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Professor of English
Office:  Anspach 240A
Office Phone: 989-774-1087
Email:  eke1mn@cmich.edu
Curriculum Vitae

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Research Interests

  • African and African Diaspora Literatures
  • Comparative literature
  • Post-colonial Literatures and Theory
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Postcolonial Theater and Drama; African Cinema
  • human rights through literature, art
  • film; trauma studies

Select Publications

Books

Emerging Perspectives on Tess Osonye Onwueme. Africa World Press, Forthcoming

Literature Resource Guide: An Introduction to Anglophone Literature 2017-2018. Mankato, MN: United States Academic Decathlon, 2017. Web: http://www.usad.org/Home/brochure_ONLINE-(final).aspx (online).

Critical Insights: Beloved. Ipswich. Editor and contributor, collection of essays. MA: Salem Press, 2015.

Co-editor (and contributor) with Ngwarsungu Chiwengo, Teaching Human Rights and Violence in African Literature (Special Issue) Journal of the African Literature Association (JALA), Vol 9.1 summer 2014/spring 2015.

Co-editor (and contributor) with Simon K. Lewis and Abioseh M. Porter, Journal of the African Literature Association (JALA), Vol. 8.2 winter/spring 2014.

Co-editor with Maria Kruger and Mildred Mortimer, Research in African Literatures. Special Issue “Memory/History, Violence, and Reconciliation.” Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2012.

Co-editor with Lokangaka Losambe, Literature, the Visual Arts and Globalization in Africa and its Diaspora. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2011

Co-editor (and contributor) with Ernest N. Emenyonu, Emerging Perspectives on Nawal el Saadawi. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2010.  

Papers of the African Literature Association (as Series Editor)

Cultural Dynamics of Globalization and African Literature. Sandra Dixon and Janice Spleth. Trenton: AWP (2015).

Eco-imagination: African and Diasporan Literatures and Sustainability. Eds. Irène Assiba d’Almeida, Lucie Viakinnou-Brinson, and Thelma Pinto. Trenton: AWP, 2014

Literature, the Visual Arts and Globalization in Africa and its Diaspora. Eds. Lokangaka Losambe and Maureen N. Eke. Trenton: AWP: 2011.

Essays and Articles

“Women and Indigenous Resistance in Tess Onwueme’s Tell It to Women and What Mama Said.” Performing Identities: Celebrating Indigeneity in the Arts. Eds. G.N. Devy. Geoffrey V. Davis, and K.K. Chakravarty. London, New York, & New Delhi: Routledge, 2015: 318-343.

“In Conversation with Tess Osonye Onwueme.” Teaching Human Rights and Violence in African Literature (Special Issue) Journal of the African Literature Association (JALA), Vol 9.1 summer 2014/spring 2015: 127-138.

“Mandela’s Gift: Our Humanity.” Journal of the African Literature Association (JALA), Vol. 8.2 winter/spring 2014: 38-45.

“In Memoriam: Morning, March 22, 2013, Charleston, South Carolina.” Chinua Achebe: Tributes and Reflections. Eds. Nana Ayebia Clarke and James Currey. London: Ayebia Clarke Publishing, 2014: 144-150.

with Keyan  Tomaselli and Arnold Shepperson, “A Oralidade no Cinema Africano: Consideraҫões, Representaҫões e Relativismos.” África Um Continente no Cinema. Ed. Carolin Overhoff Ferreira. Sao Paulo: Editora Unifesp, 2014: 37-76. Republication

“Performing Africa in the American Midwest: Memories of Africa in Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Song of Solomon.” Critical Insights: Midwestern Literature. Ed. Ronald Primeau.  Ipswich: Salem Press, 2013:109-123.

“Journeying Down Freedom Road: the Underground Railroad and the narrative of travel / Maureen N. Eke.” Critical Insights: American Road Literature. Ed. Ronald Primeau, Ipswich, Salem Press, 2013: 231-247.

“Gender Politics, Home and Nation in Zulu Sofola’s King Emene: Tragedy of a Rebellion.” Reflections & Retrospectives. African Literature Today 30, 2012: 8-31.
with Marie Kruger and Mildred Mortimer, “Memory/History, Violence, and Reconciliation.” Research in African Literatures, Vol. 13.1 spring 2012: 65-69.

“Who Shall Silence the Drums?  Another Women’s War.”  “Introduction.”  Osonye Tess Onwueme, What Mama Said.  Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2003.