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Professor Joan Anim-Addo

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PositionProfessor of Caribbean Literature and Culture
Email j.anim-addo (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7396
Professor Joan Anim-Addo

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

Teaching

I am currently the convenor for 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

  • Natasha Bonnelame, "Translated Modernities: Locating the Modern Subject in Caribbean Literature"
  • Marl'ene Edwin, "In the Body of the Archive: Representations of Creole Language and Culture"
  • Sonia Hope, "Challenging (In)difference: Reassessing Theories of Authorship in Relation to Black British Women’s Literature"
  • Tendai Marima, "Suns of the Mbira: A Critical Exploration of the Multiple Figurations of Femininity in Selected Fiction by Yvonne Vera and Tsitsi Dangaremba"
  • Midori Saito, "Reading Jean Rhys in the Context of Caribbean Literature: Re-positioning her texts in the Negritude Movement and the Caribbean Literary Renaissance"
  • Rachel Thompson, "Narratives of Return: The Contemporary Caribbean Writer and the Quest for Home"

Research Interests

My recent research activities include: Caribbean Literature and diaspora, women’s writing, Feminist perspectives, Black presence in Europe, Caribbean-Scottish Interconnections, Creolisation, Interculturality and humanism.

Previous research includes African-Caribbean women’s fiction, the Black Presence in Britain (sixteenth century to present day), Networking women, Memory and History and Creolistics.

Current research projects:

  • The Black Body in Europe.
  • Behind the Looking-Glass: 'Other'-cultures-within translating cultures (An AHRC Network)

Publications

Book

Imoinda: or She Who Will Lose Her Name: A Play for Twelve Voice in Three Acts
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2008. Imoinda: or She Who Will Lose Her Name: A Play for Twelve Voice in Three Acts. Mango Publishing. ISBN 978-1902294391

Touching The Body: History, Language and African-Caribbean Women’s Writing
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2007. Touching The Body: History, Language and African-Caribbean Women’s Writing. London: Mango Publishing. ISBN 9781902294230

Caribbean-Scottish Relations: Colonial and Contemporary Inscriptions in History, Language and Literature
Covi, Giovanna; Anim-Addo, Joan; Pollard, Velma and Sassi, Carla. 2007. Caribbean-Scottish Relations: Colonial and Contemporary Inscriptions in History, Language and Literature. London: Mango Publishing. ISBN 978-1902294346

Janie: Cricketing Lady, with Carnival and Hurricane Poems
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2006. Janie: Cricketing Lady, with Carnival and Hurricane Poems. Mango. ISBN 1902294262

ReSisters in Conversation: Representation Responsibility Complexity Pedagogy
Covi, Giovanna; Anim-Addo, Joan; Borghi, Liana; Gomez Garcia, Luz; Goodman, Sara; Grenz, Sabine and Karavanta, Mina. 2006. ReSisters in Conversation: Representation Responsibility Complexity Pedagogy. York: Raw Nerve Press. ISBN 978-0955358609

Haunted by History: Poetry
Anim-Addo, Joan. 1998. Haunted by History: Poetry. London: Mango Publishing. ISBN 978-1902294032

Sugar, Spices and Human Cargo: An Early Black History of Greenwich
Anim-Addo, Joan. 1996. Sugar, Spices and Human Cargo: An Early Black History of Greenwich. Greenwich Leisure Services. ISBN 978-0904399219

Longest Journey: A History of Black Lewisham
Anim-Addo, Joan. 1995. Longest Journey: A History of Black Lewisham. London: Deptford Forum Publishing. ISBN 9781898536215

Edited Book

Interculturality and Gender
Anim-Addo, Joan; Covi, Giovanna and Karavanta, Mina, eds. 2009. Interculturality and Gender. London: Mango Publishing. ISBN 978 1 902294 40 7

I am Black, White, Yellow: An Introduction to the Black Body in Europe
Anim-Addo, Joan and Scafe, Suzanne, eds. 2007. I am Black, White, Yellow: An Introduction to the Black Body in Europe. London: Mango Publishing. ISBN 978-1902294315

Centre of Remembrance: Memory and Caribbean Women’s Literature
Anim-Addo, Joan, ed. 2002. Centre of Remembrance: Memory and Caribbean Women’s Literature. London: Mango Publishing. ISBN 978-1902294025

