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Mailing Address
Comparative Literature Program
Dartmouth College
6051 Reed Hall, Room 201
Hanover, NH 03755

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone: (603) 646-2912
Fax: (603) 646-9288

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Ayo Abietou Coly

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Assistant Professor of African and African-American Studies and Comparative Literature
210 Reed Hall
(603) 646-1281

Research Interests

  • African Literatures and Cinema
  • Postcolonial Theory
  • Colonial and Postcolonial Masculinities
  • Human Rights

Selected Publications

  • "Male Wives, Female Husbands: Immigration and the Geography of Gender and Home," The Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, (Fall 2006).
  • "In Search of African Epistemologies: Instituting the Griot as A Critical Paradigm in African Cinema," (2006).
  • "Court Poet and Wild Child: Two Readings of Calixthe Beyala's Les Honneurs perdus," Nottingham French Studies, 43:3 (Autumn 2004) 15-27.
  • "Neither Here Nor There: Calixthe Beyala's Collapsing Homes," Research in African Literatures, 33.2 (2002) 34-35.
  • "Autobiography or Autojustification: Re-reading Bugul's Le baobab fou," The Literary Grio, 11:2 (1999) 56-69.

Current Projects

  • "Human Rights or Humanizing Rights: (Re)Claiming the Circumcised African Woman" 
  • Out of their Fathers' House, Migrant African Women Writers at the Crossroads of Roots and Routes
  • "Technologies of the Postcolonial Self: Ken Bugul Cendres et Braises and Riwaan ou le chemin de sable"
  • "From African to Afro-French: New Maps of African Identities"

Last Updated: 8/5/14