CV

Curriculum Vitae

Jonathan Haynes

ADDRESSES

English Department
Brooklyn Campus
Long Island University
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201-5372

38 Columbine Ave. N.
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
home phone (631) 723-0150

cell (631) 804-3798
jonathan.haynes@liu.edu
jhaynes50@yahoo.com

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Yale University, Department of English, 1980
M.A., Yale University, Department of English, 1976
B.A., McGill University, 1974

EMPLOYMENT

2007–

Professor
English Department
Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University

2005-2007

Associate Professor
English Department
Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University

1998-2005

Associate Professor
Humanities Division
Southampton College of Long Island University
Southampton, NY

2001-2

Director
Friends World Program (LIU Global) West African Center
Long Island University
Kumasi, Ghana

1998

Visiting Faculty
Department of Theater, Dance and Film/Video
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT

1996-97

Fulbright Lecturer
Departments of English and Theatre Arts
University of Ibadan
Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

1995-96

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University
New York, NY

Adjunct Professor
Departments of English and Comparative Literature
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
New York University
New York, NY

1994-95

Visiting Scholar
Department of English
New York University
New York, NY

1985-94

Literature and Languages Division
Bennington College
Bennington, VT
(Bennington had no faculty rank; awarded tenure, 1990)

1992-93

Fulbright Lecturer
English Department
Ahmadu Bello University
Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria

1991-92

Fulbright Lecturer
English Department
University of Nigeria-Nsukka
Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria

1983-85

Assistant Professor
Department of English
Albion College
Albion, MI

1982-83

Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of English
Tufts University
Medford, MA

1980-82

Visiting Assistant Professor and Director, Freshman Writing Program
Department of English and Comparative Literature
American University in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt

GRANTS AND HONORS

Life Member, Society of Nigerian Theatre Artists, 2013
Guggenheim Fellowship, 2011-2012
Lifetime Achievement Award, Nigerian Film Corporation, 2012
Long Island University Faculty Development Grants, 2012, 2013, 2014
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 2001
Fulbright Senior Scholar Teaching and Research Fellowship, 1996-97
Residency, Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, 1996
Fulbright Senior Scholar Teaching and Research Fellowship, 1991-93
Bennington College Faculty Development Grants, 1988, 1990, 1991
American Council of Learned Societies Grant-in-Aid, 1988
National Humanities Center Fellowship,1985-86 (declined)
American Council of Learned Societies, Grant-in-Aid, 1984
Yale University Graduate Fellowship, 1975-79

McGill University, Honors Degree, 1974
McGill University Shakespeare Gold Medal and C. F. Tabac Prize, 1974

COURSES TAUGHT

Graduate

African Literature and Film, African Literature, Contemporary African Fiction, Postcolonial Literature, Culture and Globalization, Film History and Aesthetics, Literary Theory, Shakespeare, The Elizabethan History Play, Renaissance Literature, Milton, The Teaching of Writing

Undergraduate

African Film, African Literature, Contemporary African Literature and Film, Third World Film, The Black Atlantic, Introduction to West Africa, Introduction to Film, Literature and Colonialism, Literature of the Sea, Marxist Criticism, British Literature to 1800, English Drama to 1642, Renaissance Literature, The 16th Century, The 17th Century, Shakespeare, Elizabethan Drama, Donne and Jonson, 17th-Century Drama, 17th- Century Literature and the English Revolution, Comedy, Greek Drama, Survey of Non-Western Literature, Survey of Early European Literature, Survey of Later European Literature, Survey of American Literature, Interdisciplinary Freshman Seminars, Senior Seminar, Introduction to Literature, Introduction to English Studies, Political Rhetoric, Freshman Composition, Advanced Composition

SERVICE

Appointments, Reappointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee,
English Department, Brooklyn Campus, 2009—2011, 2012–
Graduate Committee, English Department, Brooklyn Campus 2006—
2011, 2012–
Africana Studies Steering Committee, 2007–2011
Chair, Honors Committee, Southampton College, 2002—04
Academic Standards Committee, Southampton College, 2003—05
Co-chair, Core Curriculum Committee, Southampton College, 2002-03
Co-Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on West African Center, 2002
Director, Honors Program, Southampton College, 1999-01
Coordinator, Writing Across the Curriculum and Freshman Writing Programs, Southampton College, 1998-2001, 2002–05
Chair, Division of Literature and Languages, Bennington College, 1988-89, 1993-94
Faculty Personnel Committee, Bennington College, 1993-94
Director, Freshman Writing Program, American University in Cairo,
1980-82
Chair, Graduate Student Advisory Committee, Yale University, 1978-80

