1. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  2. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
  3. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  4. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  5. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  6. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  7. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  8. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  9. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  10. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  11. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  12. The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire by Ephraim
  13. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  14. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  15. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  16. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  17. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  18. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  19. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  20. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  21. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  22. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  23. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  24. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  25. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  26. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  27. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  28. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  29. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  30. The Terrible Wife 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
10352 AFA3104 Black Intellectual Experience Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
No Description Available
11407 AML3614 Topics in African American Lit Face2Face Tu,Th 1:30PM - 2:45PM Not Online
No Description Available
11594 LIT3931 Topics in World Literature Face2Face Tu,Th 3:00PM - 4:15PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81497 AFA3006 The African Diaspora: Theories Face2Face M,W 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
No Description Available
91288 LIT6039 Studies in Contemporary Poetry Face2Face M,W 6:00PM - 7:15PM Not Online
This class is an intensive poetry workshop for advanced students in the MFA Creative Writing program. It offers workshop and presentation for practicing writers, and aims at inspiring students to examine, adopt, and develop the voice and cadence of the poetic art in an original way, and absorb new approaches to writing poetry. While this workshop expects the quest for originality, it does also seek to examine the traditions of the poetic craft based on the examples of certain established poets across time, frontiers, and national divides. The workshop is, in other words, not only designed to encourage a critical approach in examining and practicing poetry as craft, and in its various modes of representation, it also aims to deepen the discussion of the craft in terms of the range of modalities and styles of poetry, from the national to the international; from the modern to the contemporary with which students are expected to engage. Students will have the opportunity of presenting their works and receiving critique and supportive feedback on their work from their peers within the frame of the workshop environment. In this instance, students will be required to prepare in advance well-written comments on their peer’s work in progress for the workshop. Students will meet the Professor individually two times in the semester: first, early in the semester to discuss an outline of their work and towards the end of the semester to discuss their final project plans, which would be a ten-page collection of original poems (i.e. at least ten new poems developed in the course of the semester.) The final portfolio will be evaluated based on the final quality and range of the writing done in the semester and through the workshop.
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
51084 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

This course introduces students to world literary masterpieces. It seeks to examine world literature as a field of cross-cultural and transnational systems of thought and production. We will study representative works of world literature from the Twentieth century to the present. We will put into consideration the literary, cultural, and political significance of selected works of a global literary tradition, including women’s writing speaking to a dialogue of the western and the non-western tradition intersecting on the issues of colonialism, nationalism, and self-representation. This class aims to interrogate and expand an understanding of these canonical works in their cultural/historical contexts and hopefully situate the enduring human values which connect the different literary traditions. We will pay special attention to critical thinking and writing within a framework of cultural theories as well as comparative and interdisciplinary analysis.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10356 AFA3104 Black Intellectual Experience Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
No Description Available
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 Rdce Time 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.

Updated: Jan 19, 2012

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