Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2002
Dr. M’Baye received his Ph.D. in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University, his M.A. in American Studies from Pennsylvania State University, and his Maîtrise in English from Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
- The Trickster Comes West: Pan-African Influences in Early Black Diasporan Narratives. Jackson, Miss: University Press of Mississippi, 2009.
- "The Pan-African and Puritan Dimensions of Phillis Wheatley's Poems and Letters." In New Essays on Phillis Wheatley. John C. Shields and Eric D. Lamore, eds. Knoxville, TN.: U of Tennessee P, 2011. 271-293.
- "African and Colonialism in Langston Hughes's Travel Writings." New Directions in Travel Writing and Travel Studies. Dr. Carmen Andras, ed. Aachen, Germany: Shaker Publishing, 2010. 178-188.
- "Discrimination and the American Dream in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun.” Bloom’s Literary Themes: The American Dream. Harold Bloom, ed. New York: Chelsea House. 2009. 171-186.
- With Amoaba Gooden and Wendy Wilson-Fall. “A History of Black Immigration into the United States and Canada with Culture and Policy Implications.” Africana Cultures and Policy Studies: Scholarship and the Transformation of Public Policy. Zachery Williams, ed. New York: Palgrave, 2009. 219-246.
- With Seneca Vaught, Zachery Williams, and Robert Smith. "A History of Black Immigration into the United States and Canada with Culture and Policy Implications." Africana Cultures and Policy Studies: Scholarship and the Transformation of Public Policy. Zachery Williams, ed. New York: Palgrave, 2009. 219-246.
- "Slavery and Africa in Native Son and Black Power: A Transnationalist Interspretation." Richard Wright's Native Son. Ana Maria Fraile, ed. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2007. 75-90.
- “The Theology and Poetics of Sin and Punishment in Go Tell it on the Mountain.” From Around the Globe: Secular Authors and Biblical Perspectives. Seodial Frank H. Deena and Karoline Szatek, eds. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2007. 227-248.
- “Resistance against Racial, Sexual, and Social Oppression in Go Tell it on the Mountain and Beloved.” James Baldwin and Toni Morrison: Comparative Critical and Theoretical Essays. Lovalerie King and Lynn Orilla Scott, eds. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. 167-186.
- “African Retentions in Go Tell it on the Mountain.” James Baldwin’s Go Tell it on the Mountain: Historical and Critical Essays. Carol E. Henderson, ed. New York: Peter Lang, 2006. 41-54.
- "The Representation of Africa in Black Atlantic Studies of Race and Literature." Africa and Its Significant Others: Forty Years of Entanglement. Isabel Hoving, Frans-Willen Korsten, and Ernst Van Alphen, eds. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2003. 151-162.
- "The Myth of Post-Racialism: Hegemonic and Counterhegemonic Stories About Race and Racism in the United States." ACRAWSA: Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Journal (Online). 7 (2011): 2-25.
- "Variant Sexualities and African Modernity in Joseph Gaye Ramaka's Karmen Gei." Black Camera. 2.2 (Spring 2011): 114-129.
- "Identity and Autobiography in Ambiguous Adventure and Go Tell It on the Mountain." Revista Lingua & Literatura. 12.18 (2010): 83-102.
- "Student-Centered Designs of Pan-African Literature Courses." CEA Forum. 39.2 (Summer/Fall 2010): 1-27.
- "Richard Wright and the 1955 Bandung Conference: A Re-evaluation of The Color Curtain." Journeys: the International Journal of Travel & Travel Writing. 10.2 (2009): 31-44.
- "Richard Wright and African Francophone intellectuals: a Reassessment of the 1956 Congress of Black Writers in Paris." African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal. 2.1 (January 2009): 29-42. Reprinted in African diaspora and the metropolis: Reading the African, African American and Caribbean experience. Fassil Demissie, ed. London: Routledge, August 2009.
- “Marcus Garvey and African Francophone Political Leaders of the Early Twentieth Century: Prince Kojo Touvalou Houénou Reconsidered.” Journal of Pan-African Studies. 1.5 (October 2006): 2-19.
