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Hope College
Department of English
126 E. 10th St.
Holland, MI 49423
phone: 616.395.7620
fax: 616.395.7134


English Department Faculty

Ernest Cole
Assistant Professor

Education: B.A. (Hon), Fourah Bay College, U.S.L. (1990); M.A., Fourah Bay College, U.S.L. (1994); Ph.D., University of Connecticut (2008).

Expertise: Post-Colonial Literature with emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, and India; Victorian literature (Travel and Empire).

Selected Works: “Images and Motif: The Problematic of Interpretation in Lemuel Johnson’s Highlife for Caliban” (2008); “Nadine Gordimer and Post-Apartheid Interregnum: An Analysis of July’s People” (2008); “The Paradox of Self-Definition and Identity in Nella Larsen’s Quicksand” (2008); “What’s in a Face?: The Dynamics of Facts and Possibiliites in Darktown Strutters” (2006); “The Interplay between Literature and Culture: An Analysis of Camar Laye’s The African Child and Mariama Ba’s So Long a Letter” (2005); “From Opacity to Transparency: The Poetry of Syl Cheney-Coker: Concerto for an Exile and The Graveyard Also Has Teeth” (2003).

Distinctions: Towsley Scholar Award (2011), Pre-doctoral Fellowship (UConn, 2008), Graduate Dissertation Fellowship (UConn, 2007), Summer Teaching Fellowship (UConn, 2006), Teaching Excellence Award (UConn Upward Bound, 2005).

Contact: Lubbers Hall 336