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Kerry L. Johnson, Ph.D.



Kerry L. Johnson teaches courses in modernist British and Irish literature, Anglophone Caribbean literature and postcolonial literatures.


Ph.D., University of Iowa


  • Studies in Postcolonial Literatures
  • Studies in Modern British Literature
  • Studies in Modern Irish Literature
  • Twentieth-Century Caribbean Writers
  • Caribbean Women Writers
  • Approaching Postmodernism (team-taught)
  • Introduction to Literary Studies
  • Introduction to College Writing
  • Senior Seminar: The Idea of English Studies

Professional Experience

Johnson is co-editor of “Rhys Matters: New Critical Perspectives” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), a collection of essays on Caribbean modernist writer Jean Rhys.

Additionally, she has presented papers on writers such as Rhys, James Joyce, Katherine Mansfield, Wilson Harris and Patricia Powell at a number of national and international conferences, and has published essays in Modern Fiction Studies, Journal of Caribbean Literatures and World Literature Written in English.

Johnson served as president of the Faculty Senate in 2008-09 and is currently a vice provost.




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