Jeannine Murray-Román

Assistant Professor

Office: 303 Diffenbaugh


Jeannine Murray-Román (PhD Comparative Literature, UCLA) is Assistant Professor of French and Spanish specializing in comparative Caribbean literatures and cultures. Her work is grounded in postcolonial, transnational, and performance studies and her research interest in experimental writing includes digital humanities as well as the interface of oral and performance practices and writing in the regions of the archipelagos in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Her work has appeared in Small Axe, the International Journal of Francophone Studies, and The French Review. Her current research focuses on reparations movements and disaster writing. 

Research Interests:

  • 20th- and 21st-century Caribbean politics and cultures
  • Francophone and Latin American studies
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to literature and the performing arts
  • Transculturación and transnationalism
  • Digital Humanities and writing for internet platforms, particularly social media blogging and microblogging
  • Queer theory
  • Postcolonial theory

Selected Publications:

"Re-reading the Diminutive: Caribbean Chaos Theory in Wilson Harris, Édouard Glissant, and Antonio Benítez-Rojo." Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism 46 (March 2015): 20-36.

"Literary Tourism, Littérature Monde, and the Ethics of Conversation in Ernest Pépin's L'Envers du décor.International Journal of Francophone Studies 12.2/3 (December 2009): 289-304.

"Hom(e)ing Devices: Locating Identity in the Work of Tassadit Imache." French Review 77.6 (May 2004): 1140-50.

Courses taught at FSU:

  • Comparative Caribbean Literature and Performance --cross-listed with Spanish (Fall 2015)
  • Sub-Saharan Francophone African Film and Literature (Spring 2016)