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Annalee Davis: A Hymn to the Banished Bibliography

    This list of resources has been put together by Catherine Barrie and Citlalli Alcaraz-Curtis through the St Andrews Research Internship Scheme (StARIS) scheme to accompany the exhibition of A Hymn to the Banished (2022) by Annalee Davis, which will be on display in the Research Studio of the Wardlaw Museum, University of St Andrews from 5 June – 1 September 2024.

    Encompassing academic and scholarly texts, novels and poetry, these sources cover a wide range of topics relating to Davis’s work, including colonialism and imperialism; the enslavement and forced migration of African people by European colonisers and the triangular trade; the integral role played by Scotland in British colonialism; indentured labour from Europe and Asia; independence; emigration to Britain; the Windrush generation and scandal; contemporary art networks; ecocriticism; and ecological approaches to art practice.

    A selection of these texts, together with a range of other related books and writings, are available inside the exhibition display at the Research Station.

    Beinart, William and Lotte Hughes, ‘Environmental Aspects of the Atlantic Slave Trade and Caribbean Plantations,’ in Environment and Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007, 22–39. E-book in St Andrews University Library.

    Capildeo, Vahni. Like a Tree Walking. Manchester: Carcanet, 2021. Book available in the St Andrews University Library.

    Cummins, Alissandra. Art in Barbados: What Kind of Mirror Image? Kingston, Jamaica: Ian Randle Publishers in association with Barbados Museum & Historical Society, 1999. Book available in the St Andrews University Library.

    Dabydeen, David. Turner: New and Selected Poems. Leeds: Peepal Tree, 2010. Book available in the St Andrews University Library.

    Federici, Silvia. Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation. Brooklyn: Autonomedia, 2004. Available online.

    Fiskio, Janet. ‘Dancing at the End of the World: The Poetics of the Body in Indigenous Protest,’ in Ecocriticism and Indigenous Studies: Conversations from Earth to Cosmos. New York and London: Routledge, 2017, 101–18. E-book in St Andrews University Library.

    Gilroy, Paul. The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993. Book available in the St Andrews University Library.

    Haraway, Donna, ‘Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Plantationocene, Chthulucene: Making Kin,’ Environmental Humanities, 6:1 (2015): 159–65. Available online.

    Massey, Doreen, ‘A Global Sense of Place,’ in Space, Place and Gender. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1994, 146–56. Available online.

    Mercer, Kobena, ed. Exiles, Diasporas & Strangers, Annotating Art’s Histories. Cambridge, MA and London: The MIT Press and Iniva, 2008. Book available in the St Andrews University Library.

    The Museum of British Colonialism, ‘Slaves and St. Andrew: Scotland and Barbados,’ 30 November 2022,

    N’gwete-Freymann, Claire. “‘Returning” to Barbados as a Second-Generation Caribbean-Briton: getting back, or getting ahead?,’ Observatoire de la société britannique, no. 29 (2022): 155–68

    Reynolds, Tracey. ‘Ties That Bind: Families, Social Capital and Caribbean Second-Generation Return Migration,’ Families & Social Capital Research Group Working Paper, London South Bank University, no. 23 (June 2008), available online.

    Reynolds, Tracey. ‘Caribbean Second-Generation Return Migration: Transnational Family Relationships with “Left-Behind” Kin in Britain.’ Mobilities 6, no. 4 (2011): 535-51.

    Roberts, Jennifer L. ‘Things: Material Turn, Transnational Turn,’ American Art, 2:1 (2017):  64–9. Available online.

    Selvon, Samuel. The Lonely Londoners. London: Penguin, 2006. Book available in St Andrews University Library.

    Warren, Karen J. Ecofeminist Philosophy: A Western Perspective on What It Is and Why It Matters. Rowman & Littlefield, 2000. Book available in St Andrews University Library.

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