Prof. Onayemi F.

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Prof. Folake Onayemi

Birth date: 1964-10-04

Head of Department

Department of Classics

Faculty of Arts

University of Ibadan

Contact

Telephone number: +2348023256366

E-Mail address: folake.onayemi@mail.ui.edu.ng

Education

University Education (with dates):

  • University of Ibadan - 1983-1986
  • University of Ibadan - 1987-1989
  • University of Ibadan - 1989-1996
  • University of Ibadan - 1997-2001

Academic Qualifications (With Dates and Granting Bodies):

  • B.A. Honours, Classics 2nd Class Upper, University of Ibadan - 1986
  • M.A. Classical Studies, University of Ibadan - 1989
  • M.Phil, Classical Studies, University of Ibadan - 1996
  • Ph.D Classical Studies, University of Ibadan - 2001

Professional Qualifications and Diploma (with date):

  • Diplome de langue Francaise of the Alliance Francaise, Paris, France 1997

Experience

Present Appointment (with Date): Senior Lecturer, 1st October, 2002.

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Details of Teaching Experience at University Level

  • Assistant Lecturer, Department of Classics, University of Ibadan July 1st 1994 to 30th September 1996
  • Lecturer II, Department of Classics, University of Ibadan 1st October, 1996 to 30th September 1999
  • Lecturer I, Department of Classics, University of Ibadan 1st October, 1999 to 30th September 2002
  • Associate Lecturer, GES 102, University of Ibadan, 1998/99 session
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Classics, University of Ibadan 1st October, 2002 to date.

Details of Teaching Experience at University Level

  • Assistant Lecturer, Department of Classics, University of Ibadan July 1st 1994 to 30th September 1996
  • Lecturer II, Department of Classics, University of Ibadan 1st October, 1996 to 30th September 1999
  • Lecturer I, Department of Classics, University of Ibadan 1st October, 1999 to 30th September 2002
  • Associate Lecturer, GES 102, University of Ibadan, 1998/99 session
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Classics, University of Ibadan 1st October, 2002 to date.

Interests

Research:

Completed:

  • Parallels of Ancient Greeks and African/Yoruba Gods

Dissertations and Thesis:

  • Onayemi, Folake (1986) :A study of the Seven Extant Plays of Sophocles, University of Ibadan, B.A Long Essay.
  • Onayemi, Folake (1989) Concept of the Tragic Hero from the Classics to the Present, University of Ibadan, M.A. Dissertation.
  • Onayemi, Folake (1996) Portraits of Women in Roman and Nigerian Drama, University of Ibadan, M.Phil Dissertation.
  • Onayemi, Folake (2001) Fear of Women's Beauty in Classical and African/Yoruba Literature, University of Ibadan, Ph.D Thesis.

ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS:

  • Departmental Secretary at Academic Staff Meeting 1994 - 1998
  • Departmental Representative at Faculty of Arts U.I. Environmental Committee 1998 - 2000.
  • Member, Faculty of Arts, U.I. 40th Endowment and Fund Raising 2001
  • Member, Faculty of Arts, U.I. Student's Disciplinary Committee 2001 - 2003
  • Member, Faculty of Arts U.I. Finance Committee 2003 - 2005
  • Representative of Congregation at the University of Ibadan Senate 2003 - 2005
  • Acting Head of Department, Classics, University of Ibadan July 2005 till date

COMMUNITY SERVICES:

  • Secretary, University of Ibadan Women's Society 2002 till date
  • Secretary, University of Ibadan Creche P.T.A. 1996 - 1998
  • Chairman, University of Ibadan Creche P.T.A. 1998 - 2000
  • Member, University of Ibadan Women's Society Creche and Nursery School Board.

Publications

Books, Chapters in Books

  • Onayemi, Folake (1998) The Medea Complex in Fagunwa's Yoruba Novel in Egbe Ifie and Dapo Adelugba (eds.) African Culture and Mythology, Ibadan:End-Time Publishing House, pp. 188 - 205.
  • Onayemi, Folake (1999) Women on a Platter of Gold: A Case Study of Marcia, in Egbe Ifie (ed.) Paper in Honour of Professor Dapo Adelugba at 60, Ibadan: End-Time Publishing House, pp. 59 - 64.
  • Onayemi, Folake (1999) The Other Woman in Classical and Yoruba Societies in Egbe Ifie (ed.) Coping with Culture, Ibadan: Opotoru Books, pp.46 - 54 .
  • Onayemi, Folake (1999) Tales Developed in Egbe Ifie, Marriage with Gods and Goddesses in Classical and African Myths, End-Time: Publishing House, pp. 181 - 192.
  • Onayemi, Folake (2002) Women Against Women: The Mother - in - law and Daughter - in - law Relationship in Classical and African Literature in Egbe Ifie (ed.) Paper in Honour of Tekena N. Tamuno Professor Emeritus at 70 Ibadan: Opoturu Books, pp. 138 - 148.
  • Onayemi, Folake (2002) Women, Sex and Power in Classical and Nigerian Drama: Lysistrata and Morountodun in Akintunde and Labeodan (eds), Women and Culture of Violence in Traditional Africa, Ibadan: Sefer Books, pp. 41 - 51.
  • *Onayemi, Folake (2005) Representation of Women's Leadership in Ancient Greek and Modern Yoruba Drama: Assembly Women and Lagidigba. In Akintunde (ed.) Women Leadership: The Nigerian Context Ibadan: Sefer Books.

