Frank Benjamin Wilderson, III

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Professor of African American Studies and Drama, African American Studies
School of Humanities
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2004, Rhetoric/Film Studies
M.F.A., Columbia University, NYC, 1991, Creative Writing
B.A., Dartmouth College, 1980, Government/Philosophy
Phone: (949) 824-4604
Fax: (949) 824-7006
University of California, Irvine
469 Krieger Hall
Mail Code: 6850
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Film theory, Marxism, Black Political Theory, Dramaturgy, and Cultural Studies
Academic Distinctions
The Eisner Prize for Creative Achievement of the Highest Order; The Judith Stronach Award for Poetry; The Crothers Short Story Award; The Jerome Foundation Artists and Writers Award; The Loft-McKnight Award for Best Prose in the State of Minnesota; and The Maya Angelou Award for Best Fiction Portraying the Black Experience in America.
Forthcoming books:
Red, White, & Black: Cinema and the Structure of U.S. Antagonisms (Duke UP 2009)

Incognegro: From Black Power to Apartheid and Back--A Memoir of Exile (South End Press 2008)

Articles and Book Chapters:
“The Prison Slave as Hegemony’s (Silent) Scandal.” Warfare: the American Homeland and Prison. Joy James, ed. Duke University Press. (Reprinted from Social Justice) 2005.

“The Prison Slave as Hegemony’s (Silent) Scandal.” Social Justice, Vol.3, No. 2. 2004.

“Gramsci’s Black Marx: Whither the Slave in Civil Society?” Social Identities, Vol., No. 2. 2003.

"The Makgoba Affair: Semiotics of a Prelates' War", Debate, Vol. 1, No.1. 1996.

“‘Niggas are a Whole New Gadget’: African American Dissonance and Engagement in the‘ New’ South Africa.” Les Temps Modernes. Vol. 50, No. 585. 1995.

“Curriculum Reconstruction and its Implications for Meeting the ANC’s Reconstruction and Development Program Human Resource Needs.” Perspectives In Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research. Vol. 16, No.1. 1995.

Creative Writing:
“Incognegro.” (Memoir excerpt). Konch. Ishmael Reed, ed. 2002.

“When the World Was October.” (Novel excerpt.) Callaloo. Vol. 14, No.1. 1991.

“When the World Was October.” (Novel excerpt). Obsidian II. Vol. 5, No. 1. 1990.

“Soweto.” Paris Transcontinental. 1990.

“The Ramadan Wars.” (Novel excerpt). Obsidian II. Vol. 3, No.1. 1988.

“Glass Torpedo.” (Fiction). The Yardbird Press Anthology, Ishmael Reed, ed. 1981.
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