Rantimi Jays Julius-Adeoye

Rantimi Jays Julius-Adeoye is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Film Studies, Redeemer’s University (RUN), Nigeria. He studied for his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Theatre Arts at University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and obtained his PhD from Leiden University, Netherlands. Prior to joining RUN, he was a Lecturer in film at Lagos State University School of Communication (LASUSOC), Lagos, Nigeria. While at ASCL, his work will focus on the representation of the Nigerian-Biafran civil war in literature from Nigeria as a way of historical documentation. This in on the backdrop of the renewed agitation for the sovereignty of Biafra by Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group and others. This research will culminate into publication of a monograph and a journal article at the end of the fellowship.

Julius-Adeoye has received a number of travel grants and awards to attend some major conferences in many parts of Europe, Asia and Africa. He is well published in refereed journals and edited books and has enjoyed a level of popularity with some of his publication.

Selected recent publications:

  1. Julius-Adeoye R.J., Omoruyi, E.A. Narrative Techniques in Femi Osofisan’s Midnight Hotel and Who’s Afraid of Solarin.”In Pernassus: University of Uyo Journal of Cultural Research, Vol. 12 (Sept edition, 2016)
  1. Julius-Adeoye R.J. “The Actor and The Character: A Study of Kola Oyewo as James Adubi.” In Bakare, R.O., Adeoti, G.R., Olaniyan, D. (Eds). The Stage and The Screen: Perspectives on Arts Production in Contemporary Nigeria. (London: Alpha Crowns, 2016), pp30-44
  1. Julius-Adeoye R.J “The Development of Stand-Up Comedy in Nigeria and the Media” In Ododo, S., Akoh, A.D. (Eds.) Performing the Nation: Theatre, Media and National Security. (Ibadan: Sonta, 2016)
  1. Julius-Adeoye R.J. “Picture-Right Ownership in Nigerian Video-Film.” In Ogunleye, Foluke, ed. African Film: Looking Back and Looking Forward. (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014), pp183-191
  1. Julius-Adeoye, R.J. “The Impact of Media on Stand- up Comedy Development in Nigeria.” In Kingsley I. Owete, Monica Emmanuel, Umar, H.D. Danfulani, Sati Fwatshak, and Anthony Agwuele, (eds.), Freedom, Self Determination and Growth in Africa. (Berlin, Germany MediaTeam IT Educational Publishers, 2014), pp299-315
  1. Julius-Adeoye R.J. “Representation of Nigerian Leaders in Popular Drama: A Study of Two Nigerian Dramatists, Ahmed Yerima and Bunmi Julius-Adeoye.” In Sati Fwatshak, Anthony O. Agwuele, and Grace Malachi N. Brown, eds. The Challenge of Globalization, Environmental Degradation and Terrorism in Africa. (Berlin, Germany: MediaTeam IT Educational Publishers, 2013), pp118-128
  1. Julius-Adeoye R.J. “Community Radio: A Potential Instrument for Good Governance in Nigeria.” In Ayo Odebode, ed. Community Media for Development and Participation. Experience, Thoughts and Forethoughts. (Ibadan: John Archers Publishers, 2013), pp184-197
  1. Julius-Adeoye R.J. “Shifting Grounds in Nigerian Literary Drama: The Third Generation of Nigerian Literary Dramatists.” In ASUU Journal of Humanities: A Journal of Research and Development, 3/1 (July, 2013).
  1. Julius-Adeoye R.J. The Drama of Ahmed Yerima: Studies in Nigerian Theatre. (Leiden:, 2013). * No. 3 Most Download Book on African Studies Centre (ASC) Leiden Repository 2014 (12,489 Downloads)
  1. Julius-Adeoye R.J. “History as Drama, Drama as History: a study of three plays as windows into people and groups in the ‘Niger Area.’” In Osuntokun, J., Ukaogo, V., Odoemene, A., (eds.), Nigerian Studies: Readings in History, Politics, Society and Culture (New Jersey: Goldline and Jacobs Publishing, 2010), pp189-199. *No. 1 Most Viewed Article on Academia.edu Dec. 2013


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Dr. R. J. (Rantimi Jays) Julius-Adeoye
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