Bailey Betik



BA English, Anthropology, & Arts Administration—Texas Christian University, 2015; MSc Literature & Society—University of Edinburgh, 2017.

Research Interests:

postcolonial theory & literature, 19th century British literature, representations of the British Empire & imperial spaces, national & cultural identity, intersections of space & memory

Selected Publications & Presentations:

  • “Vague Americans: Internal and External National Identity in James’ The Portrait of a Lady.” Paper to be presented at ALSCW, Nashville, TN, November 2018.
  • ​“Behind the Backs of Borders: Imtiaz Dharker’s Shifting Poetic Life in the Microspaces of the Inter.”Antae Journal 5(1), February 2018, pp. 6-16.
  • ​“Physical and Emotional Displacement in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies.” Paper presented at Texas Christian University Honors Contemporary Reading Symposium, Fort Worth, Texas, September 2017.