Íde Corley, MA (UST), PhD (Tufts)
MA Programmes Co-Ordinator
Consultation Hours Academic Year 2012-13
Mondays 2.00-3.00, Thursdays 10.00-11.00 or by appointment.
Íde Corley is a University Lecturer in English who specializes in Anglophone Postcolonial Writing and World Literatures, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies. Her recent and forthcoming publications span a fairly broad historical period extending from the eighteenth century to the present but focus primarily on twentieth-century literary engagements with the politics of black unity associated with tri-continental Pan-African nationalism, African socialism and modern African identity. Within this area, she more specifically investigates the transnational circulation of literary forms, the relationships between literary and social authority, and the interactions of globalizing forms and enactments of gender and desire with local cultures in Africa and the diaspora. More recently, she has begun to examine how the protocols of Pan-African self-representation have shaped and mediated the interchanges and clashes between the international LGBT rights movement, African states and same-sex cultures in Africa. She would welcome enquiries from prospective graduate students who are interested in working in any of the above areas.
- ESF Exploratory Workshop on “Multiple Modernities of Same-Sex Sexuality in Nigeria”: Scientific Report <http://www.esf.org/activities/exploratory-workshops/workshops-list.html?year=2010> pp.1-39.
- Review of Postcolonial Enlightenment: Eighteenth Century Colonialism and Postcolonial Theory edited by Daniel Carey and Lynn Festa, Oxford University Press, 2009, in the Journal of Postcolonial Writing 46.2 (2010): 580-581.
- Review of A New Generation of African Writers: Migration, Material Culture and Language by Brenda Cooper, New York and Scottsville: James Currey and University of Kwa-Zulu Natal Press, 2008, in the Journal of Postcolonial Writing 46.3/4 (August 2010): 421-422.
- "Conjuncture, Hypermasculinity and Disavowal in Things Fall Apart". Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. 11.2 (2009): 203-211.
- Review of Womanism, Literature and the Transformation of the Black Community, 1965-1980 by Kalenda Eaton, Abingdon, Routledge, 2007, in the Journal of Postcolonial Writing 45.2 (2009). 236-237.
- "Mohammed Ali Dusé (1866-1945)". African American National Biography. Eds. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
- "The Subject of Abolitionist Rhetoric: Freedom and Trauma in The Life of Olaudah Equiano". Modern Language Studies. 32.2 (Fall 2002): 139-156.
- "The Subject of Abolitionist Rhetoric: Freedom and Trauma in The Life of Olaudah Equiano". Reprinted in Literature Criticism 1400-1800. Vol.143. Ed. Thomas J. Schoenberg. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2007.
Newstalk, 19 August 2012 - "Talking English" with Dr. Darryl Jones (TCD), a feature programme in the series Talking History. My contribution concerned the history and futures of black Englishes.
Newstalk, 4 April 2010 - The Wide Angle with Chris Donoghue. A panel discussion of the proposed legalization of same-sex marriage under the new Zimbabwean constitution. Other participants included Steve Letsike, Advocacy Manager at OUT LGBT Wellbeing, a national health provider in South Africa; Rev. Jide Macaulay, Member of the International Gay and Lesbian Association Pan-Africa Board; Tendai Madondo, Programme Officer for HIV-Aids with Christian Aid; and Chesterfield Samba, Director of Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ).