Nidesh Lawtoo is Visiting Scholar in The Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University and works on modernism, film, and theory, with special interest in interdisciplinary approaches to mimesis and the unconscious. His publications include an edited collection titled, Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Contemporary Thought (2012) and two monographs: The Phantom of the Ego (2013) and Conrad’s Shadow (forthcoming). He has also written a number of essays ranging from Rodriguez to Irigaray, Nietzsche to
Conrad, Achebe to Bataille, Lacoue-Labarthe to Girard and, yes, The Matrix to Avatar. He has two children, Kim and Nia, who are--among many things--a daily source of mimetic inspiration.
- Nidesh Lawtoo (Ph.D. 2009) receives 5-year European Research Council Starting Grant - December 28, 2016
- New publications from Nidesh Lawtoo (Ph.D. 2009) - October 10, 2013