Dr Rachel Douglas

  • Reader (French)

telephone: 0141 330 3660
email: Rachel.Douglas@glasgow.ac.uk

Room 310B, Modern Languages and Cultures, Hetherington Building

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1150-4506

Research interests

Rachel Douglas is Reader in French and Comparative Literature at the University of Glasgow. She is the author of two books: Making The Black Jacobins: C. L. R. James and the Drama of History (Duke University Press, 2019) and Frankétienne and Rewriting: A Work in Progress (Lexington Books, 2009). She works on Caribbean literature, history, film, visual art, and archives with a focus on Haiti.

Research Keywords:

  • Caribbean Literature
  • Caribbean History
  • Caribbean Film
  • Archives
  • Slavery
  • Postcolonial Literature and Theory
  • Postcolonial Visual Cultures
  • Comparative Literature
  • Haiti
  • Quebec
  • Cuba
  • Digital Humanities

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2022 | 2021 | 2019 | 2017 | 2016 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009 | 2008
Number of items: 14.

2022

Douglas, R. (2022) Futures in the presents: decolonial visions of the Haitian Revolution. Interventions: The International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 24(7), pp. 1029-1052. (doi: 10.1080/1369801X.2022.2080574)

Douglas, R. (2022) Unsilencing the Haitian Revolution: C. L. R. James and The Black Jacobins. Atlantic Studies, 19(2), pp. 281-304. (doi: 10.1080/14788810.2020.1839283)

2021

Douglas, R. (2021) Entangled Caribbean rewriting, C.L.R. James, Aimé Césaire, and their books as postcolonial lieux de mémoire. Francosphères, 10(1), pp. 91-105. (doi: 10.3828/franc.2021.7)

Douglas, R. (2021) Archiving ten years of aftershocks in Haitian seismic notebooks. Journal of West Indian Literature, 29(1), pp. 36-52.

2019

Douglas, R. (2019) Making The Black Jacobins: C.L.R. James and the Drama of History. Series: The C.L.R. James archives series. Duke University Press.

2017

Douglas, R. (2017) Making drama of the Haitian Revolution from below: C.L.R. James’s The Black Jacobins Play. In: Forsdick, C. and Høgsbjerg, C. (eds.) The Black Jacobins Reader. Duke University Press, pp. 278-296. ISBN 9780822362012

2016

Douglas, R. (2016) Dramatic beginnings of The Black Jacobins. Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal, 13(1), 9.

Douglas, R. (2016) Writing the Haitian earthquake and the creation of Caribbean archives. Caribbean Quarterly, 62(3-4), pp. 388-405. (doi: 10.1080/00086495.2016.1260279)

2012

Douglas, R. (2012) Theory versus practice: on the postcolonial marginalization of Haitian literature. Small Axe, 16(3 39), pp. 188-198. (doi: 10.1215/07990537-1894177)

2011

Douglas, R. (2011) Innovation, subversion et renouvellement générique: la spirale et l’écriture quantique dans l'oeuvre de Frankétienne. In: Ménard, N. (ed.) Écrits d’Haïti: Perspectives sur la Littérature Haïtienne Contemporaine (1986–2006). Karthala: Paris, pp. 291-301. ISBN 9782811104962

Douglas, R. (2011) Rewriting America/Dany Laferrière’s rewriting. Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, 15(1), pp. 67-78. (doi: 10.1080/17409292.2011.535265)

2009

Douglas, R. (2009) Frankétienne and Rewriting: A Work in Progress. Series: After the empire: the francophone world and postcolonial France. Lexington Books: Lanham, MD. ISBN 9780739125656

2008

Douglas, R. (2008) Eating his words: an aesthetic of rewriting exemplified in Les Métamorphoses de l’oiseau schizop. Journal of Haitian Studies, 14(1), pp. 54-75.

Douglas, R. (2008) Haitian revolutions in literature: the case of linguistic and visual inventiveness in Frankétienne. Small Axe, 12(3), pp. 58-70.

This list was generated on Wed Feb 28 18:27:53 2024 GMT.
Number of items: 14.

