Jinan Ashraf

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Jinan Ashraf is an Ireland India Institute doctoral candidate at the School of English at Dublin City University. Her doctoral study situates itself in the context of Irish and Indian Modernisms, proposing as methodology a close reading of select texts, correspondences, critical and political writings that expose and explore James Joyce’s connections with his Indian Modernist contemporaries, with a focus on avant-garde women writers in India, through an exploration of key formal, thematic and postcolonial concerns in the novel. In 2019, Jinan was awarded a full scholarship to participate in the Dublin James Joyce Summer School hosted by University College Dublin, during which time she worked closely on manuscript training with specialists from the National Library of Ireland. Jinan is a member of the International James Joyce Foundation, University of Tulsa and the American Studies Research Council in Hyderabad, India. She has previously worked on solicited translation projects with Malayala Manorama and Mathrabhumi.