A summary of Personal Data, Major Academic (Teaching and Research) and Administrative Functions as well as Community Service Activities since March, 2002 icon

A summary of Personal Data, Major Academic (Teaching and Research) and Administrative Functions as well as Community Service Activities since March, 2002




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OSITA CATHERINE EZENWANEBE (Ph.D.)


DEPARTMENT OF CREATIVE ARTS

FACULTY OF ARTS

UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, AKOKA, YABA

LAGOS – NIGERIA


CURRICULUM VITAE


A summary of Personal Data, Major Academic (Teaching and Research) and Administrative Functions as well as Community Service Activities since March, 2002.


Revised and updated: May2008.


Copyright Osita C. Ezenwanebe 2002.


CURRICULUM VITAE IN RESPECT OF OSITA CATHERINE EZENWANEBE (Ph.D.)


CONTENTS


1.0 Personal Data, Qualifications and Work Experience

2.0 Major Functions I – Teaching Activities

3.0 Major Functions II – List of Publications

4.0 Learned Conferences Attended

5.0 Papers Read at Conferences

6.0 Review of books,

7.0 Administrative Responsibilities

8.0 Practical Works

9.0 On-going Research

10.0 Awards/Scholarships

11.0 Membership of Professional Associations

12.0 Special Invitations

13.0 Community Services

14.0 Highlights of Theses and Projects Supervised till 2003

15.0 Hobbies.


^ DETAILS OF CURRICULUM IN RESPECT OF DR, (MRS. OSITA C. EZENWANEBE


1.0 PERSONAL DATA,QUALIFICATIONS AND WORKING EXPERIENCE


1.1 BIODATA

NAME: OSITA Catherine Ezenwanebe

DATE OF BIRTH: 19th April 1968

PLACE OF BIRTH: Nnobi

NATIONALITY: Nigerian

MARITAL STATUS: Married

DATE OF FIRST APPT. July, 1989

STATUS OF FIRST APPT. Lecturer 11

PRESENT STATUS: Lecturer I in Creative Arts ( Theatre Unit)


1.2 ADDRESS

PRESENT: Department of Creative Arts, Faculty of Arts,

University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria


PERMANENT: No.11 Ogunbadejo Street, Somolu, Lagos, Nigeria


PHONE: 08037220592 (GSM-Nigeria)

E-MAIL: ositacc@unilag.edu


^ 1.3 EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED (WITH DATES)


2000 – 2001: University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State, Nigeria.

1990 – 1998: University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State, Nigeria.

1998—1998 University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria.

1987 – 1989: University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State, Nigeria

1981 – 1985: University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Anambra State, Nigeria

1976 – 1981: Girls’ Secondary School, Nnobi, Anambra State Nigeria.

.

^ 1.4 ACADEMICAND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (WITH DATES)


October 1998: Ph.D. (English Literature) Drama and society.

February 1989 M.A. (English Literature) Drama and society

February 2002: M.A. (English Language) Nigerian English.

June 1985: B.A.(Ed.)(2ndClassUpperDivision)English Education

December 1998 DPI (Professional Diploma) Computer Programming.

June 1981: West African School Certificate (WASC)

June, 1980: General Certificate of Education (GCE. O’ Level)


^ 1.5 WORK EXPERIENCE


March 2002 – Date: Lecturer I, Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos

State, Nigeria

1999 – 2002: Lecturer I, Lagos State University, Anthony Village mpus, Anthony Village, Lagos,


1994 – 1998: Graduate assistantship (Teaching Assistant), Department of English, University of

Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria

2000 – 2001 Associate Lecturer I, Abia State University Distance Learning Institute, Lagos

Outreach Centre, Onipanu Lagos, Nigeria

1989 – 1993: Tutor in English Language and Literature, C.M.S. Girls’ Secondary School, Bariga,

Lagos State Schools Management Board, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.


