CALL FOR PAPERS
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN HONOUR OF PROF. FOLUKE OGUNLEYE @ 50
DATE: 9TH – 12TH October, 2012
VENUE: PIT THEATRE, OAU, ILE-IFE
THEME: Nigerian Theatre, Media, Popular Culture and social Change
What does Nigerian Theatre mean in an era when the home video and the forces of globalization have redefined the cultural commodities being produced and consumed? Who has the right to speak about Nigerian theatre and from which position? Is there any connection between the Nigerian theatre, media, popular culture and social change? These are some of the questions to be addressed by this conference taking place at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers, scholars and theatre practitioners to examine the above issues in depth by exploring the dynamics and impact of the Nigerian theatre and media in the creation of popular culture and on the process of global change. The call for papers is set around the theme of Prof. Ogunleye’s work. The focus of her academic career has been on the use of Drama, theatre, and the Mass Media as instruments for improving the society. The theories discussed in her writings are also utilized in her directorial works. In an academic career spanning over three decades, she has directed many plays for the stage and the mass media and also acted in many stage and film productions. In addition, many of her works have contributed to the emerging aesthetics of the African Video Film. She has also published many articles in reputable academic journals and refereed books which expound the theoretical link between the performing arts, the mass media and society. She has edited a volume entitled African Video Film Today (2003). This ground-breaking book is designed to offer a thorough introduction, critical and theoretical overview of the video film phenomenon in Africa. Her published works have no doubt set a yardstick for further research.
We welcome papers from researchers, activists, and policymakers. We are particularly interested in the proposals for papers that address one of following sub-themes:
. Theatre/Media History and Historiography
. National theatre and national identities
. Community theatre in Nigeria and its involvement in socio-political discourse
. Contemporary theatre
. New technologies in performance
. Performance training
. Directing and Dramaturgy
. Theatre, performance and Theory
. Theatre and Political activism
. Storytelling as an aspect of political/ historical subversion
. Gendered representation
. Mass media and virtual reality as way of transgressing the real and the actual
. Screening the Nation: Reflections on Nationality and Identity in Nigerian Films.
GUILDLINES AND TIME LINES:
Abstract of papers between 200-250 words, in 12 font type New Roman Time and 1.5 spaced, be sent to the Conference LOC on or before 20th September, 2012.
All abstracts must follow this order
(a) Title of abstract (b) Author(s) names (c) Affiliation (d) E-Mail address (e) Body of abstract
The completed papers with 12 Font Times New Roman 1.5 spaced, between 15 – 20 pages, written in the current MLA style manual should be uploaded to the same E-mail addresses on or before 1st October, 2012.
Conference fee is as follows:
Participants: N10, 000.00
Students: N5, 000.00
Papers found to be publishable from the conference will be published in the special edition of the Humanities Review Journal.
For further enquiries you can call the following numbers:
Dr. (Mrs.) V.O. Adeniyi – LOC Chairperson 08033638533- email@example.com
Dr. A. Olayiwola – LOC Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. T.J Awuawuer – LOC Publicity Secretary: 07066763511- email@example.com