Articles/Book Chapters

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(Selected articles/essays. For complete list of publications see Curriculum Vitae here.[pdf])

Fluid Ecologies-Hispanic Caribbean Art from Vassar’s Permanent Collection. Exhibition Catalog. The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, January 26-May 8, 2016.

Gatherings: María Magdalena Campos-Pons and the Art of RecoveryE-misferica 11:2 (2015). Special Issue on Rasanblaj. Edited by Gina Ulysse.

Extinctions: Chronicles of Vanishing Fauna in the Caribbean. In The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism, 340-357. Edited by Greg Garrard. London and New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Porfirio Rubirosa: Masculinity, Race, and the Jet-Setting Male. In Latin American Icons. Edited by Dianna C. Niebylski and Patrick O’Connor. Nashville: University of Vanderbilt Press, 2014.

Phyllis Allfrey: The PoetThe Missing Slate (Issue 12/Caribbean Writers).

Mourning the Dead of St. Pierre in the Yellow Presssx Salon12 (May 2013). 

Saving Gros Islet- Vanishing Caribbean Spaces in Derek Walcott’s Poetry and ArtSargasso (Fall 2011): 13-27.

Maria Sibylla Merian The Dawn of Field Ecology in the Forests of Suriname 1699-1701Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas 45:1 (2012): 10-20.

Not the Earthquake’s Fault (with Brian McAdoo). Nature [Geoscience]. 4 (March 2011): 210–211.

Repeating Islands: Caribbean Culture in Cyberspace (with Ivette Romero-Cesareo).  Small Axe Salon. February 2011.

Deforestation and the Yearning for Lost Landscapes in Caribbean Literatures. In Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment. Edited by Elizabeth DeLoughrey and George B. Handley. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Creole Religion of the Caribbean. (with Margarite Fernández Olmos). In Hispanic New York: A Sourcebook. Edited by Claudio Remeseira. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.

Caribbean Utopias and Dystopias: The Emergence of the Environmental Writer and Artist. In The Natural World in Latin American Literatures: Ecocritical Essays on Twentieth Century Writings. Edited by Adrian Kane. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2009.

American’ Landscapes, Erasures, and Recoveries: Frederic Church’s The Vale of St. Thomas and the Recovery of History in Landscape Painting. In Perspectives on the “Other America”: Comparative Approaches to Caribbean and Latin American Literature. Edited by Kerstin Oloff and Michael Niblett. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009.

Sacred Forms: Ritual, Representation, and the Body in Haitian Painting. In Bodies Beautiful: Aesthetic Dimensions of Religion in the African Diaspora. Edited by Anthony Pinn. New York: Palgrave, 2009, 91-112.

Soi-Disant Columbuses: The Discovery of Dominica’s Boilig Lake and the Commodification of Knowledge in Colonial Settings.  New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids 82:3/4 (2008):55-82.

The Children of the Sea: Uncovering Images of the Botpippel Experience in Caribbean Art and Literature. (with Martha Daisy Kellehan). In Displacements and Transformations in Caribbean Literature and Culture. Edited by Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert and Ivette Romero Cesareo. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008.

Endangered Species: Ecology and the Discourse of NationIn Displacements and Transformations in Caribbean Literature and Culture. Edited by Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert and Ivette Romero Cesareo. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008.

Jean Rhys’s HEAT and the Tragedy of Mont Pelée. In Come Weep with Me: Loss and Mourning in Anglophone Women’s Writing. Edited by Joyce Harte. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publications, 2007.

‘He of the Trees’: Nature, the Environment, and Creole Religiosities in Caribbean Literature. In Caribbean Literatures and the Environment. Edited by Elizabeth DeLoughrey et al. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2005, pp. 182-196.

Las aventuras de Anne Bonny y Mary Read: el travestismo y la historia de la piratería femenina en el Caribe. In Género y cultura en América Latina: Arte, historia y estudios de género. Edited by Luzelena Gutiérrez de Velasco. México: PIEM (Colegio de México), 2004.

The Haitian Revolution in Interstices and Shadows: A Re-Reading of The Kingdom of this World. Research in African Literatures 35:2 (Summer 2004): 114-127.

Caribbean Literature in Spanish. In The Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature. Edited by Abiola Irele and Simon Gikandi. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004, pp. 370-410.

Unchained Tales: Women Writers from the Spanish Caribbean and the 1990s. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 22:4 (2003): 445-464.

Colonial and Post-Colonial Gothic: The Caribbean. In The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Literature. Edited by Gerrold Hodges. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003, pp. 229-257.

Mrs. Seacole’s Wonderful Adventures in Many Lands and the Consciousness of Transit. In Black Victorians/Black Victoriana. Edited by Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2003, pp. 71-87.

Oriental Imprisonments: Habaneras as Seen by Nineteenth-Century Women Travelers. Revised version of article published earlier in Revista Mexicana del Caribe. In Between Anthropology and Literature: Interdisciplinary Discourses. Edited by Rose De Angelis. London: Routledge, 2002, pp. 121-132.