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Member, Michigan State University Press Editorial Board for African Arts and Humanities, 2014–
Advisory Board Member, Nollywood Studies Center, School of Media
and Communications, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, 2011–
Editorial Board Member, Journal of African Cinemas, 2009—
Consulting Editor, Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art History
and Visual Culture, 2006—
Nominator, Inamori Foundation 2015 Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy
Member of Scientific Committee for International Workshop “Featuring
Africa: Exploring the Plurality of African Digital Film Cultures,” Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale et Culturelle, University of Liege, 2014
Juror, Zuma Film Festival, Abuja, 2012
External assessor for professorships, Bayero University Kano, 2012,
University of Ibadan, 2013
External assessor for doctoral theses, Universidad de Navarra, 2007,
University of Alberta, 2012
Application Evaluator, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
of Canada, 2012
Consultant to AfroPop Worldwide, National Public Radio, 2010—2012; featured in “Nollywood: Nigeria’s Mirror,” 2012
http://www.afropop.org/wp/4875/nollywood-nigerias-mirror/
Editorial Consultant, International Journal of Multi-Disciplinary
Scholarship, 2008
Consultant to documentary films Welcome to Nollywood and Nollywood
Babylon, 2006-07
Consultant to 15th Festival Cinema Africano d’Asia e America Latina.
Milan, Italy, 2005
Consultant to African Film Festival of New York, 2002, 2004
Guest Professor, Collaborative Research Center on Media and Cultural
Communication, University of Cologne, Germany, November 2004
Member of Institute of International Education National Screening
Committee for Fulbright grants, December 2002
Reviewer of proposals for the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Office,
1998
Author of Nigeria: A Fulbrighter’s Handbook, commissioned by CIES, 1992
Reader of manuscripts and book proposals for Research in African
Literatures (2002, 2007), Indiana University Press (2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010), Ohio University Press (2004, 2008, 2009, 2011), Africa Today (2004), African Affairs (2004), African Studies Review (2006, 2007, 2009), Postcolonial Text (2006, 2007), Interventions (2007), Visual Anthropology Review (2007), Film International (2007), NAWA: Journal of Language and Communication (2008), Journal of African Cultural Studies (2009), Journal of African Cinemas (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015), Issues in Critical Investigation: The African Diaspora (2009), University of Chicago Press (2011), Black Camera (2013), Wiley-Blackwell (2014)

PRESENTATIONS

“iROKOtv: Nollywood Meets Internet Capitalism.” Chair and organizer of session Transforming Nollywood: Corporate Interventions I, African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, December 2016.

“Contexts for Nollywood Portraits.” Panel presentation, Iké Udé’s Nollywood Portraits: A radical beauty, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, November 2017.

“Transformations in Nollywood and its Diaspora.” Panel presentation, Nollywood Producers Guild USA Inauguration, Queens, October 2016.

“Lagos, Nollywood, and Neoliberal Transformations.” Lagos: From the Pepperfarm to the Megacity conference, Barnard College, New York, May 2016.

Panel chair and respondent, New Directions in Nollywood and Nigerian Cinema conference, Columbia University, New York, April 2016.

“Hostile Takeover? Corporate interventions in Nollywood.” Program of African Studies seminar, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, April 2016.

“Nollywood and Nollywood Studies.” Keynote address, Media Studies in Nigeria: Genesis and Detours Conference, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, November 2015.

Speaker in roundtable, New Media and Literary Initiatives in Africa. African Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, November 2015.

Speaker in workshop, From Satellite to Center: Redressing the marginalization of African media studies. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Montreal, March 2015.

Respondent on panel, Nollywood Now: An African industry in transition. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Montreal, March 2015.

“The Supernatural in Nollywood Films: Multiple logics.” Second Kwara State University Conference on African Cinema: African Cinema and the Supernatural, Kwara State University, Ilorin, Nigeria, November 2014.

“Mapping Nollywood Film Genres: The village film.” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, November 2014.

Respondent on panel, Commerce, Commemoration, and Censorship: Vetting violence in West African screen media. African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, November 2014.

Panelist, Australasian Nollywood Film Festival Forums: Nigerian Movies in the Diaspora, Victoria University of Wellington and Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, October 2014.