^ 2.0 MAJOR FUNCTIONS - TEACHING ACTIVITIES


2.1 POSTGRADUATE COURSES

THA801 “Advanced Research Methods and Material in Theatre Arts” 2003 -- Present

MUS801 “Advanced Research Methods and Material in Music” “ “

VSA891 “Advanced Research Methods and Material in Visual Arts” “ “

THA831 “Special Topics in Theatre History” “ “

THA838 “Studies in Comparative Drama” 2006 “

THA832 “Studies in Dramatic Genres” “ “

THA802 “Major Trends in the Theory and Criticism of Dramatic Literature” 2006 ----Present


^ 2.2 UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

.THA 312 “20th Century Theatre” 2002 -- Present

THA 417 “Theatre Criticism”. “

THA 210 “Introduction to Dramatic Literature and Criticism” “

CRA 229 “Effective Speaking in English I”. “

CRA 230 “Effective Speaking in English II”. “

THA 416 “Theories of Modern Drama”. “

THA 414 “Arts of Comedy”. “

THA 311 “Modern African Drama and Theatre”.

THA415 “Topics in Theatre Studies” “ -- 2003

THA 335 “Theatre History: The Renaissance to the Present” “ 2004

THA 412 Special Author 1 (African) 2004-- Present

CRA306 Research Methods and Materials 2004 to Present

THA424 Drama and Theatre Integrated Studies 2006 till Date


October 1992 Examiner, West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE) O’Level


^ 3.0 MAJOR FUNCTIONS: RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS


Area of specialization: Dramatic Literature: History, Theory and Criticism. Activities in respect of publications have been mainly literary, though also practical. Details are given below:


3.1 THESES, DISSERTATIONS AND PROJECTS


October 1998: “Drama and Society in Contemporary England”, Ph.D Thesis, University of Lagos,

Akoka, Nigeria.

February 1989: “Tradition and the Quest for Originality in Restoration Comedy” – M.A. (English

Literature) Dissertation, Department of English, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State,

Nigeria.

February 2002: “An Analysis of the Nigerianisms in Achebe’s Arrow of God – M.A. (English Language)

Dissertation, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria.


July 1985 “A Study of the Vocational Values of Final Year Students of Secondary Schools in

Igbo-Eze Local government Area of Anambra State” B.A, (Ed.), Thesis, Department

of English Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.

December 1998 Dip I project Department of Computer Science, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria.


^ 3.2 BOOKS AND MONOGRAPHS


3.2 BOOKS ( Four books)

Ezenwanebe, O.C, (2007).Withered Thrust. ( a stage play) Lagos: University of Lagos Press, (71pages).

Ezenwanebe, O.C, (2005), English for Effective Business Communication, Lagos: Apex Books, (246pages).

Ezenwanebe, O. C., (2001), Drills and Exercises in English pronunciation, Lagos: Omo-T Publications,

(165p.)

Ezenwanebe, O.C., (2000), Modigie, C. and Nath, M. McAbraham – Inajoh, Communicative English for

Tertiary Institutions, Lagos: Concept Publications, (194 pages).


^ 3.3 PUBLISHIED ARTICLES IN LEARNED JOURNALS( 18 papers)


3.3.1 INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS (3 papers)

Ezenwanebe, O.(C 2007) “Trauma and the Art of Dramatising History: a Study of Soyinka’s Madmen and

Specialists, African Performance Review, ( A Journal of African Theatre Association)

Vol.Nos.2&3, London: Adonis Publishers, 2007, Department of Drama, Goldsmith

College, University of London, New CrossSe14 6NW (Pp.8—31).


