Ben Etherington is senior lecturer in postcolonial and world literary studies in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts and a member of the Writing and Society Research Centre. He holds honours degrees in Musicology and English from the University of Western Australia. He was awarded a General Sir John Monash Award to undertake an MPhil and PhD in English at the University of Cambridge, where he was later a Faculty of English research fellow. His publications include Literary Primitivism (Stanford, 2018), the Cambridge Companion to World Literature (2018, co-edited with Jarad Zimbler), and Unsettled Poetics: Contemporary Australian and South African Poetry (special issue of Wasafiri magazine). His current project, on the poetics of creole verse, takes him regularly to the Caribbean and particularly Jamaica.
The New Primitives
Primitivism is back, not that it ever left. Ben Etherington on the historical and contemporary notions of primitivism....