Another Doorway: Visible Inside the Museum
Anim-Addo, Joan, ed. 1999. Another Doorway: Visible Inside the Museum. London: Mango Publishing. ISBN 978-1902294018

Voice Memory Ashes: Lest We Forget
Anim-Addo, Joan and Ross, Jacob, eds. 1999. Voice Memory Ashes: Lest We Forget. London: Mango Publishing. ISBN 978-1902294049

Framing The Word: Gender & Genre in Caribbean Women’s Writing
Anim-Addo, Joan, ed. 1996. Framing The Word: Gender & Genre in Caribbean Women’s Writing. London: Whiting & Birch. ISBN 978-1871177916

Book Section

Writing and Resistance: Tracing Grenada’s Written Literary Tradition
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2013. Writing and Resistance: Tracing Grenada’s Written Literary Tradition. In: N. Faraclas; R. Severing; C. Weijer; E. Echteld and M. Hinds-Layne, eds. Transcultural Roots Uprising: The Rhizomatic Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the Caribbean. Willemstad: University of Curaçao and Fundashon pa Planifikashon di Idioma, pp. 17-32. ISBN 9789990423174

I, Daughter”: Auto/Biography, Fractured Histories, and Familial Quest for “Scotch Blood” in Grenada and the Grenadines
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2013. I, Daughter”: Auto/Biography, Fractured Histories, and Familial Quest for “Scotch Blood” in Grenada and the Grenadines. In: Carla Sassi and Theo van Heijnsbergen, eds. Within and Without Empire: Scotland Across the (Post)colonial Borderline. New Castle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 168-194. ISBN 9781443855679

Tracing Knowledge, Culture and Power: Towards an Intercultural approach to Literary Studies
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2009. Tracing Knowledge, Culture and Power: Towards an Intercultural approach to Literary Studies. In: Joan Anim-Addo; Giovanna Covi and Mina Karavanta, eds. Interculturality and Gender. London: Mango Publishing. ISBN 9781902294407

Autobiograpical Negotiation in Selected Novels by Beryl Gilroy and Joan Riley: Black Women Narrating the Post-Windrush Self
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2008. Autobiograpical Negotiation in Selected Novels by Beryl Gilroy and Joan Riley: Black Women Narrating the Post-Windrush Self. In: Marta Sofia Lopez, ed. Afroeurope@ns, Cultures and Identities. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, pp. 156-166. ISBN 978-1847185020

“We Sleeping Volcanoes; We Women”: Writing Self, Memory and Diaspora in Imoinda or She Who Will Lose Her Name
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2008. “We Sleeping Volcanoes; We Women”: Writing Self, Memory and Diaspora in Imoinda or She Who Will Lose Her Name. In: Wolfgang Zach and Michael Kenneally, eds. Literatures in English : Prioritie s of Research. Tübingen: Stauffenburg, pp. 253-260. ISBN 978-3-86057-321-1

Towards a Post-Western Humanism Made to the Measure of Those Recently Recognized as Human
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2008. Towards a Post-Western Humanism Made to the Measure of Those Recently Recognized as Human. In: Mina Karavanta and Nina Morgan, eds. Edward Said and Jacques Derrida: Reconstellating Humanism and the Global Hybrid. New Castle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 250-273. ISBN 9781847186164

Women Activists against Enslavement
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2008. Women Activists against Enslavement. In: Arthur Torrington; Rita McLean; Victoria Osborne and Ian Grosvenor, eds. Equiano: Enslavement, Resistance & Abolition. London: Equiano Society and Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery, pp. 70-77. ISBN 9780709302575

“We Sleeping Volcanoes; We Women”: Writing Self, Memory and Diaspora
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2008. “We Sleeping Volcanoes; We Women”: Writing Self, Memory and Diaspora. In: Wolfgang Zach and Michael Kenneally, eds. Imoinda or She Who Will Lose Her Name. Stauffenburg Verlag Brigitte, pp. 253-260.