“Teaching Cultural Studies: Adventures in globalized media.” Our Mutual Estate Workshops, Long Island University, Brooklyn, May 2014.

“Nollywood: An introduction.” Invited lecture, School of Media Arts and Design, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, March 2014.

Roundtable Co-Chair, “Trash Flows, Trashy Tropes, and New Ways of Reading African Cinema: A discussion of Kenneth Harrow’s Trash: African Cinema from Below.” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore, November 2013.

Invited participant, Semaphores and Surfaces: Reading the new African cinemas. Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Exploratory Seminar, Princeton University, Princeton, November 2013.

Invited panelist, Digital Paradox: Piracy, ownership, and the constraints of African screen media workshop. Indiana University, Bloomington, October 2013.

“Nollywood Screenwriting: Notes towards a Literary History.” Keynote address, Society of Nigerian Theatre Artists Conference, Benue State University, Makurdi, June 2013; Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series, Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, June 2013.

Panelist, The Nollywood Summit. Nigerian Motion Picture Experts Group, National Theatre, Lagos, June 2013.

“The Foundation of Nollywood: Living in Bondage.” Journée d’étude consacrée au cinéma populaire ghanéen et nigérian, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, May 2013.

“New Nollywood.” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, November 2012.

“Nollywood: Fundamentals of the Nigerian film industry.” Department of Sociology, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, November 2012.

Invited panelist, “Nollywood no context do cinema africano” and “Nollywood: discursos e formas estéticas.” Nollywood: O caso do cinema nigeriano, Rio de Janeiro, November 2012.

“Nollywood: Some history.” English Department Colloquium, Long Island University, Brooklyn, September 2012.

Invited speaker, “Conversations in Africana Cinema: Nollywood and beyond.” Africana Film Festival, Brown University, Providence, April 2012.

“Kunle Afolayan and the ‘New Nollywood’: Nationalism, transnationalism, and cosmopolitanism.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Boston, March 2012.

Invited speaker, Roundtable, Bem-Vindo a Nollywood Film Festival, Saõ Paulo, November 2011.

“Campus Films: A Nigerian film genre.” Invited lead paper, Nollywood in Africa, Africa in Nollywood Conference, Pan-African University, Lagos, July 2011.

“Reading Nollywood: Class character and the campus film.” Keynote address, Reading and Producing Nollywood: An International Symposium, University of Lagos, Lagos, March 2011.

“History, Cyberspace, Borders, and Collective Action: Projects around Nigeria’s film culture.” Invited lead paper, Nollywood: A National Cinema? An International Workshop, Kwara State University, Ilorin, Nigeria, July 2010.

“Nollywood: Fundamentals.” Africa Forum, Brooklyn Campus, Long Island University, November 2009; Ramapo College, Mahway, NJ, May 2010.

Invited speaker, Roundtable, La industria cinematográfica en Nigeria: Nollywood. Cines del Sur Film Festival, Granada, June 2009.

“The Nollywood Diaspora: A Nigerian video genre.” Africa in the New World Series, English and History Departments, Tufts University, Medford, February 2010; Culture and Communication Departmental Graduate Colloquium Series, Drexel University, Philadelphia, May 2009; and Nollywood and Beyond: Transnational dimension of the African video industry conference, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, May 2009.

Moderator, Roundtable: “The Nollywood Debate: Government and the development of Africa’s indigenous popular cinema.” Nollywood and Beyond: Transnational dimensions of the African video industry conference, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, May 2009.

“On Location: Settings and soundtracks.” Nollywood: Challenges of production, entertainment value and international marketing strategies workshop, Pan-African University, Lagos, July 2008.

“Ojaide’s Political Imagination: The Tale of the Harmattan.” Invited speaker and chair of panel, “Is Oil the Problem?: Nigerian writers, oil and the literary traditions in the Niger Delta.” Tanure Ojaide: Oil and literature in the Niger Delta: Second International Conference, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria, July 2008.

“What is to be Done? Film studies and Nigerian and Ghanaian videos.” African Film: an International Conference, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, November 2007.

Moderator of panel, “Digital Video and Beyond: New technologies and innovation in Nollywood/African cinema,” Nollywood Foundation Convention 2006, Los Angeles, June 2006.

“Cultural Epic: A Nigerian video genre.” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, November 2005. Chair of panel, “Film, Music, and Cartoons: Providing and negotiating images of society, past and present.”

