Martin Munro



Eminent Professor
Professor Martin Munro (PhD University of Aberdeen) is Eminent Scholar and Winthrop-King Professor of French and Francophone Studies. A specialist in Francophone Caribbean literature and culture, he previously worked in Scotland, Ireland, and Trinidad. He is Director of the Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies at Florida State University.

Research Interest

Francophone literature and culture, especially of the Caribbean region
Négritude (African and Caribbean)
Postcolonial theory
Writing and exile in Francophone cultures
Rhythm in Francophone literatures and cultures
Writing disaster in the Caribbean
Caribbean sound studies

Courses Taught

Francophone Cinema
Vodou, Race, and Revolution in Haiti
Exile in Francophone Cultures
Tropical Apocalypse
Francophone Caribbean Literature and Culture


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Selected Publications

Authored Books

  • Shaping and Reshaping the Caribbean: the Work of Aimé Césaire and René Depestre (London and Leeds: W.H. Maney and Sons, 2000).
  • Exile and Post–1946 Haitian Literature: Alexis, Depestre, Ollivier, Laferrière, Danticat (Liverpool University Press, 2007).
  • Different Drummers: Rhythm and Race in the Americas (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2010).
  • Writing on the Fault Line: Haitian Literature and the Earthquake of 2010 (Liverpool University Press, 2014).
  • Tropical Apocalypse: Haiti and the Caribbean End Times (under review).

Edited Books

  • Reinterpreting the Haitian Revolution and its Cultural Aftershocks, co-edited with Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw (Kingston, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press, 2006).
  • Echoes of the Haitian Revolution, co-edited with Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw (Kingston, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press, 2008).
  • A Reader’s Guide to Edwidge Danticat (Charlottesville and London, University of Virginia Press, 2010).
  • Haiti Rising: Haitian History, Culture and the Earthquake of 2010 (Liverpool: University of Liverpool Press, 2010). *Finalist in the ForeWord 2010 Book of the Year Awards.
  • American Creoles: The Francophone Caribbean and the American South, co-edited with Celia M. Britton (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2012).
  • The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories, co-edited with Madison Smartt Bell (forthcoming, University of the West Indies Press, 2015).
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