UCL’s Institute of the Americas to Host: “New Perspectives on Caribbean Literature”


The panel “New Perspectives on Caribbean Literature” will be hosted by University College London’s Institute of the Americas as part of their series of seminars on the Caribbean. The panel includes Drs. Wendy Knepper (Brunel) and Malachi McIntosh (Cambridge). The panel will take place on March 13, 2013, from 5:30 to 7:30pm at 51 Gordon Square, London (WC1H 0PQ), England.

Dr McIntosh’s paper is titled: “Intellectuals = Land = People: The Writer as Spokesman in Edouard Glissant” and Dr Knepper’s is “Cataclysmic Life in Contemporary Haitian Diasporic Memoirs: Reading Edwidge Danticat and Dany Laferrière.” The delivery of the papers will be followed by discussion, Q&A, and a wine reception.

Dr-Wendy-Knepper-EnglishWendy Knepper: Prior to joining Brunel in 2010, Dr. Knepper was a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of the Americas at University of London (2007-09). For her research on Patrick Chamoiseau, she was awarded a Social Science and Humanities Council of Canada postdoctoral fellowship (2003-05) in affiliation with Harvard University and New York University. She holds a doctorate in Comparative Literature from University of Toronto.


malachi-mcintoshMalachi McIntosh: Dr. McIntosh is a fellow at King’s College, Cambridge, where he teaches English. His research focuses on representations of migrant and minoritized communities in contemporary Caribbean, British and American literature and ideas of ‘authenticity’ in the assessment of the arts.

Entrance is free of charge but attendees are strongly advised to register at http://caribbean-literature.eventbrite.co.uk/#

For original post, see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/americas/ia-events/caribbean-literature

For more information on UCL, see www.ucl.ac.uk

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