Giselle Liza Anatol

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - English
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 3001
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590


Anatol's primary fields of interest are Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora Literature, especially 20th- and 21st-century women's writing, African American Literature, and Children's and Young Adult Literature, particularly representations of race, ethnicity, and gender in narratives for young people.

Teaching Interests

  • Caribbean literature
  • African American literature
  • Children's and young adult literature

Research Interests

  • Caribbean literature
  • African diaspora literature
  • Popular culture
  • Harry Potter series
  • Twilight series
  • Vampire literature

Selected Publications

Anatol, G. L. (2017). “The Soucouyant, and Other Bloodsucking, Skin-Shedding Female Monsters” . Listening: Journal of Communication Ethics, Religion, & Culture , 52(3), 191-198.

Anatol, G. L. (2016). "_Brown_Girl_Dreaming_: A Ghost Story in the Postcolonial Gothic Tradition". Children's Literature Association Quarterly, 41(4), 403-419.

Anatol, G. L. (2015). The Things That Fly in the Night: Female Vampires in Literature of the Circum-Caribbean and African Diaspora, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

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