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Dan Izevbaye

EMAIL: izevbayes8@yahoo.com
PHONE: 08096699835
ADDRESS: Oyo State, Ibadan.
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Music, sports, gardening as a renewal of nature.
POST HELD: President, 2002-2006.
MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEE: Executive Committee, 2004-2008; 2018-2020. Ibadan Working Group, since 2018.

SPECIALTIES: Literature in English with Literary History, Theory & Criticism.
APPOINTMENTS: Lecturer, University of Lagos 1968-1969.
Lecturer, University of Ibadan 1968-Professor 1980-2002. Head of the English Department, U.I., 1981-1985. Professor (contract), Bowen University, 2002-2017.
PARTICIPATION IN GRANTS AND INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS/PROJECTS: NLNG Grant for the stimulation and promotion of creative writing, 2009; Implemented through a Creative Writing Workshop (2011) and a book publication (2013).
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Member, Governing Council, College of Education, Abraka 1972-73. Coordinator of the Secondary School Literature Project of the Nigerian Educational Research Council, 1985. Member, Governing Council, Bowen University, 2002-2011.


I was born in Kaduna (1937) of Bini parents, and was exposed to a variety of other West African cultures. I taught at primary and secondary schools before my admission to Ibadan University where I earned a First Class Honours degree in English (1965) and a Ph.D. (1968). My career as university teacher and scholar critic started at the University of Lagos. It was at the University of Ibadan that I became a Professor (1980), retiring in 2002 to begin a 15-year contract service at Bowen University. I have been mentoring undergraduate and postgraduate students for over half a century. I have contributed to the advancement of the interpretation and elucidation of emerging literatures through the analysis of text in context. I am now a Distinguished Professor of African Studies and an Emeritus Professor of English at Ibadan.

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