Articles in Learned Journals Already Published:

  • Onayemi, Folake (1994) Amaka and Lesbian, Nigeria and the Classics Vol.1 No. 2 Pg. 97 - 108.
  • Onayemi, Folake (1997) Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Vindication of Ola Rotimi?, Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies No 7. pp. 117 - 129.
  • Onayemi, Folake (2002) Who Sacrifices - An Explanation to the Greek Question from a Yoruba Point of view, Storiae Letteratura 210, Roma. pp. 639-648.
  • Onayemi, Folake (2002) Classics in Nigeria, Deadalus: University of South Africa Classical Journal. Vol. 3 No. 2.
  • Onayemi, Folake (2002) Women and The Irrational in Ancient Greek and Yoruba Mythology, Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies Nos 11& 12 pp. 79 ? 89.
  • *Onayemi, Folake (2002) Courageous Women in Greek and Nigerian Drama, Antigone and Tegonni, Ibadan Journal of European Studies. No. 3 pp. 153 - 161.
  • *Onayemi, Folake (2002) Image of Women in Classical and African Proverbs and Popular Sayings, Journal of Cultural Studies Vol. 6 No. 1 pp. 114 - 133.
  • Onayemi, Folake (2003) Threptia and Sanjo: The Pay Back Parent  Child Relationship in Ancient Greek and African Yoruba CulturesDaedalus: University of South Africa Classical Journal. Vol. 4 No. 1.
  • *Onayemi, Folake (2004) Finding A Place: Women's Struggle for Political Authority in Ancient Roman and Nigerian Societies' Women's History Review U.K.

Monographs:

  • *Onayemi, Folake (2004) Nature and Language of Love in Roman and African/Yoruba Literature. Hope Library of Liberal Arts No 4. Ibadan: Hope Publications. 56 pages.
  • *Onayemi, Folake (2004) Ethnic Identity, the Concept of Female Beauty and conflict in Classical and African Cultures' Programme on Ethnic and Federal Studies (PEFS) Monograph New Servers No. 12. 30 pages.

Articles Already Accepted for Publication:

  • *Onayemi, Folake (2004) An African Interpretation of Ancient Greek Drama: Wole Soyinka's Bacchae of Euripides in Wole Soyinka Festshrift . Ibadan: LACE Ocassional Publication.

Awards

Scholarship, Fellowships and Prizes (in respect of undergraduate and postgraduate work only)

  • Departmental Prize, Department of Classics, University of Ibadan 1983 - 84 Session.
  • Visiting Scholar, Department of Classics, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA (2000 - 2001).
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Classics, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA. January to March, 2001.
  • Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL) Postdoctoral Fellowship (2004).
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2005).

Honours, Distinctions and Membership of Learned Societies

  • Member, Classical Association of Nigeria (CAN)
  • Member, The International Federation of the Societies of Classical Studies (FIEC)
  • Member, Concerned Circle of African Women Theologians: Women in Culture and Religion.
  • Member, Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, London U.K.
  • Member, Women's History Network, U.K.

Other information

MAJOR CONFERENCES ATTENDED WITH PAPERS READ:

  • The Eleventh International Congress of Classical Studies, Kavala, Greece, 23rd to 30th August 1999.

Paper Read: Corresponding Classical and African Proverbs and Popular Sayings on Women's Characteristics

  • Omero 3000 Anni Dopo International Classical Conference, Genoa, Italy. July 6th to 8th, 2000.

Paper Read: Who Sacrifices:  An Explanation to the Greek Question from a Yoruba Point of View.

  • Brown Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life Seminar, Brown University Providence RI, USA April 19th 2001.

Paper Read: Desertion in Marriages Between Mortals and Immortals in Classical and Yoruba Mythology.

  • Dartmouth Classical Workshop, Dartmouth College Hanover, New Hampshire, USA April 26th, 2001.

Paper Read: Parallel of Graeco - Roman Gods in African/Yoruba Traditional Religion: Hermes and Esu?.

  • Conference of Women in Religion and Culture sponsored by Concerned Circle of African Women Theologians at Institute of Church and Society, Samonda, Ibadan, Nigeria on February 5th 2002.

Paper Read: Women, Sex and Power in Classical and Nigerian Drama: Lysistrata and Morountodun.

  • The 4th Annual Classics Colloquium, at The Department of Classics, University of South Africa, Pretoria, RSA on 5th - 6th of April 2002.

Paper Read: Threptra and Sanjo: The Parent-Child Play Back Relationship in Ancient Greek and African/Yoruba Cultures.

  • Seminar on Classics in Africa at the Department of Classics, University of South Africa, Pretoria, RSA on the 10th of April 2002.

Paper Read: Classics in Nigeria.

  • Conference on Cultural Practices, Women and HIV/AIDS, organised by Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians: women in culture and Religion. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 3rd to 9th August 2002.

Paper Read: African Women, Cultural Sexual Practices and HIV/AIDS: A Challenge.

  • 13th Conference of the Women's History Network: Women and Political Authority. Hull, United Kingdom. September, 2004.

Paper Read: Finding A Place: Women's Struggle for Political Authority in Ancient Roman and Nigerian Societies.

  • 14th Conference of the Women's History Network: Women, Art and Culture. 2nd to 4th September, 2005.

Paper Read: Images of Women: Women as Containers in Classical and African/Yoruba Cultures.