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Dr Lucienne Loh PhD

Senior Lecturer in English Literature English


    Personal Statement

    I am a Senior Lecturer in English Literature in the Department of English. I have previously taught at different universities in the United Kingdom, United States and Senegal. My main research areas are in postcolonial literature and theory, new literatures in English, contemporary British fiction and comparative literature. My theoretical interests are varied, but include nationalism/transnationalism, race, identity, globalisation and the nexus between politics and literature. My first monograph explored contemporary texts and cultural representations which engage with legacies of the British empire in the British countryside and in postcolonial rural spaces. I am currently embarking on a research project on slave narratives and representations of slavery in the contemporary British novel. I would welcome postgraduate students with research interests in any of my research areas or in interdisciplinary work.

    Personal Distinctions

    • Invitation by the Danish Cultural Institute in the UK (Invitation to Speak, Danish Cultural Institute, UK 2012)
    • British Academy Small Research Grant 2011 (British Academy 2012)
    • Postcolonial "Yoof" culture in 21st Century British Fiction (Invitation to Speak, Brunel University, West London 2011)
    • Postcolonial Cosmopolitanism in Post 9/11 novels (Invitation to Speak, Postgraduate/Staff Student Seminar, School of English, University of Liverpool 2011)
    • The Politics of Sex in Postcolonial Literature: The New Orientalist Debate (Invitation to Speak, School of Advanced Study, University of London 2010)
    • Flora Nwapa and African Feminism (Invitation to Speak, University of Worcester 2010)
    • The Good Old Days: Colonial Nostalgia and the Commonwealth in contemporary S.E. Asian Literature Li (Keynote Speech, University of Cyprus 2010)
    • The Culture of Postcolonial Studies: Exploring Aravind Adiga's _The White Tiger_ (Invitation to Speak, Brunel Centre for Contemporary Writing 2010)
    • Cosmopolitan Citizen, Uncommon Reader, Infrequent Traveler (Invitation to Speak, University of Bern, Switzerland 2009)
    • Post-imperial Rural Britain (Invitation to Speak, Oxford University 2008)
    • Mini Grant (National Endowment of the Humanities 2006)

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