PETER HULME         

Professor in Literature at the University of Essex


I recently completed a critical edition of the previously unpublished autobiography of the Jamaican writer, W. Adolphe Roberts (1884-1962), which will be published by the University of the West Indies Press in 2015.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 pdfs

American Tropics: Towards a Literary Geography


American Tropics at Liverpool University Press


Routledge Research in Travel Writing

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