Faculty Profile

Benjamin Ngong

Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies (2007)

Contact Information

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

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

FREN 116 Intermediate French
Intensive second-year study of French, with attention to grammar review, conversation, reading in a cultural context and some writing. Prerequisite: 104 or the equivalent.

FREN 116 Intermediate French
Intensive second-year study of French, with attention to grammar review, conversation, reading in a cultural context and some writing. Prerequisite: 104 or the equivalent.

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 220-02. 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.

Spring 2015

FREN 230 Comm in Fr & Francophone Cont
Intensive oral and written practice of French in the context of issues and themes such as a sense of place, the lessons of time, the social contract, and intellectual and artistic life. This course makes use of texts, films, multi media and interactive computer strategies in the development of conversational and writing skills. Intended as the gateway to the major or minor in French and Francophone Studies. Prerequisite: 116 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement.

FREN 230 Comm in Fr & Francophone Cont
Intensive oral and written practice of French in the context of issues and themes such as a sense of place, the lessons of time, the social contract, and intellectual and artistic life. This course makes use of texts, films, multi media and interactive computer strategies in the development of conversational and writing skills. Intended as the gateway to the major or minor in French and Francophone Studies. Prerequisite: 116 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement.

FREN 500 Independent Study