CfP: Festschrift for Niyi Osundare at 70, deadline 15 May 2017

STYLISTICS, LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE:
A FESTSCHRIFT FOR NIYI OSUNDARE AT 70

Professor Oluwaniyi Osundare – NNOM, scholar, teacher, stylistician, poet, playwright, public intellectual, newspaper columnist, etc. – will be seventy years old on March 12, 2017. The multiple award-winning poet has had a great impact on the Nigerian and African literary scenes in many obvious ways, but particularly in the areas of poetry, style, stylistics and the sociolinguistics of African literature. There have been hundreds of doctoral dissertations, books and scholarly articles on his poetry, in international and local journals and books, just as there have been earlier collections of essays on his works.

For this festschrift, the editors wish to focus on conceptual issues in style and stylistics, and on summative theoretical explications of Osundare’s work. Contributions that focus on the impact of his work on the theory and practice of style in Nigerian poetry are of particular interest to the editors. The editors therefore invite scholarly articles in the general area of language and style, which examine Osundare’s works from specific literary and linguistic perspectives. Contributions may be guided by, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Theories of Style and Stylistics
  • Literary and linguistic approaches to Stylistics
  • Literary and Linguistic approaches to Niyi Osundare’s Poetry
  • The Eurocentric and the Alter-Native: Niyi Osundare and the poetic revolution in Nigeria
  • A comprehensive survey of the literature on Niyi Osundare’s poetry:
  • Niyi Osundare as critic and theorist
  • Niyi Osundare as satirist
  • The dramatist in Niyi Osundare
  • Niyi Osundare as essayist
  • Tributes from friends, colleagues, former and current students are also
    welcome.

RECOMMENDED REFERENCING METHOD: APA or MLA
LENGTH OF ARTICLES: 3500 to 6500 words.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 15 May, 2017
PLEASE SUBMIT ARTICLES IN MS WORD FORMAT TO THE EDITORS:

Taiwo Oloruntoba-Oju
Dept of English
University of Ilorin,
Ilorin, Nigeria
ttobaoju@unilorin.edu.ng;
ttaiwooju@yahoo.com

Obododimma Oha
Dept of English
University of Ibadan,
Ibadan, Nigeria
obodooha@gmail.com
o.oha@mail.edu.ng

Joseph A. Ushie
Dept of English,
University of Uyo,
Uyo, Nigeria
joseph.ushie@gmail.com



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