Invitation to Contribute to Festschrift on Professor Dapo Adelugba
Call for Papers Deadline:
Dapo Adelugba, Professor of Theatre, Theatre Historian, Director, Actor, Critic, Writer and most importantly Teacher, is seventy years this year. As part of the events marking his birthday, we are planning a festschrift to celebrate his achievements and contributions especially to the Nigerian Theatre and scholarship.
Among other things Dapo Adelugba was the Director of Nigeria’s drama entry to the Second World Festival of Arts and Culture (Festac ’77), Chairman of Oyo State Council of Arts and Culture, the Arts Director of University of Ibadan, Theatre Arts, where he was also a Professor for many years. He is the Secretary-General of the Nigeria Chapter of the International Theatre Institute (ITI). He is currently a visiting Professor at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. In all these roles, Dapo Adelugba’s contributions place him alongside some of the greatest names in African theatre.
Adelugba has had a distinguished career in the academy. After taking an Honours’ degree in English from the University of London (Ibadan) in 1962, he proceeded to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his postgraduate work in Theatre Arts. Then he returned to Nigeria, where he began his teaching career at Ibadan Grammar school before joining the faculty of the University of Ibadan in September 1967. His position at Ibadan, together with his association with other Universities in Nigeria and other places as Fellow, External Examiner or Theatre Director, has given him the added benefit of working with, and nurturing a number of Theatre scholars like Wole Soyinka, Ola Rotimi, Zulu Sofola, Wale Ogunyemi, Niyi Osundare, Oga Steve Abah, Abiola Irele, Martin Banham, Ziky Kofoworola, Patrick Ebewo, Osita Okagbue, Chuck Mike, etc.
Adelugba has written a number of seminal books, including a translation from French of Bakary Traoré's Le theatre negro-africain et ses fonctions sociales (The Black African Theatre and Its Social Functions), celebratory collections on Wole Soyinka and Wale Ogunyemi, and learned articles in several journals.
It is in recognition of this contribution that we invite you to submit an essay to this festschrift that sets out to put together the best of critical responses to Dapo Adelugba’s vision and works.
Send your manuscript in double or 1.5 spacing in no more than 5000 words with MLA referencing style to:
by 31 August 2009.
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