Dr Rachel Douglas

  • Lecturer in French (French)

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

Research interests

Rachel Douglas was appointed Lecturer in French at the University of Glasgow in September 2012, after six years as Lecturer in Francophone Postcolonial Studies at the University of Liverpool. She studied at the University of Oxford, Somerville College (BA Hons), the University of Edinburgh (MSc and PhD), and at the École normale supérieure in Paris.

A specialist on Haiti and the Caribbean, Dr Douglas is author of Frankétienne and Rewriting: A Work in Progress (2009), and is currently completing a monograph, provisionally entitled C.L.R. James’s ‘The Black Jacobins’: Rewriting the Haitian Revolution, funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council Early Career Fellowship. She has published widely on Caribbean literature and film in French and English; on questions of rewriting, autotranslation and the literary in postcolonial contexts; on postcolonial visual cultures, and on Caribbean writers including Frankétienne, Dany Laferrière, C.L.R. James, Marie Chauvet, Kamau Brathwaite, Maryse Condé, Derek Walcott, and Édouard Glissant.

Dr Douglas recently hosted two extremely successful events in Glasgow and Edinburgh to mark the visit of Haiti's major writer and artist Frankétienne, 17–21 March 2014, which showcased his outstanding visual, verbal, dramatic and acoustic art.

She also hosted three prominent black history month events across two cities, Liverpool and Glasgow: The first performance since 1936 of precursor to C.L.R. James's classic history of the Haitian revolution The Black Jacobins, which started life as a play with Paul Robeson in the lead; 'The Black Jacobins Revisited: Rewriting History Conference', 27–28 October 2013, International Slavery Museum and the Bluecoat, Liverpool, and the 'Talking About Haiti' workshop, 29 October 2013, University of Glasgow.

Research Keywords:

  • Caribbean Literature
  • Caribbean Film
  • Postcolonial Literature and Theory
  • Postcolonial Visual Cultures
  • Comparative Literature
  • Haiti
  • Digital Humanities

Grants

Grants:

  • Arts & Humanities Research Council Fellowship for:
    Rewriting the Haitian Revolution: CLR James's 'The Black Jacobins' In Context (£57,525.95)
  • Carnegie Trust Research Grant (£1,650)
  • Glasgow University Knowledge Exchange Fund (£3,462)
  • Glasgow University International Partnership Development Fund (£1,342)
  • School of Modern Languages & Cultures Research Strategic Allocation (£833.70)
  • Society for the Study of French History (£750)
  • Artslab, Glasgow University (£500)
  • Society for French Studies (£300)
  • Royal Historical Society (£200)
  • Alliance française de Glasgow (£200)

Supervision

I would be happy to supervise postgraduates working on any area of Caribbean literature, Caribbean film or postcolonial studies.


Additional Information

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Society for Postcolonial Studies (Executive Committee member)
  • 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

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2019 | 2017 | 2016 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009 | 2008
Number of items: 10.

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. (In 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 Thu Nov 15 15:53:48 2018 GMT.
Number of items: 10.

Articles

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. (In 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 Thu Nov 15 15:53:48 2018 GMT.