Department of English and Comparative Literature

Professor Joan Anim-Addo

Position held:
Professor of Caribbean Literature and Culture

+44 (0)20 7919 7396

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16 Laurie Grove
New Cross
London SE14 6NW

Office hours:
Wed 13.00-14.00
Fri 16.00-17.00
On leave Summer Term 2012

B.Ed (Hons), MA, PhD. Appointed Goldsmiths, Director of the Centre for Caribbean Studies, 1994.


I am currently the undergraduate option: Caribbean Women's Writing. I also convene the Pathway 'Literature of the Caribbean and its Diasporas' within the MA Comparative Literary Studies programme.

Areas of supervision

  • Caribbean Literature
  • Black Women's Writing
  • Creolization

Professional activities

  • Director of the Centre for Caribbean Studies
  • Member of the Caribbean and African Research Network(CARN)
  • Founder-Editor of Mango Season, the Journal of Caribbean Women's Writing

Research interests

My research interests include Caribbean literature, Creolization, Black British Literature and Interculturality. I am also actively involved in feminist research.

Current research projects:

Selected publications

  • Interculturality and Gender (London: Mango PUblishing, 2009), co-edited with Giovanna Covi and Mira Karavanta
  • 'Towards a Post-Western Humanism Made to the Measure of Those Recently Recognized as Human' in A. Karavanta and N. Morgan (eds.), Edward Said and Jacques Derrida: Reconstellating Humanism and the Global Hybrid (London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008), pp. 252-264.
  • Touching the Body: Dynamics of Language, History and Publication (London: Mango Publishing, 2006).
  • Janie, Cricketing Lady (Poetry), (London: Mango Publishing, 2006).
  • 'Pan-Africanist Women, Modernity, Silence: Amy Ashwood Garvey, and Other Invisible Activists', in Covi, Giovanna (ed.), Modernist Women, Race, Nation: Networking Women, 1890-1950, Circum-Atlantic Connections (London: Mango Publishing, 2006), 96-117.
  • 'Sister Goose's Sisters: African-Caribbean Women's Nineteenth-Century Testimony', Women, a Cultural Review, 15:1 (Spring 2004), 25-56.
  • 'Imoinda: Or She Who Will Lose Her Name – A Play for Twelve Voices in Three Acts' in Covi, Giovanna (ed.), Voci femminili caraibiche e interculturalità (Trento, Italy: I Labirinti, Pubblicazioni Università di Trento, 2003: Appendix, 1-155.
  • Centre of Remembrance: Memory and Caribbean Women's Literature (ed.), with an introduction & chapter, 'Long-memoried Meanings: Underpinnings of African-Caribbean Women's Writing' (London: Mango Publishing, 2002).

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