The Black Woman as Subject and Object in Britain from 1507
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2007. The Black Woman as Subject and Object in Britain from 1507. In: Joan Anim-Addo and Suzanne Scafe, eds. I AM BLACK/ WHITE/ YELLOW: An Introduction to the Black Body in Europe. London: Mango Publishing, pp. 17-36. ISBN 978902294186

Inventing the Self: An introduction to the Black Woman Subject/Object in Britain from 1507
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2007. Inventing the Self: An introduction to the Black Woman Subject/Object in Britain from 1507. In: Joan Anim-Addo and Suzanne Scafe, eds. I am Black, White, Yellow: An Introduction to the Black Body in Europe. London: Mango Publishing, pp. 17-36. ISBN 978-1902294315

Pan-Africanist Women, Modernity, Silence: Amy Ashwood Garvey, and Other Invisible Activists
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2005. Pan-Africanist Women, Modernity, Silence: Amy Ashwood Garvey, and Other Invisible Activists. In: Giovanna Covi, ed. Modernist Women Race Nation: Networking Women 1890-1950, Circum-Atlantic Connections. Mango, pp. 96-117. ISBN 1902294297

Caribbean Women’s History
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2005. Caribbean Women’s History. In: Prem Poddar and David Johnson, eds. An Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in English. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 496-502. ISBN 9780748618552

Pan-Africanist Women, Modernity, Silence: Amy Ashwood Garvey and other Invisible Activists
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2005. Pan-Africanist Women, Modernity, Silence: Amy Ashwood Garvey and other Invisible Activists. In: Giovanna Covi, ed. MODERNIST WOMEN RACE NATION: NETWORKING WOMEN 1890-1950: CIRCUM-ATLANTIC CONNECTIONS. London: Mango Publishing, pp. 96-117. ISBN 1902294297

Imoinda: or She Who Will Lose Her Name: A play for twelve voices in three acts/ Imoinda, colei che perderà il nome: Opera per dodici voci in tre atti
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2003. Imoinda: or She Who Will Lose Her Name: A play for twelve voices in three acts/ Imoinda, colei che perder√† il nome: Opera per dodici voci in tre atti. In: Giovanna Covi, ed. Voci femminili caraibiche e interculturalità. Universita degli Studi di Trento, p. 162. ISBN 8888430429

Queen Victoria’s Black Daughter
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2003. Queen Victoria’s Black Daughter. In: Gretchen Gerzina, ed. Black Victorians/Black Victoriana. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press. ISBN 978-0813532158

Imoinda Birthing the Creole Nation: Rewriting Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2003. Imoinda Birthing the Creole Nation: Rewriting Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko. In: Margarete Rubik; Jorge Figueroa-Dorrego and Bernard Dhuicq, eds. Revisiting and reinterpreting Aphra Behn : proceedings of the Aphra Behn Europe Seminar, ESSE Conference, Strasbourg, 2002. Entrevaux: Bilingua GA, pp. 75-82. ISBN 9782846560047

"To Begin Our Knowing": The Claiming of Authority and the Writing of "Imoinda"
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2003. "To Begin Our Knowing": The Claiming of Authority and the Writing of "Imoinda". In: Giovanna Covi, ed. Voci feminili caraibiche e interculturalità. (68) Trento: Università degli Studi di Trento, Dipartimento di Scienze Filologiche e Storiche. ISBN 9788884430427

The Colour of Silence
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2000. The Colour of Silence. In: Courttia Newland and Kadija Sesay, eds. IC3: The Penguin Book of New Black Writing in Britain. Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0140287332

The African-Caribbean Woman Writer’s Project: Merle Collins and Alecia McKenzie
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2000. The African-Caribbean Woman Writer’s Project: Merle Collins and Alecia McKenzie. In: Carla Locatelli, ed. Co(n)texts: implicazioni testuali. (47) Trento: Dipartimento di scienze filologiche e storiche, pp. 131-150.

Anguish and The Absurd: "Key Moments," Recreated Lives and the Emergence of New Figures of Black Womanhood in the Narrative Works of Beryl Gilroy
Anim-Addo, Joan. 1998. Anguish and The Absurd: "Key Moments," Recreated Lives and the Emergence of New Figures of Black Womanhood in the Narrative Works of Beryl Gilroy. In: Adele S. Newson and Linda Strong-Leek, eds. Winds of Change : The Transforming Voices of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars. New York: Peter Lang, pp. 131-144. ISBN 9780820437156

Article

Gendering Creolisation: creolising affect
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2013. Gendering Creolisation: creolising affect. Feminist Review, 104(1), pp. 5-23. ISSN 0141-7789

Secrets and lies: Narrative methods at the limits of research
Anim-Addo, Joan and Gunaratnam, Yasmin. 2013. Secrets and lies: Narrative methods at the limits of research. Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 5(3), pp. 383-396.

