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Dr. Elizabeth Olaoye

Bea Wood Hall
Institution Degree Graduation Date
Idaho State University PhD English 2023
University of Ibadan BA English
University of Ibadan MA English
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" The Muslim Woman's Body as a Speakerly Text: The Gendered Embodiment of Religion, Trauma, and Shame in Abubakar Adam Ibrahim's Seasons of Crimson Blossoms." Bodies Study Journal, Summer 2020.

"An Interview with Abubakar Adam Ibrahim." Africa Book Link. Spring 2018.

"Afro-Science Fiction: A Study of Nnedi Okorafor's What Sunny Saw in the Flames and Lagoon." Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought, vol. 5, no. 1, 2016.

"The Aesthetics of Paradoxical Nostalgia in the Writings of Two Women of African Descent. Imbizo: International Journal of African and Comparative Studies, vol 4, no. 1, 2013, pp.27-35.


" The Influence of Lagos on Women in Sefi Atta's Everything Good Will Come." Writing Contemporary Nigeria: How Sefi Atta Illuminates African Culture and Tradition, edited by Collins, Walter P. Cambria Press, 2015, pp. 135-153.

"Changing Images of Whiteness in Nigerian Literature." Unsettling Whiteness, edited by Lucy Michael and Samantha Schulz, Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2014, pp. 253-261.


" A Review of The Passport That Does Not Pass Ports: African Literature of Travel in the Twentieth Century." Research in African Literatures, vol. 51, no.4, 2021. pp 254-256.

"Of Paper Wives and Cowardly Existence: A Review of Chika Unigwe's Better Never Than Late." Africa Book Link. Summer, 2020.

"A Review of Sarah Ladipo Mayinka's Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun." Africa Book Link. Summer, 2017.


"Sensing Lagos in Two Contemporary Narratives"

2024 MLA Annual Convention, Philadelphia, January 4 -7, 2024

"Fragile Resilience"

"Changing Resilience: Alternative Vocabularies Workshop," United Kingdom and online, September 4, 2023.

"The Ghost of Brazil in Contemporary Nigerian Narratives"

7th Lagos Studies Association Hybrid Conference, held in Lagos, June 20-24, 2023

"The Psychic Lives of Displaced Maroko Women in Lagos Literature"

54th Annual Northeastern Modern Language Association Convention, Niagra Falls, New York, March 22-26, 2023

"A Foreigner's Love-Hate Affairs with Lagos: Lagos of the 70s in Hansen's Memoir"

VAD Conference, Albert Ludwig University Freiburg Im Breisgau, June 7-10, 2022.

"Psychotherapeutic Roles of Oral Literature in Yoruba Healing Practices"

Intermountain Graduate Conference held virtually at Idaho State University, March 11 &12, 2022.

"The City as Women's Agency in Leye Adenle's Crime Narrative, Easy Motion Tourist"

53rd Annual Convention of the Northeastern Modern Language Association, Baltimore, March 10-13, 2022.

"The Ironyn of Kindness Among Street Children in Ama Darko's Faceless and Chris Abani's Graceland"

Third International Conference of the Association of Literary Urban Studies (ALUS), February 17-19, 2022.

"Teaching Contemporary African Feminist Fiction in an American Classroom"

Annual MLA Convention in Washington, DC, January 6-9, 2022.

"Writing Environmental Degradation on Women's Bodies in Helon Habila's Oil on Water"

Textmoot Conference: "Embodiment: Do you Need Some Body to Love?" Online February 13, 2021.

"Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and Andy Weir's The Martian as Narratives of Survival"

15th Annual Intermountain Graduate Conference held at Idaho State University, March 13-14. 2020.

"Reclaiming the Dignity of Womanhood Through Myth in Two Novels by Nnedi Okorafor"

African Literature Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, April 6-9, 2016.

"Afroscience Fiction: A Study of Nnedi Okorafor's What Sunny Say in the Flames and Lagoon"

Annual Conference of the African Literature Association (ALA), University of Bayreuth, Germany, June 3-6, 2015.

"Changing Images of Whiteness in Nigerian Literature"

Third Global Conference on Whiteness, Oxford University, United Kingdom, July 2013.

"The Aesthetics of Paradoxical Nostalgia in the Writings of Two Women of African Descent"

Memory, Impression, Expressions and Reflections Conference, University of South Africa, March 28-30, 2012.