Date of Thesis

Spring 2024


This thesis explores the depictions of revolutions in the two Caribbean novels In Another Place, Not Here by Dionne Brand and Tentacle by Rita Indiana. I analyze how the novels explore the potential for political collectivity within neoliberalism through their depictions of the environment and same-sex relationships. I also examine how both authors engage their reader by forcing them to confront their positionality within the economic system. While Brand imagines ephemeral moments of collectivity within neoliberalism, Indiana shows revolutionary individual and collective action is inhibited by late-stage capitalism. Paring these novels together shows how contemporary individuals of differing positionalities can join collectivities towards the goal of creating social change within neoliberalism and perhaps even work towards the goal of changing the economic system itself.


neoliberalism, collectivity, environmentalism, sexuality, revolution, Caribbean

Access Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Type

Bachelor of Arts


English- Literary Studies

Second Major

Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies

First Advisor

Rafe Dalleo

Second Advisor

Chase Gregory