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Nidesh Lawtoo

Visiting Scholar in The Humanities Center, Johns Hopkins University
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Ph.D., Comparative Literature, 2009

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.