Ezenwanebe, O.C. (2006), “Feminist Consciousness and Nigerian Theatre”, Journal of Consciousness, Literature and the Arts, Volume 7 Number 1, Department of Theatre and Film, University of

Whales, Abyswyth, Great Britain, (Pp.1-10) htt://www.aber.ac.uk/cla/current/articles.html

(4/27/2006)


Ezenwanebe,O.C, (2005), “Akachi Ezeigbo’s ^ Children of the Eagle: a Critical Review”, Diana F and Baker . S, (eds.), Journal of International Womens Studies, (JIWS), Vol. 7 No. 1, Bridgewater:

Department of Anthropology, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater MA02135, USA,

(pp.113117), also in the web: http://www.bridgew.edu/soas/jiws/Nov05V1/index.htm


^ 3.3.2 LOCAL PUBLICATIONS (15 Papers)

Ezenwanebe, O.C., (2000) “Setting the Prisoners Free: Buchi Emecheta’s Strategy for the Emancipation of

African Women from Traditional Family”, Journal of Cultural Studies Vol.2, No.1, Department

of English, Ogun State University, Ago–Iwoye: The Nigerian Group for the Study of African Culture

(NIGSAC) (pp. 340 – 350).

Ezenwanebe, O.C.,(2004)“ Manifestations of the Igbo English in Achebe’s ^ Arrow of God, in Ihaifa: a

Journal of African Studies, vol. 5, No.1, Department of Linguistics, Asian and African

Languages in collaboration with African Cultural Institute, (pp.61-76).


Ezenwanebe, O.C.(2005).“The Representation of Women in Nigerian Theatre: an Issue in Theatre

Developmen” Nigerian Theatre Journal, Vol. 8, No.2, a Publication of the Society of Nigerian

Theatre Artistes (SONTA), edited by Duro Oni University of Lagos, Akoka (pp.61--74).


Ezenwanebe, Osita C. (2004), “Ethnic Englishes: Igbo Proverbs and the Themes of Achebe’s ^ Arrow of God

Ozo-Meuri Ndimele (ed.) Language and Culture in Nigeria: A Festschrift for Okon Essien, Port

Harcourt: National Institute for Nigerian Languages (NINLAN), Aba with Embai Printing and

Publishing Co. (Pp. 291 – 297).


Ezenwanebe, O.C. (2005), “Feminism and Nigerian Theatre”, Ndimele, Ozo-Mecuri (ed.), ^ Trends in the

Studies of Languages and Linguistics in Nigeria: a Festschrift for Philip Akujuobi

Nwachukwu: Port Harcourt, Linguistics Association of Nigeria, (pp.403- 410).


Ezenwanebe, O.C. (2005), “Conflict and Conflict Resolution on the Stage” Momoh, C.S and Unah, Jim

(eds.), ^ Nigerian Integrative Discourses, Volume 3: Intergroup Tensions, Selected Papers from the

Faculty of Arts conference “Sharia, Resource Control and Anti-Terrorism in Nigeria” Lagos:

Faculty of Arts Publication, University of Lagos, Nigeria (Pp.446-462).


Ezenwanebe, O.C., (2005) “Tradition and Contemporary Experience in Nigerian Theatre: A Study of

Soyinka’s ^ Death and the Kings Horseman and Eghagha’s Death not a Redeemer, Theatre

Experience , a Journal of Contemporary Theatre Practice,(edited by Emma Ebo), Department of

Theatre Arts, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria, (Pp.29-38).


Ezenwanebe, O.C. (2006) “John Osborne’s Theatre in the Teaching and Learning of English working - class

Culture”, ^ Lagos Notes and Records: a Journal of Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, Akoka

(Pp.84—94). Volume XI, May, 2005.

.

Ezenwanebe, O.C.( 2005) “The Emergence of Modern Liberated Igbo Women in African Literature”,

Journal of Igbo Studies. A Publication of Igbo Studies Association. Nwadike, I.U (ed.),

Vol.1,2006, (Pp. 139146) Also published in^ Lagos Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

(Journal of the Association of Women Academics (NAWACS), University of Lagos Chapter,

Vol. 3, 2005. (Pp.51—60).

Ezenwanebe, O. C. (2004) “The Inhumanity of Art: a Paradox in Modern Drama”, ^ Literature, Language and

National Consciousness: a Festschrift in Honour of Theo Vincent. Selected Papers of a

Conference in honour of Pro. TheoVincent, Ezeigbo T. A and King-Aribisala, K, Lagos: University

Press, 2006, (pp.425—438), 2006.


