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Lorna Margaret Burns


Lorna Margaret Burns
Postal address:
School of English
Castle House
The Scores
St Andrews
United Kingdom


Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 462675

Research overview

Lorna’s research interests lie in postcolonial literatures and theory, contemporary world literature and continental philosophy. Her work focuses on the points of intersection between literature and philosophy, and she is the author of Contemporary Caribbean Writing and Deleuze: Literature Between Postcolonialism and Post-continental Philosophy (Continuum, 2012), as well as numerous articles on Caribbean writing, postcolonialism and the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, and theories of world literature.

Current research projects are focused on the influence of postcolonialism on theories of world literature. Exploring the place of dissent in a global range of contemporary writers, her research seeks to explore the relationship between aesthetics and politics in the context of globalization, postcolonialism and theories of world literature.

Lorna’s research interests span the fields of postcolonial literatures and theory; comparative Caribbean literatures; twentieth- and twenty-first-century Black British and British Asian writing; global writing in English; continental philosophy; and critical theory. She welcomes graduate students who share any of her research interests.

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