Dan Wylie Academic Publications

(A) Parts of books

1994 “Henry Rider Haggard”, “South African Colonial Mythology”, in E D Benson et al, eds. Enyclopaedia of Postcolonial Literatures (London, Routledge), vol.1, 620-1, 839-42.

1995 “Language and Assassination: Cultural negations in white writers’ portrayal of Shaka”, in C Hamilton ed. The ‘Mfecane’ Aftermath (Wits University Press), 71-103.

1996 The Road Out (poems; Snailpress)

(Various of these poems have now been anthologised, including in M Chapman, The New Century of South African Poetry (Johannesburg, 2002); PR Anderson, In the Country of the Heart: Love poems from South Africa (Cape Town, 2004), F Chipasula, Bending the Bow (Carbondale, USA, 2007).)

1998 “Taking Resentment for Wisdom: A Posthumous Conversation between Dambudzo Marechera, N H Brettell and George Grosz”, in A J Chennells and Flora Veit-Wild, eds, Dambudzo Marechera, Africa World Press, Lawrenceville NJ. 315-331.

2000 “Animals, Arcadia, Allegory, &c”, in Ivan Vladislavic, ed. T’kama-Adamastor:Inventions of Africa in a South African Painting. Wits UP. 153-161.

“Chenjerai Hove”, “N H Brettell”, “Henry Rider Haggard”, in Douglas Killam and Ruth Rowe, eds, The Companion to African Literatures in English (James Currey, London)

2001 Introduction to John Eppel, Selected Poems 1965-1995 (Childline, Bulawayo), 5-8.

“Elephants and the Ethics of Ecological Criticism: A case study in recent South African fiction”. In Sue Kossew and Dianne Schwerdt, eds, Re-Imagining Africa: New Critical Perspectives. (Nova Science, New York). 175-193.

2002 “‘Dead Leaves’: Reflections on writing a memoir of the Rhodesian conflict.” In Chris van der Merwe and Rolf Wolfswinkel, eds. Telling Wounds: Narrative, Trauma & Memory; working through the SA armed conflicts of the 20th century. Van Schaik/UCT. 190-194.

2005 “‘Mind has mountains’: Poetry and ecology in Eastern Zimbabwe”. In Versions of Zimbabwe, ed Ranka Primorac and Robert Muponde, James Currey: London.

2008 “White myths of Shaka”. In Benedict Carton, John Laband and Jabulani Sithole, eds. Zulu Identities: Being Zulu, past and present. (Univerity of KwaZulu-Natal Press: Pietermaritzburg.)

2011 “Literature and ecology in southern Africa” (chapter). In Michael Chapman, M Lenta, eds. SA Lit: Beyond 2000. UKZN Press: Pietermaritzburg. 353-371.

2012 “Douglas Livingstone’s Poetry and the (Im)possibility of the Bioregion”. In The Bioregional Imagination. Ed. Cheryll Glotfelty and Karla Armbruster. (University of Georgia Press.) 312-328.

(Ed) with Craig Mackenzie. No Other World: Essays in the Life-Work of Don Maclennan. (PrintMatters: Cape Town.) Incl. Dan Wylie, “Introduction” and “Don Maclennan and the Prehistoric”. 219-233.

(B) Articles in refereed journals

1991 “Who’s Afraid of Shaka Zulu?”, Southern African Review of Books. 4/3, 15-17.

“Autobiography as Alibi: Nathaniel Isaacs’ Travels and Adventures in Eastern Africa (1836)”. Current Writing 3, 71-90. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1013929X.1991.9677875?journalCode=rcwr20

“Language Thieves: English-Language Strategies in two Zimbabwean novellas”, English in Africa 18/2, 39-62.

1992 “Textual Incest: Nathaniel Isaacs and the Development of the Shaka Myth”, History in Africa 19, 411-33.

1993 “A Dangerous Admiration: E A Ritter’s Shaka Zulu”, Southern African Historical Journal 28, 98-118.

Review article, “Dorian Haarhoff’s The Wild South-West”, English in Africa 20/2, 107-111.

1994 “Shaka and the modern Zulu State”, History Today 44/5, 8-11.

