Our Mythical Childhood...

The Reception of Classical Antiquity in Children’s and Young Adults’ Culture in Response to Regional and Global Challenges

Prof. Daniel A. Nkemleke

Daniel A. Nkemleke is professor in English language and linguistics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, University of Yaoundé 1, an Alexander von Humboldt (2007–2008, 2011, 2013, 2016) and Fulbright (2010–2011) scholar, as well as an Award Winner of the Alexander von Humboldt Alumni Prize for Innovative Networking Initiatives for 2014 – a prestigious international award for scholars in any discipline from all over the world. He has more than 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals in Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa, and currently he is Editor-in-Chief of Review Syllabus – an interdisciplinary journal of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, University of Yaoundé I. 

Professor Daniel Nkemleke runs an African-German Network Centre for Academic Writing Excellence (AGNETA) that provides a platform for mentoring junior scientists in academic writing practices. AGNETA brings together experienced and junior scholars in the humanities from five African countries (Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya), and Germany. In 2015, he organized an international symposium in Yaoundé under the theme: “Academic Writing across Disciplines in Africa: socializing junior scientists in the discourses of research, and maximizing their changes for successful Humboldt Applications”. Selected papers from this symposium appeared in a new book: Academic Writing across Disciplines in Africa: From Students to Experts (2016), which he has edited with Josef Schmied. 

His research interest includes general linguistics, ELT and academic writing from a corpus-based perspective. During the last five years, he has been investigating academic writing practices in Cameroon English from a corpus linguistic perspective, and his book Exploring Academic Writing in Cameroon English (2011) is the outcome of this initiative. 

For more information see Prof. Nkemleke’s website at the English Department at the Chemnitz University of Technology