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Department Faculty Profile - Dr. Bonaventure Balla Omgba

Bonaventure Balla Omgba  

Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Literature, Department of World Languages and Cultures

Phone: (336) 750-8691
Fax: (336) 750-2180
omgbabb@wssu.edu

Department of World Languages and Cultures
331 Hall-Patterson
601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
Background 
• PhD in French and Francophone Literature, Semiotics from Michigan
  State University

• MA in French Literature from Bowling Green State University, OH, and
  the University of Tours, France

• MA in English from the University of Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
• BA in French and English from the University of Yaounde, Cameroon
• Visiting Professor of French, Francophone Literature, and Translation
  (French-English), The University of Indianapolis, IN
• Visiting Professor of French, Francophone Literature, Phonetics, and
  Translation, Oakland University
• Instructor/TA & Translator, Michigan State University
• Graduate Assistant & Translator, Bowling Green State University, OH
• Teaching Assistant at the University of Tours, France
Position Responsibilities 
• Teaching French language, literature and culture at all levels
  (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced); teaching Liberal Learning
  Seminars (The Brain and Poetry)
• Advising and mentoring students
• Serving in Departmental and University Committees
• Volunteering in Community Services
Credentials

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught: French 1311, French 2311, The Brain & Poetry (How the brain generates poetry from the left hemisphere and the assistance of the angular gyrus and the limbic system): LLS1(1340-01), LLS2 (1340-02)
Research Interest
My field of expertise is French and Francophone Literature, Translation, with a focus on Semiotics, Poetry. Specifically, my area covers Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Francophone Literature with a special interest in symbolist poetry and synesthesia.
Philosophy
"Lux inestimabilis est" ˜Dr. Bonaventure Ballus
"Light is invaluable, priceless" ˜Dr. Bonaventure Balla

Winston-Salem State University

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000



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