The Department of Literature held a half-day Staff Seminar on 27th September, 2018 at the Boardroom of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (R.I.O.) in the Central Administration Complex.
Members of the Department of Literature, led by the Chairman of Department, Dr. Mugo Muhia met the First Year literature students in OML5 on 24/09/2018. The students had an opportunity to interact with the staff and to ask questions related to their careers and literature studies. The staff offered useful career advice to the students. In the photos, Prof. Oluoch Obura is addressing the students.
The Department of Literature’s Seminars and Presentations Committee organized a staff seminar presentation in the department’s resource centre. The presentation was made by the chairman of the committee, Dr. J. K. S. Makokha.
The Department of Literature held a seminar on 15/09/2016 in the Literature Resource Centre. The presenter was Dr. Mbugua Wa Mungai. His paper was titled "Contigent Textualities:The Mobile Text."
The Department of Literature held a seminar on 15/09/2016 in the Literature Resource Centre. The presenter was Dr. Mbugua Wa Mungai. His paper was titled "Contigent Textualities:The Mobile Text."
The Department of Literature held a seminar on 15/09/2016 in the Literature Resource Centre. The presenter was Dr. Mbugua Wa Mungai. His paper was titled "Contigent Textualities:The Mobile Text."
Department of Literature meeting with External Examiner
The Department of Literature held a seminar on 15/09/2016 in the Literature Resource Centre. The presenter was Dr. Mbugua Wa Mungai. His paper was titled "Contigent Textualities:The Mobile Text."
Seminar in the Literature Resource Centre
An academic staff seminar occurred in the Department of Literature on 13th October, 2016
An academic staff seminar occurred in the Department of Literature on 13th October, 2016
Colloquium to celebrate 50 years since the publication of Okot p'Bitek's Song of Lawino
Colloquium to celebrate 50 years since the publication of Okot p'Bitek's Song of Lawino
Literature Seminar: The presenter was Prof. Garvin Cologne-Brooks, a visiting scholar and creative writer from the United States
Meeting with the External Examiner. Dr. Joseph Muleka of the University of Nairobi
An academic staff seminar occurred in the Department of Literature on 13th October, 2016
The department of literature held a party to bid farewell to the former DVC, Administration, Prof. Wangari Mwai who was a dedicated member of the department. The party also served as a forum to celebrate the acquisition of PhD's by three members of the department, namely Dr. Anna Kula Miti, Dr. Ann Okungu and Dr. Kariuki Banda.
KU masters students taking the ALT808:Creative Writing course had a chance to listen to a presentation by Mr. Lucas Wafula of East African Educational Publishers, the leading publisher in the region. The presentation focussed on the writing and publishing process. This was one of the initiatives of the department of literature intended to link the departmental programmes to industry.
Dr. J. K. S. Makokha delivered a lecture to the English Department of Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey (SNDT) Women's University in Mumbai, India on 28th June, 2018. He later paid a courtesy call to Prof. Shashikila Wanjari, the Vice Chancellor of the university. The Vice Chancellor stressed the need for interlinkages and interlocutions between Indian and Kenyan universities citing the ongoing South-South paradigm of interdisciplinary studies. Dr. Makokha heads the Seminars and Presentations Committee of the Department of Literature, Kenyatta University. The topic of his lecture was “Aesthetic Roots of Literatures of East Africa.”

Name:Dr. Anne Anyango Ajulu-Okungu
Title/Qualifications: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD African Literature, University of the Witwatersrand)
Department/Unit/Section: English Department
Contact Address: 12890, 00100 NAIROBI
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Position: Lecturer

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WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING PARTICIPATED AND ATTENDED.

  • June 2015:The Annual Conference of African Literature Association, University Of Bayreuth, Germany, Presented a paper, “Abjection, Silence and Familial Relations in Abdulrazak Gurnah’s The Last Gift and Admiring Silence”
  • July 2015: Attended a Summer School, at Universität Tübingen, Germany based on “Literatures of the Global South” and participated in the panel, “Gender and Genre” dealing with the place of the female artist in the global south academy.
  • October 2014:Presented a poster entitled “Power and Sociality of Food and Drink in Abdulrazak Gurnah’s Dottie and Pilgrims Way” 6th Wits Cross Faculty Symposium of University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • March 2013:Research and writing workshop, migration studies, a social science perspective. The writing centre, Wartenweiller Library, East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand
  • 2005-2006: Research enrichment workshops for postgraduate research students. Graduate School of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

PUBLICATIONS
Power and Sociality of Food and Drink in the fiction of Abdulrazak Gurnah, East African Literary and Cultural Studies, July 2015.

dr esther mithi

Dr. Esther Katheu Mbithi
Chairperson
Literature Department


Literature Department External Examiners

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