from the late-nineteenth century to the present day. His work has been published in Modern Fiction Studies, James Joyce Quarterly, Novel: A Forum on Fiction, Genre, Studies in the Novel, The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, College English, and in other venues. He has been awarded an Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellowship, and grants from the Modernist Studies Association and the International James Joyce Foundation. He is also the author of a novel,Silverfish (HarperCollins India, 2007). His current project is a transnational study of the literary public intellectual, a subject on which he co-chairs a Geballe Research Workshop at the Stanford Humanities Center along with Russell Berman from Comparative Literature.