Articles

Douglas, R. (2022) Futures in the presents: decolonial visions of the Haitian Revolution. Interventions: The International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 24(7), pp. 1029-1052. (doi: 10.1080/1369801X.2022.2080574)

Douglas, R. (2022) Unsilencing the Haitian Revolution: C. L. R. James and The Black Jacobins. Atlantic Studies, 19(2), pp. 281-304. (doi: 10.1080/14788810.2020.1839283)

Douglas, R. (2021) Entangled Caribbean rewriting, C.L.R. James, Aimé Césaire, and their books as postcolonial lieux de mémoire. Francosphères, 10(1), pp. 91-105. (doi: 10.3828/franc.2021.7)

Douglas, R. (2021) Archiving ten years of aftershocks in Haitian seismic notebooks. Journal of West Indian Literature, 29(1), pp. 36-52.

Douglas, R. (2016) Dramatic beginnings of The Black Jacobins. Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal, 13(1), 9.

Douglas, R. (2016) Writing the Haitian earthquake and the creation of Caribbean archives. Caribbean Quarterly, 62(3-4), pp. 388-405. (doi: 10.1080/00086495.2016.1260279)

Douglas, R. (2012) Theory versus practice: on the postcolonial marginalization of Haitian literature. Small Axe, 16(3 39), pp. 188-198. (doi: 10.1215/07990537-1894177)

Douglas, R. (2011) Rewriting America/Dany Laferrière’s rewriting. Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, 15(1), pp. 67-78. (doi: 10.1080/17409292.2011.535265)

Douglas, R. (2008) Eating his words: an aesthetic of rewriting exemplified in Les Métamorphoses de l’oiseau schizop. Journal of Haitian Studies, 14(1), pp. 54-75.

Douglas, R. (2008) Haitian revolutions in literature: the case of linguistic and visual inventiveness in Frankétienne. Small Axe, 12(3), pp. 58-70.

Books

Douglas, R. (2019) Making The Black Jacobins: C.L.R. James and the Drama of History. Series: The C.L.R. James archives series. Duke University Press.

Douglas, R. (2009) Frankétienne and Rewriting: A Work in Progress. Series: After the empire: the francophone world and postcolonial France. Lexington Books: Lanham, MD. ISBN 9780739125656

Book Sections

Douglas, R. (2017) Making drama of the Haitian Revolution from below: C.L.R. James’s The Black Jacobins Play. In: Forsdick, C. and Høgsbjerg, C. (eds.) The Black Jacobins Reader. Duke University Press, pp. 278-296. ISBN 9780822362012

Douglas, R. (2011) Innovation, subversion et renouvellement générique: la spirale et l’écriture quantique dans l'oeuvre de Frankétienne. In: Ménard, N. (ed.) Écrits d’Haïti: Perspectives sur la Littérature Haïtienne Contemporaine (1986–2006). Karthala: Paris, pp. 291-301. ISBN 9782811104962

This list was generated on Wed Feb 28 18:27:53 2024 GMT.

Grants

Grants:

2023-2024: Leverhulme Trust, Research Fellowship (£59,703)

2022-2023: Royal Society of Edinburgh, Personal Research Fellowship (£57,992.67)

2021: British Library, Endangered Archives Programme (£15,000)

2021: Scottish Funding Council, GCRF Partnership Strengthening grant (£30,000)

2021: Fund for the International Development of Archives (€6,000)

2021: (with Peggy Brunache) Royal Society of Edinburgh Arts and Humanities Research Networks Grant (£20,000). Project title: Reimagining Scotland’s Black Communities in the Time of Covid-19.

2020: Scottish Funding Council, GCRF Capacity Building small grant (£40,000)

2020: Prince Claus fund for the Preservation of Haitian Arts and Culture programme (€20,000)

2012-2013: AHRC Early-Career Fellowship (£57,812)

2008: British Academy Small Research Grant (£4,000)

 

Supervision

I would be happy to supervise postgraduates working on any area of Caribbean literature, history, film, visual art or postcolonial studies. I have supervised students working on issues related to the Haitian diaspora in Quebec, Cuba and the United States.

Additional information

Editorial Board/Professional Memberships

  • Editorial board membership: Brill Caribbean Series (2022-), Modern and Contemporary France Journal (2019-2022)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Haiti Support Group (Executive Committee member)
  • Society for French Studies
  • Society for the Study of French History
  • Association for the Study of Modern & Contemporary France