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Claire Westall

MA Convenor and Co-Director

Claire Westall convenes the MA in Culture and Thought after 1945 and co-directs the Centre with Dr Emilie Morin.

She is a Lecturer in Contemporary Literature in the Department of English and Related Literature, having joined the department in 2010. Before this she worked in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick where she also completed her doctoral research. Her current monograph project is entitled Cricket, Literature and Postcolonialism: Knowing England, Empire and the Caribbean. Her work investigates the literary-cultural legacies of British imperialism in contemporary writing, comparatively in relation to Caribbean literature and wider postcolonial/global questions, and in relation to debates about England, Englishness and Devolution.

She has published a number of articles and book chapters on cricket and Caribbean literature, including ‘Reading Brian Lara and the traditions of Caribbean cricket poetry’ in The Cambridge Companion to Cricket (CUP, 2011). She has also recently co-edited Cross-Gendered Literary Voices:  Appropriating, Resisting, Embracing (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming) with Dr Rina Kim (University of Auckland).







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Dr Claire Westall
MA Convenor and Lecturer in English and Related Literature

Tel: +44 (0)1904 433350