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Full Title: Abuja International Conference on Language and Literature

      
Short Title: AInternConfLangandLit
Location: Abuja, FCT, Nigeria
Start Date: 10-Oct-2013 - 14-Oct-2013
Contact: Adegboye Adeyanju
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.uniabuja.edu.ng
Meeting Description: Theme: Chinua Achebe: From Prologue to Epilogue

Introduction:

The 2013 conference celebrates Late Chinua Achebe the greatest writer of his time and the founding father of African literature and whose style derives from African oral narrative tradition.

Sub-Themes:

- Chinua Achebe: Life and times
- Achebe and his literary muse
- Achebe and literary influence
- Achebe and his literary career
- The pre-occupations of Achebe novels
- Achebe as a poet
- Achebe as an essayist
- The art of Achebe’s short stories
- Achebe’s writings for children
- Achebe as a historian
- Achebe in politics
- Achebe in exile
- Achebe in racism
- Achebe and pan-Igbo struggle
- Achebe the democrat
- Gender question and Chinua Achebe
- Achebe and his audience
- Achebe’s literary sons and daughters
- Achebe and his critics
- The language of Chinua Achebe
- Phonosemantic issues in Achebe’s writings
- The stylistics of proverbs in Achebe’s works
- Sociolinguistic dimensions in Achebe’s writings
- Socio-pragmatic issues in Achebe’s writings
- Achebe and gender/critics

Conference Date:

Arrival: Thursday, 10 October 2013
Departure: Saturday, 12 October 2013

Conference Fee:

The conference participation fee covers only conference material, refreshments and certificate of participation.

- Local non-students: N20,000; Early Bird until October 14: N17, 000
- Local students (with evidence of studentship): N8,000; Early Bird until October 14: N6,000
- International non-students: $200; Early Bird until October 14: $170
- International students (with evidence of studentship): $60; Early Bird until October 14: $57

Payment Information:

Vicky M. Sylvester (H.O.D)
Account Name: Vicky Sylvester
Name of Bank: Access Bank
Branch: Abuja Cadestral
Account Number: 0016783557
Sort Code: 484225

For further information, contact:

Convener/ Head of Department
Professor V.M Sylvester
Email: vickysylvesterm@yahoo.com
Mobile: +234 806 097 2880

Conference Secretary:

Professor Effiok B. Uwatt
Email: profeffiokuwattba@yahoo.com
Mobile: +234 806 526 5641

For Hotel Assistance:

Rasheedat Akanbi
Email: rasheedatakanb@yahoo.com
Mobile +234 803 597 5993

Key Note Speakers:

Professor David Ker: Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria
Professor Ibrahim Bello Kano: Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
Professor J.O.J Nwachukwu-Agbada: Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria
Professor Olu Obafemi: University of Illorin, Illorin, Nigeria
Professor Umelo Ojinmah: Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria
Professor Mary Kolawole: Kwara State University, Nigeria
Professor Akachi Ademora-Ezeigbo: University of Lagos, Nigeria

Guest Speakers:

Senator Uche Chukwumerije: Chairman, Senate Committee on Education
Professor Micheal Thelwell: University of Massachusetts, USA.
Linguistic Subfield: Ling & Literature; Phonology; Semantics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.2989


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