Vickie A.E. Masséus
B.S in Biology with a minor in English Literature from Florida Southern College.
M.A. in English Literature from the University of Dayton
Vickie Annette Masséus is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the English department at St. John’s University in Queens, NY. Her research broadly explores the political and historical work that the literary performs as a distinctive category. Her current dissertation project examines the figurative dimensions of Caribbean literature for how postcolonial Caribbean literariness addresses the consequences of colonialism in another way and privileges a Caribbean way of thinking that is often lost in global modernist and postcolonial inquiry. More specifically, her project investigates the implications for and consequences of modernist fiction invoking alienation, displacement, and foreignness as a figurative resource for articulating metropole tensions in the context of the postcolonial Caribbean. When she’s not teaching or writing her dissertation, she works as an Editorial Consultant and spends her free time musing on the linguistic conditions/transformations of othering and otherness.