Dr Marl'ene Edwin

Staff details

Position Centre Manager
Email m.edwin (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7402
Dr Marl'ene Edwin

Marl'ene Edwin has a PhD in English titled Orality in the Body of the Archive: Memorialising Representations of Creole Language and Culture in the Technologised Word. As Deputy Director of the Centre for Caribbean and Diaspora Studies she is currently engaged in research in creolistics and oral literature. In 2009 she was awarded an AHRC student-led initiaitive for a project entitled Words from Other Worlds: Critical Perspectives on Imoinda. She also holds an MA in Caribbean Literature and Creole Poetics from Goldsmiths, University of London and a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice (Higher Education Administration and Management). Marl'ene has responsibility for the day-to-day running of the Centre and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  She is also the convenor of the postgraduate module: Literature of the Caribbean and its Diasporas and teaches on the MA in Black British Literature.

Featured publications

Conferences

July 2019
Slavery and its Afterlives: Blackness, Representation, Social Justice, Vision, The National Maritime Museum and Goldsmiths, University of London.

June 2018
'Seamed by its own bitter juice': Voice, Visibility, Literacies, Knowledge Centre, British Library.

June 2017
Caribbean In/Securities and Creativity: Diasporic Dialogues, Knowledge Centre, British Library.

June 2016
Caribbean and Diasporic Dialogues in the University, Goldsmiths, University of London.

September 2013
Perspectives from 'Other' Cultures Translating Culture, Goldsmiths, University of London.

June 2011
Comparative Critical Conversations, 6th International Conference of Caribbean Women's Writing, Goldsmiths, University of London.

November 2009
Words from Other Worlds: Critical Perspectives on Imoinda, Goldsmiths, University of London.

April 2007
Writing, Diaspora and the Legacy of Slavery, 5th International Conference of Caribbean Women’s Writing, Goldsmiths, University of London.

October 2005
Caribbean Connections/Creole Realities, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Television and video output

Imoinda: Trans-global Conversations, DVD, August 2010.

Papers

Short Fiction Archiving Voices, Hradec Kralove Angliophone Conference, March 2019, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic.

Transcultural Chorality: On Board the 'Nightmare Canoe', On Whose Terms? Ten Years On… (in Critical Negotiations in Black British Literature and the Arts), March 2018 Goldsmiths, University of London.

'Creole texts as Archives', Caribbean and Diasporic Dialogues in the University, June 2016, Goldsmiths, University of London. 

'Locating Anancy: Archival Crossings beyond the Sargasso Sea', Reconstructing Caribbean Lives, 10th Biennial Australian Association for Caribbean Studies Conference, February 2013, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

'Living the Archive, Joan Anim-Addo and the Case of Imoinda', Islands in Between Conference: Language, Literature and Culture of the Eastern Caribbean, November 2011, Spice Basket, Beaulieu, St George's, Grenada.

‘Strange Arrivants': Creole Conversations in the short stories of Sam Selvon and Olive Senior’, Comparative Critical Conversations, 6th International Conference of Caribbean Women’s Writing, June 2011, Goldsmiths, University of London.

‘Archiving the Creolised Word: Early Caribbean Published Texts and the 'Poetics of Relation'’, Caribbean Unbound V, 5th Biennial Lugano Conference of Caribbean Literature and Culture, April 2011, Franklin College, Switzerland.

'What we remember the whip can’t undo’: Memory and H(er)story in Joan Anim-Addo’s Imoinda, Afromodernisms 1: Re-encounters with the French and Anglo-Atlantic Worlds, 1907 to '61, April 2010, University of Liverpool.

'Yu Tink I Mad, Miss?’: Language of Madness and the post-slavery text with particular reference to Olive Senior’s Discerner of Hearts and Other Stories’, Society for Caribbean Studies 32nd Annual Conference, July 2008, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

'Who Haunting Who? – Ki e te la?' (Who’s haunting who? – Who else was there? Postcolonial Ghosts/Fantomes Postcolinaux, International Conference Organized by the Cerpac (Research Center for Commonwealth Studies), November 2007, Paul Valéry University, Montpellier III, France.

'So the Story Goes: Whose story and whose memory in Merle Collins ‘Angel’? Islands in Between Conference: Language, Literature and Culture of the Eastern Caribbean, November 2007, Phillipsburg Cultural Centre, Great Bay, St Martin.

‘Yu Tink I Mad, Miss?’: Language of Madness and the post-slavery text with particular reference to Olive Senior’s Discerner of Hearts and Other Stories’, Writing, Diaspora and the Legacy of Slavery, 5th International Conference of Caribbean Women’s Writing, April 2007, Goldsmiths, University of London.

‘Hierarchy of Memories: Virtual Creolisation’, Trans, Pan, Inter: Cultures in Contact, American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting, April 2007, Puebla, Mexico.

‘The Creole Voice: Issues of Identity and Virtual Reclaiming’, Caribbean Unbound III, 3rd Biennial Lugano Conference of Caribbean Literature and Culture, March 2007, Franklin College, Switzerland.

‘Archiving Creole Language Learning Support and Virtual Community Building’, Caribbean Language Studies and Educational Development, Society for Caribbean Linguistics, 16th Biennial Conference, August 2006, Fort Young Hotel, Roseau, Dominica.

‘Strange Arrivants’: Creole Conversations in the short stories of Sam Selvon and Olive Senior

‘Strange Arrivants’: Creole Conversations in the short stories of Sam Selvon and Olive Senior