Zain R. Mian

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Ph.D. Candidate

Zain R. Mian is interested in contemporary debates on World Literature, the sociology of literary institutions and forms, as well as historiographical theory, genre theory, and narratology more broadly. Zain’s Masters research project, “The Reluctant Comparatists: Towards A Reconceptualization of Pakistani Literature,” was awarded the Postgraduate Essay Prize by the Postcolonial Studies Association. He is currently conducting preliminary work for a dissertation on the theoretical status of the journal as a literary form, contextualized within the Urdu and Anglophone traditions.