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Sara Suleri

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Sara Suleri Goodyear, born Sara Suleri (born June 12,

1953),[1] is an author and professor emeritus of English at Yale
University,[2] where her fields of study and teaching include
Sara Suleri Goodyear
Romantic and Victorian poetry and an interest in Edmund Born June 12, 1953
Burke. Her special concerns include postcolonial literature and Karachi, Pakistan
theory, contemporary cultural criticism, literature and law. She Alma mater Kinnaird College (BA)
was a founding editor of the Yale Journal of Criticism, and
Punjab University (MA)
serves on the editorial boards of YJC, The Yale Review, and
Transition. Indiana University (PhD)
Occupation Professor, writer
Employer Yale University
Contents Known for Founding editor of the Yale Journal
of Criticism
1 Early life and education
2 Career and major works Notable work Meatless Days
2.1 Published works Spouse(s) Austin Goodyear
3 Personal life (m. 19932008; his death)
4 See also
5 References Parent(s) Z. A. Suleri
6 External links Mair Jones

Early life and education

Suleri was born in Pakistan, one of six children, to a Welsh mother, Mair Jones,[1] an English professor,[3] and a
Pakistani father, Z. A. Suleri (19131999),[4] a notable political journalist, conservative writer, author, and the
Pakistan Movement activist regarded as one of the pioneer of print journalism in Pakistan, and authored various
history and political books on Pakistan as well as Islam in the South Asian subcontinent.[5]

She had her early education in London and attended secondary school in Lahore. She received her B.A. at Kinnaird
College, also in Lahore, in 1974. Two years later, she was awarded an M.A. from Punjab University, and went on
to graduate with a PhD from Indiana University in 1983.[1]

Career and major works

Suleri taught for two years at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, before she moved to Yale and
began teaching there in 1983.[1]

Suleri is a founding editor of the Yale Journal of Criticism. Her memoir, Meatless Days, is an exploration of the
complex interweaving of national history and personal biography which was widely and respectfully reviewed .[6]
Her 1992 The Rhetoric of English India was well received in literary circles. One critic, for instance, said recent
scholarship by Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, Gauri Viswanathan, and Jacques Derrida has "reformulated the
paradigmatic assumptions of colonial cultural studies," and the book was as "important addition to such
scholarship." The "unconventionality of some of her selections brings a breath of fresh air to a field prone to turn,
time and again, to the same weary list of standard texts."[7] However, an historian took Suleri to task for the
"casual manner in which she forms important generalizations without benefit of hard data." As with other
deconstructionists, he continued, there are "Pronunciamentos based on unstructured, undisciplined and
unresearched observations about the past..." He concludes, that "This is not to say that Suleri's work is totally
without substance or that all of her insights are without value. No doubt, she is a sensitive literary critic who would
be bored with the kind of detailed monographs historians and ethnographic anthropologists do as a matter of
course."[8] Boys Will Be Boys : A Daughter's Elegy was published in October-15,2003. In Boys Will Be Boys, she
returnswith the same treasury of language, humor, and passionto her childhood and early adulthood to pay
tribute to her father, the political journalist Z. A. Suleri (known as Pip), for his "patriotic and preposterous

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has described Suleri as "a postcolonial Proust to Rushdie's phantasmagorical Pynchon."[1]

Published works
Meatless Days. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1989, ISBN 978-0-226-77981-2
The Rhetoric of English India. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1992, ISBN 978-0-226-77983-6
Boys Will Be Boys: A Daughter's Elegy. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2003, ISBN 978-0-226-

Personal life
In 1993, Suleri married Austin Goodyear (19232008) of the prominent Goodyear family.[10] Goodyear had three
children from his first marriage to Louisa Robins (19201992),[11] the granddaughter of Thomas Robins Jr.[12][13]
Goodyear and Robins had three children, the eldest, Grace Rumsey Goodyear (b. 1941), is married to Franklin
Delano Roosevelt III (b. 1938), the grandson of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt.[14][15]

Suleri and Goodyear remained married until his death in 2008.[16]

See also
ZA Suleri

1. Sanga, edited by Jaina C. (2003). South Asian novelists in English : an A-to-Z guide (
onepage&q=austin%20goodyear%20sara%20suleri&f=false). Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Group.
ISBN 0313318859. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
2. "Sara Goodyear" ( Yale University. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
3. Parameswaran, Rajesh (April 7, 2013). "In A Vivid Memoir of Life in Pakistan, A Vortex of Tragedies" (http://www.npr.
org/2013/04/07/176053587/in-a-vivid-memoir-of-life-in-pakistan-a-vortex-of-tragedies). NPR. Retrieved
April 18, 2016.
4. Commonwealth: Biographies, 5, 24, Socit d'tudes des pays du Commonwealth, 2001, 4dkHAQAAMAAJ
5. Ponzanesi, Sandra (2004). Paradoxes of postcolonial culture contemporary women writers of the Indian and Afro-Italian
diaspora (
z4DQBw&ved=0CEsQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=z%20a%20suleri%20born%201913&f=true). Albany: State University
of New York Press. ISBN 0791462013.
6. Henry Louis Gates Jr., "Remembrance of Things Pakistani: Sara Suleri Makes History", Village Voice Literary
Supplement, December 1989, pp. 3738; Candia McWilliam, "Jazzy, Jyoti, Jase and Jane", Rev. of Meatless Days and
Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee, London Review of Books, May 10, 1990, pp. 234; and Daniel Wolfe, "Talking Two
Mother Tongues", Rev. of Meatless Days, New York Times Book Review, June 4, 1989, p. 30.
7. Mathew Chacko, South Atlantic Review 58.1 (1993): 113115.
8. David Kopf, Journal of the American Oriental Society 113.3 (1993): 476478.
9. Shamsie, Muneeza (March 4, 2004). "A Daughter Remembers" (
remembers/). Newsline Magazine. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
10. Niaz, Anjum (November 23, 2003). "Women of Pakistan Sara Suleri Goodyear Boys Will Be Boys" (http://kazbar.or
g/jazbah/bookbwb.php). Retrieved April 18, 2016.
11. "LOUISA R. GOODYEAR" ( The Buffalo
News. August 2, 1992. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
ber=23). The New York Times. July 13, 1962. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
13. "Marriage Announcement" (
32). The New York Times. December 20, 1939. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
14. "Grace Goodyear, Student at Smith, Will Be Married; Sophomore and Ensign Franklin D. Roosevelt 3d Engaged to
Wed" ( The New York Times. April 12, 1962. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
15. "Miss Grace R. Goodyear Is Married; Becomes Bride of Ensign Franklin D. Roosevelt 3d" (http://timesmachine.nytimes.
com/timesmachine/1962/06/19/82045381.html?pageNumber=26). The New York Times. June
19, 1962. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
16. "AUSTIN GOODYEAR" ( The Bangor Daily
News. September 25, 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2016.

External links
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