Christopher Wise Collection

Christopher Wise Collection

Western Collection:  Wise, C. and Wise, C. (Box)

Biographical Note

A scholar and teacher of English and Comparative Literature, Christopher Wise was born in 1961 and educated at Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa (BA, 1984), the University of Oklahoma (MA, 1986), and the University of California, Riverside (PhD, 1992). His doctoral dissertation was entitled The Marxian Hermeneutics of Fredric Jameson (Jameson Fredric). He served as assistant professor of English at the State University of West Georgia from 1994 until 1996 when he was appointed to the faculty of the department of English at Western Washington University, where he is currently professor. Other  appointments include Resident scholar, Center for Ideas and Society, University of California, Riverside, 1991-1992; Fulbright professor, University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, 1996-1997, and Fulbright professor, University of Jordan, 2001-2003.

Dr. Wise is the author of The Marxian Hermeneutics of Fredric Jameson (Peter Lang, 1995) and Derrida, Africa, and the Middle East (2009). He also edited the following books: Littératures du Sahel (with Joseph Paré and Sanou Salaka) (Kola Tree Press, 1998), Yambo Ouloguem: Postcolonial Writer, Islamic Militant (Lynne Rienner, 1999), The Desert Shore: Literatures of the Sahel (Lynne Rienner, 2001), and Developing American Studies at Arab Universities: Resources, Research, and Outreach (with Mounira Soliman) (Egyptian-American Commission for Educational Exchange & U. S. Embassy, Cairo, 2004). Dr. Wise also translated Norbert Zongo's novel The Parachute Drop (Africa World Press, 2004), and he edited and translated The Yambo Ouologuem Reader (Africa World Press, 2008).

Scope and Contents Note

The collection consists of published works including books, articles, chapters, and other contributions primarily in the fields of global literary studies, critical theory and comparative literature, with an emphasis on the literatures of Africa. It also includes some individual issues of periodicals containing contributions by Dr. Wise, a binder containing clippings of newspaper articles authored by Dr. Wise concerning contemporary political issues related to the Middle East, and reviews and articles by others concerning Dr. Wise's works. The collection is ongoing, with the first item published in 1990.

Notes on Arrangement

The books in the Christopher Wise Collection are shelved under "Wise" in The Western Collection stacks area, subarranged by title. Additional copies of individual book titles may also be available in the Libraries' circulating collection; search the library catalog by author or title for more information.

Other material in the collection is organized into sequentially numbered folders housed in archival boxes. Within each folder, items are ordered chronologically by date of publication, sub-arranged alphabetically by title or by publication name in cases of a common publication date.

The arrangement of the collection is by Special Collections.

Provenance

The collection is the ongoing gift of Christopher Wise to Special Collections for The Western Collection.

Copyright Notice

Material in this collection may be under copyright.


 

Books

Other Works

Reviews of and articles referring to works by Christopher Wise

 


 

Books

Le Devoir de Violence: Roman, by Yambo Ouologuem (preface by Christopher Wise). Paris: Serpent à Plumes, 2003.

The Desert Shore: Literatures of the Sahel, ed. by Christopher Wise. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2001.

Littératures du Sahel: Langue(s), Langage(s), Parole(s) dans les Littératures du Sahel (co-ed. by Christopher Wise). Bellingham, Wash.: CamNexus/Kola Tree Press, 1998.

Developing American Studies at Arab Universities: Resources, Research and Outreach, co-ed. by Christopher Wise. Cairo: Egyptian-American Commission for Educational Exchange & U. S. Embassy, 2004

The Marxian Hermeneutics of Fredric Jameson, by Christopher Wise. New York: Lang, 1995.

The Parachute Drop, by Norbert Zongo (trans. by Christopher Wise). Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2004.

Postmodern Ethics, ed. by Marc J. LaFountain (with chapter, "The Politics of Ecstasy," by Christopher Wise). Carrolton, GA: West Georgia College, 1995.

Yambo Ouologuem: Postcolonial Writer, Islamic Militant, ed. by Christopher Wise. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1999.

The Yambo Ouologuem Reader, ed. and trans. by Christopher Wise. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2008.

Derrida, Africa, and the Middle East, by Christopher Wise. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Being Arab: Arabism and the Politics of Recognition, ed. by Christopher Wise and Paul James. Fitzroy, Au.: Arena Publications, 2010.

