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Robert Ness
Associate Professor of English
Coordinator for Spring Semester in Yaoundé,
Cameroon, West Africa

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phone: 717.245.1064
fax: 717.245.1942





Bob Ness is Associate Professor of English. His teaching interests are various, ranging from 17th and 18th century British Literature to postcolonial writing from Africa, the West Indies, and South Asia. He has recently completed articles on Ken Saro-Wiwa (Nigeria) and Earl Lovelace (Trinidad), and is working on a study of Anglophone writing in Cameroon.

This academic year provides a pretty representative sample of his courses: English Grammar, Postcolonial Women Writers, Dryden, Pope and Swift, West Indian Writing, a freshman seminar titled Colonial Encounters, and a senior seminar on Salman Rushdie and V. S. Naipaul.

Professor Ness is the on-campus coordinator of Dickinson's Exchange Program in Yaoundé, Cameroon. He regularly accompanies a group of students to Cameroon in January.

Sample Course Syllabi:

History of the English Language

West Indian Writing

Three 18th-Century British Novels

African Writing

Caribbean Writing

Pope, Dryden, and Swift

Post-Colonial Women's Writing

This photo was taken in Bafoussam, Cameroon

Susan Perabo, Chair star icon
Kelly Winters-Fazio, Department Coordinator star icon

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