Cross-Dressing on the Margins of Empire: Women Pirates and the Discourse of Caribbean National Identity in Early Colonial History. In Women at Sea: Travel Writing and the Margins of Caribbean Discourse. Edited by Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert and Ivette Romero Cesareo. New York: Palgrave, 2003.

Richard Rodríguez’s Hunger of Memory and the Rejection of the Private Self. In U.S. Latino Literatures: A Critical Guide for Students and Teachers. Edited by Harold Augenbaum and Margarite Fernández Olmos. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000, 81-92.

Revisiting ‘Those Mean Streets’: Junot Díaz’s Drown. In U.S. Latino Literatures: A Critical Guide for Students and Teachers. Edited by Harold Augenbaum and Margarite Fernández Olmos. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000, 163-174

Introduction: Special Volume on Dominican Republic Literature and Culture, with Consuelo López Springfield. Callaloo 23:3 (Summer 2000): 819-820.

Allotropes: The Short Stories of Angela Hernández Núñez Callaloo 23:3 (Summer 2000): 983-986.

A Forgotten Outpost of Empire: Social History in Dominica and the Creative Imagination. Jean Rhys Review 10:2 (Summer 1999]:13-26.

Jean Rhys and Phyllis Shand Allfrey: The Tale of a Friendship. The Jean Rhys Review 9:1-2 (1998): 1-24.

The Alienation of Power: Planter Heroines in Caribbean Novels by Women.  In The Woman, the Writer, and Caribbean Society, edited by Helen Pyne-Timothy. Los Angeles: UCLA, 1998.

Orchid House Introduction. Introduction to Phyllis Allfrey’s The Orchid House. Rutgers University Press, 1997.

Women Possessed: Eroticism and Exoticism in the Representation of Woman as Zombie. Sacred Possessions: Vodou, Santería, Obeah and the Caribbean. Edited by Margarite Fernández Olmos and Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1997.

Authors Playin’ Mas’: Carnival and the Carnivalesque in the Contemporary Caribbean Novel. In History of Caribbean Literatures, edited by A. James Arnold. Vol. 3. Cross Cultural Studies. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1997.

Decolonizing Feminism: The Homegrown Roots of Caribbean Feminism. In Daughters of Caliban: Essays on 20th Century Caribbean Women. Edited by Consuelo López Springfield. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997.

The Chosen Place, the Timeless People: Untenable Sisterhoods. Journal of Caribbean Studies (Winter 1997): 59-76.

La mujer y el poder en la historiografía de la plantación caribeña, Revista Mexicana del Caribe 1:1 (July-August 1996). 22pp.

Patterns of Dominance in Puerto Rican Literature: A Historical Overview. In Inside Ethnic America: An Ethnic Studies Reader, edited by Robert L. Perry and Lillian Ashcraft-Eason, 143-164. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 1996.

Marie Vieux Chauvet- An Introduction.  In Women of Hispaniola, edited by Daisy Cocco De Filippis. New York: York College, 1993.

Feminism, Race and Difference in the Works of Mayotte Capécia, Michelle Lacrosil and Jacqueline Manicom  Callaloo 15:1 (1992): 56-62.

The White Witch of Rosehall and the Legitimacy of Female Power in the Caribbean PlantationJournal of West Indian Literature 4:2 (1990): 25-45. Published simultaneously in Anales del Caribe 10 (1990): 145-160.

Las novelistas puertorriqueñas inexistentesCupey VI:1-2 (1989): 90-113.

Neverending Cycles and Revolutionary Ends: Revolt and Rebirth in the Contemporary Caribbean Novel. in Sargasso 6 (1989): 29-39.

On the Threshold of Becoming: Contemporary Caribbean Women Writers. (with Barbara Webb) Cimarrón 1:3 (1988): 106-132. Excerpts reprinted in Caribbean Women Writers. Edited by Harold Bloom. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 1997.

Murder in the Caribbean: In Search of DifferenceClues 7:1 (1987): 1-10.

Is It or Isn’t It?: The Duality of Parodic Detective Fiction. (with Carlos Yorio). In Comic Crime, edited by Earl Bargainnier, 181-193. Bowling Green: Bowling Green Popular Press, 1987.

[Ishmael Reed’s] Mumbo Jumbo and the Uses of ParodyObsidian II 1:1-2 (1986):113-125. Reprinted in: Contemporary Literary Criticism 60, edited by Roger Matuz, 302-304. Detroit: Gale Research Press, 1990; Black Literature Criticism. Detroit: Gale Research Press, 1991.

La renuncia del héroe Baltasar: parodia, mito e historiaPlural 4:1-2 (1985):101-108.

Luis Rafael Sánchez and Norman Mailer: Puerto Rico and the United States as Heard on the Radio. Sargasso 1:1 (1984): 20-29.