Dennis Wise

About Dennis Wise

Dennis Wilson Wise (PhD, Middle Tennessee State U) is a lecturer who teaches in the UA's Writing Program. His main academic areas include science fiction, fantasy literature, and more generally 20th- & 21st-century British and American lit. The relationship between political philosophy and modern literature is particularly important to his research. Other areas of interest include feminist theory and historical fiction. Wise also currently serves as the reviews editor for Fafnir: Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research.

Selected Publications


“Unraveling The Hobbit’s Strange Publication History: A Look at Possible Worlds, Modality, and Accessibility Relations.” Subcreation: Worldbuilding in the Fantastic. Spec. Issue of FASTITOCALON, vol. 7, no. 1 & 2, 2017, pp. 121-35.

“J. R. R. Tolkien and the 1954 Nomination of E. M. Forster for the Nobel Prize in Literature.” MYTHLORE, vol. 36, no. 1, 2017, pp. 143-65.

“Book of the Lost Narrator: Re-Reading The Silmarillion as a Unified Text.” TOLKIEN STUDIES, vol. 13, 2016, pp. 101-24

“Harken Not to Wild Beasts: Between Rage and Eloquence in Saruman and Thrasymachus.” JOURNAL OF TOLKIEN RESEARCH, vol. 3, no. 2, 2016, pp. 1-32.


Research Interests

Science fiction, fantasy, political philosophy, 20th-century American literature, 20th-century British literature

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Contact Information

Dennis Wise
Office: 1219 Santa Rita Ave.
Office Hours: M 2:00-3:00 p.m.


PhD, Middle Tennessee State
MA, The Ohio State University
BA, Kent State University

Courses Taught

Engl 160D: Nonhuman Subjects: Monsters, Aliens, Ghosts, Others
Engl 101: First-Year Composition I (including online sections)
Engl 102: First-year Composition II
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences