Répertoire du personnel administratif et enseignant

Liani Lochner

Professeure agrégée

Département de littérature, théâtre et cinéma

418 656-2131, poste 402830


Pavillon Louis-Jacques-Casault, local 3455

Dr. Liani Lochner is an Associate Professor of anglophone postcolonial literature and the Director of undergraduate and graduate programs in English literature in the Département de littérature, théâtre et cinéma. Educated in her native South Africa and in England, her research interests are in the fields of world literature and critical theory, especially the ethical and political possibilities of literature. She has published on a wide range of authors including J. M. Coetzee and Kazuo Ishiguro and is currently completing a monograph on the South African-Scottish author, Zoë Wicomb.


  • Courses: African Literature, South Asian Literature, Survey of Postcolonial Literature, Special Topics in Postcolonial Literature; Seminars: Postcolonial Literatures in Comparison, Studies in South African Literature


Lochner, Liani. “Ishiguro and Colonialism,” The Cambridge Companion to Kazuo Ishiguro, edited by Andrew Bennett, Cambridge University Press (forthcoming).

Lochner, Liani. “Zoë Wicomb and the Secrets of the Canon,” Secrecy and Community in 21st-Century Fiction, edited by María J. López and Pilar Villar-Argáiz, Bloomsbury Academic, 2021, pp. 87-105.

Lochner, Liani. “Coetzee and Wicomb: Writers Giving an Account of Themselves in Age of Iron and October,” Australian Literary Studies (issue on Thematising Women in the Work of J. M. Coetzee), vol. 33, no. 1, 1 February 2018.

Lochner, Liani. “Milan Kundera, the Novel, and the Problem of History,” European Writers in Exile, edited by Robert C. Hauhart and Jeff Birkenstein, Lexington Books, 2018, pp. 187-206.

Lochner, Liani. “What Literature Can Do: Performing Affect in Zoë Wicomb’s October,” Academic Quarter | Akademisk Kvarter, no. 16, December 2017, pp. 111-20.

Lochner, Liani. “Power and the Subject in J. M. Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians,” Ariel: A Review of International English Literature, vol. 47, no. 4, October 2016, pp. 103-134.

Lochner, Liani. “‘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, edited by Hülya Yıldız and Cynthia F. Wong, Ashgate (Routledge), 2015, pp. 101-110.

Lochner, Liani. "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, edited by Madelena Gonzales and René Agostini, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015, pp. 235-250.

Lochner, Liani. “The Politics of Precarity: Contesting Neoliberalism’s Subjects in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger," The English Academy Review, vol. 31, no. 2, 2014, pp. 35-48.

Lochner, Liani. “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, edited by Joel Kuortti, Salem Press, 2014, pp. 181-196.

Lochner, Liani. “‘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, edited by Sebastian Groes and Barry Lewis, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, pp. 225-235.


Intérêts de recherche

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