Area of Interest
18th century British literature and cultural studies, 18 th century Atlantic intellectual
Awards & Honors
NEH Research Fellowship, 1987.
Books: The Cultural Politics of Sugar (2000); Measuring the Moment: Strategies of Protest in Eighteenth-Century Afro-English Writing (1988).
Essays: A Sugar, Slaves and Machines: An Economy of bodies in Colonizing Narratives, Synthesis (1998) ; Monk Lewis and the Slavery Sublime: The Agon of Romantic Desire in the Journal Essays in Literature (1996); "Our Caribs are not Savages: The Use of Colloquy in Rochefort's Natural and Moral History of the Caribby-Islands, Studies in Western Civilization (1993); Rochefort's History: The Poetics of Collusion in a Colonizing Narrative, Papers in Language and Literature (1993); Gothic and Intertextual Constructions in Gloria Naylor's Linden Hills, Arizona Quarterly (1991), A Inkle and Yarico: The Construction of Alterity from History to Literature, Nieuwe West-Indische Gids (1990).