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HELEN C. SCOTT

Assistant Professor
English
Arts & Sciences
Phone:(802)656-4172
Email Address:Helen.Scott@uvm.edu
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107 leeann.cox@uvm.edu
Specialty:Caribbean women's literature-imperialism; English contemporary literature; immigration, diaspora; race & imperialism
Biography:Scott's research interests are Caribbean women's literature, global literature in English of the contemporary period, literature of immigration and theories of diaspora, postcolonial theory, and theories of race and imperialism. Her publications include "Capitalist Modernity and the Origins of Racism" (in Marxism, Modernity and Postcolonial Studies, Cambridge UP); "Expanding the Canon: a Multi-cultural Perspective" (in Reading, Writing and the Study of Literature, 2nd Ed., McGraw Hill). Forthcoming publications include "'Dem tief, dem a dam tief:' Jamaica Kincaid's Literature of Protest" (in the journal Callaloo) and "Replacing the 'Wall of Disinformation:' Edwidge Danticat's The Butterfly’s Way, Breath, Eyes, Memory and krik? krak!" in the Journal of Haitian Studies. Scott presented papers on Edwidge Danticat and Jamaica Kincaid at the Haitian Studies Association Conference (2001) and the Caribbean Literary Studies Conference (2000). Her doctorate was awarded by Brown University.