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Abioseh Michael Porter

Professor of English and Global Studies

Drexel University

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Drexel University

3141 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,19104

United States

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Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel is a top-ranked, comprehensive university recognized for its focus on experiential learning through cooperative education, its commitment to cutting-edge academic technology and its growing enterprise of use-inspired res...more

Background Information

Employment History

Academy of Natural Sciences


Affiliations

Fonlon-Nichols Award

Advisory Board Member


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


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Fonlon-Nichols Award

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Abioseh Porter (Drexel University)
Mineke Schipper (University of Leiden)


thetriangle.org

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

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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,...
By Martin Jumbam Revised and reproduced from Cameroon Life Magazine of January 1991. 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. Soon after, I came with a young Sierra Leonean colleague, Abioseh Porter, to wander around Cameroon for several months looking for writers of literature in English. Who are the Cameroonian writers who have become known abroad as a consequence of your visit to Cameroon? I hesitate to answer because there are many, and I wouldn’t want to slight any of them by leaving them off what is basically a spontaneous list. After numerous requests from readers, I have compiled my seven-part interview with Professor Abioseh Porter of Drexel University into a single downloadable document. By Martin Jumbam 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... 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. Professor Porter, as a professor of African literatures in a North American university, how are African studies generally received in American universities? By Martin Jumbam 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... 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 Professor Porter, we are now seeing a new crop of African writers and critics taking over from the older generation of the Achebes, the Soyinkas, the Ngugis, etc. In the last part of his interview, Professor Porter will tell us what it takes to be a good teacher of African literatures and what role he sees the children of African immigrants in the Diaspora playing in the promotion of African creative writing. By Martin Jumbam 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. 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. When we come back, Professor Porter will talk about the Internet as an open forum where African writers, and would-be writers, can make themselves heard loud and clear around the world. By Martin Jumbam 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. 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 In Part Five of his interviews, Professor Porter talks about the Fonlon-Nichols Award, which the African Literature Association has created to reward excellence in African creative writing. By Martin Jumbam 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,... 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 beâ€.


cocorioko.net

Drs. Palmer and Porter write book on Sierra Leonean Literature After an introduction tracing the historical and literary context written by Eustace Palmer, there are fifteen chapters by ten native Sierra Leoneans, all of them currently professors of English at American universities, and all but one of them either graduates of, or former lecturers at, Fourah Bay College, the University of Sierra Leone. (Photo : Dr. Abioseh Porter : Courtesy of Patriotic Vanguard ) READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE : Introduction to Sierra Leonean Literature," Edited by Eustace Palmer and Abioseh Michael PorterABIOSEH MICHAEL PORTERAbioseh Michael Porter was born and raised in Sierra Leone.A Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Alberta, he is a professor of English, head of the department of English and Philosophy at Drexel University, and editor of JALA, the Journal of the African Literature Association.


Martin Jumbam

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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.
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. " >


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