Faculty Profile

Benjamin Ngong

Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies (2007)

Contact Information

on sabbatical Spring 2018

ngongb@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 110
717.245.1738

Bio

His research and teaching interests include 20th-century French novel, Francophone African and Caribbean literatures, cultures, and film, colonial and postcolonial studies. His published and forthcoming articles focus on the relationship of power to social and political violence as portrayed in African and Caribbean literature and film.

Education

  • Licence ès-Lettres Modernes, Université de Yaoundé, 1988
  • Maitrise ès Lettres Modernes
  • D.E.A., Littératures française et comparée, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens (France), 1991
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2007

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

FREN 101 Elementary French
Complete first-year course. Intensive study of the fundamentals of French grammar, with special attention given to pronunciation and oral expression. Cultural readings in the context of language acquisition.

FREN 101 Elementary French
Complete first-year course. Intensive study of the fundamentals of French grammar, with special attention given to pronunciation and oral expression. Cultural readings in the context of language acquisition.

FREN 201 Intermediate French
Intensive second-year study of French, with attention to grammar review, conversation, reading in a cultural context and some writing. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.

FREN 201 Intermediate French
Intensive second-year study of French, with attention to grammar review, conversation, reading in a cultural context and some writing. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.

AFST 220 Intro to Francophone Cultures
Cross-listed with FREN 246-01. This course explores the relationship between literature and Francophone cultures (Vietnam, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa). Topics include: "Négritude," the negro-African identity, "cultural métissage," the status of women, the dialogue between tradition and modernity, independence, and post-colonial disillusionment. Historical overview of the international context of Francophonie will be examined through short stories, novels, poems, critical essays, feature and documentary films.

FREN 246 Intro to Francophone Cultures
Cross-listed with AFST 220-01.