reviews

  • “The Horitculturalist of the Self.” Review of Michel Leiris, Phantom Africa, trans. Brent Hayes Edwards, and Michel Leiris, Fibrils, trans. Lydia Davis, Public Books, December 22, 2017.
  • Review of Monique Allewaert, Ariel’s Ecology: Personhood and Colonialism in the American Tropics, in Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of Literature 45.1 (2015): 99-105.
  • Review of Anthony P. Maingot, Miami: A Cultural History, in New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids 90.3-4 (2016): 357-9. DOI: 10.1163/22134360-09003034.
  • Review of Peter J. Kalliney, Commonwealth of Letters: British Literary Culture and the Emergence of Postcolonial Aesthetics, in New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids 89 (2015): 392-4. DOI: 1163/22134360-08903037.
  • Review of Anita Patterson, Race, American Literature and Transnational Modernisms. In Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 11.2 (Fall 2010). http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_colonialism_and_colonial_history/v011/11.2.watson.html. 7 paras. DOI: 10.1353/cch.2010.0009.
  •  “An American Empire?” Review essay. Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Empire. In Postcolonial Studies 4.3 (December 2001): 351-59. DOI: 10.1080/13688790120102697.
  •  “Maps of Englishness.” Review essay. Ian Baucom, Out of Place: Englishness, Empire, and the Locations of Identity and Anthony Easthope, Englishness and National Culture. In Contemporary Literature 41.4 (Winter 2000): 726-39. DOI: 10.2307/1209009.
  •  “An American Studies Dilemma.” Review essay. Winston James, Holding Aloft the Banner of Ethiopia: Caribbean Radicalism in Early Twentieth-Century America and Penny M. Von Eschen, Race Against Empire: Black Americans and Anticolonialism, 1937-1957. In Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies 8.1 (Spring 1999): 95-115. DOI: 10.1353/dsp.1999.0007.
  • “Comrade Gramsci’s Progeny.” Review essay. Antonio Gramsci, Prison Notebooks: Volume 1, ed. & trans. Joseph Buttigieg; Renate Holub, Antonio Gramsci: Beyond Marxism and Postmodernism; and David Harris, From Class Struggle to the Politics of Pleasure. In Postmodern Culture 3.3 (1993). http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/postmodern_culture/v003/3.3r_watson.html. 26 paras. DOI: 10.1353/pmc.1993.0032.