PhD, Postcolonial Literature, University of the West Indies;
MPhil, World Literature, University of Leeds;
BA (First Class Honors), English and American Literature, University of Leeds
Associate Professor LiteratureProfile:
Scholarship is discovery, writing is craft, teaching is sharing and the joy of community. The discipline I love brings them together, and then becomes a productive part of our rich collective intellectual community.
- Borderlines: Introduction to Lyric Poetry
- Poetics for Beginners
- Diaspora, Difference, Home: Reading the Postcolonial Novel
- Living with Death, Affirming Life: The Anglophone Elegy
- Genres and Culture
- Lines of Dissent: Poetry and Tradition
- Texts in Dialogue: Postcolonial Writers Revision the European Literary Canon
- “Contemporary CaribbeanWriters in Conversation (series): Interview with Pamela Mordecai”, Wadabagei: A Journal of the Caribbean and its Disaporas, Vol 7, No 2. 2004
- “Interview with Olive Senior”, Wadabagei: A Journal of the Caribbean and its Disaporas, Vol 8, No 3. 2005
- “Tidalectics: An Theory of the Literary Relationship of the West Indies and the U.S." (keynote speech, July 2005, Toronto and public lecture, October 2005, Ithaca, now in press)
- “National-Transnational: Bruce St John’s Barbadian Voice” (in press).
- Review of Kamau Brathwaite’s Born to Slow Horses in Wasafiri, Summer 2006.
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My research has been primarily in Caribbeanand African literatures, especially women’s writing, poetry, drama and theater. I have worked particularly on Jean Rhys and Kamau Brathwaite. At the moment I am working on a study of the Anglophone elegy, and editing the selected works of Barbadian poet Bruce St John.
- Modern Language Association,
- Association of Caribbean Women Writers
- Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States
- Association for the Study of the Short Story
- African Literature Association.