1. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  2. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  3. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
  4. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  5. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  6. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  7. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  8. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  9. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  10. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  11. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  12. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  13. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  14. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  15. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  16. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  17. The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire by Ephraim
  18. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  19. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  20. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  21. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  22. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  23. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  24. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  25. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  26. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  27. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  28. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  29. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  30. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
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 is an intensive poetry class for advanced students in the MFA Creative Writing program. It offers opportunity for practicing writers and scholars of poetry to engage with the craft of poetry, beyond the conceptual and theoretical questions to the issues of praxis. In sum, this course aims at preparing advanced students of poetry to examine the various voices and cadence of the poetic art in an original way, and to absorb new approaches to writing poetry. While this class advances 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, aesthetic frontiers, and national divides. We encourage a critical approach in examining and practicing poetry as craft, and in situating its various modes of representation. This class hopes 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 through the poets with whom students are expected to engage. Students in this class will have the opportunity of presenting their works/rsponses and receiving critique and supportive feedback from their peers
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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