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Cornel Bogle’s Twitter Residency on Austin Clarke (December 12-19, 2022)

Join us from December 12-19, 2022 for Cornel Bogle’s  JWIL Twitter residency which focuses on the work of the Barbadian-Canadian writer Austin Clarke, one of the first Black writers to be published in Canada. Though primarily read and studied as a writer of fiction and memoirs, Clarke was also a journalist, academic, and poet. This week, Bogle will be sharing some of his ongoing research for his manuscript-in-progress, Austin Clarke and the Black Radical Tradition, wherein he argues that, through his print and radio journalism as well as his literary work, Clarke interrogates the notion of the Black radical tradition. Additionally, Bogle will be discussing how Clarke’s work invites us, as readers, into the broader archive of Caribbean Canadian cultural production. Highlighting a recent special Issue of Canada and Beyond: A Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies, that he edited with Professor Michael A. Bucknor, Bogle will share excerpts from recent scholarship on, as well as new fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by, Caribbean Canadian cultural workers.


Cornel Bogle is a Sessional Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the Department of Humanities at York University. He is a scholar of Black, Caribbean, and Canadian literature, and a poet. His scholarly criticism has been published, or is forthcoming, in journals such as Canadian Literature, the Journal of West Indian Literature, Studies in Canadian Literature, sx salon, and Topia. His poetry has appeared in Pree: Caribbean Literature, Bookmarked, Moko Magazine, and Arc Poetry Magazine. He is co-editor, with Dr. Michael A. Bucknor, of a special issue of Canada and Beyond on Recognition and Recovery of Caribbean Canadian Cultural Production.

Bogle’s review of ‘Membering Austin Clarke is available in the most recent issue of JWIL