Ezenwanebe, Osita C.(2008) “Akachi Ezeigbo’s Literature for Children: a Critical Perspective”, Oloko, P.

(ed.), ^ The Fiction of Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo: Issues &Perspectives. Lagos: African Cultural

Institute, (Pp. 265—280).


Ezenwanebe, Osita C.(2007). “The politics of Power and Supremacy in Post War Drama: A Critical

Appraisal of Soyinkas Death and the Kings Horseman and Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker,

In Darramola, A and Olugasa, O.(eds.), Literature and Language; a Drama of Life: A Festschrift

in Honour of Z.A Adejumo Lagos: BPrinet (Pp.2431).


Ezenwanebe, O.C, April, 2008, “The Dramatisation of Angst and the Angst of Dramatising Africa, Trends

in the Theory and Practice of Theatre in Nigeria. (Oni, Duro and Yerima, Ahmed (eds. ) ). Lagos:

Nigerian Theatre Journal. A Publication of the Society of Nigerian Theatre Artistes (SONTA),

2008. (Pp.97--118 ).


Ezenwanebe O.C.(2008) “The Role of Igbo English in the Representation of Authentic Igbo Culture

in Achebe’s Arrow of God” Udezuluigbo: a Festschrift in Honour of Sam Uzochukwu,

edited by Iwu Ikwubuzo, Chinyere Ohiri-Aniche and Chigozie Nnaguihe, Department

of Linguistics, Asian and African Languages, University of Lagos, Nigeria. Lagos: Green Olive

Publishers, 2008. (Pp, 57—75).


Ezenwanebe, O.C.( 2008), “The Feminist Ambivalence in African Drama: the Case of the Empowered

Women in Tess Onwueme’s Two Plays” ASU-UNILAG Journal of Contemporary Issues, a Publication

Lagos: Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASU), University of Lagos chapter. AU-JCI, Vol. 3,

No. 1, July, 2008. (Pp. 85--94).


Ezenwanebe, O.C.(2008), “Women, Economic Empowerment and Nigerian Drama: Implication for Economic

And Human Development”in^ Relevant Arts for Sustainable Global Development: Proceedings of

Professor Femi Osofisan International Conference on Performance . Edited by Izuu Nwankwo, Tracie-

Ezeajugh and Daria Tunca. Awka: Valid Publishing CO., Nigeria. (P. 184--194).


Ezenwanebe, O.C.(2008), “The Feminist Ambivalence in African Drama: The Case of the Empowered

Women in Tess Onwueme’s Two Plays” Journal of Contemporary Issues, a Publication of the

Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Lagos Branch , Nigeria.Vol.1, No. 1


^ 3.4 PAPERS ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION (3 papers with acceptance letters attached)


Ezenwanebe, O.C. (2006) “John Osborne’s Theatre of the Working Class” submitted as a chapter in a book

Issues in Creativity and Art Akatakpo, D. (ed.), Department of Architecture, University of Lagos,

Akoka, Nigeria


Ezenwanebe, O.C., (2006) “Issues in Contemporary English Drama”,^ Issues in Creative Arts, Akatakpo, D.

(ed.) Department of Architecture, University of Lago, Akoka, Nigeria..


October, 2006 “The Language of Terror and the Terror of Language in Postmodernist Drama and Theatre”

Paper Presented at the International Conference on Global Understanding in the Age of

Terrorism”, .Faculty of Arts conference, Oct. 10—12 2006.


^ COMPLETED PAPERS WAITING FOR PUBLICATION.


May 2006“African Literature and the Repositioning of African Traditional family in the 21st

Century. Submitted to Journal of the African Literature Association (JALA),

Department of English and Philosophy Drexel University 3141 Chestnut street,

Philadelphia and Dr. Damien Oputa, Department of English, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

November, 2003: Ezenwanebe Osita C. ^ The Social Context of Modern English Drama, a Monograph.


