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Unexpected passing of Dr. Giselle Rampaul

We at JWIL extend condolences to the family, friends and students of Dr. Giselle Rampaul, a Lecturer in Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus. Her untimely passing robs the Caribbean community of an influential teacher and scholar. Dr. Rampaul was a leading expert on Caribbean re-readings of Shakespeare. She was also the founder and producer of “The Spaces between Words: Conversations with Writers” podcast series which has released interviews with ninety-seven writers and poets to date.  Jeremy Poynting of Peepal Tree Press writes, “One of Giselle’s lasting contributions to the building of an infrastructure for writing in the Caribbean was as the founder and producer of The Spaces between Words: Conversations with Writers podcast series. This gave writers an endorsement they appreciated, brought their books to the attention of a wider circle of readers and left a valuable archive of sensitive and probing interviews for future generations.”

Condolences pour in after death of UWI lecturer Giselle Rampaul