Transatlantic and Caribbean Studies
Graduate Studies in English at Northeastern University
The Northeastern English Department is home to the Early Caribbean Digital Archive—a ground-breaking digital humanities project that has been supported by grant funding from the Mellon Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies. Graduate students have the opportunity to take classes with scholars in the fields of Transatlantic Literary Studies and Caribbean Studies with Professors Nicole Aljoe and Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, as well as to be employed developing materials for the ECDA. Graduate students have served as project directors and researchers for the ECDA and have travelled to conferences in the U.S. and the Caribbean to present papers about their work. In addition, a vibrant cohort of graduate students (at both the doctoral and master’s levels) working in the fields of Transatlantic Literary Studies and Caribbean Studies meets regularly in a thesis/dissertation workshop.