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Honouring the legacy of Sam Ukala in Gedenkschrift

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  • July 5, 2024
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Honouring the legacy of Sam Ukala in Gedenkschrift

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THE Department of Theatre Arts, Delta State University, Abraka, in collaboration with the Management Council of the newly established universities in Delta State, is organizing a Gedenkschrift publication to celebrate the life and works of the late renowned theatre scholar, playwright, and literary critic, Professor Sam Ukala. The publication aims to revisit Ukala’s scholarly works, dramatic creativity, theory, criticism, and cultural studies. Contributors are invited to submit articles on various topics related to his works, including African narratology, playwriting, feminism, colonialism, and more.

Professor Ukala was a celebrated academic who won The Nigerian Prize for Literature in 2014 with his play Iredi War, and was a Fellow of several prestigious associations, including the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) and the Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL).

Topics of scholarly interests may include but not limited to An deuste on Sam Ukala’s Scholarly Works, Folkism and African Narratology, Sam Ukala and History in Playwriting, Pantomime in Sam Ukala’s Play Creation Style, Culture, Language and Innovation in Sam Ukala’s Plays, Sam Ukala and the Feminist Discourse, Freedom and Colonialism in Sam Ukala’s Drama, Ukala and the Nigerian Prize for Literature, The Gendered Beast in African Theatre, The Playwright in Search of a Sane Society, The Society as the Playwright’s Fodder, The Playwright as a Social Critic, Sum Ukala and the Art of Short Story Writing, Sum Ukala and Poetry, Ukala and the Cinematic Experiment: Revisiting Akpakaland in Adaptation, Language and Philosophy in Sam Ukala’s Drama, Ukala and the Making of ANA Delta Chapter and Socio-political Concerns in the Plays of Sam Ukala.

The editors invite submissions of completed articles (not more than 7,000 words) in MS Word format, following the MLA 9th Edition or APA 7th Edition referencing styles. Abstracts and papers should be sent to: ukalagedenkschrift@gmail.com. The deadline for submission is 1st August, by 12 midnight.

The Gedenkschrift publication promises to be a fitting tribute to Professor Ukala’s legacy, illuminating his contributions to Nigerian literature and theatre for a new generation of scholars and artists.

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