“’I Was Born at the Right Time’: Ojaide’s autobiography.” Invited speaker, Ojaide International Conference, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria, July 2005.

“Nollywood and Video Production Elsewhere in Africa.” Invited speaker, Access Nollywood: Origins, directions and developments in contemporary Nigerian cinema convention, Los Angeles, June 2005.

“Nollywood: Video boom in Nigeria.” Invited speaker, Roundtable, 15th Festival Cinema Africano d’Asia e America Latina, Milan, March 2005.

“The Occult in Nigerian Video Films.” Institute of Ethnology, Free University, Berlin, November 2004.

“Witchcraft and Melodrama in Nigerian and Ghanaian Video Films,” “Politics and the Supernatural I: Yoruba video films,” and “Politics and the Supernatural II: Igbo video films.” Collaborative Research Center on Media and Cultural Communication, University of Cologne, November 2004.

“Witchcraft and Politics in Nigerian Video Films.” Institute of African Studies, Columbia University, New York, November 2003.

“Genre in Nigerian and Ghanaian Video Films.” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Boston, November 2003.

“Nigerian and Ghanaian Video Films.” Center for Contemporary African Studies, University of Connecticut, Storrs, April 2003.

“Africans Abroad: A Theme in African film and video.” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., December 2002.

“Africans Abroad: A Theme in Ghanaian video films.” Department of Theatre Arts, University of Calabar, Nigeria, June 2002.

“Political Critique in Nigerian Video Films.” Modes of Seeing and the Video Film in Africa Workshop, Iwalewa-Haus, University of Bayreuth, June 2001.

“Money Rituals in Nigerian Video Films.” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, November 1999. Chair of panel, “Questions of Identity and Modernity in African Cinema and Video Films.”

“Mobilizing Yoruba Popular Culture: Babangida Must Go.” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, October 1998. Chair and organizer of panel, “Politics of the Cassette Revolution.”

“Africa and the Globalization of Media.” Center for Racial and Cultural Diversity, Southampton College, Southampton NY, October 1998.

“Nigerian Videos: An African popular art.” Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe, April 1998.

“Syncretism and the Popular Arts: Nigerian video melodramas.” African Literature Association Conference, Austin, March 1998.

“The Liberal Arts in Africa: The Crisis of the Nigerian universities.” Middlebury College, Middlebury VT, March 1998.

“Contradictions of Critical Production and the African Public Sphere.” Premier Circle, Ibadan, September 1997.

“Devaluation and the Video Boom: Economics and thematics.” Workshop on Devaluation and the Popular Economy 1986-1996, Development Policy Center, Ibadan, August 1997.

Co-organizer and panelist, Workshop on Postmodernism and Postcolonialism. Department of History, University of Ibadan, May 1997.
“African Film and the U.S. Market.” Nigerian Film and Video Workshop, Kaduna, Nigeria, April 1997.

“Nigerian Video Films: A Critical agenda.” Nigerian Universities Theatre Arts Students Association Symposium, University of Ibadan, March 1997.

“Evolving Popular Media: Nigerian home videos.” Association of Communication and Language Arts Students guest lecture, University of Ibadan, January 1997.

“Funding African Film.” New York African Studies Association Conference, Dobbs Ferry NY, April 1996.

“Diop Mambety’s Post-colonialism.” African Literature Association Conference, Stony Brook NY, March 1996.

“African Filmmaking and the Post-colonial Predicament.” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Orlando FL, November 1995. Chair of session, “African Filmmaking and the Post-colonial Predicament.” Also presented at the Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, December 1995.

“Popular Nigerian Cinema.” African Studies Institute, Columbia University, New York, November 1995.

“Structural Adjustments of Nigerian Comedy: Baba Sala.” Conference on Media, Popular Culture, and “The Public” in Africa, Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, Evanston and Chicago, April 1994.

“African and American Literatures Compared.” English Literary Association, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, October 1992.

“Cinema and Social Change in Africa: Political and culturalist tendencies.” University of Calabar International Conference on African Literature, Calabar, Nigeria, May 1992.

“Contemporary Politics of Multiculturalism in American Universities.” American Studies Association of Nigeria Conference, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, February 1992.

“The Salman Rushdie Affair.” Panelist, Bennington College, Bennington VT, April 1989.

“Bob Marley and the Politics of Culture.” Sunday Seminar Series, Bennington College, November 1988.

