Alison Donnell, Professor of Modern Literatures in English, has just returned from her visit to Washington University, St Louis where she was a Visiting Hurst Scholar. The university, founded by T.S. Eliot’s grandfather is counted among the world’s leaders in teaching and research, and draws students and faculty to St. Louis from all 50 US states and more than 120 nations. Alison gave a lecture ‘Out of this World: narrating the perils and pleasures of Caribbean cosmopolitanism’ and taught a graduate seminar on the women’s short stories from the Caribbean Voices BBC Radio Programme that broadcast across the region in the 1940s and 1950s. She is currently editing an anthology of these early stories that were heard but never seen (published) for Peepal Tree Press that will complement her edition of Una Marson’s poetry, as Marson was the person who founded this ground-breaking literary broadcast.