Cameron University professor of foreign languages Dr. George Edward Stanley has been named to the editorial board of "English Studies in Africa," published by the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. The peer-reviewed journal appears biannually and is accredited by the South African Department of National Education.
Established in 1958, "English Studies in Africa" publishes key interventions in literary studies. The journal has emphasized, as its name attests, the study of world literature in English within African contexts, at the same time as it set about promoting the study of African literature worldwide. The publication is unique in its willingness to publish articles on any literary, educational or language topic that the editors adjudge will be of interest to its diverse readership.
The editorial board is committed to publishing research that is theoretically sophisticated, thoroughly argued and which makes a significant contribution to the field. Literary studies remain the core concern of the journal, although articles regarding English-language education and the English language in its various African manifestations are welcomed.
Stanley received his Doctor Litterarum in African Linguistics from the University of Port Elizabeth, now Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, in South Africa. He is an active member of the African Language Teachers Association, the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, and numerous other language associations.
March 10, 2010