Dr. Azeez Akinwumi SESAN, PhD, M.A.B Ed (ibadan)Senior Lecturer (English)
Dr. Azeez Akinwumi Sesan has PhD in Literature, Drama and Film Studies, M.A. in Literature, Drama and Film Studies and B. Ed. (English) of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He also has a certificate in Computer Appreciation of the Institute of Education, University of Ibadan. He is a member of professional associations such as Literary Society of Nigeria (LSN), Literary Scholars Association (LSA), Society of Nigerian Theatre Artists (SONTA) and Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN). Dr. Azeez Akinwumi Sesan is a creative writer, film script writer, artist and film maker.
Dr. Azeez began his teaching at tertiary level of education with Department of English, Mufutau Lanihun College of Education, Ibadan where he taught some courses such as Selected European Authors, Children’s Literature, Theatre and Drama in Education, Female Writers in Africa and Creative Writing. At the College, he served as Secretary of the Academic Board of the Department of English and School of Languages. He was also the Head, Department of General Studies and the Chairman, Library Committee. Dr. Azeez later moved to Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara State where he taught courses such as Creative Writing I & II, English Literature: Renaissance Period, Introduction to Drama and Theatre, Introduction to Fiction, English Literature: Victorian Period, English Literature: Romantic Period and Practical Criticism. He was a member of the University Publicity Committee and Secretary of the Academic Board, Department of Languages (English Unit). From Al-Hikmah University, he proceeded to Osun State University, Osogbo where he taught courses such as Dramatic Genres, Theatre Workshop, Literary Theory and Criticism, Literature and the New Media, Sociology of Literature, Modern African Drama, Modern African Poetry, The English Novel and English Drama. He was Secretary of the Curriculum Development Committee for the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of the Department of English and International Studies and Secretary/Coordinator of Seminar and Lecture Series of the College of Humanities, Osun State University. At present, he is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, Skyline University Nigeria, Kano State.
Dr. Azeez has attended and presented scholarly papers at academic gatherings such as seminars, workshops, roundtable discourses, symposia and conferences. He has appeared in over thirty (30) of such academic gatherings. He is also widely published in top-notched national and international journals in his area of specialization (language, literature, film, gender and cultural studies). He is a reviewer for some national and international journals such as European Journal of Humour Research and Legon Journal of Humanities.
- Sesan, A. A. (2018a) “Representation of Women’s War Experiences in Femi Osofisan’s Morountodun and Women of Owu”. Anafora: Journal of Literary Studies (5.1). University of Osijek, 183-202, Croatia.
- ............................ (2018b) “Narrating Self and Topicality in AY and Elenu’s Stand-Up Comedy”. European Journal of Humour Research, 6.4, 10-23. Poland http://dx.doi.org/10.7592/EJHR2018.6.4.sesan
- ………………. ……..(2017a) “Rhetoric of Return in Kunle Afolayan’s Film October 1”. Matatu (49): 416-438.doi:0.1163/18757421-04902010. (Leiden) Netherlands.
- ……………. (2017b) “Native Thought, Foreign Tongue: A Critique of the Poetry and Poetics of Niyi Osundare”. The Journal of Communicative English, Vol. 14, English Language Unit, University of Agriculture, Makurdi. 1-8.Nigeria
- Ayuba, R. O. and Sesan A. A. (2017c) “Language, Semiotics and Poetics of Power in Femi Osofisan’s Aringindin and the Nightwatchmen”. Papers in English and Linguistics (PEL) Vol. 18., Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife. 179-196. Nigeria (60% contribution)
- Rotimi Fasan and Sesan, A. A. (2017d) “The Word as Divining Medium in Okinba Launko’s Dream-Seeker on Divining Chain”. Ife Studies in English Language (ISEL) Volume 13, No. 1, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife. 114-130. Nigeria (50% contribution)
- Sesan, A. A. and Aikabeli, L. (2016a) “E-orality, Language Development and Communicative Competence of a Yoruba Child: Issues and Challenges”. Caribbean Educational Research Journal, Vol. 4, No.1. 37-46. West Indies (65% Contribution)
