John Su


Vice Provost for Academic Affairs


While I teach a variety of courses in twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature, I have a particular interest in what is called postcolonial literature. Postcolonial literature refers to the literary texts produced by authors from former colonies of Great Britain as well as those produced by immigrant authors currently living in Britain itself.

Some of the most powerful fictional works written in English at the moment come from authors born in India, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Jamaica, and elsewhere. These authors challenge us to view the world in unfamiliar ways, to perceive the political policies of Great Britain and the United States from the perspectives of those who are often victims and not beneficiaries.

By reading postcolonial literature, I believe we can increase our understanding of diverse cultures and experiences and to learn more about our own society and its struggles to become a truly multicultural nation.

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Selected Publications


Imagination and the Contemporary Novel Book



English Department

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