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My Laferrière Scholarship

The conference presentations and publications I have done or are forthcoming. I am currently working on Laferrière’s practice of rewriting, revising, and adapting his works. If you are interested in my complete CV, please visit my profile.


Editor, Dany Laferrière: Essays on his Works. Writers Series. Guernica Editions: Toronto, 2013. (Forthcoming)

Refereed Articles:

“Telling Stories from Haiti: Dany Laferrière and Authenticity and Authority in Autobiography.” disClosure. Forthcoming.

“’It’s Novel is Already in English, Just the Words are in French’: The Problems of Dany Laferrière in English.” Small Axe. Submitted and under consideration.

“’L’Amérique est un tout”: Dany Laferrière’s Other America(s).” Hypehn: An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature, Art & Culture. Vol 2, Issue 2, 2011.

“Becoming a gwo nèg in 1970s Haiti: Dany Laferrière’s Coming-of-Age Film Le goût des jeunes filles (On the Verge of Fever)” Gory Third Screens: A Study of Violence and Masculinity in Postcolonial Films. Swaralipi Nandi and Esha Chatterjee, eds. New Delhi: Zubaan Books, 2011.

“Dany Laferrière, Japanese Writer? Borderless Texts, Borderless Trauma” Diasporic Consciousness: Literatures from the Postcolonial World. Smriti Singh, Achal Sinha, eds. Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2010. (Available on

How to Make Love to a Negro: But What if I get Tired? Transculturation and Its (Partial) Negation In and Through Translation.”  Interculturality and Translation International Review.  Vol. 1, 2005. 89-110. (Available on

Book Reviews:

“Tout bouge autour de moi.” Journal of Haitian Studies. Forthcoming.

“L’énigme de retour.” Journal of Haitian Studies. Forthcoming.

Conference Presentations:

“A Life Revised: Dany Laferrière’s Life Writing” for the panel, “Haitian Writers Past and Present” at the 64th Annual Kentucky Foreign Languages Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington, April 14-16, 2011.

“Never-Ending Afternoons. Dany Laferrière’s Childhood in Duvalier’s Haiti” for the panel, “Littérature de Témoinage” at the 63rd Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington, April 15-17, 2010.

‘”L’Amérique est un tout’: Dany Laferrière and his transnational challenge to American hegemony” at the 2009 Midwest Modern Languages Convention, St. Louis, Nov. 12-15, 2009.

“Or a Nomad? Dany Laferrière’s Travels in America (Canada, US, Haiti)” for the panel “Immigrant or Exile?” organized by the MLA Discussion Group on Literatures of the U.S. in Languages Other Than English, Philadelphia, Dec. 27-30, 2008.

“One Life, Many Stories: The Telling and Re-Telling of Dany Laferrière’s Autobiographical Cycle” at the 6th Biennial Conference of the International Autobiography and Biography Association, Honolulu, June 23-26, 2008.

“How to Make Love to A Negro: But What if I get Tired?” at University of Alberta, International Translation Day Conference.  Sept. 30, 2003.


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