A VISITING PROFESSOR FROM UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA IN AUSTRIA WITH PG LIT STUDENTS
LITERATURE STUDENTS TAKING A CREATIVE WRITERS WORKSHOP IN MARCH 2020
THE INTERUNIVERSITY DEBATES IN FRENCH
THE AUF TRAINING ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
IN SERVICE TRAINING OF TEACHERS OF FRENCH
Japanese Cultural Festival
Japanese Club- KU
Japanese language learners at a cultural festival
Prof.Ralarala of Cape Peninsulla University, South Africa, The Dean SHSS, the Chairperson of LL&FL,Dr.Nthiga and seminar participants after the launch of a book on forensic Lings
dr esther mbithi

Title: Ph.D.
Position: 
University Editor and Senior Lecturer
Department: 
Literature, Linguistics & Foreign Languages, Kenyatta University
Contact Address: P. O. Box 43844-00100 Nairobi. 
Telephone: +254-20-8710901-19 Ext. 4107
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Blog: http://creativewritingekm.com/

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RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS
Articles in refereed journals

  • November 2022: “The ‘rural-urban’ mix in the use of prepositions and prepositional phrases by students of literature in Kenyan universities.” Research article in peer-reviewed journal, Multilingual Margins: A journal of multilingualism from the periphery. Vol. 9 No. 1. 74-82. https://doi.org/10.14426/mm.v9i1
  • December 2021: “When many people together do one little thing …”: a reading of Wangari Maathai’s unbowed: one woman’s story. Research article in peer-reviewed journal, Graphos Vol. 23 No. 3. 90-104. https://periodicos.ufpb.br/index.php/graphos/issue/view/2738

  • September 2021: Co-author of “Why and to where does Ajany run? Culture and Femininity in Yvonne Owuor’s Dust”. Research article in peer-reviewed journal, Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies.  https://doi.org/10.1080/23277408.2021.1939936 .

  • June 2021: Co-author of “Literary Study of Invectives in Selected Works of H K Bidi Setsoafia”. Research article in peer-reviewed journal, Journal of Marketing and Communication 4 (1), 45-66.

  • April 2021: Co-author of “The Beauty of Insult among the Ewe people”. Research article in peer-reviewed journal, Hybrid Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies 3 (1).

  • March 2021: Co-author of “Transmutation and Temporality: Shifting Figures of African Women in Jennifer Makumbi’s Historical novel Kintu”. Research article in peer-reviewed journal, International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation.

  • April 2018: Co-author “Female Characters Contesting Maasai Traditional Cultural Practices and Materialism in H. R. Ole Kulet’s Blossoms of The Savannah and Daughter of Maa”. European Journal of English Language and Literature Studies Vol.6, No.3, pp.7-17, April 2018. www.eajournals.org
  • 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
  • May 2016: “Unsettling dust, fifty years on.” a peer-reviewed article published in the SAUT Multi-Disciplinary Journal.
  • March 2016: Authored ODeL module ALT 319: Canadian Literature. Published by Kenyatta University for Open, Distance and Electronic Learning (ODeL) students.
  • 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

  • July 2015: Authored ODeL module ALT 206: Creative Writing. Published by Kenyatta University for Open, Distance and Electronic Learning (ODeL) students.
  • 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

Books

  • 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

Chapters in Books

  • December 2009: “Teaching Franco-phoneLiterature in Translation,” a chapter in book edited by Prof. Chesaina entitled The Teaching of African Literature in the 21st Century.

