Wise, Christopher 1961-

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WISE, Christopher 1961-


Born 1961. Education: Attended Alma College program in Paris, France, 1982-83; Northwestern College, Orange City, IA, B.A., 1984; University of Oklahoma, M.A., 1986; University of California—Riverside, Ph.D., 1992.


Office—Department of English, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225-9055; fax: 360-650-4837. E-mail—[email protected].


State University of West Georgia, Carrollton, assistant professor of English, 1994-96; Western Washington University, Bellingham, associate professor of English, 1996—. University of Ouagadougou, Fulbright professor, 1996-97; University of Jordan, Fulbright professor and member of Islamic Studies Committee and American Studies Committee, 2001-03; guest speaker at other institutions, including University of Oklahoma, Hashemite University, Ba'ath University, Georgia Southern University, Hofstra University, and University of Tulsa.


African Literature Association (member of Human Rights Committee, 1999-2001), Réseau des Littératures du Sahel.


Resident scholar, Center for Ideas and Society, University of California—Riverside, 1991-92; Fulbright scholar, 1996-97, 2001-02, 2002-03.


The Marxian Hermeneutics of Fredric Jameson, Peter Lang (New York, NY), 1995.

(Editor, with Joseph Paré and Salaka Sanou, and contributor) Littératures du Sahel, Réseau d'Études Littéraires Sah'liennes (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso), 1998.

(Editor and contributor) Yambo Ouologuem: Postcolonial Writer, Islamic Militant, Lynne Rienner Publishers (Boulder, CO), 1999.

(Editor and contributor) The Desert Shore: Literatures of the Sahel, Lynne Rienner Publishers (Boulder, CO), 2001.

Contributor to books, including Postcolonial Discourse and Changing Cultural Contexts, edited by Gita Rajan and Radhika Mohanram, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1995; Ethnicity and the American Short Story, edited by Julie Brown, Garland Publishing (New York, NY), 1997; Beyond the Corporate University, edited by Henry Giroux and Kostas Myrsiades, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (Boulder, CO), 2001; The Creative Circle: Artist, Critic, Translator in African Literature, edited by Louis Tremaine, Richard Priebe, and Angelina Overvold, Africa World Press (Trenton, NJ), 2003; and Sankofa: Perspectives on African Literatures at the Millennium, edited by Arthur Drayton, Africa World Press (Trenton, NJ), in press. Contributor of articles, reviews, and translations to periodicals, including Callaloo: Journal of African-American and African Arts and Letters, Research in African Literatures, Voices, Wisconsin Review of African Literatures, Diacritics, American Indian Quarterly, Studies in American Indian Literatures, College Literature, Religion and Literature, West Georgia College Review, and Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory. Editor of special issue, Christianity and Literature, 1995; contributing editor, Arena Journal, 1994—, and Journal of African Travel-Writing, 1998—.


Deconstruction and Zionism; The Hadji of Timbuktu, a travel book; translating The Parachute Drop, a novel by Norbert Zongo; various additional translations.



African Studies Review, December, 1999, Glen Bush, review of Yambo Ouologuem: Postcolonial Writer, Islamic Militant, pp. 195-196.

Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory, Volume 10, number 3, 2002, Ian Buchanan, review of The Marxian Hermeneutics of Fredric Jameson, pp. 223-244.

New York Times, October 31, 2002, Neil MacFarquhar, "For Americans in Mideast, a Daily Balance of Risk."

Research in African Literatures, spring, 1998, Gaurav Desai, "Postcolonial Criticism in an African(ist) Frame," pp. 211-219; spring, 2001, George Lang, review of Yambo Ouologuem, pp. 136-139; fall, 2002, Lamia Ben Youssef, review of The Desert Shore: Literatures of the Sahel, pp. 204-205.

World Literature Today, winter, 2000, Robert P. Smith, Jr., review of Yambo Ouologuem, p. 226; winter, 2002, Jamal En-nehas, review of The Desert Shore, pp. 121-122.