“An Icon in the Whirlpool”, New Contrast 22/4, 67-77.

1995 “Shaka and the Myths of Paradise”, English in Africa 22/1, 19-47.

“The Selves in the Other: The Shaka Poems of D J Darlow and F T Prince”, Current Writing 7/1, 70-87.

“‘Proprietor of Natal’: Henry Francis Fynn and the Mythography of Shaka”, History in Africa 22, 409-437.

1997 “Violently Representing Shaka”, Mots Pluriels 1/4, 1-6.

1998 “The Wilderness in the Blood”, English Academy Review 14. 176-191

“Living Poetry: An experience of pedagogical discovery”. English Studies in Africa 14/1. 89-106.

1999 “Broken Bottles Beneath the Lawn”, English Academy Review 15, 113-8.

2001 “Elephants and Compassion: Ecological criticism and South African hunting literature”. English in Africa. 28(2). 79-100.

2002 “‘Speaking Crystals’: The Poetry of Lionel Abrahams and South African Liberalism”. African Literatures Today 23, 101-9.

“The Anthropomorphic Ethic: Fiction and the Animal Mind in Virginia Woolf’s Flush and Barbara Gowdy’s The White Bone.” ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment) 9.2, 115-132.

2003 “Clutching a handful of granulated glass”. Review essay. Scrutiny2 8/1, 62-69.

“Honesty and death”. Review essay. English Academy Review 17, 120-128.

“‘Hollow land of emptiness’: repression and ecology in some early Rhodesian poetry.” English Academy Review, 19:1-11.

2005 Review. Jeff Opland, The Dassie and the Hunter. English in Africa 32/2, 247-51.

Review essay. Ivan Vladislavic, The Exploded View. Scrutiny2 10/1, 101-107.

2006 ‘Why Write a Poem about Elephants?’ Mosaic 39/4, 27-46.

2007 “Imagined corners: Ec(o)centrism in some Eastern Cape poetry.” Scrutiny2 12/1, 30-45.

‘//Kabbo’s Challenge: Transculturation and the question of a South African ecocriticism’. Journal of Literary Studies. 23/3, 252-270.

‘“Muscled Presence”: Douglas Livingstone’s poem “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Snake”’. (With Mariss Everitt). English in Africa 34/1, 133-154.

‘”Now strangers walk in that place”: Antjie Krog, modernity, and the making of //Kabbo’s story’. Current Writing 19/2, 49-71. Reprinted in Judith Lutge Coullie and Andries Visagie, eds. Antjie Krog: An ethics of body and otherness. UKZN Press 2014:215-240.

‘”Unconscious nobility”: The animal poetry of Harold Farmer’. English in Africa 34/2, 79-92.

2008 “’Long and Wandering Forest’: Sidney Clouts, geophilosophy and trees.’ Alternation 14/2, 72-96

Review: Helen Tiffin, Five Emus to the King of Siam. English in Africa, 35/1, 191-4.

Review: Thomas Mofolo, Traveller to the East. English in Africa 35/2: 163-166.

‘The Schizophrenias of Truth-Telling in Contemporary Zimbabwe’. English Studies in Africa. 50(2). 151-170.

2009 “Lines of Flight: Sydney Clouts’s birds”. Alternation. 16/2. 126-151.

Review article: “The Death of the Animal in South African History.” Historia 55/2, 283-291.

2011 “Not Quite a Refutation: A response to David McDermott Hughes’ Whiteness in Zimbabwe”. Safundi 13/1-2. 181-194.

“Playing God in Small Spaces: The ecology of the South African small garden and the poetry of Marris Everitt”. Journal of Literary Studies,27: 71-90.

2013 “Estuary: Brian Walter’s Swartkops poems”. AlterNation Special edition No.6. 157-74.

2014 “Mountainous Freedom” The awkward romance of two Capetonian poets”. English in Africa 41/1. 75-90.

“Touching Trunks: Elephants, ecology and compassion in three Southern African teen
novels”. Journal of Literary Studies. 30/4. 25-45.

“Feral Whispering: Conservation, community and the reach of the literary.” English in Africa: 41/3. 119-140.

2016 “Anne Sexton’s environmental animality”. Animal Studies Journal. (online).