Dr. Keith Sandiford
Professor - English
Bachelor's Degree(s): B.A. (English Literature; minors in Spanish, Linguistics), summa cum laude, Inter-American University of Puerto Rico. Cert (Certificate in Restoration and Augustan Studies, University of London
Master's Degree: M.A. (English Literature), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
PhD: Ph.D. (English Literature), with distinction, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Phone: (225) 578-3026
Office: 212V Allen
Area of Interest
18th Century British Literature and cultural studies, 18th Century Atlantic intellectual history
Awards & Honors
2007 Louisiana Legislature Grant ($10,000), Senator Sharon Broome’s Office.
2006 Grants totaling $31,000 awarded by Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Blue Cross, State Farm, J.P.
Morgan Chase, LSU Foundation for community and volunteer service projects
2005 (held in 2006) LSU Regents Research Grant (DEFE Award)
1993 LSU College of Arts and Sciences, Man ship Summer Grant for Faculty Research
1987 NEH Research Fellowship, John Carter Brown Library, Brown University
1986 Louisiana State University, Council on Research Summer faculty Research Fellowship
Sweete Negotiation: Sugar, Desire and Order in Colonizing Narratives, Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Measuring the Moment: Strategies of Protest in Eighteenth-Century Afro-English Writing, Cranbury, N.J. :
Associated University Presses, 1988.
Essays in print
“Caribbean Reading and Writing as Translation Forms: Ligon’s Map and History” Cultures of Translation, eds.
Klaus Stierstorfer and Monika Gomille (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008).
“Sancho, Ignatius(1729-80): Afro-British Writer” was published in Eighteenth Century Online Encyclopaedia:
Enlightenment and Revolution, eds. Kevin D. Dodson and Guy Toubiana, http://enlightenmentrevolution.
“Ligon’s Map and History: Cartographies of Emergent Knowledge in Early Barbados,” Reading the Caribbean:
Approaches to Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Culture, ed. Klaus Stierstorfer (Heidelberg: Heidelberg
University Press, 2007), 235-62.
“The Fair, the Carnivalesque and the Grotesque: Envisioning the Colonial Body,” in An Economy of Colour: Visual
Culture and the Atlantic World, eds. Kay Kriz and Geoff Quilley (Manchester and New York: Manchester
University Press, 2003) .
“Pretexts and Pretenses of Hybridity in Ligon’s True and Exact History,” Journal of Commonwealth and
Postcolonial Studies 9:2 (Fall 2002), 1-23.
“Vertices and Horizons with Sugar,” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 42:2 (Summer 2001), 142-
"Sugar, Slaves and Machines: An Economy of Bodies in Colonizing Narratives," Synthesis: An Interdisciplinary
Journal 2:2(dated Fall 1997; appeared 1998)., 67-85.
"Monk Lewis and the Slavery Sublime: The Agon of Romantic Desire in the Journal," Essays in Literature
23:1(Spring 1996), 84-98.
"`Our Caribs' are not Savages: The Use of Colloquy in Rochefort’s Natural and Moral History of the Caribby-
Islands," Studies in Western Civilization (Fall 1993), 69-83.
"Rochefort's History: The Poetics of Collusion in a Colonizing Narrative," Papers in Language and Literature 29.3
(Summer 1993), 284-302.
"Gothic and Intertextual Constructions in Gloria Naylor's Linden Hills," Arizona Quarterly
(Autumn 1991), 117-139.
"Inkle and Yarico: The Construction of Alterity from History to Literature," Nieuwe West-Indische Gids, 64 (1990),
"The Sugared Muse or The Case of James Grainger, M. D.(1721_66)," Nieuwe West-Indische Gids, 61 ½ (Summer
"Images of the African in his Literature from Renaissance to Enlightenment," in Daniel Droixhe and Klaus H. Kiefer
(eds), Images de L'Africain de L'Antiquite au XXe Siecle, Frankfurt: Verlag Peter Lang, 1987), 73-83.
"Paule Marshall's Praisesong for the Widow : The Reluctant Heiress, or Whose Life is it Anyway?" Black American
Literature Forum, 20.4 (Winter 1986): 371-92.
"Ralph Ellison and George Lamming: Some Ritual Analogies," Minority Voices, 3 (Fall 1979), 19-24