Dr. Janelle Rodriques (Wiss. Mitarbeiterin)

Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies

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Janelle has recently completed her PhD at Newcastle University (UK), in which she analysed representations of Obeah, a syncretic, African-inspired Caribbean religious practice, in twentieth-century prose fiction of the Anglophone Caribbean.

As part of her research into postcolonial literary and cultural studies, her interests include:

  • Afrofuturism
  • African (diasporic) folklore
  • Speculative fiction
  • Travel writing
  • Tourism Migration
  • Hybridity
  • Globalisation
  • Creolisation
  • Gender, sexuality and religious experience
  • 'Respectability politics' Race and representation
  • Literary tricksters

Janelle is currently working on the relationships between African/Caribbean/American religious and folk beliefs and practices vis-a-vis the emerging fields of Afro-Atlantic speculative fiction. She has published in both Atlantic Studies and New West Indian Guide, and is currently working on a scholarly monograph for publication.