August 2005 ‘The girl Child and Sex Education in Nigeria”, Paper presented at the Parent-

Teachers Association, Federal Government College, Owerri, Lagos Branch, Nigerian

Labour Congress Building, Lagos


Ezenwanebe Osita C. May, 2008 “Women, Economic Empowerment and Nigerian Drama”. Paper Presented

At Osofisan’s International Conference on “Relevant Arts for Sustainable Global Development”

University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 17th21st June, 2008.


Ezenwanebe Osita C. May, 2008 “The Empowered Women in Ahmed Yerima’s Drama and Theatre”

Submitted for Publication to the National Association of Women in Academics (NAWACS),

University of Port Harcourt Chapter. Paper Selected at NAWACA conference, on “Gender, Culture

and Human Development” University of Port Harcourt, 4th—7th March, 2008. Also submitted to

The Performer: Ilorin Journal of Performance. C/o Austin Emielu, Department of Performing Arts,

University of Ilorin, Nigeria. August, 2008.


Ezenwanebe, Osita C. Dec. , 2008. “Treading Subtly on Volatile Ground: Ahmed Yerima’s Hard Ground and

the Dramatisation of Niger Delta Crisis in Nigeria” Paper Presented at the 4th Annual Research

Conference and Fair 2008, Multipurpose Hall, University of Lagos, Akoka, Jan. 2008.


^ 4.0 CREATIVE WRITING

4.1 PLAYS


Ezenwanebe Osita C“The Kinibe’s Day” A one-act play performed at the Send –Off Party/Public Lecture

in honour of Pro. Adalemo, the Pioneer Dean of the School of Postgraduate Studies,

University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria, July 15th 2005.


Ezenwanebe, Osita C.“The Champion’s Story” A one-act play performed at the Opening Ceremony of the West

African University Games (WAUG):

Venue: Multi-Purpose Hall C, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria,

Date: March 3rd 2006.


Ezenwanebe Osita C., Withered Thrust, a Play by Osita Ezenwanebe, A full length play first performed by

Art O’clock in collaboration with final year students 2005/2006 Session,

Department of Creative Arts, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria,

At the Arts Theatre, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria, August 2006.

Won the 22nd Play Reading Session of the National Theatre/National Troupe, Cinema Hall,

National Theatre, Nigeria, March 22nd, 2007.


Ezenwanebe Osita C, Mirth of a Wolverian Intent, a Stage play. Performed by the final year students of the

Department of Creative Arts, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, Nigeria,

Venue: University Auditorium, University of Lagos, Nigeria.

Date: October, 2007.


Ezenwanebe Osita C. The Dawn of Full Moon, a Stage Play. Performed by the final year students of the

Department of Creative Arts, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, Nigeria,

Venue: Arts Theatre, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, Nigeria.

Date: October, 2007.


5.0 REVIEWS


Nov. 2003: A Review of Alani the Troublemaker and Other Stories, Theodora Akachi Adimora-

Ezeigbo, Chapel of Christ our Light Hall, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria, This

Day, August 29th (p.35).


June 2004:A Review of Children of the Eagles by Theodora Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo 2nd

Women Writers of Nigeria Books Presentation, Goethe Institut Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

.

^ 6.0 LEARNED CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS ATTENDED


6.1 NATIONAL CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS


August 2003: Symposium in Honour of Professor E.N Emenanjo at the National

Institute for Nigerian Languages (NILAN), Aba, Nigeria.


April 14-16 2003: International Conference on “Identity Politics, Globalisation,

Social Conflicts”, Conference Centre, University of Lagos,

May 20th -26th 2002: Integrative National Conference on Sharia, Resource Control and Anti-Terrorism in Nigeria. Main Auditorium, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria.


September 2004 “Literature, Language and National Consciousness”, A Conference “Theo

Vincent at 65” in Honour of Prof. Theo Vincent, Department of English, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria Sept.22-23 2004


June 2002: “All Women Conference”, St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria,

May 28th to June 2nd 2002.


September 2005 “The Embattled Specie: Igbo Literature and the Emergence of Modern of

Modern, Liberated Igbo Women”, Paper presented at the Conference on “Igbo Studies since 19000”,

Igbo Studies Association Conference, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Sept.22nd-24th 2005.


