Erica Johnson is chair and professor of English at Pace University in New York City. She is the author or co-editor of several books, including most recently Memory as Colonial Capital (2017) and Jean Rhys: Twenty-First-Century Approaches (2015). Her new book, Affect and the Cultural Memory of Race, Memoir and Memorials, will be published in 2018.
Writing an Outpost of the British Empire: Caryl Phillips and Jean Rhys
What Phillips really captures in “A View of the Empire at Sunset” is not so much Jean Rhys’s voice, but her eerie way of being in the world....