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Join ALST for the Caribbean Week Keynote, titled "Nautical Desires: Stowaways, Tourists, and Travellers in Caribbean Fiction" with Professor Conrad James. 

Conrad James is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Caribbean Studies at the University of Toronto. 

His principal research focus is the cultural production of the Spanish Caribbean. In addition to various articles on Cuban and Dominican poetry, he is author of Filial Crisis and Erotic Politics in Black Cuban Literature (2019). He has also published Writing the Afro-Hispanic: Essays on Africa and Africans in the Spanish Caribbean (2012) and The Cultures of the Hispanic Caribbean (2000). Dr James is currently undertaking several research projects which draw on his background in the Spanish Caribbean but address a number of different literatures of the global south.       

Professor James received his PhD in Modern and Medieval Languages from the University of Cambridge and, prior to moving to Toronto, taught at several universities in both the United Kingdom and the USA. 

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