Cornel Bogle

Assistant Professor


  • BA (Honours), The University of the West Indies, Mona
  • MA, PhD, University of Alberta


Cornel Bogle writes, researches, and teaches in the fields of Black, Caribbean, and Canadian literatures; creative writing studies; auto/biography studies; postcolonial, black Atlantic, and diaspora studies; and critical race, gender, and sexuality studies. Cornel’s critical and creative writing has been published in Studies in Canadian Literature, University of Toronto Quarterly, sx salon, Canadian Literature, Arc Poetry Magazine, Moko, Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, Pree: Caribbean Writing, and Canada and Beyond: A Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies. Cornel also serves as an associate editor of the Journal of West Indian Literature.

Selected Publications

Edited Collections

Special Issue co-edited with Michael Bucknor. Recognition and Recovery of Caribbean Canadian Cultural Production. Canada and Beyond: A Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies 11.1 (2022).


“Black Radicalisms in Canada and the Politics of Respectability in Austin Clarke’s In Your Crib.” Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies 44.1 (2022): 123-36.

“The Spatial Politics of Homosociality in Austin Clarke’s In This City.” Studies in Canadian Literature/ Études en littérature Canadienne 43.1 (2018): 168-86.

Reviews and Review Essays

“Review of Cecil Foster, They Call Me George: The Untold Story of The Black Train Porters (Biblioasis, 2019).” University of Toronto Quarterly 91.3 (2022).

“Review of Marvin Thompson, Road Trip (Peepal Tree, 2020) and David Bradford, Dream of No One But Myself (Brick Books, 2021).” sx salon (2022).

“Review of Paul Barrett (ed.), ‘Membering Austin Clarke (WLU Press, 2020).” Journal of West Indian Literature 30.2 (2022): 185-88.

“Review of Kaie Kellough, Dominoes at the Crossroads (Vehicle Press, 2021) and Magnetic Equator (McClelland and Stewart, 2019)”. Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review 248 (2022): 182-86.

Creative Writing

“Late Winter Epistle” Arc Poetry Magazine. 96 (2021): 72.

“Poems,” Bookmarked. PREE Ink. 2021, p. 227.

“June 8, 1979,” and “June 20, 1980,” Pree - Caribbean Writing, April 2019.

“Left Behind,” Moko. 14.1 (2018).

“See di poet man deh,” Moko. 14.1 (2018).


Future courses may be subject to change.