Janani Ambikapathy recently completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge. Her thesis is on the relationship between historicity and literary criticism with a focus on the works of Edmond Jabès. Two of her pamphlets are forthcoming next year from Veer Books and Materials.
One of the frustrating things about academic writing is the categories set by the institution. These categories slice through histories to abstract people, epochs, and bodies of knowledge from their context and settle them deep into the belly of the institution to be studied as phenomena without cause or provenance.