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Faculty Directory » Chola Chisunka

English Studies

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2019
Monday and Wednesday 12:30pm - 1:45pm

Office Information:

Room Number: Miller Hall 201A
Phone: (978) 665-3445

Courses Taught:

Approaches to English Studies (ENGL 2999)
Detective Fiction (ENGL 2750)
Introduction to African American Studies (AAST 1000)
American Literatures (ENGL 2000, ENGL 2100)
Modern Drama (ENGL 3020)
Caribbean Literature (ENGL 3720)
World Literature (ENGL 2400, ENGL 2500)
History of the Theater and Drama
Shapes of Modern Drama
English Majors’ Capstone (ENGL 4999)
Africa Through the Novel
Canon Formation in African American literature
Graduate Research and Study in English


Ph.D., Syracuse University
M.A., Syracuse University
B.A., University of Zambia
Dip. Secondary School Teaching, Nkrumah Teachers' College

Research Interests:

Cultures, Text Models, and the Activity of Writing.
Cultures, Text Models, and Literary Theory.
Research Methods
Modern Literatures
Theatre as an instrument of development

Representative Publications:

NCATE Report for Secondary Education in English at Fitchburg State University, 2010

The Development of Drama in Zambia.” (Submitted, 2010)

Strong African Women as Messengers of Change, Resistance, and Revolution,” in The Challenge of Change in Africa’s Higher Education in the 21st Century (Edited by Kenneth Mwenda and Gerry Muuka) Cambria Press, 2009

Professional Affiliations:

MLA - Modern Language Association
ALA - African Literature Association
NAAAS - National Association of African American Studies
NEA - National Education Association
NYASA - New York African Studies Association