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Dr. James Haile

  • Multicultural Faculty Fellow
  • Fellow in Philosophy; Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison, Jean-Paul Sartre, James Baldwin, black aesthetics
  • Email: jbh034@bucknell.edu
  • Mailing Address: Philosophy
    Chafee Building
    10 Chafee Rd
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Biography

Dr. Haile’s research and teaching interests intersect recent Continental philosophy (especially Aesthetics), Philosophy and/of Literature, Philosophy of Place, Africana Philosophy, and Philosophy and/of Race. Specifically, he is interested in the intersection of 20th century American and African America Literature and Existentialism.

Research

Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison (especially their writings on place and nature), Jean-Paul Sartre (especially his writings on jazz), James Baldwin (especially his writings on language and religion), black aesthetics (especially contemporary genre aesthetics of hip hop).

Education

PhD Duquesne University, 2014

M.A. University of Memphis, 2008

B.A. Morehouse College, 2002

Publications

Philosophical Meditations on Richard Wright (Lexington Press)

Thinking through Baldwin, edited collection (forthcoming)

“Afro-‘American’ Writing: Motifs of Place” (published in Philosophizing the Americas: An Inter-American Discourse (Fordham University Press)

Richard Wright: The ‘Nature’ of Politics, The ‘Politics’ of Nature (published in A Political Companion to Richard Wright, University of Kentucky Press)

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