Raphael Dalleo

Review Editor, Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal

Associate Professor, Department of English

Florida Atlantic University




Information about the “Haiti and the Americas” conference held at FAU on October 21 to 23, 2010





Fall 2014

Caribbean Literature in English

Principles and Problems of Literary Study (Graduate)


Spring 2015

Literary Theory

Honors Research Seminar



Fellowships, Awards and Grants:


Peace, Justice and Human Rights Faculty Fellow, Florida Atlantic University, 2014-2016.


Scholar-in-Residence, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 2013-2014.


Lifelong Learning Society Faculty Research and Travel Grant for research in New York. Granted by the Dorothy Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, Florida Atlantic University. 2012.


Invited to lead National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Topic: “Exploring the Global Caribbean through Literary and Theoretical Texts.” 2011.


University Scholar of the Year Award, Florida Atlantic University. One award is given university-wide to a professor at each rank: I was selected at the Assistant Professor Rank for 2010.


Selected for National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Topic: “Slaves, Soldiers, Rebels: Currents of Black Resistance in the Tropical Atlantic, 1760 – 1888.” 2009.


American Council of Learned Societies Fellow. Awarded to complete work on Caribbean Literature and the Public Sphere. 2008-2009.


Lifelong Learning Society Faculty Research and Travel Grant for research in Kingston, Jamaica. Granted by the Dorothy Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, Florida Atlantic University. 2008.


Tinker Field Research Grant for research in Havana, Cuba. Granted by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center, SUNY at Stony Brook. 2003.


Fellowship for study at School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University. Granted by the Humanities Institute, SUNY at Stony Brook. 2002. 






Dalleo, Raphael. Caribbean Literature and the Public Sphere: From the Plantation to the Postcolonial. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011.

                                    Reviewed by

·         Margaret Olsen in Bulletin of Latin American Research (2014).

·         Alessandra Benedicty in Bulletin of Francophone Postcolonial Studies (2013).

·         Alasdair Pettinger in New West Indies Guide (2013).

·         Nestor Rodriguez in Modern Language Notes (2013).

·         Jorge Febles in Hispania (2013).

·         Leon James Bynum in Interventions (2013).

·         Alison Donnell in Review of English Studies (2012).

·         Faith Smith in sx salon: a Small Axe Literary Platform (2012).

·         Melanie Murray in Journal of Postcolonial Writing (2012).

·         Nestor Rodriguez, “La exigua presencia de las letras dominicanas en los estudios del Caribe.” acento.com.do (2012).

·         Yvette Fuentes in Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries (2012).


Dalleo, Raphael and Elena Machado Sáez. The Latino/a Canon and the Emergence of Post-Sixties Literature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. [Paperback edition issued in 2013.]

Reviewed by

·         Richard Pérez in the review essay “Emerging Canons, Unfolding Ethnicities: The Future of U.S. Latino/a Literary Theory.” Centro (2010).

·         Michelle Johnson Vela, Camino Real (2010).

·         Laura Halperin in Latino Studies (2009).

·         Margarita Castromán Soto in Sargasso (2008-2009).

·         Carmen Ruiz-Castaneda in Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal (2008).

·         Marta Caminero-Santangelo in MELUS (2008).

·         Trenton Hickman in Latino(a) Research Review (2007-2008).


Edited Volumes

Guest Editor. “New Scholarship on the Caribbean and the United States.” Special issue of Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal 11.1 (2014).


Carla Calargé, Raphael Dalleo, Luis Duno-Gottberg, and Clevis Headley (eds.). Haiti and the Americas. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2013.

                                    Reviewed by

·         Iliana Rosales-Figueroa in Cincinnati Romance Review 36 (Fall 2013)

·         Edgardo Pérez Morales in Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 112.4 (Autumn 2014)


Guest Editor. “New Work in Caribbean Literary and Cultural Studies.” Special issue of Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal 9.1 (2012).


Elsa Luciano Feal, Sally Everson, Don Walicek, David Lizardi and Raphael Dalleo (eds.). “New Century/New Horizons: Emerging Scholars.” Special issue of Sargasso: A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language and Culture 2002.2.


Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

“‘The independence so hardly won has been maintained’: C.L.R. James and the U.S. Occupation of Haiti.” Cultural Critique 87 (2014): 38-59.


Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s Wizard of the Crow and Postcolonial Pedagogy.” Research in African Literatures 43.2 (2012): 138-154.


Performing Postcoloniality in the Jamaican Seventies: The Harder They Come and Smile Orange.” Postcolonial Text 6.1 (2011).


The Public Sphere and Jamaican Anticolonial Politics: Public Opinion, Focus, and the Place of the Literary.” Small Axe 32 (2010): 56-82.

“Post-Grenada, Post-Cuba, Postcolonial: Rethinking Revolutionary Discourse in Dionne Brand’s In Another Place, Not Here.” Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 12.1 (2010): 64-73.

·         Reprinted in The Legacies of Caribbean Radical Politics. Ed. Shalini Puri. New York: Routledge, 2010.


Bita Plant as Literary Intellectual: The Anticolonial Public Sphere and Banana Bottom.” Journal of West Indian Literature 17.1 (2008): 54-67.


