Professor & Coordinator (Postgraduate) - French Literature (Modern Languages)



Room 305, 3rd Floor West, School of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities and Education
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

Phone: (868) 662-2002, Ext. 83024

See an interview in DMLL Research Notes Vol 4 (September 2017).


• PhD French Literature and Language, Boston University
• MA French Language and Literature, Boston University
• BA English Literature and French Language and Literature, Boston University

Research Interests

• The Poetics of Francophone/Haitian Women Writers
• The treatment of Caribbean Return Migration
• Short Stories of the Caribbean Region (Anglophone/Francophone/Hispanic)
• The poets and writers of 19th French Literature (Flaubert and Baudelaire)

Current Courses

FREN 1599 Introduction to Literatures in French
FREN 2605 The French Novel in the 19th Century
FREN 2607 Post-Romantic French Poetry
FREN 2608 French Caribbean Women Writers
FREN 3501 The French Caribbean Novel
FREN 3502 French Caribbean Poetry and Drama
FREN 3505 French Caribbean Prose

Recent Publications

Roberts, Nicole and Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw, eds. Border Crossings: A Trilingual Anthology of Caribbean Women Writers. Kingston: UWI Press, 2011.

• Walcott-Hackshaw, Elizabeth. The Temporal Aesthetic in the Short Fiction of Yanick Lahens and Edwidge Danticat. The Caribbean Short Story: Critical Perspectives. Eds. Lucy Evans, Mark Mc Watt and Emma Smith. Leeds: Peepal Tree Press, 2011.

• Munro, Martin and Walcott-Hackshaw, Elizabeth, eds. Echoes of the Haitian Revolution: 1804–2004. Kingston: UWI Press, 2008.

• Walcott-Hackshaw, Elizabeth. Four Taxis Facing North. Hexham, Northumberland: Flambard Press, 2007. (Translated into Italian and published by Carta Canta Editore.)

• Munro, Martin and Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw, eds. Reinterpreting the Haitian Revolution and its Cultural Aftershocks (1804-2004). Kingston: UWI Press, 2006.