Vol. 27, No. 1 April 2019

Rachel L. Mordecai, Editor in Charge

Table of Contents

Editorial Preface
Rachel L. Mordecai 

Más Allá del Play: Race and the Dominican Baseball Player in Sugar
Raj Chetty

Travelling Identities, Virtual Frames: Embodying the Caribbean in Digital Spaces
Nicola Hunte

Refusing Daffodils: The Resistant Pedagogies of Michelle Cliff’s Abeng
Meina Yates-Richard

The Erotic Schemes of Angels: Love on the Line in Merle Collins’s Novel Revisioning
Asha Tall

A “Right to Quiet”: Noise Control, M. NourbeSe Philip and a Critique of Sound as Property
Petal Samuel

Jamaican String Theory: Quantum Sounds and Postcolonial Spacetime in Marcia Douglas’s The Marvellous Equations of the Dread
Njelle W. Hamilton 

Book Reviews

Shara McCallum, Madwoman
Amrita Bandopadhyay

Leone Ross, Come Let Us Sing Anyway and Other Stories
Kezia Page

Helen Klonaris, If I Had the Wings: Short Stories
Kim Robinson-Walcott

Notes on Contributors








Vol. 26, No. 2 November 2018

Guest Editors: Michael A. Bucknor and Kezia Page, Special Issue on Marlon James

Table of Contents

“Authorial Self-fashioning, Political Denials and Artistic Distinctiveness: The Queer Poetics of Marlon James”
Guest Editors: Michael A. Bucknor and Kezia Page, Special Issue on Marlon James

Marlon James and the Metafiction of the New Black Gothic
Sheri-Marie Harrison

Femme Finale: Gender, Violence and Nation in Marlon James’ Novels
Lauren Shoemaker

“So Many Incredible Gehennas”: Musicality and (the Poetics of) ‘Relation’ in Marlon James’ Novels
Emma Crowley

Re-evaluating Religion and Superstition: Obeah and Christianity in Marlon James’s The Book of Night Women and William Earle Jr.’s Obi, or The History of Three-Fingered Jack
Jhordan Layne

Violence, Imperialism and Male Socialization in Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian and Marlon James’ A Brief History of Seven Killings
Michael K. Walonen

“Jah Live”: Messianic Time and Post-Traumatic Narrative Disorder in Marlon James’ A Brief History of Seven Killings
Njelle W. Hamilton

Uncomfortable Truths: Lifewriting, Trauma and Survivance in Marlon James’ A Brief History of Seven Killings
Caryn Rae Adams

Book Reviews

Barbara Lalla, Grounds for Tenure
Evelyn O’Callaghan

John Robert Lee, Collected Poems 1975-2015
Laurence Breiner

Angelique V. Nixon, Resisting Paradise: Tourism, Diaspora and Sexuality in Caribbean Culture
Angeletta KM Gourdine

Notes on Contributors








Vol. 26, No. 1 April 2018

Lisa Outar, Editor In Charge

Table of Contents

Editorial Preface
Lisa Outar

“The Anger of Very, Very Restless Spirits”: Plantation Arrivals, Diasporic Departures and Other Queer Narratives of Caribbean Becoming—A Conversation with Faizal Deen
Ronald Cummings and Nalini Mohabir

Queering Chutney: Disrupting Heteronormative Paradigms of Indo-Caribbean Epistemology
Suzanne C. Persard

“I Am Not What You Think”: Sexual Fetishism in Patricia Powell’s The Pagoda
Tuli Chatterji

From Bastardness and Outsideness to Land/(E)/Scape in The Pirate’s Daughter
Candice A. Pitts

The Haves and Have-Nots: Class, Globalization and Human Rights in Diana McCaulay’s Dog-Heart
Robin Brooks

Book Reviews

Malachi McIntosh, Beyond Calypso: Rereading Samuel Selvon.
Simone A. James Alexander

Glyne A. Griffith, The BBC and the Development of Anglophone Caribbean Literature, 1943–1958.
Cornel Bogle

Notes on Contributors








Vol. 25, No. 2 November 2017

Glyne A. Griffith, Guest Editor

Table of Contents

Glyne A. Griffith

Ctrl + Alt/HyperText: Toward a Remediated Caribbean Literary Aesthetic
Jarrel De Matas

Thelwell “Vershann”: Adaptation and Michael Thelwell’s The Harder They Come
Rachel Moseley Wood

Words Are Not Enough
Jean Antoine Dunn

“This thing is very much alive”: Louise Bennett on Audio-Visual Media
Alejandra Bronfman

Great Adaptations: Green Days by the River Moves to Screen
Patricia Mohammed

Austin Clarke and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: An Interview with Austin Clarke
Michael Bucknor


Book Reviews

Peelin Orange: The Collected Poems of Mervyn Morris
Edward Baugh

Philip Nanton, Frontiers of the Caribbean
Bridget Brereton

Rhonda Cobham-Sander, I and I: Epitaphs for the Self in the Work of V.S. Naipaul, Kamau Brathwaite, and Derek Walcott
Sarah Phillips Casteel

