Frederick M. and Fannie C.P. Corse Professor of English

Lokangaka Losambe is the Frederick M. and Fannie C.P. Corse Professor of English and a former Chair of UVM Department of English. He was one of the 2014/2015 University scholars. Before coming to UVM in 1998, he taught African, African Diaspora and English literatures at universities in Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Swaziland, and South Africa. Dr. Losambe held the position of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Chair of the Department of English for several years at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa. His numerous publications include Literature, the Visual Arts and Globalization in Africa and Its Diaspora, Borderline Movements in African Fiction, Pre-colonial and Post-colonial Drama and Theatre in Africa, and An Introduction to the African Prose Narrative . He is currently working on a book entitled Postcolonial Constellations within the Imperial Order: The Congo Narrative.  Dr. Losambe also served as the president of the African Literature Association(ALA) in 2012-2013. He is a member of the MLA, ASA, and ALA.
 

Publications

cover of  Literature, the Visual Arts and Globalization in Africa and its Diaspora edited by Loka Losambe,Maureen Eke, and Helen Scott With Maureen Eke and Helen Scott, eds. Literature, the Visual Arts and Globalization in Africa and its Diaspora (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press: 2011)
cover of Borderline Movements in African Fiction by Lokangaka Losambe Borderline Movements in African Fiction (Africa World Press: 2005)
cover of An Introduction to the African Prose Narrative edited by Lokangaka Losambe Ed., An Introduction to the African Prose Narrative (Pretoria: Kagiso Publishers, 1996)
cover of Precolonial and Postcolonial Drama and Theatre in Africa edited by Lokangaka Losambe and Devi Sarinjeive With Devi Sarinjeive , eds. Precolonial and Postcolonial Drama and Theatre in Africa (Cape Town & Trenton, N.J.: New Africa Education Publishing & Africa World Press, 2001).

 

Awards and Recognition

University Scholar Award 2014/2015, University of Vermont
Awarded Lattie Coor Faculty Development Award (2012)
Elected President of African Literature Association (2011-2012)
Elected Vice President of African Literature Association (2010-2011)
Awarded the Frederick M. and Fannie C. P. Corse Professorship in English Language and Literature (2009- Present)
Convened the 35th Annual Conference of African Literature Association(ALA) at UVM, Burlington, Vermont (2009)
Awarded a Vermont Humanities Council Grant (2009)
Elected to the Executive Council of African Literature Association (2007- 2010)
Elected to Modern Language Association Delegate Assembly (2007-2011)
Zairian Government Scholarship (for students of merit) for Ph.D. studies at the University of Ibadan (1979-1983).
British Council Scholarship, for M.Ed. course (TEFL) at the University of Wales, Cardiff (1977-1979).
U.S. Department of State Grant for a short course in TEFL and American culture at San Francisco State University (1977).
M.A. degree granted with distinction, National University of Zaire (1976).

Associations and Affiliations

African Literature Association ( ALA )
Modern Language Association of America ( MLA )
African Studies Association(ASA)

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

African-Anglophone literature, Pan-African literature, Black Atlantic literature, Post-colonialism 

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Ibadan, 1983

Contact

Office Location:

434 Old Mill

Office Hours:

Fall 2019: MW 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to African Literature
  • Harlem Renaissance and Negritude
  • African Drama and Film
  • Literature and Society in Africa
  • Black Identities
  • Post-Coloniality in African-American Literature
  • African Drama
  • Images of Africa in World Literature