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Babacar M'Baye

Associate Professor

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

Books

  • The Trickster Comes West: Pan-African Influences in Early Black Diasporan Narratives.  Jackson, Miss: University Press of Mississippi, 2009.
  • Crossing Traditions: American Popular Music in Local and Global Contexts. Babacar M'Baye and Alexander Charles Oliver Hall, eds. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013.

  Book Chapters

  • "Voodoo and the Black Vernacular as Weapons of Resistance." Zora Neale Hurston, Haiti, and Their Eyes Were Watching God. La Vinia Delois Jennings, ed. Evanston, Ill: Northwestern University Press, 2013. 191-214.
  • "African Elements in the Folktales of Zora Neale Hurston's Mules and Men." Critical Insights: Zora Neale Hurston. Sharon Jones, ed. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2013. 144-168.
  • "Radical and Nationalist Resistance in David Walker's and Frederick Douglass's Antislavery Narratives." In Critical Insights: Literature of Protest. Kimberly Drake, ed. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2013. 113-143.
  • Babacar M'Baye and Alexander Charles Oliver Hall. "Introduction: New Approaches to American Popular Music." In Crossing Traditions: American Popular Music in Local and Global Contexts. Babacar M'Baye and Alexander Charles Oliver Hall, eds. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013. v-xix.
  • "In Search of Mahalia Jackson and Aminata Fall: A Comparative Study of Senegalese and African American Blues." In Crossing Traditions: American Popular Music in Local and Global Contexts. Babacar M'Baye and Alexander Charles Oliver Hall, eds. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013. v-xix. 101-120.
  • "The Model AU as a Pedagogical Method of Teaching American Students about Africa." Brandon D. Lundy and Solomon Negash, eds. Teaching Africa: A Guide for the 21st-Century Classroom. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013. 195-201.
  • "What is Black in the Melting Pot? A Critique of Afrocentrist and Postmodernist Discourses on Blackness." American Multicultural Studies: Diversity of Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality. Sherrow O. Pinder, ed. Los Angeles and London: Sage, 2013. 3-19.
  • "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.: University of Tennessee Press, 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 through the Lens of the African American Civil and Human Rights Struggle." Immigrant Rights in the Shadows of Citizenship. Rachel Ida Buff, ed. New York: New York University Press, 2008. 159-178.
  • "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.
  • “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, 2006. 167-186.
  • "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.

Journal Articles

  • "The Origins of Senegalese Homophobia: Discourses on Homosexuals and Transgender People in Colonial and Postcolonial Senegal." African Studies Review. 56.2 (September 2013): 109-128.
  • "Caribbean Migratory Experiences in Queen Macoomeh's Tales from Icebox Land and Mutabaruka's Poetry." Southern Journal of Canadian Studies 5.1-2 (December 2012): 184-222
  • "Cosmopolitanism and Anticolonialism in Selected World War II Poems of Leopold Sedar Senghor" ["Cosmopolitisme et anticolionalisme dans quelques poemes de Leopold Sedar Senghor pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale.]' Migrance 39 (Premier Semestre 2012): 79-92.
  • "Metamorphosis and Cosmopolitanism in a Senegalese Immigrant's Narratives about Quebec: Boucar Diouf." Quebec Studies (Special Issue: New Voices on Quebec). Fall 2012. 53-70.
  • "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.
  • "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.
  • "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.
  • “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

  • James Baldwin: America and Beyond. Cora Kaplan and Bill Schwarz, eds. Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press, 2011. New Formations. 77.2 (Fall 2012-Spring 2013): 204-208.
  • 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.
  • 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 Culture and Melville's Art: The Creative Process in Benito Cereno and Moby-Dick. By Sterling Stuckey. New York: Oxford University Press, November 2009. Southwest Journal of Cultures. http://southwestjournalofcultures.blogspot.com/ . Posted on January 10, 2010.
Research Areas
  • African American Literature
  • Black Atlantic Studies, Black Diaspora Studies, and Transnational Studies
  • African Literature in English and French
  • Postcolonial Literature and Film
Affiliations
Modern Language Association.
American Studies Association.
African Studies Association.
Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora.
Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, Summer 2013-present.
Mid-Atlantic American Culture Studies Association.
The Africana Cultures and Policy Studies Institute (founding member).
American Association of University Professors, Kent State University Chapter.
Pan African Faculty and Staff Association, Kent State University.
Babacar M'Baye
OFFICE
Department of English
Department of Pan-African Studies
CONTACT INFO
Phone: 330-703-6832
bmbaye@kent.edu
COURSES TEACHING
Spring 2014
  • ENG 89299 - 011 Dissertation Ii
Summer 2014
  • ENG 25005 - 010 Literature In The Us Ii
  • ENG 89299 - 020 Dissertation Ii
Fall 2014
  • ENG 25005 - 001 Literature In The Us Ii
  • ENG 34011 - 001 World Literature In English
  • ENG 39995 - 001 St : Reading Africa Through Film
  • PAS 43095 - 004 St : Reading Africa Through Film
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