Duke University Linguistics Program

  • Ian Baucom

  • Professor and Director of the Franklin Humanities Institute
  • Specialties

    • British Literature
    • Postcolonial Literature
    • Modern to Contemporary
    • Novels
  • Research Summary

    British Literature; Postcolonial Literature
  • Research Description

    Ian Baucom works on twentieth century British Literature and Culture, postcolonial and cultural studies, and African and Black Atlantic literatures. He is the author of Out of Place: Englishness, Empire and the Locations of Identity (1999, Princeton University Press), Specters of the Atlantic: Finance Capital, Slavery, and the Philosophy of History (2005, Duke University Press), and co-editor of Shades of Black: Assembling Black Arts in 1980s Britain (2005, Duke University Press). He has edited special issues of the South Atlantic Quarterly on Atlantic Studies and Romanticism, and is currently working on a new book project tentatively entitled The Disasters of War: On Inimical Life.
  • Education

      • Ph.D.,
      • English,
      • Yale University,
      • 1995
      • M.Phil.,
      • English,
      • Yale University,
      • 1993
      • M.A.,
      • African Studies,
      • Yale University,
      • 1991
      • B.A.,
      • Political Science,
      • Wake Forest University,
      • 1988
  • Recent Publications

      • "‘Signum rememorativum, demonstrativum, prognostikon’: Slavery and Finance Capital."
      • in Victorian Investments (Forthcoming, Bloomington: Indiana University Press).
      • Ed. Cannon Schmitt.
      • 2008.
      • I. Baucom.
      • "The Disasters of War: On Inimical Life."
      • Polygraph
      • 18
      • (2006)
      • .
      • I. Baucom.
      • "Township Modernism (Reprint of chapter originally published in Geodmodernisms: Race, Modernism, Modernity."
      • Beyond the Black Atlantic: Relocating Modernization and Technology.
      • Ed. Walter Goebel and Saksia Schabo.
      • London and New York:
      • Routledge,
      • 2006.
      • "Township Modernism."
      • Geo-Modernisms.
      • Ed. Laura Doyle and Laura Winkiel.
      • Under Review, University of Indiana Press,
      • 2005.
      • I. Baucom, D. Bailey, S. Boyce.
      • "Shades of Black."
      • Changing States: Contemporary Art and Ideas in an Era of Globalisation.
      • Institute for International Visual Art, London,
      • 2004.
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  • PhD Students

    • Casey Jarrin
      • 2000-present
      • Status: PostPrelim
    • Jaya Kasibhatla
      • 2000-present
      • Status: PostPrelim
    • Genevieve Abravanel
      • 1999-present
      • Status: PostPrelim
    • Stephane Robolin
      • 1999-present
      • Status: PostPrelim
    • Christian T. Miano
      • 1999
      • Status: Graduated
    • Christian Campbell
      • 1999-present
      • Status: PostPrelim
    • Julie Kim
      • 1999-present
      • Status: PostPrelim
    • Simon Hay
      • 1998-present
    • Pramod Mishra
      • 1998
      • Status: Graduated
    • Gregory Dobbins
      • 1998
      • Status: Graduated
    • Susan Brooks
      • 1997
      • Status: Graduated