Prof. Stella Borg Barthet

Prof. Stella Borg Barthet

Prof. Stella Borg Barthet



Room 250
Old Humanities Building (OH)
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2298
Stella Borg Barthet was awarded her PhD by the University of Malta for her thesis on Myth and History in the West African Novel in 1997. She is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the same university, where she teaches courses in postcolonial literature and theory, and in 18th and 19th century English and American fiction. She mediates the Department's membership in international associations and she is the Academic Coordinator for ERASMUS students.

Stella Borg Barthet convened the conference of the European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (EACLALS) in March 2005 and was appointed adjudicator for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize later the same year. She edited the proceedings of the conference, published in 2010 by Rodopi as two volumes, A Sea for Encounters: Essays Towards a Postcolonial Commonwealth and Shared Waters: Soundings in Postcolonial Literatures. She is the author of papers and book chapters, mostly on Australian and African fiction. Her current research interests include postcolonial and Anglo-Arab writing.
  • Eighteenth and nineteenth century English fiction
  • Nineteenth century American writing
  • Postcolonialism
  • Afro-American writing
  • Anglo-Arab writing
  • Maltese writing in English

Borg Barthet, S. & Callus, I. (eds) 2016, Crosscurrents in Postcolonial Memory and Literature : A Festschrift for Daniel Massa, Malta University Press, Malta.

Borg Barthet, S. 2013, "English does not kill: writing lives in the language of the 'other'" in Reading Contemporary African Literature: Critical Perspectives, ed. Chirambo, Reuben Makayiko - Makokha, J.K.S.,.

Stella Borg Barthet 2013, "Malta: Stories of a Mediterranean Island" in  Postcolonial Texts & Events: Cultural Narratives from the English-Speaking World, ed. Ulrika Andersson hval, Alastair Henry and Catherine Walker Bergström, Studentlitteratur, Lund.

Borg Barthet, S. 2012, "The Politics of Myth in Ayi Kwei Armah's Fragments" in Engaging with Literature of Commitment. Volume 1 : Africa in the World, eds. G. Collier, M. Delrez, A. Fuchs & B. Ledent, Rodopi, Amsterdam/New York, pp. 219-239.

Borg Barthet, S. 2009, "Enduring Narratives: Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions", Negritude: legacy and present relevance, , pp. 181.

Borg Barthet, S. (ed) 2009, Shared Waters: Soundings in Postcolonial Literatures, Rodopi, Amsterdam - Atlanta GA.

Barthet, S.B. 2008, "Representations of Irishness in Contemporary Australian Fiction", Acta Scientiarum.Language and Culture, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 45-51.

Borg Barthet, S. 2007, "Woman and nation in the works of contemporary female Egyptian writers" in Nation and Imagination, ed. C.J. Vijayasree, Orient Longman, Hyderabad, India, pp. 200-200-211.

Borg Barthet, S. 2006, "A 'modern' political text: narrative relativity in Nadine Gordimer's The Pickup", Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht, vol. XXXIX, no. 2/3, pp. 187-187-196.

Borg Barthet, S. 2003, "Resistance and Reconciliation in David Malouf's The Conversations at Curlow Creek" in Resistance and Reconciliation: Writing in the Commonwealth, ed. B.e.a. Bennet, Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies, Canberra, Australia, pp. 265-265-277.

  • ENG1077 - Literary Criticism and Theory: An Introduction
  • ENG1174 - English Fiction of the Nineteenth Century: An Introduction
  • ENG1177 - Studying English Literature at Undergraduate Level
  • ENG1274 - English Fiction of the Nineteenth Century: Further Studies
  • ENG2033 - Maltese Literature in English
  • ENG2052 - The Postcolonial Novel 1: African
  • ENG2053 - The Postcolonial Novel (Australian)
  • ENG2064 - Theories of Literature 4: Postcolonialism
  • ENG2080 - American Literature of the Nineteenth Century 2
  • ENG2133 - Maltese Literature in English: Prose
  • ENG2180 - Nineteenth Century American Poetry: An Introduction
  • ENG2255 - Eighteenth-Century Prose 2: Further Studies
  • ENG2380 - Nineteenth Century American Short Story
  • ENG3051 - Synoptic Study-Unit 1: Ideas and Concepts
  • ENG3052 - Synoptic Study-Unit 2: Readings, Interpretations, Applications
  • ENG3082 - Slave Narratives
  • ENG3105 - Public Speaking and English Language