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Prof. Abioseh Porter Michael

Professor of English and Global Studies

Drexel University

Direct Phone: (215) ***-****       

Email: a***@***.edu

Drexel University

3141 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

United States

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Founded in 1891, Drexel (http://www.drexel.edu) is widely recognized for its focus on technology and experiential learning. The first major university to operate a fully wireless campus, Drexel is a leader in integrating emerging technologies into all asp ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Professor of English and Department Head
English & Philosophy Department, Drexel University

Affiliations

Advisory Board Member
Fonlon-Nichols Award

Education

Bachelor of Arts degree
French and English
Fourah Bay College

Diploma
Education
Fourah Bay College

Doctorate
Comparative Literature

Master of Arts Degree

Ph.D.
comparative literature
University of Alberta

Web References (41 Total References)


Abioseh Porter, the English ...

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Abioseh Porter, the English department head for the past 11 years and a Drexel faculty member since 1986, said that the problem with the space for the Writing Center and the adjunct space has been an issue since he started, citing that the center's current placement is actually a step up from its previous, smaller location on the fifth floor of MacAlister, where the department is currently located. The office space for the adjunct professors was also moved to the basement from the fifth floor.

"My colleagues - fellow department heads and myself - always are having discussions with our dean about the space issue. I believe that [Dean Donna Murasko] is doing her best to alleviate the space situation, but it's been difficult because on a practical, pragmatic level the space has just not been there," Porter said.
Porter went on to talk about identical issues in the other departments, such as culture and communication or chemistry.
"Over the years, we've heard all kinds of stories and promises that they're working hard on providing the space. We've been told that they're looking at several different venues. We're still waiting to see how these promises will actually come [to] fruition," he said.
Porter also said there is still a need for better equipment in classrooms and classroom space in general.


Martin Jumbam: Interviews

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Recently, I conducted a series of interviews with Professor Abioseh Michael Porter, Head of the Department of English and Philosophy at the University of Drexel in Philadelphia, USA, on Cameroonian and African literatures.

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Prof. Abioseh Porter on the State of African Literature: The Complete Interview
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After numerous requests from readers, I have compiled my seven-part interview with Professor Abioseh Porter of Drexel University into a single downloadable document.
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"There has been a Nobel Laureate in literature from just about every part of Africa," says Professor Abioseh Michael Porter.
...
In this final part of his interview on African creative writing, Professor Porter talks, among other things, about the contribution of African writers to world literature and what it takes to be a good teacher of African literatures as well as the place of African literatures, in particular, and African studies, as a whole, in most North American universities.
Continue reading ""There has been a Nobel Laureate in literature from just about every part of Africa," says Professor Abioseh Michael Porter. " >
July 31, 2006 at 12:42 PM in Interviews|Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)
"The Internet is becoming a burgeoning forum for African creative writing worth watching," says Professor Abioseh Porter in Part Six of his interview.
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In this last but one part of his interview on Cameroonian and African creative writing, Professor Abioseh Michael Porter talks, among other things, about the different generations of African writers and points to the Internet as a forum that can foster creative writing in Africa. P3130033
Continue reading ""The Internet is becoming a burgeoning forum for African creative writing worth watching," says Professor Abioseh Porter in Part Six of his interview. " >
...
In the fifth part of his interview, Professor Porter talks about the Fonlon-Nichols Prize, which the African Literature Association (ALA) created to reward excellence in African creative writing. He tells us why the ALA decided to jointly honour Dr.
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Continue reading "Part Five of Professor Abioseh Porter's thoughts on Cameroonian and African writing.
...
In the Fourth Part of his interview, Professor Porter talks about the role non-Cameroonian critics, like himself, have played in the promotion of Cameroonian literature. The North American-based African Literature Association (ALA) and its Bulletin, the ALA Bulletin, of which Professor Porter is the Editor, have been very instrumental, not only in promoting Cameroonian, and other African literatures, but also in their outspoken
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Professor Abioseh Michael Porter on Cameroonian literature (Part Three): Abbia was a wonderful magazine
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In Part Three of his interview on Cameroonian literature, Professor Abioseh Michael Porter, laments the demise of one of Dr. Fonlon's literary legacies: the internationally renowned magazine Abbia, whose motto, which was so dear to Dr. Fonlon, was "Not merely to recount what has been, but to share in moulding what should be".
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Continue reading "Professor Abioseh Michael Porter on Cameroonian literature (Part Three): Abbia was a wonderful magazine" >
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In Part Two of this interview, Professor Abioseh Porter talks about his encounters in Cameroon, focusing particular attention on Dr. Bernard Nsokika Fonlon, an outstanding


Martin Jumbam

www.martinjumbam.net [cached]

Recently, I conducted a series of interviews with Professor Abioseh Michael Porter, Head of the Department of English and Philosophy at the University of Drexel in Philadelphia, USA, on Cameroonian and African literatures.

