My intellectual work covers scholarly activities, writing and essayistic interventions.
As a scholar, I investigate the diverse ramifications of violence, and I am particularly interested in what is commonly referred to as the "colonial archive" (pictures, books, instruments). I have published and lectured extensively on this topic. I have also published on numerous topics related to postcolonial African literature, theatres and cultures.
In my writing, my goal is to transform the city of my birth, Yaounde, into a library, to reconstruct the voices, smells, tastes and languages of people, animals and plants, in order to create a sense of that city in letters. For after all, one cannot return to the place of one's birth.
My essayistic interventions are, in an attempt to revive the poetry of the essay as a genre, a way through which I address the diverse issues that make it impossible for me to sleep, or when I wake up, to look at myself in a mirror without a little shame.
1998 Ph.D. Johan Wolfgang Goethe-University, Germany.
Appointed to Stony Brook in Cultural Analysis and Theory, 2007.
Prof. Nganang's CV
Graduate Colloquia will take place on September 24, 2014 in the Humanities Institute - 1:00 - 2:20 p.m.
Liz Montegary - "Does It Run in the Family?": Health, Security, and the Future of LGBT Politics.
Michelle Ho - Tracing Triple Axels: Race, Femininities, and Japan's Women Figure Skaters.November 5th - Details to follow
Fall 2014 CAT Graduate ConferenceTopic: Endings
Date: Friday, November 21, 2014 Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Stony Brook Manhattan
Co-Sponsored EventsSeptember 18 - 20, 2014 -"Global Women’s Cinema Conference"
September 23, 2014 - Poet, essayist and critic Vijay Seshadri, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
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New MA/PhD in Women's and Gender Studies
Raiford Guins "Punk archaeologists" explain that they went looking for more than just video-game cartridges in a New Mexico landfill.
Nancy Hiemstra has been selected to receive the 2014 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.
Robert Harvey has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor.
Izabela Kalinowska-Blackwood is curating a film series at the IWM in Vienna.
Beth Tsai has been selected to receive the 2014 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.