- Sesan, A. A. and Adenigba, S. A. (2016b) “The Quest for Religious Harmony in Shehu Sanni’s When Clerics Kill with Lessons from the Life of Prophet Mohammed”. Ikogho: A Multi-disciplinary Journal, Vol. 14, University of Port Harcourt. 1023-1034. Nigeria ( 50% contribution)
- Sesan, A. A. (2016c) “Transmutations in Yoruba Drama from Folkloric Dramatisations to Video Films”.Ife Studies in English Language (ISEL) Vol. 12, no. 1, Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Pp. 81-98. Nigeria
- .............................(2016d) “In Search of an Ideal Republic: Can Literature and Film Do it?” Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies, Vol. 26, No. 1, Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, Ibadan. Pp. 161-174. Nigeria
- ----------------------(2015a) “Hegemonic Masculinity and the Quest for Sustainable Democratic Governance in Nigeria: Achebe’s Arrow of God as a Paradigm”. Ibadan Journal of English Studies, Vol. 11, Department of English, University of Ibadan. 283-308. Nigeria
- .............................(2015b) "The Contemporary Yoruba Film Industry and the Question of Identity", Ibadan Journal of Theatre Arts (IJOTA),Vol. 10, Department of Theatre Arts, University of Ibadan. 55-75.Nigeria
- ………………….. (2015c)"Literary Literacy, Reading and Library Services for National Development", KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, pp. 42-49. India
- …………………… (2015d) “Home, Exile and Imagination in Toyin Falola and Vivek Bahl's Scoundrels of Defferal”, Okike: An African Journal of New Writing, 54: pp. 76 – 98. Nigeria
- ............................... (2015e) “Of Tabloid Folklores and Folklorists”, Gombe Papers on Nigerian Literature (GONPALI), Department of English, Gombe State University, Volume 4, pp. 114-129. Nigeria
- Sesan, A. A. And Toyin Shittu (2015f) "Nollywood and Cultural Re-orientation: Prospects and Problems”. Nigerian Theatre Journal: A Journal of the Society of Nigeria Theatre Artists, Vol. 15: pp. 5-27. Nigeria (50% contribution)
- Sesan, A. A. and Akorede, Y. (2014a) “Culture Misrepresentation in Nigerian Home Videos and the Implication for National Development”, Gender Issues: International Journal of Feminist/Womanist Theorists, Vol. 5, pp. 233-250. Nigeria (50% contribution)
- Sesan, Azeez A. (2014b) "The Cultural Semantics of Yoruba Drum Poetry", in Chinese Semiotic Studies 10 (3), School of Foreign Languages, National Chauguan University, China: pp. 451-463. China
- ……………… . (2014c) "History, Literature and Film Texts: A Discourse on Akinwumi Isola's Efunsetan Aniwura. JOLALIC. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, pp Lapai, pp.190-202. Nigeria
- ……………….. (2014d) "The Post Twenty-First Century Criticism of African Literature", in African Journal of Humanity, Faculty of Arts, Kaduna State University. Nigeria
- ………………... (2014e). "Yoruba Folktales, the New Media and Postmodernism". Khazar Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Khazar University, Azberjian, Vol. 17, no.2, pp. 74-87. Azberjian
- ……………………. (2013a). "Literature, History and Politics in Africa", Anyigba Journal of Arts and Humanities, Kogi State University, vol.13, No.2: pp. 115-129. Nigeria
- ……………………….. (2013b). "Literary Perspectives on Afro-European Relationship, Terrorism and Global Media Reportage in Africa", Journal of Communication and Language Arts (JCLA), Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan, Vol. 4, pp. 191-211. Nigeria
- Raji O. W. and Sesan, Azeez A. (2013c) "The Teaching and Evaluation of Literature-in- English in Public Examinations in Nigeria", in IUB Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Islamia University, Bahamalpur, Pakistan, Vol. 11, No.1, pp. 20-33. Pakistan
- Sesan, Azeez A. (2013d). "The Yoruba Language and Literature in the 21st Century and Beyond", in Covenant Journal of Language Studies (CJLS), vol.1, No.2, Covenant University, Ogun State, pp.148-159. Nigeria
- ……………………. (2013e)."Gender Dialectics of Yoruba Drum Poetry", Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengel, Vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 168-177. India
- ……………………… .(2012a). "Nigerian Playwrights, the Burden of History and the Notion of Nationhood", in Ibadan Journal of Theatre Arts(IJOTA) Nos. 7&8, Department of Theatre Arts, University of Ibadan, pp. 57-74. Nigeria
- …………………………. (2012b). "Educational Relevance of Yoruba Folktales for National Development". Al-Hikmah Journal of the Humanities, Volume 1, Number 1 &2, pp. 184-198. Nigeria