Others

  • October 2023: Review of Journal article: Ref.:  Ms. No. REAL-2023-0008 ‘Back home in the States’: The African’s quest for home in postcolonial Africa in Chains of Junkdom by Okiya Omtata Okoiti Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies
  • August 2022: “A Most Beautiful Bride”. Short Story published in the anthology Voices That Sing Behind The Veilhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/9988915179/ref=cm_sw_r_apa_i_H1S2DE5R6GFQXNQ7SAZQ_0
  • May 2020: Review of journal article “Translation as Dismembering and Re-membering: Non-Acholi speaking Lawinos and the Expansion of Contested Spaces in Okot P’Bitek’s Song of Lawino” for Postcolonial Text.
  • January 2020: Review of conference paper “Contribution of Mother Language and Appropriate Educational Reforms to the Realization of Vision 2030” at the request of the IMLD 2019 Conference Committee.
  • August 2019: Review of a Book Chapter “Mau Mau Shifts in Portrayals of Kenya’s Anti-colonial Liberation War for Centre for Narratological Studies, University of Southern Denmark.
  • May 2017: Review of Book Cultural Archives of Atrocity: Essays on the Protest Tradition in Kenyan Culture and Society for Taylor and Francis.
  • March 2016: Authored ODeL module ALT 319: Canadian Literature. Published by Kenyatta University for Open, Distance and Electronic Learning (ODeL) students.
  • July 2015: Authored ODeL module ALT 206: Creative Writing. Published by Kenyatta University for Open, Distance and Electronic Learning (ODeL) students.
  • August 2012: Edited a World Health Organisation (WHO) report: An assessment of the capacity of research and diagnostic laboratories in Nairobi.
  • July 2011: Authored ODeL module ALT 403: Modern European Literature. Published by Kenyatta University for Open, Distance and Electronic Learning (ODeL) students.
  • March 2011: Authored ODeL module ALT 200: East African Prose Fiction. Published by Kenyatta University for Open, Distance and Electronic Learning (ODeL) students.
  • November 2010: Edited ODeL module ALT 303: History and Theory of Literature. Published by Kenyatta University for Open, Distance and Electronic Learning (ODeL) students.
  • 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.
  • May 2010: “Teaching Franco-phone Literature in Translation,” a chapter in book edited by Prof. Chesaina entitled Teaching African Literature in the 21st Century.
  • November 2009: Edited Laiserite, the school magazine of Laiser Hill Academy.
  • 2005-2009: Member, Editorial Advisory Committee, Carleton University Magazine, contributing an article for each issue.
  • May 2005: “My Magic Moment,” a short piece aired on the BBC Network Africa radio programme.
  • March 2004: “My Street,” a short piece aired on the BBC Network Africa radio programme.

LOCAL / REGIONAL / INTERNATIONAL APPOINTMENTS

International

  • April 2020: Invitation to join Advisory Board of the Ghana Journal of Languages, Linguistics and Literature.
  • 2005 - 2010: Member, Advisory Board, Carleton University Magazine.

University Committees and Boards

  • Nov 2021 to the present: Founding Patron of the KU Toastmasters Gavel Club.
  • Dec 2020 to the present: Co-ordinator, Postgraduate Studies Board, Literature Section, Department of Literature, Linguistics and Foreign Languages.
  • Jun 2019 to the present: University Editor.
  • Sept 2018 to April 2023: Member, Curriculum Committee, School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Apr 2016 - 2022: KU-KMA Coordinating Committee Member, School of Security, Diplomacy and Peace Studies.
  • Jul 2014 – Dec 2018: Founding Patron of the KU Writers’ Guild Club.
  • Jan 2012 to the present: Member, Academic Seminars Committee, School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Sept 2011 - Mar 2013: Member, Curriculum Committee, School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Jan 2011 - Dec 2014: Co-ordinator, DAAD sponsored programme of academic exchange between Free University Berlin (FUB), the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Kenyatta University (KU).
  • Sept 2010 to the present: Staff Mentor, Kenyatta University mentoring programme.
  • Jun 2010 to the present: Member, Curriculum Committee, Literature Section.
  • Jun 2010: Chaired Seminar for Master’s graduands at School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Jan 2010 to the present: Assisting to edit the Kenyatta University newsletter and other official university documents for literary presentation.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

  • Jan 2023 to the present: CWA Formator, St. Paul’s Chaplaincy and Parish
  • Jan 2023 to the present: Director, Machakos Golf Club.
  • Jan 2022 to the present: Treasurer, Lady Golfers Machakos Golf Club.
  • Apr 2019 to the present: Key speaker/Mentor on Waumini Radio. Area of Specialisation: Study Habits; Academics and Career Preparation.
  • Apr 2019 to the present: Member, Board of Management, Mumbuni Boys School, Machakos. Serving as Vice-Chairperson since 2022.
  • Jan 2019 to the present: Treasurer, Kasimu Women Group, Machakos.
  • Feb 2017 - 2021: Parent representative, Mumbuni Boys’ Parents’ Association (PA).
  • 2010 - 2016: Treasurer, CWA, St. Paul’s University Chaplaincy and Parish, Nairobi.
  • 2006 to the present: Key speaker in workshops for secondary school students. Area of Specialisation: Study Habits; Academics and Career Preparation.
  • 1999 - 2016: Secretary, Fanaka Women Group, Tala.
  • Oct 1998: Organised and participated in the Hare Krishna “Food for Life” charity cycling expedition (300 participants).
  • 1984-1985: Deputy House Captain (while in Form V and Form VI).
  • 1982-1983: Senior School Prefect (while in Form III and Form IV).

chairperson english

Dr. Kenneth Kamuri Ngure
Chairperson
Department of Literature, Linguistics, and Foreign Languages


 

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