Authority and the Occasion for Speaking in the Caribbean Literary Field: George Lamming and Martin Carter.” Small Axe 20 (2006): 19-39.


“Ways of Looking: The Global Vision of V.S. Naipaul.” South Asian Review 26.1 (2005): 358-374.


How Cristina Garcia Lost Her Accent, and Other Latina Conversations.” Latino Studies 3.1 (2005): 3-18.


Shadows, Funerals and the Terrified Consciousness in Frank Collymore’s Short Fiction.” The Journal of West Indian Literature 12.1-2 (2004): 184-196.


Another ‘Our America’: Rooting a Caribbean Aesthetic in the Work of José Martí, Kamau Brathwaite and Edouard Glissant.” Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal 2.2 (2004).


“The World, the Text, and the Caribbean Writer: Representation in the Work of V.S. Naipaul.” Atlantic Literary Review 3.3 (2002): 1-14.

·         Reprinted in V.S. Naipaul: Critical Essays, Volume III. Ed. Mohit K. Ray. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers, 2005. 1-16.


Tink is you dawson dis yana: Imitation and Creation in Robert Antoni’s Divina Trace.” A Review of International English Literature 32.4 (2001): 21-45.


Book Chapters

“The Expulsion from the Public Sphere and the Novels of Marie Chauvet.” In Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar West Indian Literature, edited by Dillon Brown and Leah Rosenberg. [Book under contract with University Press of Mississippi]


“Caribbean Literature in a Global Context.” In The Oxford History of the Novel in English, Volume 11: The Novel in Africa and the Atlantic World, General Editor Patrick Parrinder, Volume Editor Simon Gikandi. [Book under contract with Oxford University Press]


Co-author (with Elena Machado Sáez). “The Formation of a Latino/a Canon.” In The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature, edited by Frances Aparicio and Suzanne Bost, 385-395.  New York: Routledge, 2012.


“The Idea of the Literary in the Newspapers and Little Magazines of the 1930s and 1940s.” In The Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literatures, edited by Alison Donnell and Michael Bucknor, 609-615. New York: Routledge, 2011.


“Colonization in Reverse: White Teeth as Caribbean Novel.” In Zadie Smith: Critical Essays, edited by Tracey Walters, 91-104. New York: Peter Lang, 2008.


Readings from Aquí y Allá: Music, Commercialism, and the Latino-Caribbean Transnational Imaginary.” In Constructing Vernacular Culture in the Trans-Caribbean, edited by Holger Henke and Karl-Heinz Magister, 299-320. Landham, MD: Lexington Books, 2008.



Shifting the Geography of C.L.R. James Studies: Christian Hogsbjerg’s Toussaint Louverture.” sx salon: a Small Axe Literary Platform 16 (2014).


Review of Michael Niblett’s The Caribbean Novel Since 1945.” New West Indies Guide 88.1-2 (2014): 175-177.


On Reading Brownness, Seriously: Belinda Edmondson and Caribbean Middlebrow Culture.” (Review of Belinda Edmondson’s Caribbean Middlebrow) Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal 9.1 (2012).


Postcolonial Politics.” (Review of Chris Bongie’s Friends and Enemies) sx salon: A Small Axe Literary Platform 1 (2010).


Review of Frederick Luis Aldama’s A User’s Guide to Postcolonial and Latino Borderland Fiction.” Camino Real 1.2 (2010): 175-176.


Review of Leah Rosenberg’s Nationalism and the Formation of Caribbean Literature.” Journal of West Indian Literature 17.1 (2008): 79-83.


Review of Marta Caminero-Santangelo’s On Latinidad.” Latino Studies 6.4 (2008): 486-489.


Review of Marie Chauvet’s Love, Anger, Madness: A Haitian Trilogy.” Sargasso: A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language and Culture 2007-2008.2: 130-133.


In the Shadows of Postcolonial Studies.” (Review of Michelle Stephens’s Black Empire) Postcolonial Text 3.4 (2007).


Emplotting Postcoloniality: Usable Pasts, Possible Futures, and the Relentless Present.” (Review of David Scott’s Conscripts of Modernity) Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies 13.1 (2004): 129-140.


The Politics of Caribbean Postcoloniality.” (Review of Shalini Puri’s The Caribbean Postcolonial) Postcolonial Studies 7.3 (2004): 355-358.


Review of Caryl Phillips’ A New World Order.” Sargasso: A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language and Culture 2002.2: 143-146.


Review of Zadie Smith’s White Teeth.” Sargasso: A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language and Culture 2002.1: 138-141.


Review of Selwyn Cudjoe’s V.S. Naipaul: A Materialist Reading.” Trinicenter.com, October 30, 2001.


Other Writings

Sitting Down Together and Talking About a Little Scholarship: On the Necessity of Academic Reviewing.” sx salon: A Small Axe Literary Platform 7 (2011).


Haiti and the Americas Conference.” Caribbean Studies Association Newsletter. 39.1 (2011): 32-33.


ACLS Fellows: Perspectives on Haiti.” My contributions are included in an article profiling research on Haiti by ACLS fellows. 16 February 2010.


The Democrats’ Radical Pique.” The Root 24 April 2008.


Distinguished Visiting Lecturer: Paul Gilroy.” The Humanities Institute at Stony Brook University Newsletter (2003): 4.