Grad Chat - Queen's School of Graduate Studies
Grad Chat - Queen's School of Graduate Studies
Jhordan Layne, PhD in English Language & Literature, supervised by Dr Chris Bongie

Topic: Celestial Bodies and Spiritual Possessions

Overview: Jhordan’s thesis explores the representation of religion and superstition in the work of two Jamaican novelists Kei Miller and Marlon James. Through that exploration he also uncovers new perspectives on the colonial and postcolonial histories of Jamaica that continue to shape ideas of race, gender, and violence throughout the  Caribbean Diaspora. In his research he reveals pathways to self-possession that complicate ideas of religious freedom, poetic faith, and the praxis of being human Volume 90%00:00