completed a critical edition of the previously unpublished autobiography of the
Jamaican writer, W. Adolphe Roberts (1884-1962), which will be published by the
University of the West Indies Press in 2015.
My current project,
provisionally titled The Dinner at Gonfarone's: Pan-American Writing in New
York in 1919, looks at the relationships between Hispanic and Anglo writers in New
York in the early twentieth century. Other projects bubbling
away in the background involve the Victorian spy Henri Le Caron, the writing associated with the
Fair Play for Cuba Committee, the US poet Jonathan Williams, and the
relationship between the Brontės and Dentdale.
General interests remain:
- literature, history, and anthropology of the Caribbean
- postcolonial studies
- travel writing
- native american studies
- literature and the environment.
For a list partial list of publications, some available as
American Tropics: Towards a Literary Geography
American Tropics at Liverpool
Routledge Research in