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Ian Baucom  
Professor and Director of the Franklin Humanities Institute

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Ph.D., Yale University

M.Phil., Yale University

M.A., Yale University

B.A., Wake Forest University

British Literature
Postcolonial Literature
Modern to Contemporary
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.

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. "‘Signum rememorativum, demonstrativum, prognostikon’: Slavery and Finance Capital." in Victorian Investments (Forthcoming, Bloomington: Indiana University Press). Ed. Cannon Schmitt.  2008. 
  2. I. Baucom. "The Disasters of War: On Inimical Life." Polygraph 18 (2006)
  3. 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. Routledge, 2006.
  4. "Township Modernism." Geo-Modernisms. Ed. Laura Doyle and Laura Winkiel. Under Review, University of Indiana Press, 2005.
  5. 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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