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Dr Maggie Ann Bowers

Biography

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. 

Research

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.

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