Lindsey Appell (Fulbright Scholar, Semester 2 2022-23) 'My poetics and my pedagogy are both concerned with joyful subversion and liberatory chaos. My scholarly interests include Anglo-Saxon poetry, medieval romance and Arthuriana, Jane Austen, James Joyce, and postcolonial criticism and theory.'
Maria McGarrity (Fulbright Scholar, Semester 2 2022-23) 'My work in British, Irish, and Caribbean literatures and cultures grows out of a desire to examine the intersections between literary modernism and the global impact of colonialism. I am particularly interested in the demise of the British Empire and the role of geography in creating what I call an "island imaginary" for writers. For example, EA Markham's Letters from Ulster and the Hugo Poems joins the "Troubles" of Northern Ireland with the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo in the Caribbean and highlights the imperfect and yet enduring relation among these cultures. The complex interplay of cultures that makes up both Ireland and the Caribbean, the islands they inhabit both literally and metaphorically, ensures that neither peoples nor cultures exist in anything less than a "meta-archipelago." The links in these chains of islands and peoples, dispersed geographically, economically, and politically connect strongly not simply throughout the North Atlantic but throughout the larger diasporic world.'
Dr Taarini Mookherjee At Queen’s, I am a Newton International Fellow sponsored by the British Academy, working on a project titled ‘Shakespeare, India, Diaspora’. I previously taught literature at Columbia University, New York, and SUNY, New Paltz. I received my PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and hold a Masters in Shakespeare Studies from King’s College London. My broader research fields include global Shakespeare, postcolonial theory, and theatre and performance studies.