Berkeley English Graduate Students

Mehak Faisal Khan

Mehak Faisal Khan

PhD Candidate

W 2:30-3:30 pm via appt

Professional Statement

I am a PhD candidate in English and Critical Theory at UC Berkeley. I am currently writing about strangeness in Pakistani literature and culture. I also write about and design games. I am an Editor-in-Chief at Qui Parle, and my published writing and talks can be found below.

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Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

“Repeopling War: Jamil Jan Kochai’s Resistance to Abstraction,” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Conference. Online. June 15 2022.

“Cake, Churails, and the Case for Interpretive Texts,” Placing Pakistan: Space, Time, and the Everyday. University of Pennsylvania. February 12 2022.

“Exile, Play, and the Quest for Joy in Narrating Aesthetics of Discomfort.” Center for South Asian Studies Graduate Conference: The Erotic. Stanford University (Online). May 7 2021.

“‘Baby Please Don’t Do It Again’: an aesthetics of discomfort in Pakistani social media.” Interrogating South Asia Conference. University of California, Irvine. October 2019.

“‘The story won’t tell’: (feminist) narratological approaches to videogames.” Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference: Mimesis and Mutation. UC Berkeley. April 2018.

English Department Classes

No recent courses taught.