Centre for Studies in Literature
Dr Maggie Ann Bowers
- Qualifications: BA (Hons) English and American Studies (University of East Anglia), MA English (University of Alberta, Canada), PhD English (University of Kent)
- Role Title: Senior Lecturer in English Literature
- Address: Milldam, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, Hants PO1 3AS
- Telephone: 023 9284 2221
- Email: email@example.com
- Department: School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
- Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
My research is within the fields of postcolonial and indigenous writing in the Americas and diasporic Asian writing with a particular focus upon the links between narrative and political aspects of literature. Having focussed my undergraduate studies on American literature, I specialised in Canadian women's writing for my MA and then multi-ethnic women's writing for my PhD. I taught at the University of Kent and the University of Antwerp before coming to Portsmouth. I have also worked for Wasafiri (the journal for international contemporary writing) and the European Commission. I have published on magical realism, Indian women's writing in English, African American women's writing, Asian American/Canadian writing, and Native American/First Nations writing.
My specialism is the field of multi-ethnic, cross-cultural and transnational writing of North America with a particular focus on narrative strategies. I am the author of Routledge’s New Critical Idiom volume Magic(al) Realism and a co-editor of Imaginary Europes, the multi-lingual postcolonial volume Convergences and Interferences and a special issue of Native North American Writing and Literary Activism for Wasafiri. I am currently working on the link between historiography, law and strategies of decolonisation.