July 2006 “Trauma and the Art of Dramatising History”, society of Nigerian Theatre

Artists (SONTA),\20th National Convention and Annual General Meeting

July 11th—July 17th, 2006, New Arts Theatre, University of Nigeria, Nssuka, Nigeria.

October 2006 The International Conference on “Global Understanding in the Age of

Terrorism”, (Faculty of Arts conference), Conference Centre, University of Lagos, Akoka,

Nigeria, October 10—12, 2006.


^ 4.2 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

November, 2004 “Modern Drama and the Culture of War” Midwest Modern Language Association

(M/MLA) Annual Convention University of St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 4-7 Nov.2004.

May 2006 “Pan- Africanism in the 21st Century: a Generation in Creative Dialogue 32n Annual Meeting and

Conference of the African Literature Association, (ALA), Accra-Ghana, May17-21, 2006.


April 18th 21st 2007, “New Perspectives in African Performing and Visual Arts: First Biannual International

Conference for Performers, Visual Artists, Educators, Teachers and Scholars”. Barker University

Centre, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA.


^ 5.0 PAPERS READ AT CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND LECTURES

5.1 NATIONAL CONFERENCES


Ezenwanebe, O. C: “The Dignity and Vocation of Women” paper presented at All Women

Conference, St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria, February 2000.


Ezenwanebe, O. C: Ezenwanebe, O.C., “Nigerian English and the Themes of Achebes Arrow of God. Paper presented at the Symposium in Honour of Professor E.N. Emenanjo, at the National Institute For Nigerian Languages (NINLAN), Aba, 25th – 27th August 2003.


Ezenwanebe, O. C “The Inhumanity of Art: A Paradox in Modern Drama”, Paper at a conference

on Literature, Language and National Consciousness” Conference in honour of Pro. Theo Vincent, Department of English, at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria, September, 2004..


Ezenwanebe, O. C ‘The girl Child and Sex Education in Nigeria”, Paper presented at the Parent- Teacher’s

Association, Federal Government College, Owerri, Lagos Branch, Nigerian Labour Congress

Building, Lagos, Nigeria, August 2005.

Ezenwanebe, O. C “The Embattled Specie: Igbo Literature and the Emergence of Modern of

Modern, Liberated Igbo Women”, Paper presented at the Conference on Igbo Studies Since

19000”, Igbo Studies Association Conference, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Sept.22nd-24th 2005


Ezenwanebe, O. C, “The Language of Terror and the Terror of Language in Postmodernist Drama and

Theatre” Paper Presented at the International Conference on Global Understanding in the Age of

Terrorism”, .Faculty of Arts conference, Oct. 10—12 2006.


^ 5.2 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

April 18th 21st 2007, “The Dramatsation of Angst and the Angst of Dramatising Africa” Paper presented at a

Conference on “New Perspectives in African Performing and Visual Arts: First Biannual International

Conference for Performers, Visual Artists, Educators, Teachers and Scholars”. Barker University

Centre, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA, April 18th 21st 2007.


May 2006“African Literature and the Repositioning of African Traditional family in the 21st Century”.

Paper read at a conference on “Pan- Africanism in the 21st Century: a Generation in Creative

Dialogue. African Literature Association Conference, (ALA) Accra=Ghana, 21-27 May, 2006.

.

November 2004 “The Politics of Power and Supremacy in Modern Drama” Paper read at an the

International conference on “Modern Drama and the Culture of War” Modern Language Association ( M/MLA) Annual Convention University of St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 4-7 Nov. 2004.


September 2003: “John Osborne’s Theatre in the Teaching and Learning of English working – class Culture”.

Paper read at the Conference on Drama and Theatre in the Teaching and Learning of Language,

Literature and Culture” at The National University of Ireland, University College Cork, Ireland,

September 18th–22nd 2003.


^ 9.0 ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES


Member Board of Postgraduate Studies. July 2003 – date

Member Faculty of Arts Strategic Planning Committee Nov. 2003

Departmental Representative to the Board of Postgraduate July 2003 – date

Studies, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria.