Chomsky and Deconstruction: the Politics of Unconscious Knowledge, by Christopher Wise. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Emerald Bay: a Tale From the Lost Archives of Mark Twain, by Christopher Wise, illustrated by Zachary Wise. Bellingham, WA: Northwest Ballet Publication, 2011.

The Timbuktu Chronicles, by Christopher Wise. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 2011.

 

Other Works (Box)

BOX 1

Folder 1: 1990-1995

Wise, Christopher.  Rev. of Meaning and Being in Myth, by Norman Austin. Philosophy and Literature 14 (1990): 436-438.

Wise, Christopher.  Rev. of Signatures of the Visible, by Fredric Jameson. Philosophy and Literature 15 (1991): 347-349.

Wise, Christopher.  Rev. of Voice-Haunted Journey, by Eliud Martínez. Melus 17 (1991-92): 121-124.

Wise, Christopher.  Rev. of Fragments of Redemption: Jewish Thought and Literary Theory in Benjamin, Scholem, and Levinas, by Susan A. Handelman. Christianity and Literature 42 (1992): 166-168.

Wise, Christopher.  "Jameson/Frye/Medieval Hermeneutics." Christianity and Literature 41 (1992): 313-333.

Wise, Christopher.  "Jameson's Dialectical Aesthetics." Rethinking Marxism 6 (1993): 66-86.

Wise, Christopher.  Rev. of Camera Politica: The Politics and Ideology of Contemporary Hollywood Film, by Michael Ryan and Douglas Kellner. Rethinking Marxism 6 (1993): 139-141.

Wise, Christopher.  Rev. of Postmodern Theory: Critical Interrogations, by Stephen Best and Douglas Kellner. Radical Philosophy Review of Books 8 (1993): 1-3.

Wise, Christopher. "The Whatness of Loulou: Allegories of Thomism in Flaubert." Religion & Literature 25 (1993): 35-49.

Wise, Christopher. "The Profane Illumination: Reflections from the Benjamin-Adorno Debate." Arena journal 2 (1993/94): 195-214.

Wise, Christopher. "The Case for Jameson, or, Towards a Marxian Pedagogy of World Literature." College Literature 21 (1994): 173-189.

Wise, Christopher.  Rev. of Saints and Postmodernism: Revisioning Moral Philosophy, by Edith Wyshogrod. Christianity and Literature 43 (1994): 228-231.

Wise, Christopher.  Rev. of The Tao and the Logos: Literary Hermeneutics, East and West, by Zhang Longxi. Philosophy and Literature 18 (1994): 191-192.

Wise, Christopher.  "Counterstatement on Gerald Graff's 'The Dilemma of Oppositional Pedagogy: A Response' and Gary Tate's 'Empty Pedagogical Space and Silent Students'." Left Margins: Cultural Studies and Composition Pedagogy. Eds. K. Fitts and A. W. France. Albany: State University of New York, 1995. 293-294.

Wise, Christopher. "The Dialectics of Négritude: Or, the (Post)Colonial Subject in Contemporary African-American Literature." Postcolonial Discourse and Changing Cultural Contexts: Theory and Criticism. Eds. G. Rajan and R. Mohanram. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995. 34-46. Wise, Christopher. "The Hammer and the Dove: Neitzsche, Foucault, and the American New Historicism." West Georgia College Review 25 (1995): 43-57.

Wise, Christopher. "Introduction: The Poetics of Disgrace." Christianity and Literature 45 (1995): 5-11.

Wise, Christopher. "Messianic Hallucinations and Manichean Realities: Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Christianity, and the Third World Novel." Christianity and Literature 45 (1995): 31-51.

Wise, Christopher. "Pee-Wee, Penley, and Pedagogy, or, Hands-On Feminism in the Writing Classroom." Left Margins: Cultural Studies and Composition Pedagogy. Eds. K. Fitts and A. W. France. Albany: State University of New York, 1995. 129-137.

Wise, Christopher. "(Post)Modernity/(Post)Coloniality: A Critical Response to Mark Poster's 'A Second Media Age'." Arena journal 5 (1995): 33-49.

Wise, Christopher.  Rev. of A History of Christianity in Africa, by Elizabeth Isichei. Christianity and Literature 45 (1995): 137-138.

Folder 2: 1996-1999

Wise, Christopher.  "The Garden Trampled: or, The Liquidation of African Culture in V. S. Naipaul's A Bend in the River." College Literature 23 (1996): 58-72.

Wise, Christopher. and Cora Agatucci. "Historical Review of African-American Literature." English Postcoloniality: Literatures from Around the World. Eds. R. Mohanram and G. Rajan. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996. 137-143.