...
Prof. Abioseh Porter on the State of African Literature: The Complete Interview
...
After numerous requests from readers, I have compiled my seven-part interview with Professor Abioseh Porter of Drexel University into a single downloadable document.
...
"There has been a Nobel Laureate in literature from just about every part of Africa," says Professor Abioseh Michael Porter.
...
In this final part of his interview on African creative writing, Professor Porter talks, among other things, about the contribution of African writers to world literature and what it takes to be a good teacher of African literatures as well as the place of African literatures, in particular, and African studies, as a whole, in most North American universities.
Continue reading ""There has been a Nobel Laureate in literature from just about every part of Africa," says Professor Abioseh Michael Porter. " >


Martin Jumbam

www.martinjumbam.net [cached]

Recently, I conducted a series of interviews with Professor Abioseh Michael Porter, Head of the Department of English and Philosophy at the University of Drexel in Philadelphia, USA, on Cameroonian and African literatures.

...
Prof. Abioseh Porter on the State of African Literature: The Complete Interview
...
After numerous requests from readers, I have compiled my seven-part interview with Professor Abioseh Porter of Drexel University into a single downloadable document.
...
"There has been a Nobel Laureate in literature from just about every part of Africa," says Professor Abioseh Michael Porter.
...
In this final part of his interview on African creative writing, Professor Porter talks, among other things, about the contribution of African writers to world literature and what it takes to be a good teacher of African literatures as well as the place of African literatures, in particular, and African studies, as a whole, in most North American universities.
Continue reading ""There has been a Nobel Laureate in literature from just about every part of Africa," says Professor Abioseh Michael Porter. " >
July 31, 2006 at 12:42 PM in Interviews|Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)
"The Internet is becoming a burgeoning forum for African creative writing worth watching," says Professor Abioseh Porter in Part Six of his interview.
...
In this last but one part of his interview on Cameroonian and African creative writing, Professor Abioseh Michael Porter talks, among other things, about the different generations of African writers and points to the Internet as a forum that can foster creative writing in Africa. P3130033
Continue reading ""The Internet is becoming a burgeoning forum for African creative writing worth watching," says Professor Abioseh Porter in Part Six of his interview. " >


Martin Jumbam

www.martinjumbam.net [cached]

Recently, I conducted a series of interviews with Professor Abioseh Michael Porter, Head of the Department of English and Philosophy at the University of Drexel in Philadelphia, USA, on Cameroonian and African literatures.

...
Prof. Abioseh Porter on the State of African Literature: The Complete Interview
...
After numerous requests from readers, I have compiled my seven-part interview with Professor Abioseh Porter of Drexel University into a single downloadable document.
...
"There has been a Nobel Laureate in literature from just about every part of Africa," says Professor Abioseh Michael Porter.
...
In this final part of his interview on African creative writing, Professor Porter talks, among other things, about the contribution of African writers to world literature and what it takes to be a good teacher of African literatures as well as the place of African literatures, in particular, and African studies, as a whole, in most North American universities.
Continue reading ""There has been a Nobel Laureate in literature from just about every part of Africa," says Professor Abioseh Michael Porter. " >
July 31, 2006 at 12:42 PM in Interviews|Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)
"The Internet is becoming a burgeoning forum for African creative writing worth watching," says Professor Abioseh Porter in Part Six of his interview.
...
In this last but one part of his interview on Cameroonian and African creative writing, Professor Abioseh Michael Porter talks, among other things, about the different generations of African writers and points to the Internet as a forum that can foster creative writing in Africa. P3130033
Continue reading ""The Internet is becoming a burgeoning forum for African creative writing worth watching," says Professor Abioseh Porter in Part Six of his interview. " >
...
In the fifth part of his interview, Professor Porter talks about the Fonlon-Nichols Prize, which the African Literature Association (ALA) created to reward excellence in African creative writing. He tells us why the ALA decided to jointly honour Dr.
...
Continue reading "Part Five of Professor Abioseh Porter's thoughts on Cameroonian and African writing.
...
In the Fourth Part of his interview, Professor Porter talks about the role non-Cameroonian critics, like himself, have played in the promotion of Cameroonian literature. The North American-based African Literature Association (ALA) and its Bulletin, the ALA Bulletin, of which Professor Porter is the Editor, have been very instrumental, not only in promoting Cameroonian, and other African literatures, but also in their outspoken
...
Professor Abioseh Michael Porter on Cameroonian literature (Part Three): Abbia was a wonderful magazine
...
In Part Three of his interview on Cameroonian literature, Professor Abioseh Michael Porter, laments the demise of one of Dr. Fonlon's literary legacies: the internationally renowned magazine Abbia, whose motto, which was so dear to Dr. Fonlon, was "Not merely to recount what has been, but to share in moulding what should be".
...
Continue reading "Professor Abioseh Michael Porter on Cameroonian literature (Part Three): Abbia was a wonderful magazine" >
...
In Part Two of this interview, Professor Abioseh Porter talks about his encounters in Cameroon, focusing particular attention on Dr. Bernard Nsokika Fonlon, an outstanding
...
Interview with Professor Abioseh Michael Porter (Part One): Give Pidgin a chance.
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Professor Abioseh Michael Porter is the present head of English and Philosophy Department at Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Born and bred in Sierra Leone, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and English and a Diploma in Education from Fourah Bay College in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He later gained admission into the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, graduating with a Master of Arts Degree and a Doctorate in Comparative Literature with his research focusing on African literature.

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