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Dominic Davies

Academic Position:
Graduate Student
St Anne's
Research Interests:
Colonial and post-colonial literature

Dominic Davies is currently a DPhil Student in English Literature at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Professor Elleke Boemer. His research explores the literary negotiations of imperial infrastructure and indigenous resistance during the height of the British Empire, in India and Southern Africa in particular.

He completed his BA and MA at the University of Liverpool and his broader interests lie in the area of colonial and post-colonial literature, colonial discourse analysis and postcolonial theory, and Marxist and materialist theory.

He is also one of the Senior Editors for the Oxonian Review website and a Copy-Editor for the AHRC-funded postgraduate journal Victorian Network.

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1 Aime Cesaire and Derek Walcott

Jason Allen offers a comparative discussion of two important Caribbean poets and playwrights,...

Jason Allen, Dominic Davies
2 Olive Schreiner

Dominic Davies talks about Olive Schreiner, the postcolonial South African author, and how her...

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3 Postcolonial Women Writers

Professor Elleke Boehmer notes the distinct lack of women writers on the Post/Colonial Writing...

Elleke Boehmer, Dominic Davies
4 Kipling, the Elton John of his age?

Professor Elleke Boehmer discusses why Kipling's writing, and his poetry of the late...

Elleke Boehmer, Dominic Davies
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1 Post/Colonial Writing - Introduction

We live in a world that is haunted by its colonial past. But which past is this? And is it also...

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2 J.M. Coetzee

Born in 1940 in Cape Town to parents of Afrikaner descent, the life of John Maxwell Coetzee (pen...

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3 Rudyard Kipling
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4 Joseph Conrad

Born to Apollo and Ewelina Korzeniowski in 1857 in the Ukraine, Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was an...

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5 Caribbean Writers

The title of this section, 'Caribbean Writers', itself encapsulates one of the fundamental...

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6 Derek Walcott
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7 Olive Schreiner

Daughter of a German missionary father and British mother, Olive Schreiner (1855-1920) was born...

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8 Contemporary Writers - Introduction

The parameters of both 'Contemporary' and 'Postcolonial', the adjectives that preface the...

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9 Colonial Writers - Introduction

The title of the 'Post/Colonial' section of the Great Writers Inspire website is intended to...

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