J. Dillon Brown

J. Dillon Brown

Professor of English
Director of Undergraduate Studies
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
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Professor Brown's research and teaching interests center on postcolonial literature and theory, with a particular focus on the English-speaking Caribbean.

J. Dillon Brown's research and teaching interests center on postcolonial literature and theory, with a particular focus on the English-speaking Caribbean. His first book, Migrant Modernism: Postwar London and the West Indian Novel (University of Virginia Press, 2013), traces the interrelations between postwar West Indian novels and the British modernist tradition.  His essays and reviews have been published in a variety of places, including Contemporary LiteratureModern Fiction StudiesARIEL, and the Journal of West Indian Literature.  He is currently working on a collection (co-edited with Leah Rosenberg), Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar West Indian Literature (forthcoming from the University of Mississippi Press), as well as a book that examines the multifarious roles the United States has played in the cultural and political imagination of the Caribbean.

Courses

  • L14 104 Writing Identity
  • L14 524 Seminar: International Modernism/World Literature
  • L14 3520 Introduction to Postcolonial Literature
  • L14 356 Art of the Novel
  • L14 2152 Modern Texts and Contexts
  • L14 3071 Caribbean Literature in English
  • L14 411 The Empire Writes Back
  • L14 151 Lit Seminar for Freshman: Immigrants and Exiles