Anthony Carrigan

Membership:  2012

Member Bio

Anthony Carrigan joined Keele University as a lecturer in English in 2009, having studied at the universities of Cambridge (BA), London (MA), and Leeds (PhD). His research focuses on postcolonial literatures and cultures, looking especially at issues such as globalization, economic development, and environmental change. His first book, Postcolonial Tourism: Literature, Culture, and Environment, examines writings from islands in the Caribbean, the Pacific, and the Indian Ocean in relation to interdisciplinary tourism studies, showing how imaginative texts provide strategies for negotiating exploitative travel practices. His current research project on postcolonial literature and disaster addresses the social and environmental dimensions of a number of post–World War II crises, exploring how postcolonial aesthetics can enhance disaster management and sustainability planning. Related articles have appeared in the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, New Literatures Review, and the edited collection Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment. Anthony Carrigan is now working towards a second monograph, which will continue to build on his previous research by synthesizing a wide range of disciplinary perspectives and contributing to the exciting work taking place at the intersection between postcolonialism and ecocriticism.


  • Postcolonial Tourism: Literature, Culture, and Environment. London and New York: Routledge, 2011.
  • “‘Out of this great tragedy will come a world class tourism destination’: Disaster, Ecology, and Post-Tsunami Tourism Development in Sri Lanka.” In Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment, edited by Elizabeth DeLoughrey and George Handley, 273–90. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  •  “(Eco)Catastrophe, Reconstruction, and Representation: Montserrat and the Limits of Sustainability.” New Literatures Review 47–48 (2011): 111–28.
  • “Postcolonial Disaster, Pacific Nuclearization, and Disabling Environments.” Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies 4, no. 2 (2010): 255–72.
  • “Preening with Privilege, Bubbling Bilge: Representations of Cruise Tourism in Paule Marshall’s Praisesong for the Widow and Derek Walcott’s Omeros.” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 14, no. 1 (2007): 143–59.