Professor Nicole N. Aljoe is an associate professor of English and African American Studies. Her fields of specialization are eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Black Atlantic Literature, the Slave Narrative, Postcolonial Studies, and eighteenth-century British Novel. Professor Aljoe’s recent publications include “Caribbean Slave Narratives” in The Oxford Handbook of African American Slave Narratives. She is co-editor of Journeys of the Slave Narrative in the Early Americas, University of Virginia Press, 2014 and co-editor of Islands in the Stream: The Early Caribbean in Literary History (forthcoming Palgrave MacMillan).
Professor Aljoe’s current projects include:
Digital Humanities Projects
• Co-Director, Early Caribbean Digital Archive
• Project Convener, Just Teach One: African American Print (Commonplace.org)
• Editor: Caribbeana: The Journal of the Early Caribbean Society (http://openjournals.neu.edu/caribbeana/cbn/index)
Early Black Boston Digital Almanac
Book Projects (in progress)
• “Do You Remember the Days of Slavery: The Neo-Slave Narrative in Contemporary Caribbean Cultural Production”
• “Racing the Rise of the Novel: Black Lives and the 18th Century Novel in Europe”
- A Literary History of the Early Caribbean: Islands in the Stream (Forthcoming, Palgrave Macmillan) Co-editors Brycchan Carey (Kingston University, UK) and Thomas Krise (Pacific Lutheran University)
- Beginnings: African American Literature 1700-1750. Editor. African American Literature in Transition 1700-2015. Series Editor Joycelyn Moody. (Forthcoming, Cambridge University Press)
- “Transnational and Postcolonial Caribbean Afro-Caribbean Life Writing.” Cambridge History of African American Autobiography. (Forthcoming, Cambridge University Press).
- “The song of the unfettered slave”:19th Century African American Writers on West Indian Emancipation.” Ed. Fagan, Ben and Joycelyn Moody (Ser. Ed.). African American Literature in Transition: 1830-50. (Forthcoming 2017, Cambridge University Press,).
- “Black Slave Narratives as Popular Culture” In Oxford History of Popular Print Culture, Vol. 5, U.S.Popular Print to 1860. Eds. Mary and Ron Zboray. (Forthcoming, Oxford UP 2017)
- “Caribbean Slave Narratives.” In The Oxford Handbook of African American Slave Narratives. Ed. John Ernest. New York: Oxford University Press (2013).
- “Aria for Ethiopia: Pauline Hopkins’ Reclamations of Opera in Of One Blood.” African American Review (In Press, June 2013).
- “Teaching Caribbean Slave Narratives.” In Approaches to Teaching Anglophone Caribbean Literature. (Options for Teaching series) Ed. Supriya Nair. New York: MLA. (November 2012).
- Creole Testimonies: Slave Narratives of The British West Indies, 1709-1838. New York: Palgrave-MacMillan. (January 2012).
- “’Going to Law’: Legal Discourse and Testimony in Early West Indian Slave Narratives.” Early American Literature. 46.2 (June 2011): 351-381.