Professor Malachi McIntosh

Malachi’s research is primarily focused on Caribbean and Black British writing, in particular writing produced in the 1950s-1980s. He is also interested in inter- and post-world-war-era writing from the French Caribbean, and broader diaspora, world literature, and postcolonial literary studies. 


Malachi supervises on all topics above, with special interest in the literature of Trinidad and Tobago, the writing of Samuel Selvon, and the Caribbean Artists Movement. 

-    (ed.) Beyond Calypso: Re-Reading Samuel Selvon (Ian Randle, 2016)
-    Emigration and Caribbean Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

⁃    (w/ Claire Alexander and Sundeep Lidher), ‘Our Migration Story: History, the National Curriculum, and Re-Narrating the British Nation’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies special issue History, Memory and Migrations, ed. by Christophe Bertossi and Jan Willem Duyvendak 47:18 (2020), pp. 4221-4237
⁃    ‘Postcolonial Plurality in Black British Fiction’, The Cambridge Companion to British Black and Asian Literature (1945-2010) (Cambridge University Press, 2016), pp. 193-207
⁃    ‘The Exigencies of Exile and Dialectics of Flight: Migrant Fictions, V.S. Naipaul, Kiran Desai’, Reworking Postcolonialism: Globalization, Labour and Rights (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), pp. 72-86
⁃    ‘Lamming versus Naipaul: Writing Migrants, Writing Islands in the British Literary Field’, Migrant Identities of “Creole Cosmopolitans”: Transcultural Narratives of Contemporary Postcoloniality (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2014), pp. 79-93
⁃    ‘“Playing Mas Isn’t Playing the Ass: Moses Migrating as “Farce en Noir”’, Beyond Calypso: Re-reading Samuel Selvon (Ian Randle Press, 2016), pp. 135-49
⁃    (w/ Letizia Gramaglia)‘Censorship, Selvon and Caribbean Voices; “Behind the Humming Bird” and the Caribbean Literary Field’, Brighter Suns: 60 Years of Literature from Trinidad, Wasafiri 28:2 (2013), pp. 48-54
⁃    ‘The “I” as Messiah in Césaire’s First Cahier’, Research in African Literatures 43:2 (2012), pp. 77-94
⁃    ‘Introduction’, Re-Reading Selvon, Journal of West Indian Literature 20:2, (2012), pp. 1-5
⁃    ‘The Moor in the Text: Modern Colonialism in Medieval Christian Spain’, Journal of Romance Studies 6:3 (2006), pp. 61-70

-    ‘Imperial Homes’, Colonial Countryside (Leeds: Peepal Tree Press, forthcoming 2022) 
-    ‘A Game of Chess’, The Book of Birmingham (Manchester: Comma Press, 2018), pp. 93-103
-    ‘A Love Story’, Under the Radar 18 (2016), pp. 66-68
-    ‘Paint by Numbers’, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine 7.2 (2014), pp. 17-18
-    ‘New York’, Under the Radar 7 (2011), pp. 29-35
-    ‘Wurzum’, Broadcast 2 (2007), pp. 46-51