Introduction to Andrea Levy's Selected Excerpts from "The Adventures of Mrs. Seacole"


  • Michael Perfect Liverpool John Moores University


The following is an excerpt from an unpublished dramatic work by Andrea Levy.

Author Biography

Michael Perfect, Liverpool John Moores University

Michael Perfect is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Liverpool John Moores University. His research interests are in twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature and culture. His first book, Contemporary Fictions of Multiculturalism, was published with Palgrave in 2014, and his work has also appeared in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, The Journal of Postcolonial Writing, The Journal for Cultural Research, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and numerous edited collections. He has written for The Guardian’s Higher Education Network, and been interviewed on local and national radio. His second book focuses on Andrea Levy, and is forthcoming with Manchester UP. He was the first academic to carry out research on Levy's archive, and his ongoing work on the archive is supported by a BA/Leverhulme research grant. In addition to his work on Levy, he is currently developing a project that relates to screen adaptations of contemporary transnational novels.