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Tadd Graham Fernée

Tadd Graham Fernée

e-mail: tfernee@nbu.bg

Position: Lecturer

Degree: PhD

Main research interests in the fields of: South Asian history; history of anti-colonial social movements

Other research interests in the fields of: Comparative Literature (British, American and French)

Expertise in the area of: Historical Theory; History of Ideas and Systems of Thought

Teaching interests in: History, Literature


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  •  PhD Comparative History.

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. India. 2006-2010.

  • MA English/Comparative Literature.

Bangor University, Bangor, Wales. U.K. 1999-2000.

  • BA History/Philosophy.

 Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. U.S.A.  1990-1994


Membership in Professional Organizations:

Historical Association (U.K.)


Selected publications:


Mirsepassi, A., Fernée, T.G. (Work in Progress). Reading al-Ghazali in the West.


Fernée, T.G.  (under review by Cambridge University Press). Beyond the Faustian Bargain: Anti-colonial struggle and post-independence “development” experiments in 19th-20th century India and Egypt in Transnational Perspective, 1881-1970.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  Global Middle East Series.


Fernée, T.G. (2014). The Enlightenment and Violence: modernity and nation-making. London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi: Sage Publications. Sage Series in Modern Indian History. https://doi.org/10.4135/9789351507857


Mirsepassi, A., Fernée, T.G. (2014). Islam, Democracy, and Cosmopolitanism: At Home and in the World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 


Book chapters

Fernée, T.G. (2015). “Methodological Revolutions in 20th century History and Literature: Time Consciousness and Perceptions of Power” in Stan Bogdanov, Tradition as Inspiration, (pp. 23-53). Sofia: New Bulgarian University Press.



Journal articles:

Fernée, T.G. (2020). Traumas of Roots and Extinction in the 20th Century Literature of Empire: The Mirror Principle in Marguerite Duras’ India Cycle (1964-71) and Ahmed Ali’s Twilight in Delhi (1940). English Studies at NBU, 6(1), 145-172. https://doi.org/10.33919/esnbu.20.1.7


Mirsepassi, A., Fernée, T.G. (2019). Deen (faith) and Donya (the secular): al-Ghazali’s the Alchemy of Happiness. English Studies at NBU, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.33919/esnbu.19.1.1


Mirsepassi, A., Fernée, T.G. (2015). Defending the Current Academic Orthodoxy in Islamic Studies: A Response to Bruce Lawrence. Sociology of Islam, 3, 107-124. https://doi.org/10.1163/22131418-00303003


Fernée, T.G. (2017). Tolerance or a War on Shadows: John Milton’s Paradise Lost, the English Civil War, and the kaleidoscopic early modern frontier. English Studies at NBU, 3(2), pp. 53-73. https://doi.org/10.33919/esnbu.17.2.1


Fernée, T.G. (2017). Every Turn of the Wheel: Circular Time and Cordelia’s Revolt, from Shakespeare to the British Enlightenment. English Studies at NBU, 3(1), pp. 5-25. http://doi.org/10.33919/esnbu.17.1.1


Fernée, T.G. (2015). The American Civil War as a Social Revolution: The Enlightenment, Providential Consciousness, and Changes in Moral Perception. English Studies at NBU, 1(1), 80-96. https://doi.org/10.33919/esnbu.15.1.7


Fernée, T.G. (2015). Systems and Accidents in 20th Century Magical Realist Literature: Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children and Sadegh Hedayat’s the Blind Owl as Critiques of Modern Nation-Making Experiments. English Studies at NBU, 1(2), 55-70. https://doi.org/10.33919/esnbu.15.2.4


Fernée, T.G. (2015). Islam and Cosmopolitanism. Sabah Ulkesinumber, 44, 62-80.


Fernée, T.G. (2014). Gandhi and the Heritage of Enlightenment: Non-violence, Secularism and Conflict Resolution. International Review of Sociology, 24(2), 309-325. https://doi.org/10.1080/03906701.2014.933029


Fernée, T.G. (2012). Modernity and nation-making in India, Turkey and Iran. International Journal of Asian Studies, 9(1), 71–97, https://doi.org/10.1017/S1479591411000192


Fernée, T.G. (2012). The Common Theoretical Terrain of the Gandhi and Nehru Periods: The Ethic of Reconciliation over Revenge in nation-making. Studies in History, 28(1), 117-128. https://doi.org/10.1177/0257643013477266




Member of the Editorial Board and reviewer for English Studies at NBU, ISSN 2367-5705 (Print), ISSN 2367-8704 (Online), Published by the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures, New Bulgarian University, Sofia – https://esnbu.org