Cajetan Iheka, “Imperfect Media: Niger Delta, Oil, and Trauma of the Future”

Event time: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 4:00pm
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Event description: 

The English Department is pleased to welcome Cajetan Iheka of University of Alabama to deliver a job talk entitled “Imperfect Media: Niger Delta, Oil, and Trauma of the Future.” Cajetan’s research and teaching focus on African and Caribbean literatures and film, postcolonial studies, ecocriticism, ecomedia, and world literature. He is the author of Naturalizing Africa: Ecological Violence, Agency, and Postcolonial Resistance in African Literature (CUP 2018), and co-editor of African Migration Narratives (Rochester UP 2018). He is currently working on two projects, namely a monograph that examines ecomedia in Africa, more specifically, the articulations of the continent’s ecological issues in photography, film, and other artistic media. His other project is the MLA volume, Teaching Postcolonial Environmental Literature and Media. Cajetan also serves as associate editor for African Studies Review, the journal of the African Studies Association. He directs the UA in South Africa “Resistance and Freedom” study abroad program.