Dr Jade Munslow Ong
Lecturer in English Literature (Nineteenth Century)
I completed my BA, MA and AHRC-funded PhD at the University of Manchester. I joined the University of Salford as a temporary lecturer in 2013, and was appointed as Lecturer in English Literature (Nineteenth Century) in 2014.
I currently convene and teach on Victorian Literature (level 5); Gender, Race and Empire at the fin de siècle (level 5), Post/colonial African Literatures (level 6) and Women Behaving Badly: Representations of Deviance in the Nineteenth Century (level 6).
I also contribute to teaching on the following modules: Popular Fiction (level 4); Romantic Period (level 5); Modernity and Cultural Form (MA); Literary Research Practice (MA), and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.
I am currently supervising PhD theses on postcolonial and African literatures, and would welcome applications relating to any of my research interests.
My research interests include Olive Schreiner and her circle; fin de siècle literatures and cultures; colonial and postcolonial texts and contexts (particularly from Africa); postcolonial theory; postcolonial ecocriticism; animals and the environment in literature; global modernisms; and gender and sexuality in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and culture.
Qualifications and Memberships
BA Hons English Literature and Language
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
MA English and American Studies
PhD English Literature
Higher Education Academy Fellow
Co-founder and Co-organiser of the Northern Postcolonial Network
Member of the British Association for Victorian Studies, Postcolonial Studies Association, Association for the Study of Literature and Environment UK and Ireland
Forthcoming: Olive Schreiner and African Modernism: Allegory, Empire and Postcolonial Writing (London and New York: Routledge, 2017)
‘Allegory and Animals in Olive Schreiner’s Undine: A Queer Little Child (1929)’, Journal of Postcolonial Writing (online October 2016, issue number TBC)
‘“I’m only a dog!”: The Rwandan Genocide, Dehumanisation and the Graphic Novel’, Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 51.2 (June 2016), 211-25
‘Dream Time and Anti-Imperialism in the Writings of Olive Schreiner’, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 50.6 (December 2014), 704-16
Special issue co-editor with Veronica Barnsley and Matthew Whittle of Journal of Commonwealth Literature ‘Postcolonial Environments: Animals, Ecologies, Localities’, 51.2 (June 2016) including ‘Editor’s Note’, 190-91
Forthcoming: Entries on ‘Nadine Gordimer, The Pickup’ and ‘Nadine Gordimer, The Serpent’s Tail’, The Literary Encyclopedia, ed. by Robert Clark et al.www.litencyc.com
Forthcoming: Entries on ‘Chronotope’, ‘Fragment’, ‘Global Modernisms’, ‘Race’ and ‘The Woman Question’, in A Dictionary of Modernism, ed. by Vassiliki Kolocotroni and Olga Taxidou (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017)
Entries on ‘Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, “Can the Subaltern Speak?”’ and ‘Thomas Mokopu Mofolo’, The Literary Encyclopedia, ed. by Robert Clark et al.www.litencyc.com (Jan 2014)
‘Olive Schreiner (1855-1920)’, The Yellow Nineties Online, ed. by Dennis Denisoff and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra (Ryerson University) www.1890s.ca
I have published review essays with Wasafiri, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, English Literature in Transition 1880-1920, English Studies, Literature and History, and New Formations.