FAU

department of english

Stacy J. Lettman is Assistant Professor of Caribbean Literature.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and a B.A. from Wesleyan University. She joins the English department at FAU from the University of Central Arkansas, where was an Assistant Professor in English and African/African American Studies since 2015. In addition to Caribbean literature, her areas of specialization include Afro-diasporic literature and popular culture. She is currently working on a book manuscript that examines the sublime in relation to (neo)colonial violence, which she identifies as having the structure of a language.  Her peer-reviewed article on M. Nourbese Philip’s Looking for Livingstone explores the violence of colonization and the related hegemonic discourses, including language, that undermine a colonized person’s ontological and epistemological frames of reference. Her previous publication, a book chapter in The Black and Green Atlantic, examines the representation of linguistic violence and its intersection with a feminist desire for the recuperation of a lost mother tongue.  

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