Rantimi Jays Julius-Adeoye

I attended University of Ibadan, Nigeria where I obtained B.A. and M.A. degrees in Theatre Arts between 1998 and 2005 with specializations in Directing, Media Arts, Theatre History, Theatre for Development and Dramatic Theory and Criticism. I obtained a PhD from Leiden University, Netherlands in May 2013 with a dissertation entitled:  The Drama of Ahmed Yerima: Studies in Nigerian Theatre, under the supervision of Professor Ernst van Alphen and Dr Daniella Merolla. I began my university teaching career in 2005/2006 at the Lagos State University School of Communication (LASUSOC) as a lecturer in Photojournalism and Cinematography. In October 2007, I joined the Redeemer's University (RUN) Department of Theatre Arts, teaching Media Arts, Theatre History, Acting and Movement, and Dramatic Theory and Criticism courses. I have attended and presented papers at more than thirty national and international conferences across Africa, Europe and Asia. I have published articles in journals and edited books. My research interests cover literary studies, dramatic theory and criticism, world theatre history, applied theatre and developmental communication, performance studies, African film and media arts, and immigrant communities. My focus is on Anglophone African countries.

Read Rantimi Jays' newest web article: Nationhood and the struggle for Biafra (Africa is a Country, 4 July 2017)

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Redeemer’s University, Nigeria
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