The Spell That Fails Lacks an Essential Term: Poetry, Animism, and Ideophones
Adélékè Adéẹ̀kọ́ is a humanities distinguished professor at The Ohio State University. His teaching and research interests are, in no particular order of importance, Yoruba literature, literary theory, African American literature, and Anglophone literatures of Africa, south Asia, and the Caribbean. He is the author of Proverbs, Textuality, and Nativism in African Literature (1998) and The Slave's Rebellion: Literature, History, Orature (2005). He guest edited a special issue of Research in African Literatures 40:4 (Winter 2009) on writing about slavery in the African diaspora. His ongoing research projects are “Animist” Poetics in African American Poetry and Praise Culture in Lagos, Nigeria.
Adélékè Adéẹ̀kọ́; The Spell That Fails Lacks an Essential Term: Poetry, Animism, and Ideophones. English Language Notes 1 March 2013; 51 (1): 185–189. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00138282-51.1.185
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