Translational Space and Creolising Aesthetics in Three Women’s Novels: the Diasporic (Re)turn
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2013. Translational Space and Creolising Aesthetics in Three Women’s Novels: the Diasporic (Re)turn. Synthesis, 5, ISSN 1791-5155

Affect and Gendered Creolisation
Anim-Addo, Joan and Scafe, Suzanne. 2013. Affect and Gendered Creolisation. Feminist Review, 104(1), pp. 1-4. ISSN 0141-7789

Hija y su ama de llaves
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2012. Hija y su ama de llaves. Revolución y Cultura, pp. 55-58.

British Literature in British Universities – A Twenty-first Century Reality?
Anim-Addo, Joan and Back, Les. 2008. British Literature in British Universities – A Twenty-first Century Reality? English Subject Centre Newsletter(15), pp. 10-14.

Her Own Woman – Opal Palmer Adisa, Daughter and his Housekeeper
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2008. Her Own Woman – Opal Palmer Adisa, Daughter and his Housekeeper. Edinburgh Review(128), pp. 65-71. ISSN 0267-6672

Daughter and his housekeeper
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2008. Daughter and his housekeeper. Edinburgh Review, 123, pp. 65-71.

Sister Goose's sisters: African-Caribbean women's nineteenth-century testimony
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2004. Sister Goose's sisters: African-Caribbean women's nineteenth-century testimony. Women a Cultural Review, 15(1), pp. 35-56. ISSN 09574042

May a Partially-sighted Black Woman?
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2003. May a Partially-sighted Black Woman? AGENDA Special Issue on Derek Walcott, 39(1,2,3), pp. 81-82. ISSN 0002-0796

Small ironies: Jamaica Kincaid's Small Place as travel writing
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2003. Small ironies: Jamaica Kincaid's Small Place as travel writing. Black Travel Writing, 9(1), pp. 191-204. ISSN 1078-0955

Small Ironies: Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place as Travel Writing
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2003. Small Ironies: Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place as Travel Writing. BMa: The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review, 9(1), pp. 199-203.

Windrush Children and Broken Attachments
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2000. Windrush Children and Broken Attachments. Race and Cultural Education in Counselling (RACE)(23), pp. 11-17.

“Another Doorway? Black Women Writing The Museum Experience”
Anim-Addo, Joan. 1998. “Another Doorway? Black Women Writing The Museum Experience”. Journal of Museum Ethnography(10), pp. 93-104. ISSN 0954–7169

Woman-Centred Narratives at the Intersections of the oral and literary traditions in the short stories of Merle Collins
Anim-Addo, Joan. 1996. Woman-Centred Narratives at the Intersections of the oral and literary traditions in the short stories of Merle Collins. Journal of the Short Story in English(26),

Conference or Workshop Item

Screening and Panel Discussion on the work of Angela Davis, Free Angela and Other Political Prisoners
Ahmed, Sara; Anim-Addo, Joan; Bernard, Claudia A.; Mirza, Heidi; Puwar, Nirmal and Thobani, Sunera. 2013. 'Screening and Panel Discussion on the work of Angela Davis, Free Angela and Other Political Prisoners'. In: Centre for Feminist Research Screening and Panel Discussion. Goldsmiths, Universirty of London, United Kingdom.

Feminism@ Goldsmiths
Fenton, Natalie; Ahmed, Sara; Anim-Addo, Joan; Blackman, Lisa; Jefferies, Janis K.; Puwar, Nirmal and Reckitt, Helena. 2013. 'Feminism@ Goldsmiths'. In: Feminism@ Goldsmiths. Goldsmiths, Universirty of London, United Kingdom.

Translational Space and Creolising Aesthetics in Three Women’s Novels: the Diasporic Turn
Anim-Addo, Joan. 2013. 'Translational Space and Creolising Aesthetics in Three Women’s Novels: the Diasporic Turn'. In: Perspectives from 'Other' Cultures Translating Cultures. Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom 20-22 September.

Printed Ephemera

ReSisters in Conversation: Representation Responsibility Complexity Pedagogy
Covi, Giovanna; Anim-Addo, Joan; Borghi, Liana; Garcia Gomez, Luz; Goodman, Sara; Grenz, Sabine and Karavanta, Mina. 2006. ReSisters in Conversation: Representation Responsibility Complexity Pedagogy.

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