CfP: 32nd Annual National Conference and 2016 IFESAN, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, Deadline: 15 July 2016

English Scholars Association of Nigeria (ESAN) (Formerly NESA)

In collaboration with Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria


32nd Annual National Conference

50th Anniversary of the Association and 2016 IFESAN

Date: 5 – 8 September , 2016; Venue: Oduduwa Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University

English Studies in Non-native Environments: Reflections and Projections


  • Milestones in English Studies in Nigeria/Africa
  • The future of English Studies
  • Language Policy in Multilingual Contexts
  • The Media and Language Teaching
  • The Politics of English and Indigenous Languages
  • Pidginisation and Creolisation in Africa and the Caribbean
  • English Language in the New Media
  • Methodological Issues in the Teaching of English and Literature in English in the Context of New Technologies
  • English Language Projects: The Case of English Language Clinics
  • Hip-hop in the Context of Globalisation
  • Postcolonial English Studies
  • From English Literature to Literature in English
  • Appraising NUC Minimum Standards for English Studies
  • Case Studies in Curricular Revision in Literary Studies
  • New Trends in African Writing in English in Multilingual Contexts
  • The Interface of Language and Literature
  • Engaging African Writing on the Internet
  • On the Changing Canon of African Writing

Call for Papers:

You are hereby invited to submit abstracts for paper presentation on any of the sub-themes of the conference. Such abstracts should not be more than 250 words in Microsoft Word format. Your submission should include the following: full names; institutional affiliation, email and telephone number. Submissions should be sent as email attachment to: not later than: Friday, July 15, 2016.

Keynote speakers:

Professor Tope Omoniyi

University of Roehampton, UK

Professor Emevwo Biakolo

Pan-African University, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria

Plenary speakers:

Dr. Christine Ofulue

National Open University of Nigeria, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Dr. Abubakar Liman

Ahmadu Bello Universiy, Zaria, Nigeria


Dr. Akinmade Akande – Chairperson Local Organising Committee: +234 803 273 4932 /

Dr. Mohammed Ademilokun – Secretary Local Organising Committee: +234 807 213 7229

Professor Oyeniyi Okunoye (Host), Head, Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife,

Professor Wale Adegbite (Co-Host), President, English Scholars’ Association of Nigeria (ESAN)

Professor Bamitale Omole (Chief Host), Vice Chancellor Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife


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