“Representing the Underworld.” Modern Language Association Convention, New York, December 1986.
Panelist, moderator, and co-organizer. Jim Jarmusch Film Festival, Bennington College, Bennington VT, November 1986.

“Party-going on and off the Elizabethan Stage.” Peking University, Beijing, May 1985.

“The Elizabethan Audience on Stage.” Themes in Drama Conference, University of California-Riverside, Riverside, February 1985.

“Jonson’s Realism and Social Behavior.” Modern Language Association Convention, New York, December 1983. Chair and organizer of Special Session: “Drama and Society in the Age of Jonson.”

Session chair and respondent, “Theories of the Novel.” Conference on Mikhail Bakhtin: His Circle, His Influence, Queen’s University, Ontario, October 1983.

“Two Seventeenth Century Views of the Middle East.” Alif Lecture Series, American University in Cairo, Cairo, February 1982.

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres. U of Chicago P, 2016.

Nigerian Video Films. Ed. Jonathan Haynes. Ibadan, Nigeria: Kraft Books for the Nigerian Film Corporation, 1997. Revised and expanded edition, Athens: Ohio UP, 2000.

Cinema and Social Change in West Africa. By Onookome Okome and Jonathan Haynes. Jos, Nigeria: Nigerian Film Corporation, 1995; revised edition 1997.

The Social Relations of Jonson’s Theater. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1992.

The Humanist as Traveler: George Sandys’s “Relation of a Journey begun An. Dom. 1610.” Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP and London: Associated UP, 1986.

Journal Journal of African Cinemas 4.1 (2012) (Nollywood special issue, guest edited by Jonathan Haynes).

Articles

“Anglophone West Africa: Commercial Video.” African Filmmaking: Five Formations. Ed. Kenneth W. Harrow. East Lansing: Michigan State UP, 2017. 81-115. (forthcoming)

“Hostile Takeover? Corporate Interventions in Nollywood.” PAS Working Papers 24. Program of African Studies, Northwestern University (September 2016). http://www.africanstudies.northwestern.edu/docs/publications-research/working-papers/Hostile%20Takeover%20Corporate%20Interventions%20in%20Nollywood.pdf

“Neoliberalism, Nollywood and Lagos.” Global Cinematic Cities: New Landscapes of Film and Media. Eds. Johan Andersson and Lawrence Webb. New York: Wallflower Press/Columbia University Press, 2016. 59-75. Participant in related Q & A in Mediapolis: A Journal of Cities and Culture 4 (August 2016): http://www.mediapolisjournal.com/qa/global-cinematic-cities/

“Ola Balogun’s Lost Classics Aiye and Orun Mooru.” The Magic of Nigeria: On the Cinema of Ola Balogun. Ed. Gary Vanisian. Frankfurt am Main: Filmkollektiv Frankfurt, 2016. 177-85.

“La fondazione di Nollywood: Living in Bondage.Lagos Calling: Nollywood e la reinvenzione del cinema in Africa. Eds. Alessandro Jedlowski and Giovanna Santanera. Ariccia, Italy: Aracne, 2015. 25-42.

“‘New Nollywood’: Kunle Afolayan.” Black Camera 5.2 (2014): 53-73.

“Foreword.” Auteuring Nollywood: Critical Perspectives on “The Figurine.” Ed. Adeshina Afolayan. Ibadan: University Press, 2014. vi-xii.

“The Nollywood Diaspora: A Video Genre.” Global Nollywood: Transnational Dimensions of an African Video Film Industry. Eds. Matthias Krings and Onookome Okome. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2013. 73-99.

“Reflections on Nollywood: Introduction to the Special Issue.” Journal of African Cinemas 4.1 (2012): 3-7.

“A Bibliography of Academic Work on Nigerian and Ghanaian Video Films.” Journal of African Cinemas 4.1 (2012): 99-133.

“African Cinema and Nollywood: Contradictions.” Situations 4.1 (2011): 67-90. Rpt. Buala: African Contemporary Culture http://www.buala.org/en/afroscreen/african-cinema-and-nollywood-contradictions, 28 June 2013. Trans. as “Afrikanisches Kino und Nollywood: Widersprüche.” Spuren eines Dritten Kinos. Eds. Lukas Foerster, Nikolaus Perneczky, Fabian Tietke, and Cecilia Valenti. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2013. 89-105.

