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Barish Ali received his B.A. and M.A. in English Literature from Eastern Mediterranean University in Cyprus and his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University at Buffalo, where he won an Excellence in Teaching Award. He comes to Buffalo State from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas, where he was an assistant professor in the Department of English and Philosophy.
Barish specializes in postcolonial literature, literary theory, and popular culture. He has presented his research at conferences in Canada, Cyprus, Turkey, Mexico, and the United States. As a citizen of both Canada and the European Union, Barish is a comparatist in all respects; accordingly, his teaching and research experience is wide ranging, encompassing European, British, Caribbean, African, and Middle Eastern literature. His articles on Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s From Hell, Victorian boys’ adventure stories, and the Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk have appeared in various journals. His current book project, titled The Postcolonial Gothic: Haunting and Historicity in Literature after Empire, is a sweeping study that explores ghosts and spectrality in works by Daniel Defoe, the Brontës, Lord Byron, Derek Walcott, Salman Rushdie, Ben Okri, J. M. Coetzee, and Toni Morrison.
Courses taught at Buffalo State College:
BSC 101: Foundations of Inquiry
ENG 190W: Introduction to Literary Analysis and Interpretation
ENG 230: Comparative Literature
ENG 310: Modern European Literature
ENG 345: World Literature after 1945
ENG 346: Non-Western Literature after 1945
ENG 355: The Short Story
ENG 361: Contemporary Literature
ENG 390: Literary Criticism and Theory
ENG 450: Studies in Poetry
ENG 641: Studies in the Novel (Contemporary Middle Eastern Literature)
ENG 641: Studies in the Novel (The Man Booker Prize: Postcolonial Literature and Literary Value)