Martin Munro, 2020–21

Listening to the Caribbean: Sounds of Slavery, Resistance, and Freedom

GlaxoSmithKline Fellowship; Walter Hines Page Fellowship of the Research Triangle Foundation, 2020-21

Eminent Scholar Director, Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies; Ada Belle Winthrop-King Professor of French, Florida State University

Martin Munro

Martin Munro is Winthrop-King Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Florida State University. He previously worked in Scotland, Ireland, and Trinidad. His publications include Writing on the Fault Line: Haitian Literature and the Earthquake of 2010 (Liverpool, 2014); Tropical Apocalypse: Haiti and the Caribbean End Times (Virginia, 2015), and an edited volume of Caribbean ghost stories. In 2019, he published a translation of Michaël Ferrier’s Mémoires d’outre mer, and he is currently translating other novels by Ferrier. In 2020–21 he will be a Fellow at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina. He is Director of the Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies at Florida State.

Selected Publications

Tropical Apocalypse

  • Munro, Martin. Tropical Apocalypse: Haiti and the Caribbean End Times. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015.
  • Munro, Martin. Writing on the Fault Line: Haitian Literature and the Earthquake of 2010. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press, 2014.
  • Munro, Martin. Different Drummers: Rhythm and Race in the Americas. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010.
  • Munro, Martin. Exile and Post-1946 Haitian Literature: Alexis, Depestre, Ollivier, Laferrière, Danticat. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press, 2007.
  • Munro, Martin. Shaping and Reshaping the Caribbean: the Work of Aimé Césaire and René Depestre. Modern Humanities Research Association Texts and Dissertations, v. 52. Leeds, UK: Manley Publishing for the Modern Humanities Research Association, 2000.
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