Deirdre Osborne

Deirdre Osborne is an Australian-born academic who is Reader in English Literature and Drama in the Theatre and Performance Department at Goldsmiths, University of London, and also co-convenes the MA degree in Black British Writing.[1]

CareerEdit

Deirdre Osborne studied at the University of Melbourne, Australia, earning a Classics degree, English Literature at King's College London, and did a research PhD in Victorian literature (for which she was Australian Bicentennial Scholar) from Birkbeck, University of London, where she also taught.[1]

She is currently Reader in English Literature and Drama in the Theatre and Performance Department at Goldsmiths, University of London, and with Professor Joan Anim-Addo co-convenes the MA in Black British Writing, a ground-breaking course that is taught nowhere else.[2][3]

She wrote the Edexcel Examination Board's A-level Black British Literature syllabus.[1][4]

She has published extensively on the work of Black British writers (including Kwame Kwei-Armah, Roy Williams, Lemn Sissay, SuAndi, debbie tucker green, Andrea Levy, Valerie Mason-John and Mojisola Adebayo).[5] Her books include Critically Black: Black British Dramatists and Theatre in the New Millennium (2016), Inheritors of the Diaspora: Contemporary Black British Poetry, Drama and Prose (2016), Bringing up baby: food, nurture and childrearing in late-Victorian literature (2016) and, as editor, The Cambridge Companion to British Black and Asian Literature, the first comprehensive account of the influence of contemporary British Black and Asian writing in British culture,[6] which "investigates the past sixty-five years of literature by centralising the work of British Black and Asian writers".[7]

Selected bibliographyEdit

  • 2016. Critically Black: Black British Dramatists and Theatre in the New Millennium. University of Manchester Press.
  • 2016. Inheritors of the Diaspora: Contemporary Black British Poetry, Drama and Prose. London: Northcote Press.
  • 2016. Bringing up baby: food, nurture and childrearing in late-Victorian literature.

As editorEdit

  • 2008. Hidden Gems. London: Oberon Books. ISBN 978-1840028430
  • 2011. A Raisin in the Sun. London: Methuen Drama. ISBN 978-1408140901
  • 2011. A Raisin in the Sun [Critical Edition]. London: Methuen Drama. ISBN 9781408140901
  • 2012. Hidden Gems Two: Contemporary Black British Plays: 2. London: Oberon Books. ISBN 978-1849431484
  • 2014. (With Brewer, Mary F. and Lynette Goddard), Modern and Contemporary Black British Drama. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230303195
  • 2016. Contemporary Black British Women’s Writing: Contradictions and Heritages.
  • 2016. The Cambridge Companion to British Black and Asian Literature (1945–2010). Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107139244. ISBN 9781316504802

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