Annjeanette Wiese
Associate Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies • Instructor
Humanities

Annje received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from CU Boulder in May 2008. Her previous degrees include an MA in Comparative Literature and a BA in English and French. In 2007-08, she received a Thomas Edwin Devaney Dissertation Fellowship from the Center for the Humanities and the Arts.

Teaching Interests
Narrative theory; 20th- and 21st-century literature; fiction and nonfiction; literary criticism.

Courses

  • HUMN 1110/1120: Introduction to Humanities (previously 1010/1020)
  • HUMN 2000: Methods and Approaches to Humanities
  • HUMN 3500: Literatures of Consciousness
  • HUMN 3210: Narrative
  • HUMN 4170: Fiction and Reality
  • ENGL 3060: Modern and Contemporary Literature

Publications

  • “Who Says? Problematic Narration in Paul Auster’s City of Glass.” Forthcoming. Frontiers of Narrative Studies, special issue, “Experimental Literature and Narrative Theory,” ed. Brian Richardson.
  • “Telling What Is True: Truthiness and Fictional Truths in Hybrid (Non)Fiction.” Prose Studies 37.1 (2015): 66-82. View article.
  • “Narrative Palimpsest: The Representation of History and Identity in Agota Kristof’s The Notebook, The Proof, and The Third Lie.” Journal of Narrative Theory 43.2 (2013): 137-159.
  • “Rethinking Postmodern Narrativity: Narrative Construction and Identity Formation in Don DeLillo’s White Noise.College Literature 39.3 (2012): 1-25.
  • Translation: “The End of Writing? Grammatology and Plasticity.” [“La fin de l’écriture? Grammatologie et plasticité.”] Written by Catherine Malabou. The Legacy of Jacques Derrida. Spec. issue of The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms 12:4 (2007): 431-441.
  • Translation: “Again: ‘The Wounds of the Spirit Heal, and Leave No Scars Behind.’” Written by Catherine Malabou. Keynote address delivered by C. Malabou at “Following Derrida: Legacies,” a conference presented by Mosaic at the University of Manitoba, October 2006. Published in Following Derrida: Legacies. Spec. issue of Mosaic 40:2 (2007): 27-37.

Recent Conferences & Lectures

  • “Conflicting Categories: Graphic Narratives and the Revision of Truth,” 2017 International Conference on Narrative (annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Narrative), University of Kentucky, March 2017.
  • "Satire and Truth: Fake News and the Complex Nature of Narrative Truthiness," 2016 International Conference on Narrative (annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Narrative), University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 2016.
  • “Narrative Truthiness and the Rhetorical Context,” 2015 International Conference on Narrative (annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Narrative), Purdue University Calumet, Chicago, IL, March 2015.
  • “Beyond Opposition: The Duality of Truth and Fiction in Binjamin Wilkomirski’s Holocaust Memoir,” International Conference on Narrative, the annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Narrative, MIT, Cambridge, MA. March 2014.
  • “Blurring Narrative Truth: Truthiness and Fictional Truths in Hybrid (Non-)Fiction,” International Conference on Narrative, the annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Narrative, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK. June 2013.
  • “‘Books say: She did this because’: Julian Barnes’ _Flaubert’s Parrot_ and the Argument for a New Realism,” Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 in February. University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, February 2013.
  • “Contemporary Palimpsests: Telling History and Identity as Narrative in Morrison’s Beloved and Atwood’sHandmaid’s Tale,” Narrative Conference, the annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Narrative, Case Western reserve University, Cleveland, OH, April 2010.
  • “Contemporary American Fiction and the Design for a Narrative Identity,” ASAP1: Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, October 2009.
  • “ E. L. Doctorow’s Ragtime and the Simulacrum of History,” the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, February 2008.
  • “Genealogy of the Postmodern Self: Narrative and Rewriting in Agota Kristof’s Trilogy,” the International Conference on Narrative, the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature, Georgetown University, Washington DC, March 2007.
  • “Challenging the Order: Peter Greenaway’s The Pillow Book and the Tensions of Society,” the International Conference on Narrative, the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, April 2006.
  • “Ambiguity and Life Narrative: Reading Michael Ondaatje’s Running in the Family,” the annual meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, Albuquerque, NM, February 2006.