Office Hours

      (Spring 2015)

  • M   :    2:30pm - 4:00pm
  • W   :  12:45pm - 1:30pm
  • F    :  12:45pm - 1:30pm
 

Interests

  • World civilizations
  • African literature
  • Creative writing
  • Study abroad in Senegal
  • French for Business
  • Poetry
  • Martial Arts
 

Kodjo Adabra

Assistant Professor of

French

Welles 206B
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5247
adabra@geneseo.edu

 

Kodjo Adabra has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2010.  

Faculty Information

Education

  • Ph.D., French & Francophone Literature - University of Tennessee
  • M.A., French - North Carolina State University
  • M.S., Management Sciences - Université de Lomé, Togo
  • B.S., Management Sciences - Université de Lomé, Togo

Research Interests

Dr. Kodjo Adabra's primary research deals with Francophone sub-Saharan Literatures of Post-colonial Africa, as well as identity and trends in African Diaspora literatures. He works particularly on the journalistic work by Cameroonian author Alexandre Biyidi-Awala, alias Mongo Beti, and is currently working on Togolese novelists Kangni Alemdjrodo (alias Alem) and Kossi Efoui. Professor Adabra also researches sociolinguistic issues with African languages as means of literary work. He is a published novelist and has secondary interests in creative writing.

Affiliations

  • Member of AATF (American Association of Teachers of French)
  • Member of NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
  • Member of ALA (African Literature Association)
  • Member of CIEF (Conseil International d'Etudes Francophones)
  • Reviewer of NCUR (National Conference on Undergraduate Research) proceedings
  • Reviewer for the post-graduate electronic journal 'e-pisteme' based in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Newcastle University, UK
Fall 2015 Classes

FREN 202:
Intermediate French II

    A continuation of FREN 201. Prerequisites: FREN 201 or its equivalent.

FREN 314:
M/Contemp Francophone Civ

    This course is a study of the main aspects of modern institutions and ways of life in the French-speaking world outside Europe (e.g., Africa, North America, and the Caribbean). Discussions are based
    on authentic sources from the Internet, books, magazines, recordings, and interviews. Aural and oral skills are emphasized. Prerequisites: FREN 301. Credits: 3(3-0). Offered fall, odd years
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FREN 318:
Advanced Composition

    Intensive review of grammar and grammatical structures and their application to written communication. Prerequisites: FREN 301. Offered fall, odd years

FREN 518:
Adv Grammar & Composition

    Intensive review of grammar and grammatical structures and their application to written communication. Prerequisites: FREN 301. Offered fall, odd years

FREN 588:
Exp:Contemp Francophone Civ