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Suzanne Scafe

Suzanne Scafe is a Senior Lecturer in English Studies at London South Bank University. She has published several essays on Black British writing and culture and on Caribbean women’s fiction. Her recent work includes two essays on Black British women’s autobiographical writing, published in the journals Changing English (17:2) and Women: A Cultural Review (20:4). She is the co-editor of a collection of essays, I Am Black/White/Yellow: The Black Body in Europe (2007), which includes a chapter by Suzanne Scafe on the drama of Roy Williams: she is currently preparing a chapter on the drama of Caryl Phillips to be published by Palgrave (2013). Two essays on early twentieth-century short fiction in Jamaica have been published in 2011: ‘”Gruesome and Yet Fascinating”: Hidden, Disgraced and Disregarded Cultural Forms in Jamaican Short Fiction 1938-50’ (Journal of Caribbean Literatures Summer 2011) and ‘“The Lesser Names Beneath the Peaks”: Jamaican Short Fiction and its Contexts 1938-50’, in The Caribbean Short Story: Critical Perspectives. She is the co-editor of a themed special double issue of the journal Life Writing (Routledge 2013); she is also the co-editor (with Joan Anim-Addo) of a Special Issue of Feminist Review on ‘Creolization and Affect’ (2013). A forthcoming article focuses on Dorothea Smartt’s poetry (for the journal Contemporary Women’s Writing) and a chapter on Black British Women’s Fiction (for critical a anthology edited by Mary Eagleton and Emma Parker).