At the West Indian Literature conference held at the University of Puerto Rico in October 2015, Raphael Dalleo participated in one of two roundtables launching the collection Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature. Volume editors J. Dillon Brown and Leah Rosenberg hosted the roundtables, and participants included Lisa Outar, Evelyn O’Callaghan, Kim Robinson-Walcott, Glyne Griffith, Michelle Stephens, Michael Bucknor, and Donette Francis.
Dalleo’s contribution centered on his research later published in the book American Imperialism’s Undead. He discussed how the representation of Caribbean culture during the West Indian Renaissance of the 1950s and 1960s remains haunted by images of the region created during the U.S. occupation of Haiti from 1915 to 1934. He focused on George Lamming’s Ceremony of Souls in Pleasures of Exile and Season of Adventure as well as the zombies of Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea.