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Simon Lewis

Professor

Address: 11 Glebe Street, Room 301
Office Hours: Wednesday 10:00-12:00, Thursday 8:30-12:00, and by appointment
Phone: 843.953.1920
E-mail: lewiss@cofc.edu


Professor Lewis has been teaching African and Third World Literature at the College of Charleston since 1996. He edits the literary journal Illuminations: An International Magazine of Contemporary Writing, and directs the African Studies program and the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (CLAW) program.

His second monograph, British and African Literature in Transnational Context, came out from the University Press of Florida in May, 2011, and he recently published a pair of articles on Olive Schreiner and New World thought.

Education

1996 - Ph.D., University of Florida

           B.A., Worcester College Oxford

           M.A., Worcester College Oxford


Research Interests

  • South African literature
  • African literature
  • Postcolonial literature
  • South Carolina-West Africa connections

Publications

"The Expatriate African Novel in English." The Novel in Africa and the Caribbean since 1950. Oxford History of the Novel in English, Volume 11 (Oxford: OUP, 2016)

The Civil War as Global Conflict: Transnational Meanings of the American Civil War, co-edited with David T. Gleeson (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2014)

Ambiguous Anniversary: The Bicentennial of the International Slave Trade Bans, co-edited with David T. Gleeson (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2012)

British and African Literature in Transnational Context (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2011)

“Slavery, Memory, and the History of the ‘Atlantic Now’: Charleston, South Carolina and Global Racial/Economic Hierarchy.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing 45.2 (2009)

White Women Writers and Their African Invention (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2003)