Wise, Christopher.  "Moira Ferguson's Colonialism and Gender Relations From Mary Wollstencraft to Jamaica Kincaid." Notes on Contemporary Literature 26 (1996): 11-12.

Wise, Christopher.  "Qur'anic Hermeneutics, Sufism, and Le Devoir de Violence: Yambo Ouologuem as Marabout Novelist." Religion & Literature 28 (1996): 85-112.

Wise, Christopher.  Rev. of Faces of Islam in African Literature, ed. by Kenneth W. Harrow. Literature and Belief 16 (1996): 155-157.

Wise, Christopher.  "Re-Orienting the Subject: Arab American Ethnicity in Ramzi M. Salti's The Native Informant: Six Tales of Defiance from the Arab World." Ethnicity and the American Short Story. Ed. J. Brown. New York: Garland, 1997. 213-227.

Wise, Christopher.  "Resurrecting the Devil: Notes on Ngũgĩ's Theory of the Oral-Aural African Novel." Research in African Literatures 28 (1997): 134-140.

Wise, Christopher.  "The Actuality of Frantz Fanon: Critical Fanonism, Thomas Sankara, and Islamic 'Resurgence'." Arena journal 12 (1998): 129-142,

Wise, Christopher.  "The Chronicle of a Student Strike in Africa: The Case of Burkina Faso, 1996-1997." African Studies Review 41 (1998): 19-36.

Wise, Christopher.  "In Search of Yambo Ouologuem." Research in African Literatures 29 (1998): 159-182.

Wise, Christopher.  "Mary Brave Bird Speaks: A Brief Interview." SAIL 10 (1998): 1-8.

Wise, Christopher.  Rev. of The Real Thing: Testimonial Discourse and Latin America, ed. by G. M. Gugelberger. College Literature 25 (1998): 206-210.

Wise, Christopher.  "Yambo Ouologuem contre Malcolm X: L'Islam Afro-Américain Vu par un Musulman Africain." Analyses: Langages, Textes et Sociétés 6 (1998): 47-55.

Wise, Christopher.  "Yambo Ouologuem dans la Postmoderne: les Débats Littéraires sur Le Devoir de Violence depuis 1985." Littératures du Sahel. Eds J. Paré, S. Sanou, C. Wise. Bellingham, Wash.: Camnexus/Kola Tree Press, 1998. 117-122.

Wise, Christopher.  "Excavating the New Republic: Post-Colonial Subjectivity in Achebe's Things Fall Apart." Callaloo 22 (1999): 1055-1070.

 

Folder 3: 2000-2002

Wise, Christopher and R. Todd Wise.  "A Conversation with Mary Brave Bird." American Indian Quarterly 24 (2000): 482-493.

Wise, Christopher.  "El Hadjj Sékou Tall: A Grand Figure of the Sahel." Voices 4 (2000): 51-54.

Wise, Christopher, trans.  "Key Concepts and Traditional African Society: Liberty, Equality, Human Rights, Duties, Prohibitions, Solidarity, Coexistence, Peace," by El Hadjj Sékou Tall. Voices 4 (2000): 55-63.

Wise, Christopher.  "The Killing of Norbert Zongo (1949-98)." Research in African Literatures 31 (2000): 232-233.

Wise, Christopher, ed. & trans.  "The Triumph of El Hadjj Tall Oumar, as recounted by Mountaga Tall and Diana Seck." Voices 3 (2000): 29-33.

Wise, Christopher.  "Deconstructionism and Zionism: Jacques Derrida's Specters of Marx." Diacritics 31 (2001): 56-72.

Wise, Christopher.  Rev. of Epic Traditions of Africa, by Stephen Belcher. Comparative Literature Studies 38 (2001): 358-361.

Wise, Christopher.  Rev. of Ken Saro-Wiwa: A Bio-Critical Study, by Femi Ojo-Ade and Ken Saro-Wiwa: Writer and Political Activist, ed. by Craig W. McLuckie and Aubrey McPhail. Research in African Literatures 32 (2001): 131-132.

Wise, Christopher, trans.  "Wanderings: Bamako, Moscow, Delhi," by El Hadjj Sékou Tall. Journal of African Travel Writings 8/9 (2001): 77-94.

Wise, Christopher.  "Saying 'Yes' to Africa: Jacques Derrida's Specters of Marx." Research in African Literatures 33.4 (2002): 124-142.

