Dr Tsaaior J.T.

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Dr. James Tar Tsaaior

Birth date: 1970-07-15

Lecturer II

Department of English

Faculty of Arts

University of Ibadan

Contact

Telephone number: 234-1-802 371 1378

E-Mail address: tar.tsaaior@mail.ui.edu.ng

Education

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS HELD:

  • University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 2005 PhD (English)
  • University of Ibadan, Ibadan. 1998 MA (English)
  • University of Ibadan, Ibadan 1995 BA (Hons) English

Experience

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Lecturer, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 2006 
  • Lecturer, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. 2000 - 2006
  • Part Time Lecturer, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 2004 - 2005
  • Graduate Assistant, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 1997-1998
  • Member, Editorial Board, Daily Independent Newspapers, Lagos, 2005
  • Member, Editorial Board, National Interest Newspapers, Lagos, 2000 - 2001
  • Editor, Post Express Literary Supplement, Lagos, 1999 - 2000

 

 

Languages

English

Interests

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS:

  • Literature, Culture and Politics in Africa
  • History as Character in Caribbean Literature
  • Dialogues Across the Atlantic Gulf: A Negotiation of the African, African American and Caribbean Literary Traditions
  • Weaving Worlds with Words: The Tale  Telling Tradition Among the Tiv of Nigeria

Publications

PAPERS PUBLISHED IN JOURNALS:

  • Poetics, Politics and the Paradoxes of Oil in Nigeria's Delta Region. In African Renaissance Vol.2, No. 6 (Nov-Dec), 2005, 72-80.
  • Those Days and These Days: (Neo)Traditionalism, (Post)Modernism and the Culture of (Mis)Governance in Contemporary Africa. In Essence: Interdisciplinary International Journal of Philosophy, 2005, 217-230.
  • Negotiating Modern African Poetry Through the Kinesis of History. In Ibadan: Journal of English Studies, Vol.2, 2005. 115-133.
  • The Contemporary Relevance of the Oral Word in the Written World of (Post)Modern Education. In Journal of Research in Educational Management . Vol. 1, No.2, (April) 2005, 41-52.
  • The Theatre of Politics and the Politics of Theatre: The Theory of Origin of the Tiv Kwagh-Hir. In Nigerian Theatre Journal. Volume 2, 2005. 455 - 467.
  • Nigerian Literature and the Politics of the NLNG Prize. In The Ker Review. 2005. 20 - 31.
  • Metaphors of Male Economic Hegemony in Tiv Oral Narratives. In Journal of Contemporary Issues in the Nigerian Economy. 2002. 90 - 104.
  • African Literature and Ideology. The Faculty of Arts Encyclopedia, LASU
  • Themes in African American Literature. The Faculty of Arts Encyclopedia, LASU
  • Themes in Caribbean Literature. The Faculty of Arts Encyclopedia, LASU.

FORTHCOMING JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS:

  • Existentialist Avian Metaphors in a Recent Nigerian Novel in Kunapipi.
  • Folkloric and (Post)Modern influences on the Tiv Kwagh-Hir Theatre in Folklore Journal
  • Politicising History, Historicising Politics: Naguib Mahfouz and the Post-Colonial Egyptian Condition in Journal of Commonwealth Literature
  • Myth and the Mythic Imagination in African Literature: Armah and Ngugi as Paradigms in Nordic Journal of African Literature
  • The Sun is a Son: Tiv (Spi)Ritual Poetry and the Gender Trajectory in International Journal of Cultural Studies.
  • Mobilising Masked Martial Metaphors: Tiv Nationalist Songs as Alternative Sources of History in Journal of African Cultural Studies

PUBLISHED BOOKS AND MONOGRAPHS:

 

  • Fact of Fiction, Fiction of Fact: The Novel Tradition and Its Character(s). A Monograph. Lagos: Heirloom Publishers Limited, 2005.
  • Moments and Monuments. Poetry Collection. Lagos: Free Enterprise Publishers, 2005.
  • Fundamentals of English Grammar. Lagos: Free Enterprise Publishers, 2003.

PAPERS PRESENTED AT CONFERENCES WITH DATES:

  • (Post)Afrocentricity in Soyinka's Poetics. Wole Soyinka Society Conference, University of South Africa, August 4 - 6, 2005.
  • Hegemonic and Counter - Hegemonic Discourses: The Politics and Ideology of Knowledge Production and Distribution in African Oral Narratives. University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa, October, 2004.
  • Folkloric and (Post)Modern Influences on the Tiv Kwagh-Hir Theatre. International Society for Oral Literature in Africa, ISOLA Conference, University of The Gambia, Banjul, July 15-17, 2004.
  • Traditionalist and Existentialist Hermeneutic Paradigms in the Negotiation of African Oral Narratives. Philosophy Department, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, August, 2004.
  • Gender and the Political Economy of Theatre Practice in Nigeria. The Example of the Tiv Kwagh-Hir. SONTA Conference, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria, June, 2005.

FORTHCOMING CHAPTERS IN BOOKS:

  • Texts and Contexts: The Cultural and Historical Relevance of the African American Literary Tradition. In Perspectives on African American Literature: A Book of Readings ?A City Within a City: Harlem Renaissance and the Flowering of Black Literary Experience in America. In Perspectives on African American Literature: A Book of Readings.
  • (In)Tangible Cultural Chattels: The Musical Tradition in the African American Literary Heritage. African American Literature: A Reader.
  • (Re)Imag(in)ing and (Re)Inscribing Womanhood in the Texture of the African American Literary Experience. African American Literature: A Reader.

THESES AND DISSERTATIONS:

  • Gender Politics in Tiv Oral Narratives. PhD Thesis, University of Ibadan, 2003.
  • A Race in a Race: Deconstructing the Black Image in the African American Novel. MA Dissertation, University of Ibadan, 1998.
  • Ideology in the African Novel: Ngugi wa Thiongo's Petals of Blood. BA Long Essay, University of Ibadan, 1995.

Other information

HOBBIES:

Reading, Writing, Foot balling, Swimming, Listening to Music and Short Wave Radio

 

 

References

Professor David I. Ker,

Department of English,

Benue State University,

Makurdi,

NIGERIA

 

 

Dr. Remy Oriaku,

Department of English,

University of Ibadan,

Ibadan,

NIGERIA

 

 

Dr. Steve Ogunpitan,

Department of English,

Lagos State University,

Ojo, Lagos.

NIGERIA