Margaret Grace Love

Address: Morrill 403
Phone: 405-744-1977

PhD, Tufts University
MA, University of Chicago

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Caribbean fiction
  • Global Anglophone literature
  • Narrative theory

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 1113: Composition I
  • ENGL 2413: Conversations in Literature

Selected Publications

Love, Margaret Grace. "'A Password of Intellectuality': Paratexts, Texts, and Andrew Salkey's Construction of a Caribbean Canon," Caribbean Quarterly, 63:1 (2017): 52-66.

Love, Margaret Grace. "Writing and Reading Sex and Sexuality." Caribbean Literature in Transition, Vol. 2: 1920s-1970s, eds. Raphael Dalleo and Curdella Forbes. Cambridge Universty Press, 2020. (forthcoming) 

Selected Conference Presentations

Love, Margaret Grace. “Not ‘that sacred gang’: George Lamming & Emancipation from Colonial Education” – Caribbean Studies Association Conference, Havana, Cuba, June 2018.

Love, Margaret Grace. “This tongue sometimes my only tool”: Hypercorporeality in Nalo Hopkinson’s Midnight Robber” – West Indian Literature Conference, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, October 2017.

Love, Margaret Grace. “‘My maps, my compass’: Reframing the Caribbean Archive in Michelle Cliff’s No Telephone to Heaven” – West Indian Literature Conference, Montego Bay, Jamaica,October 2016.

Love, Margaret Grace. “Caribbean Global Literary Presence in Orlando Patterson’s An Absence of Ruins” – Caribbean Studies Association Conference, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, June 2016.

Love, Margaret Grace. “‘Call it resistance, call it experience’: Andrew Salkey Constructing a Canon” – West Indian Literature Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 2015.

Love, Margaret Grace. “‘A city where trees are banks’: Reading Commercial Space in Andrew Salkey’s London.” – NeMLA Annual Convention, Harrisburg, PA, April 2014.

Love, Margaret Grace. “‘Who belongs on what side’: Identity Beyond National Borders in Edwidge Danticat's The Farming of Bones." – RMMLA Annual Convention, Vancouver, WA, October 2013.

Love, Margaret Grace. “Words Speaking Themselves: Creolization and Multilingual Narrative in Alejo Carpentier's El reino de este mundo.” – The International Conference on Narrative, Las Vegas, NV, March 2012. 

Current Research

  • Epigraphs in 20th and 21st century Caribbean texts
  • Canonicity & concepts of literary authority
  • Postcolonial narrative theory