[Press and Public Relations] Caribbean Landscapes

February 2002

No 46

University of Leicester Public Lecture

The landscape of the Caribbean is full of contrast for those who can read it, whether in the clumps of star apple tree marking sites of former slave markets or the timeless paradise that attracts tourists in their thousands today.

In the University of Leicester Institute of Lifelong Learning Annual World Humanities Lecture on Monday 18 March 2002 Dr Katie Gramich will explore the development of Caribbean poetry in English, Spanish and French, showing how the “mimic men” of the early, colonised Caribbean became transformed into the New Adam and New Eve.

Her lecture will include  reference to Spanish and French Caribbean poets, as well as to English speaking writers such as Walcott, Grace Nichols, Naipaul and Pauline Melville.

Dr Katie Gramich is staff tutor in literature for the Open University and is currently writing a new course on Postcolonial Literature.   Her research on both Caribbean poetry and Welsh literature has been published and she is currently completing an anthology of Welsh women’s poetry.

She has recently contributed to the Macmillan New Casebook on Dylan Thomas and has published a new edition of The Rebecca Rioter by Amy Dillwyn (Honno Classics series).

Dr Katie Gramich’s lecture entitled From Mimic Man to the New Adam – and Eve:  Naming the Landscape in Caribbean Poetry will take place in Lecture Theatre 1, Ken Edwards Building, Main Campus, University of Leicester on Monday 18 March 2002 at 7.30 pm. The lecture is open to the public and free.

Note to editors: Further information is available from Kate Penny, University of Leicester Institute of Lifelong Learning, tel 0116 252 5963, email gem@le.ac.uk

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