Jenni Ramone

Dr Jenni Ramone is Senior Lecturer in Postcolonial Studies and co-director of the Postcolonial Studies Centre at NTU. She teaches postcolonial literature and theory on undergraduate modules including Postcolonial Texts and Foundations, and is Module Leader for Black Writing in Britain.

She teaches on the Master’s in English Literary Research and supervises postgraduate students. Jenni Ramone welcomes prospective postgraduate research students in postcolonial literature and theory, especially those undertaking research on migration; reading cultures, communities and contexts; and neo-colonial contexts.

Jenni Ramone’s current research project explores reading and postcolonial literature and contexts – a monograph, Postcolonial Literature and the Local Literary Marketplace: Locating the Reader, is contracted with Palgrave Macmillan. This project focuses especially on the literature and contexts of Cuba, Nigeria, South Asia, and Black writing in Britain. Jenni is also editing The Bloomsbury Companion to Postcolonial Literature: New Contexts, New Narratives, New Debates. Recent research projects have included the monographs Postcolonial Theories (Palgrave, 2011) and Salman Rushdie and Translation (Bloomsbury, 2013), a monograph which reads Rushdie’s literature alongside translation theories, examining the function and the importance of translator-figures and translation practices in his works. Jenni Ramone has coedited a double special issue of the journal Life Writing, with a focus on women’s life-writing and diaspora in postcolonial contexts.