“What Is to Be Done? Film studies and Nigerian and Ghanaian Videos.” Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty-First Century: FESPACO Art Films and the Nollywood Video Revolution. Eds. Ralph A. Austen and Mahir Saul. Athens: Ohio UP, 2010. 11-25.

“A Literature Review: Nigerian and Ghanaian Videos.” Journal of African Cultural Studies 22.1 (2010): 105-120.

“Nollywood.” International Encyclopedia of Communication. Ed. Wolfgang Donsbach. Oxford and Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. Vol. 7: 3322-3324.

“Nigerian Videos, at Home and Abroad.” Global Civil Society 2007/8: Communicative Power and Democracy. Eds. Martin Albrow et al. London and Los Angeles: Sage, 2008. 204-207.

“Media: Cinema.” New Encyclopedia of Africa. Second Edition. Eds. John Middleton and Joseph C. Miller. Detroit: Scribner’s, 2008. Vol. 3: 516-518.

“Nollywood in Lagos, Lagos in Nollywood Films.” Africa Today 54.2 (2007): 130-150. Rpt. in Neoliberalism and Global Cinema. Eds. Jyotsna Kapur and Keith Wagner. London: Routledge, 2011. 309-327.Trans. as “Nollywood en Lagos, Lagos en las películas de Nollywood.” Archivos de la Filmoteca 62 (June 2009): 72-97.

“Nnebue: The Anatomy of Power.” Film International 28 (5.4) (2007): 30-40. Rpt. in Critical Interventions 8 (2011): 204-17.

“Video Boom: Nigeria and Ghana.” Postcolonial Text 3.2 (2007). Postcolonial.org. <http://journals.sfu.ca/pocol/index.php/pct/article/view/522/422&gt; 1-10.

“TK in NYC: An Interview with Tunde Kelani.” Postcolonial Text 3.2 (2007). Postcolonial org. <http://journals.sfu.ca/pocol/index.php.pct/article/view/659/409&gt; 1-16.

“Political Critique in Nigerian Video Films.” African Affairs 105/421 (2007): 511-533.

“‘I Was Born at the Right Time’: Ojaide’s Autobiography.” The Guardian (Lagos) August 26, 2005.

“Nollywood: What’s In a Name?” The Guardian (Lagos) July 3, 2005: 56, 58. Rpt. ITPAN News 2.6 (2005): 11-12, Film International 28 (5.4) (2007): 106-108.

“Il Boom del video: La Nigeria e il Ghana trasformano la cinematografia Africana/ Le Boom de la vidéo: Le Nigéria et le Ghana transforment la cinématographie africaine/ Video Boom: Nigeria and Ghana transform African film.” 15o Festival Cinema Africano d’Asia e America Latina. Ed. Alessandra Speciale. Milan: Editrice Il Castoro, 2005. 176-93.

“Africans Abroad: A Theme in Film and Video.” Africa & Mediterraneo 45 (December 2003): 22-29.

“Mobilizing Yoruba Popular Culture: Babangida Must Go.” Africa 73.1 (March 2003): 122-38.

“Le boum de la vidéo au Nigéria.” CinémAction 106 (1er trimester, 2003). Cinémas africains, une oasis dans le désert? Special number ed. Samuel Lelievre. 165-72.

“Devaluation and the Video Boom: Economics and thematics.” Money Struggles and City Life: Devaluation in Ibadan and Other Urban Centers in Southern Nigeria, 1986-1996. Eds. Jane I. Guyer, LaRay Denzer, and Adigun Agbaje. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2002. 207-17.

“African Filmmaking and the Postcolonial Predicament: Quartier Mozart and Aristotle’s Plot.” African Cinema: Postcolonial and Feminist Readings. Ed. Kenneth Harrow. Lawrenceville, NJ: Africa World Press, 1999. 23-43. Rpt. in Cinema and Social Discourse in Cameroon. Ed. Alexie Tcheuyap. Bayreuth, Germany: Bayreuth African Studies, 2005. 111-36.

“Evolving Popular Media: Nigerian Video Films.” By Jonathan Haynes and Onookome Okome. Research in African Literatures 29.3 (Fall 1998): 106-28. Rpt. in Nigerian Video Films. Ed. Jonathan Haynes. Ibadan, Nigeria: Kraft Books for the Nigerian Film Corporation, 1997. Revised and expanded second edition, Athens: Ohio UP, 2000. 51-88.

“The Pan-African Film Festival.” Post Express, March 26, 1997: 27.

