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Caribbean Studies Seminar - Dr Michael Mitchell
Online via Teams

Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies

University of Warwick

As part of our Research Seminar Series, we are delighted to announce our next speaker:

Dr Michael Mitchell

The Dream of Paradise Produces Monsters: Fictional Responses to the Jonestown Tragedy of 1978 - Paul Theroux's The Mosquito Coast (1981), Fred D'Aguiar's Children of Paradise (2014) and Wilson Harris's Jonestown (1996).

Please register by emailing

You will receive an email invitation with the link to access the seminar.

Dr Michael Mitchell is Honorary Associate Professor at the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University of Warwick and lecturer at the University of Paderborn. During a career as a teacher of English at German secondary schools he published school textbooks on postcolonial subjects, Shakespeare and, most recently, Trump and Brexit. He is the author of Hidden Mutualities: Faustian Themes from Gnostic Origins to the Postcolonial, and numerous articles, particularly on Wilson Harris. He is a fan of Bob Dylan and Czech classical music.

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STVDIO seminar
Online via Teams

The seminars will be held virtually, using MS Teams and in order to attend, please register in advance by emailing, so that you can be included in the Teams meeting invite. The deadline for registration is Monday afternoon, 24 hours before the seminar. (Alternatively, to register for the entire programme of seminars, please simply specify this in your email.) We look forward to seeing you!

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