Razem, Reem.  "The American Studies Program Revisited." [Interview with C. Wise]  Campus News (Office of International Relations and Programs, University of Jordan) 134 (2002): 8-10.

Wise, Christopher.  "Derrida and the Palestinian Question." Arena Journal 20 (2002/03): 167-185.

BOX 2

Folder 4: Works, 2003-

Wise, Christopher.  "Hawad." Encyclopedia of African Literature. Ed. S. Gikandi. London: Routledge, 2003. 218.

Wise, Christopher.  "An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness." The Chinua Achebe Encyclopedia. Ed. K. M. Booker. London: Greenwood Press, 2003. 115-116.

Wise, Christopher.  "Notes from The Aladdin Industry: Or, Middle Eastern Folklore in the Era of Multinational Capitalism." The Emperor's Old Groove: Decolonizing Disney's Magic Kingdom. Ed. B. Ayres. New York: P. Lang, 2003. 105-113.

Wise, Christopher. "Pacéré, Titinga Frédéric." Encyclopedia of African Literature. Ed. S. Gikandi. London: Routledge, 2003. 430.

Wise, Christopher.  "Paul Bowles and Islam." The Creative Circle: Artist, Critic, and Translator in African Literature. Eds. A. E. Overvold, R. K. Priebe, L. Tremaine. Trenton, N. J.: Africa World Press, 2003. 198-214.

Wise, Christopher.  "Zongo, Norbert." Encyclopedia of African Literature. Ed. S. Gikandi. London: Routledge, 2003. 587.

Wise, Christopher.  "The Figure of Jerusalem: Jacques Derrida's Specters of Marx." Christianity and Literature 54 (2004): 73-91. 2 copies.

Wise, Christopher.  "Marxism, Geo-Thematics, and Orality-Literacy Studies in the Sahel." Historical Materialism 12 (2004): 261-288.

Wise, Christopher.  "Brave Bird, Mary (Crow Dog) (1953-)." American Indian Religious Traditions: An Encyclopedia. Eds. S. J. Crawford and D. F. Kelley. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2005. 83-85.

Wise, Christopher.  "Crow Dog, Leonard (1941-)." American Indian Religious Traditions: An Encyclopedia. Eds. S. J. Crawford and D. F. Kelley. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2005. 190-192.

Wise, Christopher.  "Nyama and Heka: African Concepts of the Word." Comparative Literature Studies 43 (2006): 19-38.

Wise, Christopher. "Zionism without Zionism: the Jacqueline Rose-Edward Said Exchange." Arena Journal 28 (2007): [119]-131.

Wise, Christopher. "The Enduring Legacy of Edward Said." Postcolonial Studies 12 (2009): 137-142.

Wise, Christopher. "The Novel, Historiography, and the Griot Epic in the Sahel." Teaching the African Novel. Ed. Gaurav Desai. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2009. 154-175.

Wise, Christopher. Rev. of Islam, Ethics, Revolt: Politics and Piety in Francophone West African and Maghreb Narrative,by Donald R. Wehrs. Modern Fiction Studies 56 (2010): 450-453.

Folder 5: Collected journalism by Christopher Wise [by date within publication]

"Ben Laden, Bush--Shared Rage and Thirst for Vengeance" (12-13 October 2001) published in The Jordan Times

"Race, Politics and U. S. Foreign Policy" (24-30 October 2002) published in The Star (Amman, Jordan)

"The Image of Ma'an in U. S. Media" (23 November-4 December 2002) published in The Star (Amman, Jordan)

"A Lesson in Orientalist Journalism" (7-13 November 2002) published in The Star (Amman, Jordan)

"The Myth of Israeli Democracy" (16-22 January 2003) published in The Star (Amman, Jordan)

"Loyalty to His Own Tribe" (23-29 January 2003) publishd in The Star (Amman, Jordan)

"Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel" (30 January-5 February 2003) published in The Star (Amman, Jordan)

"An End to American Realpolitik" (11-19 February 2003) published in The Star (Amman, Jordan)

"This War Sucks, Mr. Friedman" (6-12 March 2003) published in The Star (Amman, Jordan)

"Mr. Bush Writes 'The Rest' of History" (13-19 March 2003) published in The Star (Amman, Jordan)

"Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?" (30 March-2 April 2003) published in The Star (Amman, Jordan)

"The Red Indians of Iraq" (3-9 April 2003) published in The Star (Amman, Jordan)

"The Other War, Far from the Bullets" (10-16 April 2003) published in The Star (Amman, Jordan)

"The Power of the Powerless" (17-23 April 2003) published in The Star (Amman, Jordan)

"Civilize Them with a Stick" (24-30 April 2003)published in The Star (Amman, Jordan)

"Mr. Bush's Road Map to Failure" (8-14 May 2003) published in The Star (Amman, Jordan)

"Honor Killing and Representation" (2-8 July 2003) published in The Star (Amman, Jordan)

"Vive la France!" (28 August-3 September 2003) published in The Star (Amman, Jordan)

"Chinese expulsion forum" (November 5, 2010) published in The Western Front

"Q&A with professor Christopher Wise (with Cole Finchen)" (Feb. 4, 2011) published in The Western Front p. 6.

