Rose Casey works on contemporary Anglophone literature, narrative form, law and literature, and the relationship between politics and aesthetics. She received her PhD in English from Cornell University in 2016; she also holds an MA from the University of British Columbia and a BA (Hons) from Oxford University. Her publications have appeared in journals including Novel: A Forum on Fiction and Journal of Postcolonial Writing. She teaches courses on contemporary British and Anglophone writing; historical surveys of British and African literature; and introductory (foundations) and advanced (capstone) literary studies.
Her current book project, Novel Justice: Property Law and Aesthetic Form in Global Anglophone Literature, examines property law in the postcolonial novel from a legal and formal perspective. This project makes a case for literature’s agentive work: it tracks the ways a property regime based largely on dispossession is not just a legacy of empire but also a fixture of the postcolonial state; and it shows how numerous novelists rewrite the privative elements of this logic through aesthetic experimentation. A second project, Willed Collectivities: Women and the Global Novel, examines the literary construction of female collectivity.