Elaine Savory is in the Literary Studies department at Eugene Lang College, where she teaches a wide range of anglophone literature over several centuries, as well as her research area, postcolonial and Caribbean. She has published widely on African and Caribbean literatures, (especially on poetry, drama and theater, gender and literary history. She has written two books on Jean Rhys, (both with Cambridge University Press), and co-edited the first feminist collection of essays on Caribbean literature (Out of the Kumbla). She is presently editing a "lost" West Indian novel, and completing a monograph on elegiac poetry "in the shadow of empire". She has also published a collection of poems, and was engaged with theater in both Africa and the Caribbean as actor and director, for stage and television.