Giselle Liza Anatol

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - English
Director of Graduate Studies
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 3001
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590


Anatol's primary fields of interest are Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora Literature, especially 20th- and 21st-century women’s writing, African American Literature, and Children’s and Young Adult Literature, particularly representations of race, ethnicity, and gender in narratives for young people.

Teaching Interests

  • Caribbean literature
  • African American literature
  • Children's and young adult literature

Research Interests

  • Caribbean literature
  • African diaspora literature
  • Popular culture
  • Harry Potter series
  • Twilight series
  • Vampire literature

Selected Publications

Anatol, Giselle Liza. "“The Soucouyant, and Other Bloodsucking, Skin-Shedding Female Monsters”." Listening to Our Monsters. Spec. issue of Listening: Journal of Communication Ethics, Religion & Culture 52.3 (Fall 2017): 191-198.

Anatol, Giselle Liza. ""_Brown_Girl_Dreaming_: A Ghost Story in the Postcolonial Gothic Tradition"." Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, Special Issue on Genre and Black Literature. Spec. issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly 41.4 (Winter 2016): 403-419.

Anatol, Giselle Liza. The Things That Fly in the Night: Female Vampires in Literature of the Circum-Caribbean and African Diaspora. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, February 2015.

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