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Publications


Books and Edited Volumes

The Caribbean Novel since 1945: Cultural Practice, Form, and the Nation-State (Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2012)

The Caribbean: Aesthetics, World-Ecology, Politics. Co-edited with Chris Campbell and including co-written editors’ introduction. (Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2016)

• Special journal issue of Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 48.5 (2012) on Postcolonial Studies and World Literature, co-edited with James Graham and Sharae Deckard; includes co-written editors’ introduction

Perspectives on the ‘Other America’: Comparative Approaches to Caribbean and Latin American Culture. Co-edited with Kerstin Oloff; includes co-written editors’ introduction. (New York: Rodopi, 2009)


Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
• “Black was never more beautiful”: Ecology, Culture, and the Oil Boom in Trinidad,” Journal of West Indian Literature 24.2 (2016): 27-45

• “Strange Correspondences: Late Capitalism and Late Style in the Work of Wilson Harris and John Berger”, in Ariel 47.1 (2016): 163-191

• “Time and Tidalectics Wait for No Nam: Catastrophe and Creativity in the Work of Kamau Brathwaite”, Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings, 14.2 (2014): 108-22

• “Spectres in the Forest: Gothic Form and World-Ecology in Edgar Mittelholzer’s My Bones and My Flute”, in Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism, 44 (18.2) (2014): 53-68

• “The ‘impossible quest for wholeness’: Sugar, Cassava, and the Ecological Aesthetic in The Guyana Quartet”, in Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 49.2 (2013): 148-60

• “World-Economy, World-Ecology, World Literature”, in Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism 16.1 Postcolonial/Global Ecologies (2012): 15-30***

• “‘When you take thing out the earth and you en’t put nothing back’: Nature, Form and the Metabolic Rift in Jan Carew’s Black Midas”, in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 46.2 (2011): 237-55

• “The Unfinished Body: Narrative, Politics, and Global Community in Wilson Harris’s The Infinite Rehearsal”, in Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 43.1 (2007): 18-31. Reprinted in: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 297 (Gale/Cengage Learning, 2010)

Selected Articles in Books
• “Energy Regimes” in Jennifer Wenzel et al., eds. Fueling Culture (U of Minnesota P, 2017).

• “Belaboring Masculinity: Ecology, Work, and the Body in Michel Ponnamah’s Dérive de Josaphat” in Indo-Caribbean Feminist Thought (Palgrave Macmillan US, 2016). 283-300.

• “Commodity Frontiers, Caribbean Natures, and the Aesthetics of Ecological Revolution” in John Parham and Louise Westling, eds. A Global History of Literature and the Environment (Cambridge University Press, 2016)

• “Style as Habitus: World Literature, Decolonization, and Caribbean Voices”, in Bourdieu and Postcolonial Studies, ed. Raphael Dalleo (Liverpool UP, 2016): 119-36

• “Oil on Sugar: Commodity Frontiers and Peripheral Aesthetics”, in Global Ecologies: Postcolonial Approaches to the Environmental Humanities, eds. Anthony Carrigan, Elizabeth DeLoughrey, and Jill Didur (Routledge, 2015): 268-85

• “Eric Walrond and the Proletarian Arts Movement” in Eric Walrond: The Critical Heritage, eds. Louis Parascandola and Carl Wade (University of the West Indies Press, 2012): 128-146

• “‘Not woman enough everywhere’: Gender, Nation, and Narration in the Work of Patrick Chamoiseau” in The Cross-Dressed Caribbean: Writing, Politics, Sexualities, eds. Benedicte Ledent, Maria Cristina Fumagalli, and Roberto Del Valle Alcala (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012): 74-89

• “The Manioc and the Made-in-France: Reconsidering Creolization and Commodity Fetishism in Caribbean Literature and Theory” in Breaking Ground: Readings in Caribbean History and Culture, ed. D.A. Dunkley (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2011)