Department of English

University of Toronto

Campbell, Christian

Christian CampbellChristian Campbell
Assistant Professor of English; Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Instructor (UTSG)
Office Phone:  416-946-5120
Office Location:  Jackman Humanities Building, Room 919
Office Hours and/or Leave Status: TBA

Teaching and Research Interests
Caribbean Literature; Black Diaspora Literatures and Cultures (including Caribbean, African-American, Black British and Black Canadian); Cultural Studies/Popular Culture; Poetry/Poetics; Postcolonial Theory; Creative Writing.

B.A. (Macalester), M.Phil. (Oxford), M.A., Ph.D. (Duke)


Running the Dusk (Peepal Tree Press, 2010).

"Folking up the Criticism: Re-Thinking 'the Folk' in Caribbean Discourse," The Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literature. (forthcoming 2010).

'Island Boy: An Interview with Sir Sidney Poitier,?' Special Issue, 'Callaloo and the Cultures and Letters of the Black Diaspora,' Callaloo vol. 30 no. 2 (Spring 2007).

Recent poems published in Callaloo, Caribbean Review of Books, Indiana Review, Maple Tree Literary Supplement, PN Review, Poetry London, Small Axe, Wasafiri and West Branch.

Current Research
A book-length interdisciplinary study of the life and work of Sidney Poitier; essays on Caribbean poetry (especially Lorna Goodison and Derek Walcott) and diaspora; Caribbean art and memory; Louise Bennett and drag.

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