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Liani Lochner

Professeure adjointe

Département de littérature, théâtre et cinéma

418 656-2131, poste 2830


Pavillon Louis-Jacques-Casault, local 3455

Dr. Liani Lochner joined the Département de littérature, théâtre et cinéma in July 2014 after teaching postcolonial and Anglophone world literature at Concordia University. Her research interests are in the fields of world literature and critical theory, especially literary and theoretical responses to power. She is currently working on two projects: the first is on the political promise of literature to disrupt the processes by which discourses of biotechnology, fundamentalism, state racism, and neo-liberal globalization position and interpellate the subject; the second is on the life and writing of South African author, Zoë Wicomb.


  • Postcolonial literature


"Power and the Subject in J. M. Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians." Ariel: A Review of International English Literature, 47.4 (Oct. 2016): p. 103-134.

"‘How dare you claim these children are anything less than fully human?’ The Shared Precariousness of Life as a Foundation for Ethics in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go." Kazuo Ishiguro in a Global Context. Eds. Hülya Yıldız and Cynthia F. Wong. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015: p. 101-110.

"Literary Form and Contesting the Subject in J. M. Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians and Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger." Aesthetics and Ideology in Contemporary Literature and Drama. Eds. Madelena Gonzales and René Agostini. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015. 235-250.

"The Politics of Precarity: Contesting Neoliberalism’s Subjects in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger." The English Academy Review, 31.2 (2014, Special Issue on "Fragile Futures", ed. Marc Botha): p. 35-48. 

"Fictions of the Self: the Reader, the Subject, and the Text in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children and The Satanic Verses." Critical Insights: Midnight’s Children. Ed. Joel Kuortti. New York: Salem Press, 2014: p. 181-196. (By invitation.)

"‘Okay, this is as far as we can go’: Science and the Subject in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go." Kazuo Ishiguro: New Critical Visions of the Novels. Eds. Sebastian Groes and Barry Lewis. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011: p. 225-235.

Intérêts de recherche

  • Readerly Hospitality
  • Literature, Ethics, and Biopolitics
  • Theories of Subjectivation
  • World Literature and Critical Theory
  • English Literature