ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Dr. Esonwanne is a scholar of African literature. He has taught courses on postcolonial literature and race and psychoanalysis in African literature. He has written extensively on psychoanalysis in African literature, with articles appearing in several prominent journals in the field of African literary studies.
“‘Restraint . . . my style’: deliberative and mournful.” PMLA 129.2 (2014): 243–45.
“Text-Context: Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s A Grain of Wheat as Testimony.” Approaches to Teaching the Works of Ngugi wa Thiong’o. Ed. Oliver Lovesey. New York: The Modern Languages Association of America, 2012. Pp. 171–180.
“Orality and the Genres of African Postcolonial Literatures.” Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literatures Ed. Ato Quayson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Pp. 137–170.
“Enlightenment Epistemology and the Invention of Polygyny.” African Literature: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory. Eds. Tejumola Olaniyan and Ato Quayson. London: Blackwell, 2007. Pp. 573–584.
“The Crisis of the Soul: Psychoanalysis and African Literature.” Research in African Literatures 38.2 (Summer 2007): 140–142.