Samuel Zadi, Ph.D.

Contact Information:
Department of Modern Languages
Central Connecticut State University
Davidson Hall - 205
1615 Stanley Street P.O. Box 4010
New Britain, CT 06050-4010

Email: Samuel.Zadi@ccsu.edu
Telephone: 860-832-2889

 

Samuel Zadi received his Ph.D. in French (Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures) from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He has published a book and numerous articles on Francophone African and Caribbean literature, cinema and cultures. At Central Connecticut State University, Dr. Zadi teaches French language at all levels, and French and Francophone (African and Caribbean) literatures, cinema and cultures courses. He also coordinates the French program. He has organized and led study abroad programs in France, Senegal and Cote d'Ivoire. Dr. Zadi previously taught at Goshen College, Wheaton College (where is was promoted Associate Professor), and the University of Texas, San Antonio. He was president of the Francophone Caucus of the ALA (African Literature Association), from 2009 to 2013; and currently serves on the Executive Council of the ALA (African Literature Association).

Education:

Ph.D. Francophone Studies, University of Missouri, Columbia, 2004.
D.E.A. Francophone African Literature, University Nationale de Cote d'Ivoire, 1996
Maitrise, French and Francophone Literatures, Université Nationale de Cote d'Ivoire, 1994
Licence, French and Francophone Literatures, Université Nationale de Cote d'Ivoire, 1993

Research Interests:

Francophone African and Caribbean literatures and cinema
Postcolonial Theory
Communitarianism and Individualism in African Literatures and films

Publications:

Books
Zadi, Samuel (with Andrea Frohne, Ghirmai Negash), Eds. At the Crossroads: Readings of the Postcolonial and the Global in African Literature and Visual Art. New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2014, Print. 359 pages.

Journal Articles
Zadi, Samuel. « Guelwaar : An Opinion on Food Aid. » The Journal of the African Literature Association 5.1 (2010): 175-188. Print.

Zadi, Samuel. « ‘La Solidarité Africaine' dans Le Ventre de l'Atlantique de Fatou Diome. »
Nouvelles Études Francophones 25.3 (2010) : 75-82. Print.

Zadi, Samuel. « Réalité ou Travestissement: Image de l'Afrique dans Faat Kiné de Sembene Ousmane. » The French Review 82.3 (2009) : 84-95. Print.

Book chapters
Zadi, Samuel. "Monnè, Outrages et Défis d'Ahmadou Kourouma:Un Avis sur l'Impact de la Colonisation? At the Crossroads: Readings of the Postcolonial and the Global in African Literature and Visual Art. New Jersey: Africa World Press, (2014). 112-130. Print.

Zadi, Samuel. (with Andrea Frohne, Ghirmai Negash). "Introduction" to At the Crossroads: Readings of the Postcolonial and the Global in African Literature and Visual Art. New Jersey: Africa World Press, (2014). 5-33. Print. 24 pages.

Zadi, Samuel. « Pensée Imageante, Destruction et Déchéance dans l'œuvre d'Ahmadou
Kourouma.» Un Donsomana pour Kourouma. ed. Pierre Kadi Sossou and Bernadette KassiKrecoum. Berlin: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2007. 87-98. Print.

Work in Progress
Zadi, Samuel. "African Solidarity Then and Now: a Diachronic Study of the Concept in Francophone African Literature and Cinema."

Zadi, Samuel. « La Nouvelle Image de l'Afrique dans la série Adoras."

 

Creative Work:

Zadi, Samuel. (poet) and John Lane (composer): Songs for Eleanor: For Soprano, Clarinet & Piano. Settings in French and English of Original Francophone Poetry of Samuel Zadi.

 

Teaching (courses taught):

Elementary French
Intermediate French
French Conversation and Composition
Business French
African Francophone Literature and Cultures
Identity in the Caribbean Francophone Novel
African Francophone Cinema
French Literature (Middle Ages – 18th century)
French Literature (19th-21st century)

 

Study Abroad Programs Led:

Cote d'Ivoire (2 programs)
Sénégal (1 program)
France (3 programs)

 

Professional Associations:

Member of Executive Council: ALA (African Liteirature Association): 2014-present
President of the Francophone Caucus: ALA (African Literature Association): 2009-2013
Member of the ALA (African Literature Association): 2005-present
MLA (Modern Language Association): 2006-present