“Returning to the African Village: Sango Malo and Ta Dona.” Jump Cut 40 (1996): 62-66.

“Nigerian Cinema: Structural Adjustments.” Research in African Literatures 26.3 (Fall 1995): 97-119. Rpt. in Cinema and Social Change in West Africa by Onookome Okome and Jonathan Haynes, Jos, Nigeria: Nigerian Film Corporation, 1995, revised edition 1997; and in African Cinema: Postcolonial and Feminist Readings. Ed. Kenneth Harrow. Lawrenceville, NJ: African World P, 1999. 143-75.

“Structural Adjustments of Nigerian Comedy: Baba Sala.” Passages 5.1 (Fall 1994): 17-20.

“FESPACO ’93.” The Guardian (Lagos), March 13, 1993: 18.

“Class, Theatre, and the Inconsequential Nostalgia of Rasheed Gbadamosi.” Ase 2.1 (Harmattan 1993): 22-35.

“Contemporary Politics of Multiculturalism in American Universities.” Nigerian Journal of American Studies III (July 1993): 64-72.

Introduction. Pendants: Poems by Onookome Okome. Ibadan: Kraft Books, 1993.

“Representing the Underworld: The Alchemist.” Studies in Philology 86 (Winter 1989): 18-41.

“The Elizabethan Audience on Stage.” Themes in Drama 9. Ed. James Redmond. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1987. 59-68.

“Festivity and the Dramatic Economy of Jonson’s Bartholomew Fair.” ELH 51 (Winter 1984): 645-68. Rpt. in Modern Critical Views: Ben Jonson. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea, 1987.

“Two 17th Century Views of the Middle East.” Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics 3 (Spring 1983): 4-22.

Film Reviews

Confusion Na Wa. Dir. Kenneth Gyang. Nigeria: Cinema Kpatakpata,
2013. African Studies Review 57.2 (2014): 241-43.

Relentless. Dir. Andy Amadi Okoroafor. France and Nigeria: Clam Productions, 2010. African Studies Review 55.2 (2012): 187-88.

Book Reviews

Charles Novia, Nollywood till November: Memoirs of a Nollywood
Insider. Bloomington: AuthorHouse, 2012. African Studies Review 56.1 (2013): 205-206.

Pierre Barrot, ed. Nollywood: The Video Phenomenon in Nigeria. Oxford: James Currey, Ibadan: HEBN, Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2008. Research in African Literatures 41.3 (Fall 2010): 158-159.

Joseph K. Adjaye. Boundaries of Self and Other in Ghanaian Popular Culture. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004. African Studies Review 49.1 (April 2006): 140-141.

Françoise Pfaff, ed. Focus on African Films. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2004. Africa Today 51.4 (Summer 2005):112-14.

Frances Harding, ed. The Performance Arts in Africa: A Reader. London and New York: Routledge, 2002. African Studies Review 47.1 (2004): 241-42.

Karin Barber, The Generation of Plays: Yorùbá Popular Life in Theater. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2000. African Studies Review 45.3 (2002): 108-09.

“African Cinema and its Criticism: Review Article”: David Murphy, Sembene: Imagining Alternatives in Film and Fiction. Oxford and Trenton NJ: James Curry and African World P, 2001; Symbolic Narratives/African Cinema: Audiences, Theory and the Moving Image. Ed. June Givanni. London: British Film Institute, 2000; Olivier Barlet, African Cinemas: Decolonizing the Gaze. London: Zed, 2000. African Affairs 101 (2002): 645-650.

Neil Lazarus, Nationalism and Cultural Practice in the Postcolonial World. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1999. Research in African Literatures 32.3 (Fall 2001): 242-43.

Ronald Knowles, ed. Shakespeare and Carnival: After Bakhtin. London: Macmillan and New York: St. Martin’s, 1998. Shakespeare Quarterly (Winter 2000): 495-96.

Femi Ojo-Ade, Ken Saro-Wiwa: a Bio-Critical Study. New York and Lagos: Africana Legacy P, 1999. Craig W. McLuckie and Aubrey McPhail, eds. Ken Saro-Wiwa: Writer and Political Activist. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2000. African Studies Review 43.2 (September 2000): 170-73.

Olivier Barlet, Les Cinémas d’Afrique noire: le regard en question. Paris: L’Harmattan, 1996. Research in African Literatures 31.4 (Winter 2000): 177-78.