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Dr. Esther Katheu Mbithi

dr esther mbithi

Tittle: Ph.D.(Literature)
Position:
Lecturer,Chairperson of Department
Department:
Literature Department
Contact Address: Kenyatta University P. O. Box 43844-00100 Nairobi.
Telephone: 8710901-19 Ext. 4106
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Blog: http://creativewritingekm.com/

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WRITING / EDITING EXPERIENCE

  1. February 2017: “The Significance, for readers in the twenty-first century, of the character of Safie in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.” A peer-reviewed article published in Littera Aperta Vol. 3. http://www.uco.es/litteraaperta/index.php/litteraaperta/issue/view/3
  2. May 2016: “Unsettling dust, fifty years on.” a peer-reviewed article published in the SAUT Multi-Disciplinary Journal.
  3. March 2016: Authored ODeL module ALT 319: Canadian Literature. Published by Kenyatta University for Open, Distance and Electronic Learning (ODeL) students.
  4. October 2015: “Brave New World – a reading of The Unbroken Spirit and The Verdict of Death.” An article published in a peer-reviewed journal. http://pyrexjournals.org/pjel/abstract/2015/october/mbithi.php
    http://pyrexjournals.org/pjel/pdf/2015/october/mbithi.pdf

  5. July 2015: Authored ODeL module ALT 206: Creative Writing. Published by Kenyatta University for Open, Distance and Electronic Learning (ODeL) students.
  6. August 2014: “Multilingualism, language policy and creative writing in Kenya.” An article published in a peer-reviewed journal by Springer. http://www.springer.com/alert/urltracking.do?id=L56e58f7M102ddd3Sa
  7. August 2012: Edited a World Health Organisation (WHO) report: An assessment of the capacity of research and diagnostic laboratories in Nairobi.
  8. July 2011: Authored ODeL module ALT 403: Modern European Literature. Published by Kenyatta University for Open, Distance and Electronic Learning (ODeL) students.
  9. March 2011: Authored ODeL module ALT 200: East African Prose Fiction. Published by Kenyatta University for Open, Distance and Electronic Learning (ODeL) students.
  10. November 2010: Edited ODeL module ALT 303: History and Theory of Literature. Published by Kenyatta University for Open, Distance and Electronic Learning (ODeL) students.
  11. September 2010:  Authored The Aboriginal Woman’s Voice in Canadian Literature, revised Ph. D. Thesis published by Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-8383-6784-2.
  12. December 2009: “Teaching Franco-phone Literature in Translation,” a chapter in book edited by Prof. Chesaina entitled The Teaching of African Literature in the 21st Century.
  13. November 2009: Edited Laiserite, the school magazine of Laiser Hill Academy.
  14. 2005-2009: Member, Editorial Advisory Committee, Carleton University Magazine, contributing an article for each issue.
  15. May 2005: “My Magic Moment,” a short piece aired on the BBC Network Africa radio programme.
  16. March 2004: “My Street,” a short piece aired on the BBC Network Africa radio programme.


WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS AND CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE

  1. August 2017: 3rd EALCS (Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies) conference at the University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Paper presented: ‘ ‘The obituary of Simiyu Barasa written by himself’: a critical reading.’
  2. July 2016: 17th ACLALS (Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies) conference at Stellensbosch University, South Africa. Paper presented “Inclusions and Exclusions: a reading of Unbowed: One Woman’s Story.”
  3. December 2015: 2nd AUYL conference at KU main campus. Paper presented “How Students of literature in Kenyan universities communicate in writing.
  4. April 2015: Conference at Strathmore University. Theme: English for Effective Communication.
  5. December 2014: Conference at Pwani University. Paper presented “Language Policy and the teaching of African Literature in Kenya.” Also chaired a presentation session.
  6. September 2014: Workshop in Berlin, Germany. Theme: Movements. Paper presented “What did you Not say? Narrative strategies in Yvonne Owuor’s Dust.”
  7. August 2014: From Asmara 2000 to Nairobi 2014. An international conference hosted by the Kenyatta University Centre for African Studies: Session rapporteur.
  8. September 2013: East Africa @ 50 International Conference hosted by University of Nairobi, Kenya. Paper presented “Writing the Nation: post genocide Rwandan Literature.”
  9. June 2013: Organised and hosted a workshop at Kenyatta University as part of the on-going North-South academic exchange between the Free University of Berlin, the University of Cape Town and Kenyatta University. Theme: Transnationalism.
  10. November 2011: International Conference on the Teaching of French (Language, Literature and Culture) in the Multilingual Context of East Africa, held at Kenyatta University, Nairobi.
  11. August 2011: Workshop on Teaching Decolonisation and Postcoloniality held at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Seminar paper presented: “Post Colonial Spaces – Brave New World.”
  12. July 2010: Multilingualism and Education Conference held at Kenyatta University. Paper presented: “Language Policy and Creative Writing in Kenya.”
  13. May 2009: Seminar paper presented at University of Nairobi: “The Significance of the character of Safie in Frankenstein for readers in the twenty-first century.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  1. 2013: Member, Modern Language Association (MLA).
  2. 2005 to the present: Member, Kenya Association of Teachers of French (KATF).
  3. 2005 to the present: Member, International Federation of University Women (IFUW).

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