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Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang

Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Distant Writing Assistant Coordinator

M.A. English Literature (West Virginia University – 2012)
M. Phil English Literature (University of Ghana, Legon – 2009)
B.A. English Major, French Minor (University of Ghana, Legon – 2006)

Office: Colson 330

Curriculum Vitae

Research interests

African Literature
Postcolonial Literature

Selected Publications

Opoku-Agyemang, Kwabena. “Magpie Poetry”: The My Book of #GHcoats Project and African Conceptual Poetry.” In The Bloomsbury Handbook on Electronic Literature edited by Joseph Tabbi. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing. 2017. Forthcoming.

Strehovec, Janez. Text as Ride. Ed. Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang and Sandy Baldwin. Morgantown: WVU Press, 2016.

Baldwin, Sandy, Yvonne Hammond, Katie Hubbard, Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang, Gabriel Tremblay-Gaudette, and Phillip Zapkin. “Beckett Spams Counterstrike.” Sens-Public: Revue Internationale (2016): 1-27.

Baldwin, Sandy, Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang, and Dibyaduti Roy. “Games People Play: A Trilateral Collaboration Researching Computer Gaming Across Cultures.” In Examining the Evolution of Gaming and Its Impact on Social, Cultural, and Political Perspectives edited by Keri Valentine and Lucas Jensen. Hershey: IGI Global Publications, 2016. 364-376.

Opoku-Agyemang, Kwabena. “Lost/Gained in Translation: Oware 3D, Ananse: The Origin and Questions of Hegemony.” Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds 7.2 (2015): 155-168.

Opoku-Agyemang, Kwabena. ““Rituals of Distrust”: Illicit Affairs and Metaphors of Transport in Ama Ata Aidoo’s “Two Sisters” and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Birdsong”.” Research in African Literatures 44.4. (2013): 69-81.

Selected Conference Presentations

Opoku-Agyemang, Kwabena. ““...where are you running off to?”: Ghanaian Flash Fiction and Flash Fiction Ghana.” Modern Language Association (MLA), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. January 5 to 8, 2017. Scheduled.

Opoku-Agyemang, Kwabena. “Old Wine, Digital Wineskins: Themes and New Media in Flash Fiction Ghana.” African Studies Association (ASA), Washington, D.C. December 1 to 3, 2016. Scheduled.

Opoku-Agyemang, Kwabena. “African (and Ghanaian) Electronic Literature.” UNESCO Digital Humanities Conference, Paris, France. October 26 to 28, 2016. Scheduled.

Opoku-Agyemang, Kwabena. “Flash Fiction in Ghanaian Literature: The Case of Flash Fiction Ghana.” Ghana Studies Association (GSA), Cape Coast, Ghana. July 6 to 9, 2016.

Opoku-Agyemang, Kwabena. “InstaCoat!”: Social Media, Globalization, and the Ghanaian Digital Space.” African Literature Association (ALA), Atlanta, Georgia. April 6 to 9, 2016.

Opoku-Agyemang, Kwabena. “‘E’ for Africa: African Electronic Literature and Social Media.” Modern Language Association (MLA), Austin, Texas. January 7 to 10, 2016.

Opoku-Agyemang, Kwabena. “Sankofa, or Looking Back while Moving Forward: An African Case for E-Lit.” Electronic Literature Organization (ELO), Bergen, Norway. August 5 to 7, 2015.

Opoku-Agyemang, Kwabena. ““Coat and Uncoat!”: The My Book of #GHcoats Project and Implications for Conceptual Writing.” Electronic Literature Organization (ELO), Milwaukee, Wisconsin. June 19 to 21, 2014.

Opoku-Agyemang, Kwabena. “Ananse in a Box: A Cultural Review of Ghanaian Computer Games.” Computer Gaming Across Cultures: Perspectives from Three Continents, West Virginia University. May 14 to 16, 2014.

Opoku-Agyemang, Kwabena. ““That Kind of Nonsense”: Reverse Migration and the Paradox of Societal Expectation in Ayi Kwei Armah’s Fragments.” African Studies Association (ASA), Baltimore, Maryland. November 21 to 24, 2013.

Teaching Experience

ENGL 101: Composition & Rhetoric
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric (Online)
ENGL 102: Composition & Rhetoric
ENGL 102: Composition & Rhetoric (Online)
ENGL 132: The Short Story and the Novel
ENGL 226: Non-Western World Literature

WVU Course Assisted

ENGL 241: American Literature I (with Professor Cari Carpenter)

WVU Service

GRADUATE COORDINATOR, Center for Literary Computing, West Virginia University. August 2014 to May 2016.

ASSISTANT TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR, English Department, West Virginia University, Morgantown. May 2012 to May 2014.

Composition & Rhetoric
Creative Writing
Literary and Cultural Studies
Professional Writing and Editing
the WVU Writing Center

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April 27: MFA Reading, 7:30 p.m., Gold Ballroom, WVU Mountainlair