Adrien Mbar Pouille

Assistant Professor of African Literature, Duke Kunshan University

Adrien Pouille's research focuses on French-speaking or Francophone artists' relationships with narrative genres, especially novels and films. He studies their endeavors to express hybrid worldviews and paradigms through multivocal and multimodal texts.
He has taken part in several collaborative research projects and publications among which African Cultural Production & the Rhetoric of Humanism (Lexington Books, 2020), and A Saafi-Saafi & English/French Dictionary (Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2016). His papers "Ambivalent Relation with the Divine in Wole Soyinka's The Road" and "A Philosophical, Cultural and Literary Critique of Mental Illness in Birago Diop's Sarzan" were respectively published by Ufahamu in 2016 and The African Journal of Religion, Philosophy and Culture in 2021. He is also the author of Human Journeys and the Quest for Knowledge in African Writing (Academica Press, 2021).
Pouille graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a Ph.D. in comparative literature, and two Ph.D. certificates in African studies and global studies. Before joining DKU, Pouille taught at St. Mary's College of Maryland as a French teaching assistant, Indiana University Bloomington as an associate instructor, and Wabash College as a visiting assistant professor of French.



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