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.
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
Comparative Caribbean Literature and Performance --cross-listed with Spanish (Fall 2015)
Sub-Saharan Francophone African Film and Literature (Spring 2016)
Rm. 303, Diffenbaugh
- "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.