Introduction: Perspectives from the Radical Other

Published: May 1, 2015
interculturality multiculturalism gender race black diaspora Carribean creolization
Joan Anim-Addo
Giovanna Covi
Lisa Marchi

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Joan Anim-Addo, Goldsmiths, University of London
Joan Anim-Addo is Professor of Caribbean Literature and Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is Director of the Centre for Caribbean Studies. Her publications include the libretto, Imoinda (2008); poetry, Janie Cricketing Lady (2006); and literary history, Touching the Body: History, Language and African-Caribbean Women’s Writing (2007). Her co-edited books include Interculturality and Gender (2009), I am Black, White, Yellow: An Introduction to the Black Body in Europe (2007). She is co-editor of the Feminist ReviewSpecial Issues, ‘Affect and Creolisation’ (2013) and ‘Black British Feminisms’ (2014). She is co-editing ‘UNCHAINING SELVES: The Power of the Neo-Slave Narrative Genre’ (Callaloo). 
Giovanna Covi
Giovanna Covi teaches American Literature and Gender Studies at the University of Trento. More recently, she has authored Jamaica Kincaid's Prismatic Subjects (2003); edited and co-authored Interculturality and Gender (2009), Caribbean-Scottish Relations (2007), Modernist Women Race Nation (2006); co-edited Democracy and Difference: the US in Multidisciplinary and Comparative Perspectives(2012), Gendered Ways of Knowing in Science: Scope and Limitations (2012); contributed to Journal of Contemporary Thought, Modern Fiction Studies, the volumes Edward Said and Jacques Derrida: Reconstellating Humanism and the Global Hybrid (2008), Literatures in English: Priorities of Research (2008), From English Literature to Literatures in English (2005).
Lisa Marchi, University of Trento
Lisa Marchi holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies from the University of Trento. She has conducted research at UCLA, McGill University, and at the JFK Institute of the Free University in Berlin. Her research interests include contemporary Arab diasporic literature, gender studies, critical theory, philosophy, ethics, and interculturality. Her article “Ghosts, Guests, Hosts: Rethinking ‘Illegal’ Migration and Hospitality Through Arab Diasporic Literature” has recently appeared in Comparative Literature Studies
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