Joyce Ashuntantang

Joyce Ashuntantang headshot

Professor of English


Hillyer College
860.768.5444 Hillyer Hall 265

PhD in English, City University of New York (CUNY)

MA in English, Hunter College, CUNY

DIPES II, English Education, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon

Masters in Librarianship, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth

BA in Modern English Studies, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon

Joyce Ashuntantang is a professor of English. She teaches many of the department's classes, including Literature Across Cultures, African American Literature, and Survey of Minority Writers.

"Small class sizes put every Hillyer student in a 'front row' seat and as a result I get to know each student as an individual with his/her own needs and talents," she says.

Ashuntantang's research interests include:

  • African literature and film
  • Oral African literature
  • African textual/bibliographic studies
  • African American literature and culture

“Chinua Achebe” in Blackwell’s The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Literature edited by Henry Schwartz and published by Blackwell Publishers. 2016.

“Anglophone Cameroon Literature 1959-1990: A Brief Overview” Tydskrif vir Letterkunde (Journal for Literature) Vol. 53:1 (2016): 109-127.

“Publishing and Digital Dissemination of Creative Writing in Cameroon.” The Book in Africa: Critical Debates. Eds. Davis, Caroline and David Johns. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

“For Common Corn: Echoing Bole Butake’s concerns in Lake God, The Survivors, and And Palm Wine Will Flow” in Re-greening Africanscapes: Ecology and the African Imagination.  Ed. Tanure Ojaide and Ogaga Okuyada. African Heritage Press, 2013.