Maryam Wasif Khan is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Lahore University of Management Sciences. She completed her doctoral degree in Comparative Literature at UCLA in 2013. She is a 2008 alumna of the European Cultural Studies Program, as well as of the Department of Comparative Literature. Her research explores the relationship between eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century British Orientalism and the development of vernacular prose literatures in the north-Indian colony. Her work is forthcoming in Modern Fiction Studies, and MLQ: A Journal of Literary History.