This year, I will give the 6th annual Edward Baugh Distinguished Lecture which is put on by the Department of Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies, Mona.
Professor Emeritus Edward Baugh has earned an international reputation as an authority on Anglophone Caribbean poetry in general and on the work of Derek Walcott in particular.
An outstanding teacher, Professor Baugh has guided the intellectual development of several generations of students at Mona. I, myself, chose to do my PhD dissertation on Derek Walcott’s poetry and plays, largely because of Professor Baugh’s passion for the subject.
TheDistinguished Lecture Series pays tribute to his stellar career. Previous speakers include Trinidadian writerEarl Lovelace, Guyanese author/scholar Mark McWatt and Australian literary critic Helen Tiffin, one of the co-authors of the foundational post-colonial text, The Empire Writes Back .