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
Spring 2015 Classes

FREN 202:
Intermediate French II

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

FREN 323:
Selected Topics in Linguistics

    Introduction to major morphologic, phonetic and syntactic structures of French and the fundamental assumptions about language change through time. Also an initiatoin to regional and social variation
    of French in the francophone world with a focus on pronunciation patterns, vocabulary items, and sentence structures. Prerequisites: FREN 301. Offered every spring
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FREN 374:
FrancophoneLt-Africa&Caribbean

    This course is a survey of Francophone literature from North and Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean. It covers issues related to tradition, immigration and exile, religion, cultural identity, gener
    ation and gender while thoroughly exploring the literary aesthetics embedded in the chosen workds. Prerequisites: FREN 302. Offered spring, odd years
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FREN 523:
Linguistics

    Introduction to major morphologic, phonetic and syntactic structures of French and the fundamental assumptions about language change through time. Also an initiatoin to regional and social variation o
    f French in the francophone world with a focus on pronunciation patterns, vocabulary items, and sentence structures. Prerequisites: FREN 301. Offered every spring
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