Peter Leman’s teaching and research areas broadly include 20th and 21st century British and postcolonial literatures. He has particular interests in African literature and oral culture, Irish literature, postcolonial theory, law and literature, and colonial and postcolonial legal history. Selected Publications: “African Oral Law and the Critique of Colonial Modernity in The Trial of Jomo Kenyatta.” Law and Literature. Vol. 23, No. 1 (2011). “Singing the Law: Okot p’Bitek’s Legal Imagination and the Poetics of Traditional Justice.” Research in African Literatures. Vol. 40, No. 3 (2009). “Relative Facts: Emergency Law, Northern Ireland, and Brian Friel’s The Freedom of the City.” Text & Presentation, 2009. Ed. by Kiki Gounaridou. The Comparative Drama Conference Series, 6. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010. 45-60.
PhD, University of California, Irvine, 2011
Postcolonial literature and theory, African literature, British and Irish Modernism, law and literature
Research InterestsLaw and Literature; 20th-21st Century British and Irish Literature; Postcolonial Literature and Theory
Teaching InterestsPostcolonial literature and theory; Law and Literature; Anglophone African literature; 20th Century British and Irish literature; Modernism; literature and human rights
- PhD , English , African Literature, Law and Literature, Postcolonial Studies, University of California, Irvine (2011)
- MA, English , University of California, Irvine (2006)
- BA, English and Philosophy , University of Idaho (2003)