CU holds Public Lecture on French Studies and the making of the Total Man

CU holds Public Lecture on French Studies and the making of the Total Man

 
The Head, Department of French, Covenant University

Professor Kwofie

Covenant University's 18th Public Lecture will critically explore the relationship between French studies and human development as well as the relevance of a programme of French studies to the making of the Total Man in the 21st century Nigerian /African and global context.

Covenant University's 18th Public Lecture will critically explore the relationship between French studies and human development as well as the relevance of a programme of French studies to the making of the Total Man in the 21st century Nigerian /African and global context.

The lecture, titled, " French Studies And The Making Of The Total Man " will be delivered by a renowned International Scholar and doyen of French Linguistics studies in Nigeria, Professor Emmanuel Nwiah Kwofie, on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at the University Chapel by 3 pm.

Professor Kwofie is currently the Head, Department of French, Covenant University. For almost 42 years, he has bestridden the academic landscape like a colossus, charting pathways of excellence, expanding the frontiers of knowledge and raising as well as mentoring great academics across the globe.

Popularly referred to as father of French Linguistics in Nigeria, Professor Kwofie has been a professor for 28 years. As a pathfinder, he has scored many firsts in his field. Apart from being the first Professor of French in Covenant University, he was also a pioneer Professor of French at the Central University College, Ghana and the first African Professor of French at the University of Lagos, Akoka, where he has remained a major reference point each time the history of the Department of Modern European Languages of that University is being told. He was also a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Toronto (Canada 1977), Benin (Nigeria 1991-1992) and Cape Coast (Ghana 2002 - 2003).

Professor Kwofie has participated in or presented papers at no fewer than twenty-five (25) conferences and workshops in Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroun, Burkina Faso, Canada, Britain, Germany, Austria and France. He has over 45 publications including 10 (ten) books and monographs published in Denmark, Canada, USA, Germany, Ghana, and Nigeria. He has five other books and a dozen essays in the pipeline. His research interests are varied.
Professor Kwofie has been the subject of many citations in International Yearbooks. He has been a Member of numerous Linguistic/Language Societies and Associations (e.g. SILF, LACUS, LSA, LAGB, MLAN and UFTAN). Professor Kwofie is a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters.

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