Event: The 4th Annual Lagos Studies Association Conference (June 25-29, Lagos)

The 4th Annual Lagos Studies Association Conference
June 25 – 29, 2019

Faculty of Management Sciences
University of Lagos

The fourth annual Lagos Studies Association Conference is taking place at the University of Lagos, Nigeria in June this year.

Some highlights include:

Session: Literature, Language, and Literary Culture

The Archetypal Search for the Lost Self in Foreign Places in Segun Afolabi’s “A Life Elsewhere”by Abayomi Olusola Awelewa (McPherson University)

Eco Cosmoplitanism and Refuse Surfing: Locating the Lagos through Poems by Abiodun Oluseye Babatunde (Covenant University)

Image of Lagos in Ken Saro Wiwa’s “Basi and Company” by Daniel Ibrahim (Ibadan Cultural  Studies Group) and Linda Jummai Mustapha (Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University)

Crime in the City: Representation of Disorder in Leye Adenle’s Duology Easy Motion Tourist”  andWhen Trouble Sleeps”by Temitayo Olofinlua (University of Ibadan)

Session: Social Media and Digital Culture

 Lagos to London: Africa’s Digital Urbanities in Sounds, Songs, and Sitesby Ajibola Adigun  (Independent Scholar)

Digital Humanities Scholarship in Africa: Prospects and Challenges by Augustine Farinola   (Dominican University)

Uncovering Text: Interpersonal Meanings in Gender-based Online Forumsby Oluwayomi  Rosemary Olaniyan (Obafemi Awolowo University)

 The Making of Accidental Celebrities and the Spiraling Agency of Social Media in Nigeriaby  Chikezirim Chima Nwoke (Darmstadt University) and Stanley Chimobi Oyiga (University of Nigeria)

 “How Dare you Say She is Innocent?” Cyberspace and Sexual Harassment Cases in Nigerian  Universities by Helen Ugah (Obafemi Awolowo University)

Roundtable: Nigerian Cinema’s Avant-garde

Chair and Organizer: Jonathan Haynes (Long Island University)
With: Ema Edosio Deelen, Kenneth Gyang, and Daniel Oriahi


Image courtesy of LSA

Session: Afropolitan Lagos: Globality and Creative Imaginations

 Afropolitan Sensibilities of Urban Lagos in Igoni Barrett’s Blackassby Tolulope Akinwole  (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The Anxieties of Belonging: Engaging Afropolitan Lagos in Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah  by Kayode Odumboni (Ohio State University)

Afropolitan Anti-Hero, the Dark Web, and Postcolonial Self-making in Tricia by Oladipupo  Oyeleye (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Check out the dates and times for the above sessions, plus a full preliminary programme of events here

Follow #lsa2019 on Twitter @LagosStudies

Established in 2017, the Lagos Studies Association is an international, interdisciplinary organization of academic and non-academic practitioners whose interest focus on Lagos and its peoples. Members include scholars, students, activists, artists, teachers, donors, policymakers, and development professionals.

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