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Jenni Ramone

Jenni Ramone

Senior Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)
English, Culture and Media


Dr. Ramone joined Nottingham Trent University in October 2012. She is Course Leader for English, and teaches postcolonial literature and theory on undergraduate modules including Postcolonial Texts. She is Module Leader for the popular second-year module, Black Writing in Britain.

She teaches on the Master's in English Literary Research and supervises postgraduate students.

Career overview

Before joining Nottingham Trent University, Dr Ramone was Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Newman University, where she developed and taught an online MA in Colonial and Postcolonial Literature. She has also taught at Loughborough University and the Open University.

Research areas

Jenni Ramone’s current research project examines instances of reading in postcolonial literature from Cuba, South Asia, Nigeria, and in Black British writing, and on the local literary marketplaces of those regions. Her monograph, Postcolonial Literature and the Local Literary Marketplace: Locating the Reader, is contracted with Palgrave Macmillan for publication in 2019. Jenni Ramone has recently edited The Bloomsbury Introduction to Postcolonial Writing: New Contexts, New Narratives, New Debates (2017).

Other research projects have included the monographs Postcolonial Theories (Palgrave, 2011) and Salman Rushdie and Translation (Bloomsbury, 2013). Dr Ramone has coedited a double special issue of the journal Life Writing, with a focus on women's life-writing and diaspora in postcolonial contexts.

Dr Ramone supervises research and welcomes prospective postgraduate research students in postcolonial literature and theory, especially those undertaking research on postcolonial resistance, activism, and consciousness; migration; reading cultures, communities and contexts; and neocolonial contexts. Further information regarding MPhil / PhD study may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

Current PhD students

Georgia Stabler (Director of Studies) 
Arwa Almefawaz (Director of Studies) 
Jenny Owen (Co-supervisor)
Mara Sprengel (Co-supervisor)
Sofia Aatkar (Co-supervisor)
Shantel Edwards (Co-supervisor)

External activity

Jenni Ramone is Treasurer of the Postcolonial Studies Association

Jenni Ramone is Editor for Black British Writing 1945-Contemporary, Literary Encyclopedia

Jenni Ramone regularly appears on BBC Radio Nottingham to discuss news, current affairs, and literature.

Jenni Ramone regularly hosts film directors and screenings at NTU, usually in connection with Black Writing in Britain.

Jenni Ramone is involved in a conference and events project on the Radical Black Arts Movement with the Nottingham Contemporary.

In 2011, Dr Ramone ran a parent-and-baby reading group called Short and Sweet: A Place for Parents to Read and Meet.


Salman Rushdie and Translation. Ramone J, 2013, London, Bloomsbury

An Intimate Disconnection: Sara Suleri Tells her Mother's Story. Ramone J, Life Writing Special Issue: Women's Life Writing and Diaspora, 2013, 10 (1)

Sweet-talker, Street-walker: Speaking Desire on the London Street in Postcolonial Diaspora Writing by Women. Ramone J in Gwynne J and Poon A (eds), Sexuality and Contemporary Fiction, 2013, New York, Cambria

Downright Unsaxogrammatical?- Do Postcolonial Adaptations Contest, or Reinforce Shakespeare's Canonical Status? Ramone J in (eds) Brown S, Lublin R and McCulloch L, Reinventing the Renaissance, 2013, London, Palgrave Macmillan

Postcolonial Theories . Ramone J, 2011, London, Palgrave Macmillan

The Richard and Judy Book Club Reader: Popular Texts and the Practices of Reading.  Ramone J and Cousins H (eds), 2011, London, Ashgate

Online Appropriations: Collaborative Technologies, Digital Texts and Shakespeare's Authority. Ramone J, Authorship, 2011, 1 (1)

Paint, Patronage, Power and the Translator's Visability. Ramone J in (ed) Mendes A, Salman Rushdie and Visual Culture: Celebrating Impurity, Disrupting Borders, 2011, London, Routledge

See all of Jenni Ramone's publications...

Press expertise

Dr Ramone would be happy to discuss:

  • Cuba - politics, society, tourism, literature, art, literary culture, publishing
  • Nigeria - literature, literary culture, publishing
  • South Asian literature
  • Black British writing
  • Salman Rushdie
  • Hanan Al-Shaykh
  • Leonardo Padura
  • Migrant literature and culture in Britain
  • Postcolonial studies
  • Colonialism / imperialism
  • Ongoing neocolonialism (e.g. American activities abroad)
  • Translation theories
  • Publishing and local and global literary marketplaces
  • Black consciousness and radical black arts movements
  • Activism, resistance, consciousness
  • Reading and literature as activism, resistance, consciousness