Aaron Eastley

Associate Professor, English

4119 JFSB

801-422-1695

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Teaching Experience

I teach a range of courses in later British and international English literatures. This includes courses focused on literatures of Africa, the Caribbean, India, Wales, and England, as well as topical courses on things like planetary modernisms and diaspora studies. I also teach in Honors: currently a course on Astronomy and Literature, previously a course on Immigration and Engineering.

Research

My current research focus is on producing a biography of the Welsh poet Leslie Norris. I am also collaborating with a couple of colleagues in Trinidad on a collection of the journalism and short fiction of Seepersad Naipaul.

Selected Publications

  • “Biswas Before Biswas: Plotlines and Perspectives from the Chaguanas Correspondent.” Seepersad and Sons: Naipaulian Synergies, edited by J. Vijay Maharaj, Peepal Tree, 2019, pp. 50-59.
  • “Walcott, Joyce, and Planetary Modernisms.” Caribbean Quarterly 64.3-4 (2018): 140-158.
  • “Diasporic Transnationalism in Zoe Wicomb’s The One That Got Away and October.” Research in African Literatures 48.4 (2017): 155-174.
  • “Conrad, The Times, and Some Explorers.” Conradiana: A Journal of Joseph Conrad Studies 44.2-3 (2012): 91-125. Print.
  • “Area of Enigma: V. S. Naipaul and the East Indian Revival in Trinidad.” ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 41.2 (2010): 23-45. Print.
  • “V. S. Naipaul and the 1946 Trinidad General Election.” Twentieth-Century Literature 55.1 (2009): 1-35. Print.

Service

I have served in a variety of ways, always with the hope of assisting students in getting the best education possible.

Citizenship assignments

Graduate Coordinator, English Department, 2012-2015
Executive Committee for the Africana Studies Minor, 2018-present
English Department Rank and Status Committee, 2017-present