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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.
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
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.
“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.
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.