Green Days by the River
Jean Antoine Dunn

Gabrielle Jamela Hosein and Lisa Outar, Indo-Caribbean Feminist Thought: Genealogies, Theories, Enactments.
J. Vijay Maharaj

Notes on Contributors








Vol. 25, No. 1 April 2017

Lisa Outar, Editor in Charge

Table of Contents

Editorial Preface
Lisa Outar

The Revelation of Hurricanes in the Camouflaged Caribbean
Russell McDougall

Reading the Plantation Landscape of Barbados: Kamau Brathwaite’s The Namsetoura Papers and Annalee Davis’s This Ground Beneath My Feet: A Chorus of Bush in Rab Lands
Melanie Otto

Monuments and Shadows: Uncovering Haunted Histories in Myriam J.A. Chancy’s Spirit of Haiti
Robert Sapp

Talking Back to the Bildungsroman: Caribbean Literature and the Dis/location of the Genre
Kaisa Ilmonen

Clairvoyant Memories of an “Aproned Leader”: Bearing Witness to the Transgression of Gender Boundaries in A Silent Life
Jean Y. Lee

Indo-Caribbean Working-Class Masculinities at Home and Abroad: David Chariandy’s Soucouyant and Ian Harnarine’s Doubles with Slight Pepper
Anita Baksh

Book Reviews

Daryl Cumber Dance, In Search of Annie Drew: Jamaica Kincaid’s Mother and Muse
Simone A. James Alexander

Tanya Shirley, The Merchant of Feathers
Carol Bailey

Notes on Contributors








Vol. 24 , No. 2 November 2016

Elaine Savory
Guest Editor, Special Issue on Caribbean Ecocriticism

Table of Contents

Editorial Preface
Elaine Savory

Food, Biodiversity, Extinctions: Caribbean Fauna and the Struggle for Food Security during the Conquest of the New World
Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert

“Black was never more Beautiful”: Ecology, Culture, and the Oil Boom in Trinidad
Michael Niblett

Informal Urbanism and the Hard Question of the Anthropocene
Eric Prieto

Patrick Chamoiseau’s Texaco or the Ecology of Caribbean Identity
Keithley P. Woolward

Literature for Children and Young Adults as Path to Enlightenment Emancipation
Melissa Garcia-Vega

“Seeing” Goat Island Clearly: A Question of “Development”
Jacqueline Bishop

Book Reviews

Caribbean and Postcolonial Ecocriticism: Revisioning in an Urgent Time
Elaine Savory

Spectacular Suffering: Witnessing Slavery in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic
Ramesh Mallipeddi

Calypso Jews: Jewishness in Caribbean Literary Imagination
Sarah Phillips Casteel

Notes on Contributors








Vol. 24 , No. 1 April 2016

Table of Contents

Michael A. Bucknor

“Remember Us in Motherland”: Africa Revisited in Goodison’s Oracabessa
Anthea Morrison

Migration, Manhood and Melancholia in the Work of Caryl Phillips
Craig A. Smith

Trauma, Memory and Recovery in Myriam Chancy’s The Scorpion’s Claw
Carol Bailey

 An Interview With Henry Valentine Swanzy
Glyne Griffith


Book Reviews

J. Dillon Brown and Leah Reade Rosenberg Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature
Stewart Brown

Alison Donnell, Maria MacGarrity and Evelyn O’Callaghan Caribbean Irish Connections: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Fionnghuala Sweeney

James Davis Eric Walrond’s Biography and the Problem of Black Transnational History
Jennifer Brittan

Notes on Contributors








Vol 23. , No. 1 & 2, April/November 2015


Table of Contents

“I Married My Mother”: Jamaica Kincaid’s See Now Then
Daryl Cumber Dance

On Scanning Louise Bennett Seriously
Ben Etherington

The Interplay of Political and Existential Freedom in Earl Lovelace’s The Dragon Can’t Dance
Tohru Nakamura

Pamela Mordecai’s Poetry: Some Questions for Further Consideration
Stephanie McKenzie

“Your journey, even when bumpy,/will be sweet”: Jamaica in Kei Miller’s A Light Song of Light
Bartosz Wójcik

“Our words spoken among us, in fragments”: Austin Clarke’s Aesthetics of Crossing
Paul Barrett

Sounding Out Spirit Thievery in Erna Brodber’s Myal
Anne Margaret Castro

Reading the Critical Pastoral in Lovelace’s Salt and Roffey’s White Woman on the Green Bicycle
Erin Fehskens

Book Reviews

Jean Goulbourne
Parable of the Mangoes.
Aisha T. Spencer.

Marlon James
A Brief History of Seven Killings
Philip Nanton

Vladimir Lucien
Sounding Ground
Laurence A. Briener 

Notes on Contributors