Alexander Fyfe

Alexander Fyfe
University of Georgia | UGA · Department of Comparative Literature

Doctor of Philosophy

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In this introduction to the special issue, “Animating Theories of the Material: Approaching Animist Being in Postcolonial Literatures,” Rosemary Jolly and Alexander Fyfe consider the recent surge of interest in animisms within postcolonial studies alongside the roughly coeval turn to questions of materiality within the humanities. Introducing the f...
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Taking its prompt from recent studies of Ken Saro-Wiwa's work that can be grouped under the broad heading of “postcolonial ecocriticism,” this article addresses the status of the “land” in an expanded archive of the author's works. Reading samples of Saro-Wiwa's lyric poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction, I argue that his writings demonstrate a co...
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This essay considers Frantz Fanon’s chapter “On National Culture” (chapter four of The Wretched of the Earth) in relation to the specificity of literary form and Fanon’s understanding of the universal. Reversing the order in which the essay’s two sections are usually read (and therefore beginning with the second section), the essay traces the evolu...
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Recent years have seen an increasing number of non-professional readers contribute to the online conversation about African literary texts. While this is evidence of a healthy democratisation of the field, it also raises questions about the impact that this online criticism has upon the academic field of African literary studies. How exactly are sc...
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This essay considers the relations between physical infrastructure and the politics of literary form in Fiston Mwanza Mujila's Tram 83 (2014). Although the novel initially seems to suggest that literature is irrelevant to the context of infrastructural dysfunction that it depicts, I argue that Tram 83 articulates a specific (yet highly circumscribe...
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This introduction to the special issue, ‘Marxism and African Literatures: New Interventions,’ argues for the continued relevance of Marxist approaches within African literary studies. After a discussion of the place of Marxism in the field today, a brief history of important Marxist interventions is provided, with particular attention paid to works...
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Sylvestre Amoussou, director. L’Orage Africain: Un continent sous influence. 2017. 88 min. French, with English subtitles. Benin, France. Koffi Productions. Vimeo. $5.00. - Volume 62 Issue 3 - Alexander Fyfe
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This article proposes the concept of noncapitalist wealth as a line of inquiry into the relations among capitalism, animism, and literary production. I begin by discussing the methodological implications of Harry Garuba’s influential essay on “animist materialism” and suggest that Garuba’s operating theory of capital means that his method ultimatel...
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Julia Dahr, dir. Thank You for the Rain. 2017. 90 min. English and Kamba, with English subtitles. London. Banyak Films. €15. - Alexander Fyfe
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David MacDougall and James Blue, dir. The Faces of Change Collection: The Kenya Series. 1974 (re-mastered 2017). 121 min. Oromo (Boran dialect), with English subtitles, English. United States. Documentary Educational Resources. $359.95 (price for entire collection for individuals). - Alexander Fyfe
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Short introduction to the Comparative Literature Studies forum on the Warwick Research Collective's 2015 book, Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature.
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Francis Marc and Francis Nick , directors. When China Met Africa. 2010. 75 minutes. English and Chinese with English subtitles. U.K. Speakit Films. £10.99. - Volume 59 Issue 2 - Alex Fyfe