Omaar Hena

14713_10102063191454596_4628718059514767363_nDr. Omaar Hena

Associate Professor


PhD University of Virginia

MA University College, Dublin

BA Wake Forest University

Areas of Interest

World Anglophone Literature and Globalization Studies

Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics

History of Critical Theory

Courses Taught at Wake Forest

FYS 100: Globalization and Culture

ENG 165: Empire, Race, and Sexuality in British and World Literature

ENG 266: British Literature, 1800 to the Present

ENG 300: Poetics, Politics, Ethics

ENG 358: Postcolonial and World Anglophone Literatures

ENG 359: Global Modernist Poetries in English

ENG 759: Globalization and Postcolonial Poetry

Book Project

Global Anglophone Poetry: Literary Form and Social Critique in Walcott, Muldoon, de Kok, and Nagra (Palgrave Macmillan).

Selected Publications

“Postcolonial Poetry and Globalization,” The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry (forthcoming, Cambridge UP).

“World Modernist Poetry in English,” book chapter for A Companion to Modernist Poetry (Blackwell-Wiley, 2014).

“Multi-Ethnic British Poetries,” book chapter for The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry (Oxford UP, 2013).

“Primitivism” and “South African Poetry in English,” entries for The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (2012).

“Playing Indian / Disintegrating Irishness: Globalization and Cross-Cultural Identity in Paul Muldoon’s ‘Madoc: A Mystery,’” Contemporary Literature 49:2 (2008): 232-62.

“‘Taken for a Turkish Woman’: Paula Meehan, the East, and the Globalization of Irish Culture,” in New York University’s journal for Irish Studies, Foilsiú 5.1 (2006): 113-128.

“The Global Turn in Postcolonial Literary Studies,” Minnesota Review 71-71 (2009): 289-96. Review essay covering The Postcolonial and the Global edited by Revathi Krishnaswamy and John C. Hawley; Mongrel Nation by Ashley Dawson; Postcolonial Writers in the Global Literary Marketplace by Sarah Brouillette; Reading the Global: Troubling Perspectives on Britain’s Empire in Asia by Sanjay Krishnan.

Review of Irish Orientalism by Joseph Lennon, Foilsiú 5.1 (2006): 145-48.

“Imagining Ireland.” With Jahan Ramazani. Norton Topics Online. (link

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