Olorunyomi O.

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Dr. Sola Olorunyomi

Birth date: 1961-11-28

Lecturer II

Department of English

Faculty of Arts

University of Ibadan

Contact

Telephone number: +2348033263371

E-Mail address: whereissola@yahoo.com

Education

University Education (with dates):

  • Mass Communication, University of Lagos, 1989
  • English, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 2005
  • M.A. English, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1994
  • B.A. English, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1992 Academic Qualification (with dates and granting bodies)
  • Diploma, Mass Communication, University of Lagos, 1989(b) Ph.D. English, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 2005
  • M.A. English, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1994
  • B.A. English, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1992

Professional Qualifications and Diplomas (with date):

  • Diploma, Mass Communication, University of Lagos, 1989
  • Certificate, Music in Digital Environment, 2004 

Experience

DETAILS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT UNIVERSITY LEVEL: Postgraduate:

  • PCS 714 Language and Communication in Conflict (Peace and Conflict, African Studies Program).
  • ENG 747 Literature and New Media.
  • PCS 778 Thesis Writing (Graduate Program)

Undergraduate:

  • ENG 212 Introduction to Literature: Poetry
  • ENG 215 Modern African Literature: A Survey
  • ENG 218 Popular Literature
  • ENG 326 Oral Literature in Africa
  • ENG 327 Oral Heroic Poetry in Africa
  • ENG 350 Creative Writing
  • ENG 434 Literary History and Theory
  • ENG 443 Literature and Folklore in Africa
  • ENG 482 Long Essay (Undergraduate Program)

Interests

Research:

Completed:

  • Sola Olorunyomi: Fela! Muse, Man, & Music (A Biography of Afrobeat?s Pioneer)

In Progrss:

  • Sola Olorunyomi ?Psychodynamics of Illiteracy to E-Literacy in a Model Farmers? Center.?

Dissertation and Thesis:

  • Afrobeat Song-Text-Narrative and the Poetics of Hypertext Performance. 

Publications

Books already published:

  • Sola Olorunyomi (2005): Afrobeat! Fela and the Imagined Continent. Ibadan: IFRA.

Chapters in Books already published:

  • Sola Olorunyomi 1996. ?No Woman No Mask: Ki-Yi M?bock and the Recommendation of a Gendered Drama.? Ed. Aduke Adebayo. Feminism and Black Women?s Creative Writing: Theory, Practice and Criticism. Ibadan: AMD Publishers.
  • Sola Olorunyomi 1998. ?Orality, Ideology and Dialectic in Wole Soyinka?s Idanre and Ogun Abibiman,? Ed. Aduke Adebayo and Segun Odunuga. Literature, Ideology and Society, Ibadan: AMD Publishers.
  • Sola Olorunyomi (2003). ?L?Etat Cest Moi: The Premier Performance of The State Visit.? Ed. Rasheed Na ?Allah. The People?s Poet: Emerging Perspectives on Niyi Osundare.. New Jersey: AWP.

Articles that have already appeared in Refereed Conference Proceedings: N/A

 

Patents: N/A

  • Articles that have already appeared in learned journals (i) Sola Olorunyomi 1996. ?Theatre in the Niger Valleys.? Glendora Review Vol. No.4, Lagos.
  • Sola Olorunyomi 1996. ?In the Forest of a Thousand Reels: African Cinema in Perspective.? Glendora Review Vol. 1. No. 3, Lagos.
  • Sola Olorunyomi 1996. ?Fela Anikulapo-Kuti: Performance as African Carnivalesque Aesthetics.? The Literary Griot. S.8., 1 & 2, Spring/Fall New Jersey.

Books, Chapters in Books and Articles already accepted for Publication: N/A

Technical Reports and Monographs: N/A

Awards

Scholarships, Fellowships and Prizes (with date) in respect of Undergraduate and Postgraduate work only): N/A

Honours Distinctions and Membership of Learned Societies:

  • African Literature Association (ALA), Africa/Diaspora.
  • Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Nigeria.
  • Fellow, Salzburg Seminar, Austria.
  • Grant of the Prince Claus Fund, The Netherlands.
  • Association of Nigerian Authors, Nigeria

Other information

Major Conferences Attended with Papers Read (in the last five years)

  • 2004. ?Journalism Meets Globalism? Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark. Organized by the Danish Center for Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Relations, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2005. ?Music and Censorship in West Africa.? Goree Island, Senegal. Organized by the World Forum for Freedom of Musical Expression (FREEMUSE), Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2006. ?RealLife Documentary Film Festival: A Pan African Festival of Documentary Films Accra, Ghana, 20th-26th May.
  • 2006. ?Pan-Africanism in the 21st Century: Generations in Creative Dialogue.? 32nd Annual Meeting and Conference, Accra?Ghana May 17-21.
  • 2005. ?Preservation, Access and Digitization? (PAD) of West African Cultural Heritage. Porto Novo, Benin Republic. Organized by the Open Society Institute of West Africa (OSIWA), Dakar, Senegal.