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Faculty: Loretta Collins

Prof. Loretta Collins

Brief introduction:
Academic Degree:

PhD, University of Iowa (1999)
Areas of Expertise: Caribbean Literature and Culture,
Black British Literature and Culture,
Cultural Studies,
Postcolonial Theory,
Creative Writing

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Contact Information

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Office location: English Department, Pedreira Building, Office #7
Basement of Pedreira Building, College of Humanities
Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00-2:30 pm, or by appointment.
Phone: (787) 764-0000 ext. 3541
Messages: (787) 764-0000 ext. 2553 (at the English Department office)


Brief biography

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Dr. Loretta Collins has lived in various locations relevant to Caribbean studies, including Jamaica, England, and Canada. She received a B. A. in English Literature and an M.A. in English-Creative Writing from California State University, Fresno, an M.F.A. in poetry writing from The University of Iowa Writer's Workshop, and a Ph.D. in English, with an emphasis on Anglophone Caribbean literature, from The University of Iowa.

She is Full Professor of Caribbean literature and creative writing at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus. In 2000, she founded the bilingual student literary and visual arts journal Tonguas, published annually by the English Department.

Her articles have been published in several essay collections and such journals as Small Axe, Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal, Image and Narrative, Jamaica Journal, Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, South Asian Popular Culture, and Literature and Medicine.

The recipient of numerous awards for poetry writing, including those offered by The Academy of American Poets and Pushcart Prize, she has published poetry in anthologies and literary journals, such as Poui, The Caribbean Writer, TriQuarterly, Black Warrior Review, Antioch Review, Quarterly West, and The Missouri Review. Most recently, she was one of eight poets to have poems in the anthology New Caribbean Poetry (2007), published by Carcanet Press in Britain. Her poetry collection The Twelve-Foot Neon Woman was published by Peepal Tree Press (Leeds, England) in 2011. It was the Poetry winner in the 2012 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature and was short-listed for the 2012 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection.


Course Syllabi

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Links to Course Catalog descriptions:
bullet ENGLISH 3036
bullet ENGLISH 3229
bullet ENGLISH 3286
bullet ENGLISH 8080
bullet ENGLISH 3036
bullet ENGLISH 3229
bullet ENGLISH 3286
bullet ENGLISH 8080

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