1. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  2. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  3. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  4. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  5. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  6. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  7. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  8. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  9. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  10. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  11. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  12. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  13. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  14. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  15. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  16. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  17. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  18. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  19. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  20. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  21. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  22. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  23. Samuel Richardson, Dress, and Discourse by Kathleen M. Oliver
  24. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  25. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  26. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  27. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  28. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
Obi Nwakanma

Obi Nwakanma, Ph.D.

Poet, journalist, biographer and literary critic, Obi Nwakanma was born in Nigeria. Thirsting for Sunlight, his biography of the tragic modernist poet, Christopher Okigbo, was published by James Currey (UK) in 2010. His collection of poems, The Horsemen & Other Poems, was published by Africa World Press (New Jersey) in 2007. Nwakanma’s first collection of poems, The Roped Urn, was awarded the Cadbury Prize in 1996 by the Association of Nigerian Authors, and he received the Walter J. Ong Award for Distinguished Achievement in 2008 from Saint Louis University. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in various anthologies and publications including Okike, Vanguard Review, Callaloo, and Wasafiri. His poetry has been translated into Spanish, Dutch, German, and Turkish. Obi Nwakanma has also worked as a professional journalist, reporting internationally for Newsweek, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, and as Group Literary editor for the Vanguard, one of the major national newspapers in Nigeria, for which he continues to write a weekly column, “The Orbit” in the Sunday Vanguard. He is currently working on a novel, a new collection of poems, and a book on The Mbari Movement, Transnationalism and Modern African Literature.

Education

  • Ph.D. in English from Saint Louis University, Missouri
  • M.F.A. in Poetry from Washington University in St. Louis
  • B.A. in English from University of Jos, Nigeria (1989)

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11529 AML3614 Topics in African American Lit Face2Face Tu,Th 3:00PM - 4:15PM Not Online
AML3614.0001: Topics in African American Literature
(Nwakanma)

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102

Literature by and about African-American culture in the United States.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81629 AFA3006 The African Diaspora: Theories Face2Face M,W 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
No Description Available
91567 AML3614 Topics in African American Lit Face2Face M,W 1:30PM - 2:20PM Not Online
AML3614.0M01: Topics in African American Literature
(Nwakanma)

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better requires in ENC 1102

Literature by and about African-American culture in the United States.
81841 CRW3013 Creative Writing for English M Rdce Time M,W 2:30PM - 3:20PM Not Online
CRW3013.0M01: Creative Writing for English Majors
(Nwakanma)

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102

Literary genres; practice and critique of peer writing; critical reading of established authors.
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
61212 LIT3931 Topics in World Literature Web B Web Not Online
LIT3931.BW61: Topics in World Literature
(Nwakanma)

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102

Themes, modes, and genres form literature outside of the U.S.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11210 AFA3104 Black Intellectual Experience Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
No Description Available
18985 AML3614 Topics in African American Lit Face2Face Tu,Th 12:00PM - 1:15PM Not Online
AML 3614.0001: Topics I African American Literature
(Nwakanma)

African-American literature constitutes an important tradition of Ethnic Literatures in America; it attempts to take into account the broad spectrum of experience of African peoples and their descend-ants since the first slave ship arrived in the New World. It unveils through various strategies the suppressed and marginalized life as well as the vitality behind what W.E. B. Du Bois would call the “soul of black folk.”

We can generally situate an African-American literary canon from the achievements of the poet Phyllis Wheatley writing in colonial America, and the slave narratives and fiction of the early to mid-19th century, and the surge of new black expressive culture through the Harlem Renaissance in the twentieth century, down to current or contemporary developments in that culture that is now specifically tagged African-American culture in America. African-American Literature thus occupies a space in the larger culture of a global/ Diasporic Black world that claims its own specific tradition, and thus allows us entry behind the “veil” of African-American culture into centuries of the lived life through the middle passage and beyond.

The goal of this course is to at-tempt to answer certain questions raised by the African-American presence in American life through its literature by addressing issues of identity and ethnicity; in other words, looking at the implications of what it means to be “African American” as explored through literature, tied to the larger construct of the relationship between race and art. How does the African-American or Black artist negotiate what Du Bois again concluded to be the “strangeness of being black in America?” At the end of this semester we may come to some understanding of the aesthetic as well as historical, and even political dimensions of African-American literature by examining how African American writers have used different artistic and narrative techniques to raise questions, explore, and even expand the relationship be-tween history and art.”
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
82748 AFA3006 The African Diaspora: Theories Face2Face M,W 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
No Description Available
90935 AML3614 Topics in African American Lit Rdce Time M,W 1:30PM - 2:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
82604 CRW3013 Creative Writing for English M Face2Face M,W 3:00PM - 4:15PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2015.

Updated: Jan 19, 2012

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