School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics


Postcolonial Literature

Interests and expertise in this research cluster range across the literatures of Africa, South Asia and the Caribbean, and include transnational diasporic writing and black British writing.

At the core of the work done by our group is a theoretically informed concern with archives, readers, and the historical contexts of literature. As with other research groups in the School, our critical work on the postcolonial connects compellingly with our creative work.

Our staff and students’ research ranges from Afromodernist London and Italian anticolonialism to the cultural history of West African and Caribbean writing at the BBC. We also organise a number of international and high-profile events, bringing authors, and debates about postcolonial literature, to a wide audience in North-East England.