Member, Finance, Facilities and Endowment

Committee, School of Postgraduate Studies,

University of Lags, Nigeria, Sept. 30th-- date

Member, Students Welfare Committee, School of Postgraduate Studies, Sept.,2006—

Course Adviser, Department of Creative Arts( Theatre

Section), University of Lagos, Akoka – Nigeria. Sept. 2002 – 2006

Member, Departmental Examination/Time Table Committee

Creative Arts, University of Lagos, Akoka

Lagos Nigeria. Sept. 2002 – 2006

Member, Programme Development Committee,

Undergraduate/Postgraduate, Department of

Creative Arts, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria. Sept. 2002 – date:

Member, Departmental Action Committee for the 8-year

Developmental Plan, University of Lagos, Akoka,

Lagos Nigeria. Sept.2003 – date:

Member; Convocation Play Production Committee Nov.-Dec. 2003:

Member Appointment and Promotion, Non Academic,

Department of Creative of Creative Arts, University of Oct. 2004 -- date

Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria.

Member Departmental Finance Committee, Department of

Creative Arts, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria. October 15 2004

Member, Organising Committee for the Send-Off/Public

Lecture of the Pioneer Dean , School of Postgraduate Studies July 2005.

University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria.

Editorial Assistant for the Six Volumes of the Integrative

Discourses on Sharia, Resource Control, and Anti-

Terrorism in Nigeria, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos

Akoka, Nigeria. January 6 2005

Member, Committee for the Silver Jubilee celebration,

School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria July, 2006.

Member Local Organising Cimmittee for the Silver jubilee Celebration, School of Post Graduate Studies, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria, July, 2006


^ 6.2 PRACTICAL WORK

Designed and supervised an Annual Gorrilla Theatre of a comedy series “Comedy on the Run”, presented by Final Year Students of Theatre Arts Unit. Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria, 2002 -- Present

7.0 ON-GOING RESEARCH

2002 – date: “An Introduction to Dramatic Literature” Intended as a critical book on Dramatic Literature

It is an analytic perspective and provides an in-depth analysis of selected plays as works of art.

.

2003 – date:” The African Society in African Drama” – Intended as a book of criticism on African drama,

investigating the extent to which socio- political and cultural issues are represented in the plays as

the techniques employed by the playwrights under study.


2003-date:”The Battered Me” Intended as a novel on sexual violence against Women (Teenagers).


NOTE: See attachment for details.


^ 8.0 AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS


July 1993: British Council Visitorship-- A Study Grant for Summer School in England by The British Council in Nigeria, 11 King’s Way Road, Ikoyi, Lagos State, Nigeria, July – December, 1993.


March, 2004 Conference Grant from the vote for Learned Conference(International), Office of the Vice

Chancellor, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria.


March, 2007 Conference Grant from the vote for Learned Conference (International), Office of the Vice

Chancellor, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria.


^ 9.0 MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED SOCIETIES AND ORGANISATIONS:

Member, Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA)

Member, Society of Nigerian Theatre Artists (SONTA)

Member, African Literature Association (ALA)


10.0 HIGHLIGHTS OF THESES AND PROJECTS SUPERVISED


UNDERGRADUATE PROJECTS


August 200 “The Social Context of Zulu Sofola’s Wedlock of the Gods and King Emene.

August 200 “The Images of Women in Femi Osofisan’s Morountodun and Ama-Ata Aidoo’s

Anowa”.

August 2002: “Dance Drama as an African Total Theatre: A Study of Okorobha Dance in

Nkwerre Community”

August 2002: “The Theme of Sacrificial Death in Soyinka’s Death and the Kings Horseman

and Hope Eghagha’s Death Not Redeemer

August 2002: “The Portraits of Women in African Drama: A Case Study of Ngugi’s The Trial of Dedan

Kimathi”.


POSTGRADUATE DISSERTATION


10.0 HOBBIES

Aerobics, knitting and watching plays






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