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Professor Peter Hulme

Emeritus Professor
Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Professor Peter Hulme



Peter Hulme retired in 2015 after teaching in the Department for 40 years.


  • BA Spanish (Leeds 1970)

  • PhD Literature (Essex 1976)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Literature, history, and anthropology of the Caribbean

postcolonial studies

travel writing

literature and the environment

Current research

The Dinner at Gonfarone's: Pan-American Writing in New York, 1915-1919, looks at the relationships between Hispanic and Anglo writers in New York in the early twentieth century.

Teaching and supervision

Previous supervision

Ian Richard Tucker
Ian Richard Tucker
Thesis title: Exile, Homecoming, and the Remembered Journey: Towards a New Writing of Perspective, Place and Event
Degree subject: Creative Writing
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 28/6/2019
Tomoyo Nakao
Tomoyo Nakao
Thesis title: The Representation of Japan in British Pow Films of the 1950S
Degree subject: Literature
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 23/2/2016
Richard Thomas Ivan Mcguire
Richard Thomas Ivan Mcguire
Thesis title: Parallel Visions, Confluent Worlds: Five Comparative Postcolonial Studies of Caribbean and Irish Novels, 1925-1965
Degree subject: Literature
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 8/5/2015
Catherine Elaine Luther
Catherine Elaine Luther
Thesis title: The Wooden Man: A Study of J.M. Coetzee's Scenes From Provincial Life
Degree subject: Literature
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 6/3/2015
Ola Abdalkafor
Ola Abdalkafor
Thesis title: Gayatri Spivak: Deconstruction and the Ethics of Postcolonial Literary Interpretation
Degree subject: Literature
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 9/8/2013
Bright Tenis Molande
Bright Tenis Molande
Thesis title: Postcolonial Tragic Vision in Steve Chimombo's Writing
Degree subject: Literature
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 12/3/2012
Yiping Wang
Yiping Wang
Degree subject: Occasional Study: Literature (Research)
Degree type: Occasional Postgraduate Study
Awarded date: 5/10/2011


Journal articles (6)

Hulme, P., Stormy Weather: Misreading the Postcolonial Tempest. Early Modern Culture. 1 (3)

Hulme, P., (2013). ?W. Adolphe Roberts and Jamaica". Jamaica Journal. 34 (3), 14-23

Hulme, P., (2011). Abject in Patagonia: stories from the Wager. Studies in Travel Writing. 15 (2), 135-156

Hulme, P., (2008). Graham Greene and Cuba: Our man in Havana. New West Indian Guide. 82 (3-4), 185-210

Hulme, P., (2000). Islands and roads: Hesketh Bell, Jean Rhys and Dominica's Imperial Road. The Jean Rhys Review. 11 (2), 23-51

Hulme, P., (1993). Making sense of the native Caribbean. New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids. 67 (3-4), 189-220

Books (5)

Hulme, P., (2015). W. Adolphe Roberts, These Many Years: An Autobiography. University of the West Indies Press

Weaver-Hightower, R. and Hulme, P., (2014). Postcolonial Film: History, Empire, Resistance. Routledge. 978-0-415-71614-7

Hulme, P., (2011). Cuba's Wild East: A Literary Geography of Oriente. Liverpool University Press. 9781846317484

Hulme, P. and McDougall, R., (2007). Writing, travel, and empire: in the margins of anthropology. I.B. Tauris. 9781845113049

Hulme, P., (1986). Colonial Encounters: Europe and the Native Caribbean, 1492-1797. Methuen. 0416418600

Book chapters (15)

Hulme, P., (2015). Seeing for Themselves: US Travel Writers in Early Revolutionary Cuba. In: Politics, Identity, and Mobility in Travel Writing. Editors: Caba�as, MA., Dubino, J., Salles-Reese, V. and Totten, G., . Routledge. 287- 307. 1-13-882345-7. 978-1-13-882345-7

Fumagalli, MC., Hulme, P., Robinson, O. and Wylie, L., (2013). Introduction. In: Surveying the American Tropics: A Literary Geography from New York to Rio. Editors: Fumagalli, MC., Hulme, P., Robinson, O. and Wylie, L., . Liverpool University Press. 1- 20. 9781846318900

Hulme, P., (2011). Message in a bottle: The geography of the Cuban revolutionary struggle. In: Literature, Geography, Translation: Studies in World Writing. Editors: Alvstad, C., Helgesson, S. and Watson, W., . Cambridge Scholars Press. 221- 238. 9781443830102

Hulme, P., (2010). Abject in Patagonia: stories from the Wager. In: Patagonia: myths and realities. Editors: Pe�aloza, F., Wilson, J. and Canaparo, C., . Peter Lang. 27- 56

Hulme, P., (2009). Expanding the Caribbean. In: Perspectives on the ?Other America?: Comparative Approaches to Caribbean and Latin American Culture. Editors: Niblett, M. and Oloff, K., . Rodopi. 29- 49. 9789042027046

Hulme, P., (2009). Sunny Tropic Scenes: US travellers in Guant�namo Bay, Cuba. In: American Travel and Empire. Editors: Castillo, S. and Seed, D., . Liverpool University Press. 149- 173. 9781846311802

Hulme, P., (2008). Deep maps: travelling on the spot. In: Travel Writing, Form, and Empire: The Poetics and Politics of Mobility. Editors: Kuehn, J. and Smethurst, P., . Routledge. 132- 147. 9780415962940

Hulme, P., (2008). Under the Cuban Flag: Notions of indigeneity at the end of the nineteenth century. In: Displacements and Transformations in Caribbean Cultures. Editors: Paravisini-Gebert, L. and Romero-Cesareo, I., . University Press of Florida. 49- 76. 9780813032184

Hulme, P., (2007). Oriente: towards a literary geography. In: Caribbean Interfaces. Editors: Lieven, DH., . Rodopi. 153- 168. 9789042021846

Hulme, P., (2007). The seeds of revolt: George Lamming and "The Tempest". In: The Locations of George Lamming. Editors: Schwarz, B., . Macmillan. 112- 131. 9781405067829

Hulme, P., (2005). Beyond the straits: Postcolonial allegories of the globe. In: Postcolonial Studies and Beyond. Editors: Loomba, A., Kaul, S., Bunzl, M., Burton, A. and Esty, J., . Duke University Press. 41- 61. 9780822335115

Hulme, P., (2005). Dominica and Tahiti: Tropical islands compared. In: Tropical Visions in an Age of Empire. Editors: Driver, F. and Martins, L., . Chicago University Press. 77- 90. 9780226164717

Hulme, P., (2005). French Accounts of the Native Caribbean. In: The Garifuna: A Nation Across Borders: Essays in Social Anthropology. Editors: Palacio, JO., . Cubola Books. 21- 42. 9789768161130

Hulme, P., (2003). Black, yellow, and white on St Vincent: Moreau de Jonn�s's Carib ethnography. In: The Global Eighteenth Century. Editors: Nussbaum, FA., . Johns Hopkins University Press. 182- 194. 9780801868658

Hulme, P., (2002). Patagonian cases: travel writing, fiction, history. In: Seuils & Traverses: Enjeux de l?�criture du voyagem, vol. II. Editors: Borm, J., . Centre de Recherche Bretonne et Celtique / Presses Universitaires de Rennes. 223- 237. 2901737552




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