Department of English


English Language and Literature

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Chris Bongie


Chris Bongie

Department Head/Professor

PhD Stanford, CV/Bio (PDF 189 KB) 

613-533-6000, ext. 74497

Office: Watson Hall, Room 426


2019-20 Courses

Research Interests

  • colonial and postcolonial literary and cultural studies
  • nineteenth-century exoticism
  • Caribbean literature and history

Recent Publications

“A Flexible Quill: Abbé de Lahaye’s Role in Late Colonial Saint-Domingue – The Legend and the Life.” Atlantic Studies 15.4 (2018): 476-503.

“Victor Hugo and the Melancholy Novel: Reading the Haitian Revolution in Bug-Jargal.” French Studies 72.2 (2018): 176-93.

“The Cry of History: Juste Chanlatte and the Unsettling (Presence) of Race in Early Haitian Literature.” MLN 130.4 (2015): 807-35.

“Haiti, History, and the Law: Colin Dayan’s Fables of Conversion.” Small Axe 45 (2014): 162-77.

“Memories of Development: Vastey’s Le système colonial dévoilé and the Performance of Literacy.” In Baron de Vastey, The Colonial System Unveiled. Ed. C. Bongie. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2014. 247-84.

Current Supervisions

Mitch Crouse, Golnar Karimi, Shadi Ghazimoradi, Jhordan Layne, Jessica Roberts (about students)