Working alongside our colleagues in the School of Languages and Communication, researchers in this group are pioneering work into the ethics and politics of border crossings; the experiences of liminal spaces and people; and the ways in which languages, cultures and people are ‘translated' across borders
Staff and research interests
Hilary Emmett Eighteenth and nineteenth century American literature and culture; transatlantic and transpacific American studies; American classicism; children's literature; US-Australian comparative literatures.
Nicholas Grant African American and black international history; the history of the African diaspora, Africa and transnational political and cultural movements in the twentieth century.
Wendy McMahon Contemporary U.S. literature and culture; Latin American and Caribbean literature and culture; Cuban and Cuban-American literature and culture; Spanish colonialism in the Americas and literatures of conquest; masculinity and nation building / nationhood; literatures of exile (and issues of identity and belonging); the relationship between the body, culture, and capital; the relationship between literature and history; literature and philosophy; literary theory.
Rebecca Tillett Twentieth and twenty-first century multiethnic American literature and film, with particular emphases upon contemporary Native American writers and film makers; Writings of the American Southwest, including Border Studies, ecocritical writing, the relationships between literature and place, environmental racism, and environmental justice; the politics of contemporary resistance writings and the relationships between texts and politics; and Race and Postcolonial theory.