Glyne Griffith to deliver annual Baugh lecture
Chair of the Department of English at the University at Albany, State University of New York, Professor Glyne Griffith, will deliver the 9th Annual Edward Baugh Distinguished Lecture on Sunday, November 22. It starts at 11a.m in the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts (PSCCA), University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona.
His lecture is titled 'How BBC Radio Served West Indian Literature: 1943-1958'. The event is hosted by the Department of Literatures in English, UWI, Mona campus. The public is invited to attend.
Professor Griffith is a well-respected scholar in the field of Caribbean literary and cultural studies. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the City University of New York and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from UWI, Mona.
His research interests include representations of race and the discourse of blackness, Caribbean cultural identities and gender, imperialism and nationalism in West Indian literature.
RECENT RESEARCH INTEREST
His most recent research interest examines the history of the BBC in relation to its impact on the development of West Indian literature, and is the subject of his forthcoming book. Griffith has done extensive research on West Indian literary luminaries such as Edward Baugh, George Lamming, Kamau Brathwaite and VS Naipaul.
He is the author of Deconstruction, Imperialism and the West Indian Novel (1996), co-editor of Color, Hair and Bone: Race in the Twenty-First Century (2008) and Caribbean Cultural Identities (2001). He has also published numerous essays on Caribbean literature and culture.
Griffith's most recent publication is the article 'The BBC's Caribbean Voices and Its 'Critics' Circle': Radio Criticism and the Development of Anglophone Caribbean Literature'.
It is published in the book Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature, edited by J. Dillon Brown and Leah R. Rosenberg (University Press of Mississippi).
Professor Griffith started his teaching career as a lecturer at UWI, Cave Hill, Barbados. He was an associate editor of Small Axe: A Journal of Caribbean Criticism, for more than a decade and is the current co-editor for the Journal of West Indian Literature and an advisory editor for Caribbean Quarterly, the Latino(a) Research Review and Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal.