My main interests lie in nineteenth and twentieth century African American literature and culture. I'm particularly interested in representations of what Fanon calls 'lived experience' and am currently engaged in drawing on philosophies of embodiment in order to investigate how this experience is represented in diverse literary texts.
- BA Bath Spa University
- MA UCL
- PhD Warwick University.
I currently teach the following undergraduate modules:
- EN4001: Critical Reading 1
- EN5001: Critical Reading 2
- EN6001: The English Project
I am currently working on a series of articles that attempt phenomenological analyses of Frederick Douglass's slave narratives.
Research and academic outputs
“Sympathetic travelling”: horizontal ethics and aesthetics in Paco Ignacio Taibo’s Belascoarán Shayne novels
Lewis, J (2009) '“Sympathetic travelling”: horizontal ethics and aesthetics in Paco Ignacio Taibo’s Belascoarán Shayne novels.' In: Pearson, N and Singer, M, eds. Detective fiction in a postcolonial and transnational world. Ashgate, Farnham, pp. 135-155. ISBN 9780754668480
“From the slave’s point of view”: towards a phenomenology of witnessing in Frederick Douglass’ 1845 Narrative
Lewis, J (2019) '“From the slave’s point of view”: towards a phenomenology of witnessing in Frederick Douglass’ 1845 Narrative.' ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture, 65 (2). pp. 257-291. ISSN 0093-8297
Lewis, J (2019) ''Careful living': Frederick Douglass's phenomenology of embodied experience.' Textual Practice. ISSN 0950-236X