"Middle East agendas," Arena, 111 (April-May 2011): 20-21.

 

Folder 6: Reviews of and articles referring to works by Christopher Wise (alphabetical by title of publication within common years)

Bush, Glen.  Rev. of Yambo Ouologuem: Postcolonial Writer, Islamic Militant, ed. by Christopher Wise. African Studies Review 42 (1999): 195-196.

Tölölyan, K.  Rev. of Yambo Ouologuem: Postcolonial Writer, Islamic Militant, ed. by Christopher Wise. Choice 37 (1999):

Smith, Robert P.  Rev. of Yambo Ouologuem: Postcolonial Writer, Islamic Militant, ed. by Christopher Wise. World Literature Today 74 (2000): 226.

Somé, Liermè. "Hommage d'un Américain à Norbert Zongo." L'Indèpendant 396 (2001 : April 10): 15.

Lang, George.  Rev. of Yambo Ouologuem: Postcolonial Writer, Islamic Militant, ed. by Christopher Wise. Research in African Literatures 32 (2001): 136-138.

Tarbagdo, Sita.  Rev. of The Desert Shore: Literatures of the Sahel, ed. by Christopher Wise. Sidwaya 4238 (2001: April 9): 2.

Mack, Beverly B.  Rev. of The Desert Shore: Literatures of the Sahel, ed. by Christopher Wise. African Studies Review 45 (2002): 102-104.

Mirza, Afzal.  "Chronicling a Violent Africa." Daily Jang, TNS: Literati 2002 (October 20)

Ouologuem, Ava.  "Le Devoir de Mémoire, Temoignage au Nom de Mon Père." Jeune Afrique 2175 (2002: 16-22 September): 91-92.

Ben Youssef, Lamia.  Rev. of The Desert Shore: Literatures of the Sahel, ed. by Christopher Wise. Research in African Literatures 33 (2002): 204-205.

En-nehas, Jamal.  Rev. of The Desert Shore: Literatures of the Sahel, ed. by Christopher Wise. World Literature Today 76 (2002): 121-122.

Nkunziamana, Obed.  Rev. of The Desert Shore: Literatures of the Sahel, ed. by Christopher Wise. Africa Today 590 (2003): 144-149.

Yange, Paul.  "Le Devoir de Violence, Classique Méconnu de la Litterature Africaine." 2003. Grioo. [Online; viewed April 4, 2005; print copy]

Le Potvin, Sébastien.  "Figures et Configurations de l'Activité Littéraire au Mali." Clio en @frique 13 (2004).

"Yambo Ouologuem, edited by Christopher Wise." complete review. 2004? [Online; viewed April 4, 2005; print copy]

Fatunde, Tunde.  "One Moment of State Terrorism in Africa."  Rev. of The Parachute Drop, by Norbert Zongo [trans. by Christopher Wise]. The Guardian (September 13, 2004).

Braswell, Harold.  "Continental Shadow." 2004. New Republic Online. [Online; viewed April 4, 2005; print copy]

Jonaissant, Jean.  "Yambo Ouologuem." [includes discussion of Yambo Ouologuem: Postcolonial Writer, Islamic Militant, ed. by Christopher Wise]. Nouvelles Études Francophones 19 (2004): 264-268.

Kahn, Dean. "Northwest Ballet Theater to debut ballet about Bellingham History next June" The Bellingham Herald, September 12, 2010.

Moore, Grace. "Curtain rises for ballet, book by Western prof" The Western Front, April 5, 2011, p. 4.

Key, Christopher. "Sometimes a great notion ... Emerald Bay premieres" Entertainment news NW, May 2011, p. 40

 

Folder 7: Misc. (alphabetical by title of publication within common years)

Northwest Ballet Theater. Emerald Bay program. [Bellingham, Wash.: Northwest Ballet Theater, 2011].


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