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Amechi Nicholas Akwanya

EMAIL: amechi.akwanya@unn.edu.ng
PHONE: 08035641732
ADDRESS: Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Catholic Pastoral Ministry, Poetry writing, excursion, documentaries
POST HELD: Head, Department of History and International Studies (2017/2018), Head, Department of English & Literary Studies (2011-13)
Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies (2009 -2011)
Head: Department of English & Literary Studies (2002-2005)
Coordinator: Sub-Department of Dramatic Arts (1998-2000) MEMBERSHIP STATUS: Fellow
MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEE: Member, Publications Committee, Nigerian Academy of Letters

INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION: University of Nigeria, Nsukka
SPECIALTIES: Literary theory & criticism, literary discourse analysis, European continental literature, African literature, phenomenology of language APPOINTMENTS: Lecturer II (First Appointment), Department of English, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 19 December 1991
Lecturer I – 1 October 1994
Senior Lecturer – 1 October 1996
Professor – 1 October 1999

PARTICIPATION IN GRANTS AND INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS/PROJECTS: University of Nigeria Senate Research Grant 1998 for a book: Discourse Analysis and Dramatic Literature
University of Nigeria Senate Research Grant 2007 for ‘Anthology of Nigerian Poetry’ (which was only partly released) COMMUNITY SERVICE: Catholic pastoral activity


Amechi Nicholas Akwanya is a Professor of English and Literary Studies at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and a Fellow, Nigerian Academy of Letters (FNAL), and has served as the University’s Dean of the School of Postgraduate Studies. His research interests include comparative literature, African literature, literary discourse analysis, literary theory & criticism, and the phenomenology of language. His major publications run to more than one hundred items, including the jointly-authored Fifty Years of the Nigerian Novel, 1952-, creative works and scholarly books, book articles and research papers in international journals. He gave the 17th Professorial Inaugural Lecture of the University of Nigeria on 28 February 2007, entitled English Language Learning in Nigeria: In Search of an Enabling Principle. Rev. Fr Professor Akwanya is the founder of Africa and World Literature and is presently the editor of Okike: An African Journal of New Writing founded by the renowned Chinua Achebe.

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