Natalie L. Belisle is a PhD candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she is completing her dissertation on how political strangers, as depicted in contemporary Caribbean narrative, make use of “documentation” to mobilize alternative citizenship practices. Broadly, her research focuses on the idea of “futurity” in Caribbean literature and on the viability of public humanities initiatives as a means of mobilizing citizen engagement in the Caribbean.

Chris Bongie is a professor of English at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. He is the author of three monographs, the latest of which is Friends and Enemies: The Scribal Politics of Post/Colonial Literature (2008). He has also published critical editions/translations of early works about the Haitian Revolution, including novels by Jean-Baptiste Picquenard and Victor Hugo, as well as, most recently, Haitian writer Baron de Vastey's trailblazing 1814...

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