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Bio

Jude is originally from Nigeria. He studied English Literature and Philosophy with graduate degrees from Howard University. His research covers literary theory, African Literature, Logic and the interface between philosophy and literature.  He has extensively studied Igbo Metaphysics in Chinua Achebe and Ethical Imagination in Ben Okri. Presently, he is working on the new aesthetics in Nigerian Literature.

Degrees

  •  Ph.D. in English, Howard University (2000).
  • M.A. in Philosophy, Howard University (1993).
  • B.A. in Philosophy, Bigard Memorial Seminary, Nigeria - Affilate of Urban University (1989).

Recent Courses

University of Texas at San Antonio

Lecturer II

2017 – Present

Courses: Introduction to Humanities, Death and Dying, Renaissance Ideas, Medieval Women Writers, Literature into Film, History of Film, Modern World, Romantic World, Major Filmmaker: Chaplin, American Film, Popular Culture

Walden University

Center for General Education

Senior Core Faculty

2015 – 2017

Courses: Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics, Science and Spirituality, World Religion, Popular Culture

Walden University

College of Undergraduates Studies

Core Faculty, Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies

2009 – 2015

Courses: Ethics, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies; Interdisciplinary Experience: Self Identity; Change and Population Movement across Borders; Sustaining Quality of Life in the City; Capstone: Interdisciplinary Method

Research in Progress

Works in Progress (editor)

The New Other(2019): Anthology of essays on the marginalized groups in the society, for example, the Muslim girls, victims of human-trafficking, African widows.

Global Perspectives on the Nature of Manhood(2019): Essays reexamining the nature manhood in the context of evolving meaning of gender and gender roles.

Recent Publications

Fiction

  • The Visible Man. Maryland: Allied Publishers, 1995. Print.
  • The Uncircumcised. Baltimore: Publish America, 2005. Print.

Selected Scholarly and Refereed Publications

  • "Deleuzean Deterritorialization, Black British Writers, and the Case of Ben Okri." Bma: Sonia Sanchez Journal 6 . 2 (Spring 2001): 97-114. Print.
  • "Deleuzean Deterritorialization, Black British Writers, and the Case of Ben Okri." Black British Writing. Ed. Lauri Mamsey and Victoria Arana. London: Palgrave, 2004. 145-160. Print.
  • Co-author: "Guidelines for the Academic Preparation of English Faculty at Two-Year Colleges." National Council of Teachers of English, 2005. Print.
  • "Postcolonial and Black British Aesthetics: Kindred Spirit in Error." Black British Aesthetics Today . Ed. R. V. Arana. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007. Print.
  • "Chris Abani: A Bio-critical Essay." Dictionary of Literary Biography, British Authors Volume 347 (Spring 2009): 3-12. Print.
  • "Why Teach the Canon Anyway?" Notes on American Literature 20 (Spring 2011): 4 -11. Print.
  • "Igbo Metaphysics in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart." Callaloo: Achebe's Special Edition 29 . 2 (2002): 559- 566. Print.

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