Dr Giselle RAMPAUL
Lecturer – Literatures in English

GRampaul

Office

Room 307, 3rd Floor West, School of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities and Education
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

Phone: (868) 662-2002, Ext. 83025
Fax: (868) 663-5059
E-mail: Giselle.Rampaul@sta.uwi.edu

Education

• PhD in English, Reading
• MPhil in English, UWI
• BA in English, UWI


Research Interests

• Intersections between British and Caribbean Literatures
• Shakespeare in the Caribbean
• Representations of Childhood in Caribbean Literature
• London novels of Sam Selvon

Current Courses

LITS 2006 English Poetry from Donne to Byron
LITS 2010 Introduction to Children’s Literature
LITS 2101 The Novel I
LITS 2109 The Novel II
LITS 2203 Shakespeare I
• Postgraduate research supervision (Michael Anthony, Faulkner, Merle Hodge, Samuel Selvon, Shakespeare's The Tempest, West Indian children's novels)

Recent Publications

Rampaul, Giselle and Barbara Lalla (eds.) Postscripts: Caribbean Perspectives on the British Canon from Shakespeare to Dickens. Mona, Jamaica: U of West Indies P, 2014

Rampaul, Giselle. “‘How blest am I’: Colonial Desire in Selected Poetry by John Donne,” Postscripts: Caribbean Perspectives on the British Canon from Shakespeare to Dickens (UWI Press, 2014)

Rampaul, Giselle. “Strange Creatures and Fantastic Worlds: The Other in Selected Nineteenth-Century Children’s Texts,” Postscripts: Caribbean Perspectives on the British Canon from Shakespeare to Dickens (UWI Press, 2014)

Rampaul, Giselle. "Caribbean Tricksters at the Crossroads: Davlin Thomas's Lear Ananci and Hamlet: The Eshu Experience." Shakespeare: The Journal of British Shakespeare Association (2013)

Rampaul, Giselle. “Representations of Childhood in the Media” (with Debbie Olson), The Routledge Handbook of Children, Adolescents and Media (New York, London: Routledge, 2013).

Rampaul, Giselle. "Playing the Fool with Shakespeare: Festivity, Falsity, and Feste in Twelfth Night and King of the Masquerade." Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare Appropriation  [Online] 7.1 (Spring/Summer 2012)

Rampaul, Giselle and Geraldine Elizabeth Skeete (eds.) The Child and the Caribbean Imagination. Mona, Jamaica: U of West Indies P, 2012.

• Rampaul, Giselle. The Biggest Callaloo Anybody Ever See!: The Callaloo Metaphor in Robert Antoni’s Divina Trace. Postcolonial Text [Online] 4.1 (2008).

• Rampaul, Giselle. The Cultural Significance of Food and Drink in West Indian Literature. Intervales: The Belly of a Writer 1.2 (Spring 2007): 57-65 .

• Rampaul, Giselle. Beyond the Binary: A Critique of Crick Crack, Monkey as a Carnivalesque Novel. The Arts Journal 1.2 (March 2005): 46-57.

• Rampaul, Giselle. Black Crusoe, White Friday: Carnivalesque Reversals in Moses Ascending and Pantomime. Culture, Language and Representation 1.1 (May 2004): 69-80.

• Rampaul, Giselle. Voice as a Carnivalesque Strategy in West Indian Literature: Samuel Selvon’s The Lonely Londoners and Moses Ascending. In Bodies and Voices: The Force-Field of Representation and Discourse in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. Eds. Merete Falck Borch et al. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, 2008.

Websites and Podcasts

Literatures in English at UWI, St Augustine (Facebook)

The Spaces between Words: Conversations with Writers (Podcast)