Postcolonial, Ecocritical/Environmental, Diaspora, Indigenous, Globalization, Militarization, Nuclearization, Island, Oceanic, and Gender Studies; Caribbean and Pacific Island Literatures
“The Myth of Isolates: Ecosystem Ecologies in the Nuclear Pacific.” Special island studies issue of Cultural Geographies edited by Godfrey Baldacchino and Erik Clark. (2013). [Link]
“Ecocriticism: The Politics of Place.” Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literature. Ed Alison Donnell and Michael Bucknor. 2011.pp 265-275. [Link]
“Yam, Roots and Rot: Allegories of the Provision Grounds.” Small Axe 34 (March 2011): 58-75. [Link]
Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment. Co-edited with George Handley. Oxford University Press, 2011.
“Heliotropes: Solar Ecologies and Pacific Radiations” Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment, Oxford UP, 2011. pp 235-253.
Editor (and introduction). Special issue of New Literatures Review 47 on postcolonial island literatures, 2011. 1-16. http://www.islandstudies.ca/NLR2011
“On Kala Pani and Transoceanic Fluids.” Special issue of New Literatures Review 47 on postcolonial island literatures, 2011. 71-92.
"Island Writing, Creole Cultures." Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature. Ed. Ato Quayson. Cambridge University Press, 2011.
“Heavy Waters: Waste and Atlantic Modernity.” PMLA. (125.3). May 2010. Special feature on Oceanic Studies. [PDF]
“Radiation Ecologies and the Wars of Light.” Modern Fiction Studies.55.3 (2009) 468-495. [PDF]
“Globalizing the Routes of Breadfruit and Other Bounties.” Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History. 8:3 (Winter 2008): [Link]
“Against Authenticity: Global Knowledges and Postcolonial Ecocriticism.” Introduction to special issue on postcolonial ecocriticism, written and edited with Cara Cilano. ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies of Literature and the Environment. 14:1 (Winter 2007): 71-88. [PDF]
Routes and Roots: Navigating Caribbean and Pacific Island Literatures. (U of Hawai’i Press, 2007).
Caribbean Literature and the Environment: Between Nature and Culture. (Introduced and co-edited with Renée Gosson and George Handley. U of Virginia Press, 2005.) Introduction: [PDF]
“Quantum Landscapes: A Ventriloquism of Spirit.” Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. Special issue: Green Postcolonialism, Eds. Graham Huggan and Helen Tiffin. 9:1 (2007): 62-82. [PDF]
"The Spiral Temporalities of Patricia Grace's Potiki." Ariel 30(1): (January 1999): 59-83. [PDF]
"Gendering the Voyage: Trespassing the (Black) Atlantic and Caribbean." Thamyris: Caribbean Women's Writing/Imagining Caribbean Space Ed. Carole Boyce Davies. 5:2 (1998): 205-231. [PDF]
Professor DeLoughrey joined the English Department in 2008 and the Department of Comparative Literature in 2012. She is also affiliated with the UCLA Institute for the Environment and Sustainability, and for a number of years was the faculty mentor for the Geography Department’s graduate food studies group. She is the founder and coordinator of the Postcolonial Literature and Theory Colloquium. Her scholarship has been supported by institutions such as the ACLS, NEH, Rockefeller, Mellon Foundation, UCLA Global Studies Program, Fulbright, and the Cornell Society for the Humanities. She recently co-edited a volume on postcolonial ecologies and is currently working on two manuscripts: one about climate change, literature, and the arts; and the other on environmentalism, energy, militarism and waste.
In 2012-2013 she is coordinating the Global Ecologies: Nature/Narrative/Neoliberalism Conference at UCLA, a workshop on Pacific Island militarization at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji, and a workshop on Imperialism, Narrative and the Environment at the Rachel Carson Center, Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat, Munich. In 2011 she co-organized the Legacies of Pacific Island Militarization workshop and in 2010 the Globalized Islands: Contemporary Literature & the Transnational Encounter conference at UCLA. In 2009 she was one of the departmental co-organizers of the Mellon Foundation’s Cultural Pre-history of Environmentalism Project.
Prof DeLoughrey teaches postcolonial literature courses on the environment, globalization, militarism, the politics of food, women’s writing and migration, and Caribbean and Pacific Island literatures. In 2013-14 she will be on leave at the Huntington Library as an ACLS Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellow.