Names, Naming and Discourses of Ogu Identity (Special Panel Call)--5th Lagos Studies Association Conference 2020

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
February 29, 2020
Location: 
Nigeria
Subject Fields: 
Black History / Studies, Sociology, Literature, Linguistics, Popular Culture Studies

Names, Naming and Discourses of Ogu Identity (Special Panel Call)

Panel Call for 5th Lagos Studies Conference

University of Lagos

June 25-27, 2020

 

As a follow-up to the successful hosting of two special panels at two previous editions of the Lagos Studies Association Conference, we are once again proposing a special panel at the 2020 edition of the conference holding from 25th June to 27th June, 2020. This time, we are interested in names, naming and discourses of Ogu identity. Specifically, we intend to critically examine the different ways in which names and naming, as social practice, are implicated in various experiences of the Ogu (popularly, but erroneously, called Egun) ethnic nationality in Lagos and beyond. The panel will examine the issues from multidisciplinary perspectives by examining the various dimensions of names and naming and how practices of naming define the identity of the Ogu in historical and contemporary contexts.

 

We therefore welcome submissions seeking to answer key questions bordering on but not limited to:

  • Names and naming
  • Typologies of (Ogu) names
  • Names and identity
  • Names and ethnicity
  • Names and assimilation/integration
  • The history of names
  • Names, naming and culture
  • The economy of names
  • Names and popular culture
  • Names and celebrity cultures
  • Names and spirituality
  • Names as remnant identity
  • Names, naming and the politics of space

Submit a 250-300 word abstract via email simultaneously to both convenors of the panel by February 29, 2020

 

Conveners:

 

Dr Jendele Hungbo

Department of Mass Communication

Bowen University, Iwo

Email: Jendele.hungbo@bowen.edu.ng

 

and

Dr. Senayon Olaoluwa

Institute of African Studies

University of Ibadan

Email: samsenayon@gmail.com

Contact Info: 

Dr Jendele Hungbo

Department of Mass Communication

Bowen University, Iwo

Email: Jendele.hungbo@bowen.edu.ng

 

and

Dr. Senayon Olaoluwa

Institute of African Studies

University of Ibadan

Email: samsenayon@gmail.com

 

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