- “The Economic, Political, and Social impact of the Atlantic Slave Trade on Africa.” The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms . 11.6 (2006): 607-622.
- “Colonization and African Modernity in Cheikh Hamidou Kane’s Ambiguous Adventure.” Journal of African Literature and Culture (2006): 189-212.
- “Narrowing the Gap: Between the African-centered and Postmodernist Interpretations of Pan-Africanism in Contemporary Black-Atlantic Studies.” 80-96. Directions in Cultural History. Special issue of The UCLA Historical Journal. 21 (2005-2006): 80-96.
- "Africa, Race, and Culture in the Narratives of W.E.B. Du Bois.” Philosophia Africana: Analysis of Philosophy and Issues in Africa and the Black Diaspora. 7.2 (August 2004): 33-46.
- “African Retentions in Go Tell It on the Mountain.” The Middle-Atlantic Writers Association (MAWA) Review. 19.1 (June 2004): 90-104.
- “The Image of Africa in the Travel Narratives of W.E.B. Du Bois, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” B.Ma: The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review. Black Travel Writing Special Issue. Victoria Arana, ed. 9.1 (Fall 2003): 153-177.
- “Dualistic Imagination of Africa in the Black Atlantic Narratives of Phillis Wheatley, Olaudah Equiano, and Martin Robinson Delany.” The New England Journal of History. 58.3 (Spring 2002): 15-32.
Book Reviews (Selected)
- Across the Atlantic: African Immigrants in the United States Diaspora. Emmanuel Yewah and Dimeji Togunde, eds. Champaign, IL: Common Ground, 2010. OFO: Journal of Transatlantic Studies. 1.1 (2011): 119-122.
- Constitutional Rights in Two Worlds: South Africa and the United States. By Mark S. Kende. New York Cambridge UP, 2010. H-Law, H-Net Reviews. June, 2011. URL: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=31456.
- Black Lives in the English Archives, 1500-1677. By Imtiaz Habib. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2008. Seventeenth Century News. 59.1-2 (Spring-Summer 2011): 61-65.
- Something Torn and New: An African Renaissance. By Ngugi Wa Thiong' o. New York: Basic Civitas, 2009. Journal of African American History. 95.3-4 (Summer-Fall 2010): 473-475.
- African American Literature
- Black Atlantic Studies, Black Diaspora Studies, and Transnational Studies
- African Literature in English and French
- Postcolonial Literature and Film
Modern Language Association, December 2002-present.
American Studies Association, January 2000-present.
Mid-Atlantic American Culture Studies Association, 1998-present.
American Association of University Professors, Kent State Chapter, 2006-present
The Africana Cultures and Policy Studies Institute, 2000-present.
Pan African Faculty and Staff Association, Kent State University, 2006-present
Senegalese Academic Society, May 2007- present.
OFFICEDepartment of English
Department of Pan-African Studies
CONTACT INFOPhone: 330-703-6832
COURSES TEACHINGSpring 2013
- HONR 30096 - 002 Individual Honors Work
- ENG 34011 - 001 World Literature In English
- PAS 37020 - 001 The Model African Union
- ENG 40010 - 007 Writing Portfolio
- ENG 69299 - 002 Thesis Ii
- ENG 78096 - 004 Individual Investigation
- ENG 89299 - 011 Dissertation Ii
- ENG 68096 - 030 Individual Investigation
- ENG 69299 - 030 Thesis Ii
- ENG 78096 - 030 Individual Investigation
- ENG 89299 - 039 Dissertation Ii
- PAS 32002 - 001 Modern African American Lit
- ENG 33012 - 001 Modern African American Lit
- ENG 33015 - 001 African Literatures
- ENG 66302 - 001 Post - Colonial Lit In Eng
- ENG 76302 - 001 Post - Colonial Lit In Eng
- ENG 78096 - 001 Individual Investigation
- ENG 89299 - 012 Dissertation Ii