Ntongela Masilela

Professor Emeritus of Creative Studies

With Pitzer Since: 1989
Field Group: Creative Studies
Email: Ntongela_Masilela

Educational Background

BA, MA, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Expertise Areas

Third World literature, Commonwealth literature, Central European literature; African literature; Latin American literature; literary theory; Postmodernism; and Ancient Asian literature.

Recent Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

“One Path of a Possible Thousand Paths across the New African Movement,” presented at the Faculty Seminar, University of Stellenbosch (Cape Town), South Africa, August 2010.

“Positioning the Scholarship of Bernard Makhosozwe Magubane within the Intellectual Traditions of the New African Movement,” presented at the Human Sciences Research Council, Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa, August 2010.

“The Diasporan Intellectuals and the New African Movement.” Paper presented at the Errol Barrow Center for Creative Imagination, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, March 2008.

“The Contributions of the New African Movement.” Paper presented at the African Studies Center, Ohio University, Athens, May 2008.

Recent Scholarly Publications – Articles, Books and Book Chapters

Historical Figures of the New African Movement. Trenton, NJ: African World Press, 2014.

“Foreword: The Historic and Intellectual Necessity of Literary Histories of African Literature in the African Languages,” in A History of Tigrinya Literature in Eritrea, by Ghirmai Negash. Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2010.

“African Intellectual and Literary Responses to Colonial Modernity in South Africa,” in Grappling with the Beast: Indigenous Southern African Responses to Colonialism, 1840-1930, Peter Limb, Norman Etherington and Peter Midley (eds.). Leiden, Holland: Brill, 2010.

“Hugh Masekela At 70,” Baobab: South African Journal of New Writing (2010).

“The Dassie and the Hunter: A South African Meeting,” Research in African Literatures, vol. 39 (2) (Summer 2008).

Additional Information

New African Movement Website

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