Asangba Reginald Taluah
Education and Training
- October 2017-now. University of Cologne, Germany
DAAD scholar currently pursuing a doctorate in Linguistics and Literary Studies.
- July 2013. University of Education, Winneba – Ghana
Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
- December 2010. University of Ghana, Legon – Ghana
Master of Philosophy in English
- May 2007. University of Ghana, Legon – Ghana
Bachelor of Arts in English and Sociology
- September 2006. University of Gavle – Sweden
Religion and Health in a Global Perspective, Certificate
- April 2006. University of Gavle – Sweden
Jungian Psychology, Certificate
- July 2005. University of Gavle – Sweden
Meeting of Cultures in a Global Perspective
Research Focus and Teaching
- African Studies
- Comparative Literature
- Literary Theory
- English Education
- Oct. 4th – Oct. 5th 2018. The Body as a Toolbox: The Grammaticalization of Body Parts in Tool Functions – University of Cologne, Germany.
Paper presented: “Linguistic Embodiments of Body Parts in Kasem.”
- Aug. 30th – Sept. 1st 2018. CALL 2018, 48th Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics. – University of Leiden, Netherlands.
Paper presented: “The Dagbamba Panegyric: A Literary Linguistic Overview.”
- July. 18th 2018. Institute of African Studies and Egyptology Research Colloquium – University of Cologne, Germany.
Paper presented: “Rethinking Ritual: Decoding Dagbamba Dress Codes.”
- Oct. 31st – Nov. 2nd 2017. Mabia: Outdooring and Adoring a West African Linguistic Group – University of Vienna, Austria.
Paper presented: “A Literary Analysis of the Kasena Dirge: Its Nature and Form.”
- Sept. 30th – Oct. 1st 2017. Taboo in Language and Discourse. A Seminar - Spa, Belgium
Paper presented: “Taboo in Language and Discourse: The Case of Kasem.”
- Aug. 28th – Aug. 30th 2017. CALL 2017, 47th Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics. – University of Leiden, Netherlands.
Paper presented: “The Linguistic Relevance and Challenges of the Creative Arts: The Case of Ghana.”
- May 30th – June 1st 2016. 1st Scientific and Research Conference – University of Education, Winneba, CAGRIC. Ghana.
Paper presented: “English or No English: Who Cares?”
- June 20th – June 21st 2015. 18th Great Writing International Conference – London Imperial College, United Kingdom.
Paper presented: “Exploring the Perspectives of the Creative Mind: The Innate versus the Acquired.”
- June 12th – June 13th 2015. 1st National Conference/Seminar on Academic Writing/Communication Skills Programme. Doing more than getting by: Re-thinking Academic Writing/Communication Skills Programs in Ghanaian Higher Education.
- February 3rd – Feb. 5th 2015. 1st International Conference on Language, Literature and Communication – LALICOM. Winneba, Ghana.
Paper presented: “The Teaching and Learning of the English Language in Ghana: Problems and Implications.”
- October 3rd – Oct. 5th 2014. 7th International Youth Forum: Right to Dialogue - “Europe/Not Europe: Knowledge, Identity, Dialogue” (Debates, Cultural and Artistic Events, Friendship). Trieste, Italy.
Paper Presented: “The Haunting Images of the West in Ghanaian Creative Arts: Tradition versus Innovation.”
- Sept. 17th – Sept. 19th 2014 Kofi Awoonor and the Challenge of History International Symposium. University of Ghana – Legon, Accra, Ghana.
Paper presented: “Kofi Awoonor: The Man and Teacher”
- March 18th – March 23rd 2014. 10th International Castello Di Duino Literary Conference. “I/You (Dialogue/ Love/ Friendship/ Hate/ Every type of otherness: Human and Environment)”. Trieste, Italy.
Poem presented: “Mother" and other poems and interviews about me as a poet and the state of Ghanaian poetry
- July, 29th – August, 1st 2012. 5th Linguistics of Ghana Annual Conference – 5th LAG Conference. Winneba, Ghana.
Paper presented: “Communicating in the 21st Century: A Linguistic Analysis of Inscriptions on Vehicles”.
- July, 3rd –July 18th 2008. Pan African Literary Forum (Inaugural) - A Literary Study Abroad Programme. A Program with an Edge. Accra, Ghana.
Performed some of my poems and led a discussion on “The Oral Performance and the Written Word”
- 2013. The Context and Poetics of Kasena Dirges and War Songs. Deutschland: Lambert Academic Publishing.
- 2016. English Communication Approaches. Kumasi: Mainstream Publishers.
- 2015. “Oral Traditions as Embodiments of Knowledge: The Case of the Kasena of North Eastern Ghana”. International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies. 2 (1), 597 – 607.
- 2015 (with Musah, A. A.). “Moving Poetics: A Linguistic Analysis of Inscriptions on Vehicles.” The Dawn Journal. 4 (2), 1126 – 1139.
- 2016. “The Teaching and Learning of the English Language in Ghana: Problems and Implications.” Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research. 2 (5), 513 – 520.
- 2016. “The Haunting Images of the West in Contemporary Ghanaian Poetry.” International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research. 2 (4), 83 – 89.
Publications (Literary) Select
- 2015. According to Sources. An Anthology of Poetry. (Eds) Martin Egblewogbe & Mawuli Adjei. Accra: Woeli Publishing Services.
- “If I were a River” p 31
- “Father” p 32
- 2014. You/Me. Ed. Gabriella Valera Gruber. Trieste: Ibiskos Editrice Resolo: 154-155.
- 2011. Look where you have gone to sit: New Ghanaian Poets. Eds. Martin Egblewogbe and Laban Carrick Hill. Accra: Woeli Publishing Services: 44-45.
- “I am the Glowworm”
- 2010. Sun and Snow Anthology. Eds. Michelle Labossiere Brandt and S. E. Ingraham. Edmonton: Rhythm International Foundation. 74-76.
- “The Winter of Our Land” pp. 74-75
- “The Western Winds” p 76
- 2010. Whispers in the Whirlwinds: A Collection of Poems about Socio-Economic Challenges in Africa. (Ed.) Prince Kwesi Mensah. Charleston: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
- “Swallowed up by the Sand” p. 78
- “When Guns Speak” p. 79
- “A Voice from Within” p. 80
- 2010. Visions of the Motherland: A Poetic Celebration of the Cultures, Tribes and People of Africa. (Ed.) Prince Kwesi Mensah. Charleston: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
- “I am the Glowworm” pp. 50-51
- “The Western Winds” p. 52
- “Guardian of the Word” p. 53
- “The Winter of Our Land” pp. 54-55
- “The Menace” pp. 56
- 2010. Defiled Sacredness: A Collection of Poems about the Effects of Rape and Sexual Abuse on the Individual and Society. (Ed.) Prince Kwasi Mensah. Charleston: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
- “Entangled” p. 56
- “I am a Street Child” p. 57