Dr. Geraldine Skeete
Lecturer, Literatures in English
Room 324, 3rd Floor West
Trinidad and Tobago
Telephone: 868-662-2002 x 83039
868-662-2002 x 82035
My areas of interest are Anglophone Caribbean literature, literary linguistics, and pedagogy/andragogy. I have been a teacher at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels, and was awarded a UWI/Guardian Life Premium Teaching Award in 2012. At present I am an Assistant Chief Examiner with the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), specifically for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) in Literatures in English administered to secondary school students. Since 1999 I have had experience lecturing, tutoring and coordinating in the English Language Foundation, literary linguistics, and Literatures in English programmes at The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus. My doctoral research centred on “A Discourse of Alternative Sexuality in Anglophone Caribbean Literature”, for which I received a Most Outstanding PhD Thesis Award in 2007. Over time, I have been assigned as a supervisor for postgraduate students pursuing research in the fields of Literatures in English, Linguistics, and Interdisciplinary Gender Studies. I also supervise final-year undergraduate students for both the Caribbean Studies Project and the Special Project in Linguistics. My primary focus for publications and conference papers is on the short-story form for which I have a special interest, but I deeply appreciate and teach all literary genres. I am co-editor of the book The Child and the Caribbean Imagination (2012). My current book project is a monograph on the written works of Paul Keens-Douglas.
- PhD English (with High Commendation), UWI St. Augustine
- BA English (with First Class Honours), UWI St. Augustine
- Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (with Distinction), UWI St. Augustine
- Teacher’s Diploma, Valsayn Teachers’ College
- West Indian Literature
- The Short Story
- The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
- Other Courses Taught
- FOUN 1001 – English for Academic Purposes
- FOUN 1102 – Academic Writing for Different Disciplines: Option B–Argument and Report Writing
- FOUN 1102 – Academic Writing for Different Disciplines: Option C–Scientific and Technical Writing
- “Frank Discussions in Verse: What Women Tell Each Other in Opal Palmer Adisa’s 4-Headed Woman.” Special Issue. “Poetry Beyond Borders” – Caribbean Journal of Education Vol 43, No 1, April 2021. pp.129 – 150.
- “Opal Palmer Adisa: Fulfilling Love’s Promise”. Caribbean Femininity + Masculinity = Gender Justice, pt. 2. Interviewing the Caribbean. Vol. 4 No. 2 Spring 2019. pp. 42 – 53.
- Introduction, “Intersections: Caribbean and British Literary Imaginaries”, Tout Moun: Caribbean Journal of Cultural Studies Issue 4 No. 2 (November 2018) online journal; co-edited with Paula Morgan
- Chapter XVIII – New Literatures. The Year’s Work in English Studies. Oxford University Press. Volume 96, Issue 1, 1 September 2017, pp.1166–1334. Co-authored with Giselle Rampaul, et al. https://doi.org/10.1093/ywes/max022 Published: 10 May 2017. Publis
- “ ‘Old age has no remedy’: Narratives on the Aged and Ageing in Barbara Jenkins’ Sic Transit Wagon and Other Stories”, Short Fiction in Theory and Practice, pp.55-67. Special Issue – Short Fiction by Caribbean Women Writers: New Voices, Emerging Perspec
- “Preparing the Thesis.” Chapter 15. Methods in Caribbean Research: Literature, Discourse, Culture. Barbara Lalla, Nicole Roberts, Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw and Valerie Youssef, eds. Kingston: UWI Press, 2013. pp.226 – 241.
- “Narrativizing and Perspectivizing the Virgin Islander Underclass in Tiphanie Yanique’s “Street Man” ”.Transcultural Roots Uprising: The Rhizomatic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures of the Caribbean. Nicholas Faraclas, Ronald Severing, Christa Weijer
- The Child and the Caribbean Imagination. Co-edited with Giselle Rampaul. Kingston: UWI Press, 2012. “What Child is This? Same-Sex Desire among Children in the Anglophone Caribbean Short Story.” Chapter 6. The Child and the Caribbean Imagination. K
- “Reflections on the Effectiveness of Using Concept Maps and Web Pages in Undergraduate Literature Courses at UWI, St. Augustine,” Caribbean Teaching Scholar, Vol. 2, No. 1, April 2012. pp.57 – 68.
- “Representations of Homophobic Violence in Anglophone Caribbean Literature,” Caribbean Review of Gender Studies: A Journal of Caribbean Perspectives and Feminism - Special Issue, Issue 4, February 2010.
- LING 2702 - Point of View & Meaning in Literary Discourse
- LITS 1002 - Introduction to Prose Fiction
- LITS 1201 - Elements of Drama
- LITS 2502 - Caribbean Women Writers
- LITS 2507 - Introduction to West Indian Poetry B: Selected WI Poets
- LITS 2508 - West Indian Prose Fiction: The Novel
- LITS 2510 - West Indian Prose Fiction: Short Narratives
- LITS 2107 - African / Diaspora Women's Narrative
- LING 2404 - Structure & Meaning in Literary Discourse
- LITS 6690 – Methods of Research in Literary Discourse