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Prof. Anthonia Inyang Umoren


English & Literary Studies




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About Prof. Anthonia Inyang Umoren

I was employed by the University of Calabar as Assistant Lecturer in 1988, a Master of Arts Degree in English obtained from the Ahmadu Bello University in 1985. In 1995 I obtained a Doctoral Degree from Abu, Zaria in English with bias in Comparative Literature (Gender Studies). I had earlier obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in English in 1978 from the Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.A. This was preceded by a National Certificate in Education( NCE: English/History) in 1975 from the College of Education, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. I am a Recipient of a number of number of awards locally in Nigeria and Internationall which includes: Leader, Haggai Institute of Advanced Leadership Training Skills, Singapore(1992), Award of Excellence for outstanding Contribution to humanity by Faculty of Arts Students, University of Calabar, Calabar,Nigeria 2008, Award of Extraodinary Leadership as Head of department by English and Literary Studies Students (2008), University of Calabar. Outstanding female Achiever as Ibom Jewels,Akwa Ibom state. I have attended over ninety Conferences locally and Internationally. My Publications include: Three books: One in English Language and two in Literature. I have over fourty published articles in distinguished Journals and books. I have served as the editor of Faculty of arts (CAJOLIS); as the Head of the Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Calabar.(2006-2008). I am a three-time Visiting Professor to the Universities of Uyo, Nigeria and Cape Coast, Ghana respectively. I have Convened Women Research Network (WHERNIN) and International Conference on African Literature and the English Brutus as my key note speaker. I have given several talks at various fora including the churches and Schools. Furthermore, I am interrogating female gender work space with a view to self –empowerment / actualization especially in literary space.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
West African School Certificate (WASC)Child Secondary School, Calabar, Cross River State-Nigeria. 19671972
National Certificate in Education (NCE), English / HistoryCollege of Education Uyo, Akwa Ibom State – Nigeria. 19721975
B. Sc., English (Linguistics) Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66502 USA. 19761978
M.A. English (African Literature, Gender Studies)Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State – Nigeria. 19831985
Ph.D. English (African Literature, Women Studies) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State – Nigeria. 19911995

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Umoren, Anthonia I. “Fostrerage System and the Fate of Nigerian Children in Liwhu Bertiang’s The Cradle on the Scales, In African Literature Association 42nd Annual Conference: “Justice and Human Dignity inAfrica and the African Diaspora” 2016 : 6-9
Umoren, Tonia I. & Ishaya, Yusuf Tsonori: Psychoanalytical Theory in Literary Exploration Across the genres of Prose, Drama and Poetry In Calabar Journal of Liberal Studies (CAJOOLIS): An Interdisciplinary Journal of Faculty of Arts, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria. 19 (1) 2015:144 -159.
Umoren , Anthonia Inyang: “The African Woman in the Driving Seat: A Study of Ama Ata Aidoo’s Changes and The Girl who Can…” In Uyo online Journal of the Humanities (UOJH) 3 2014:24 – 34
Inimbom James AKpan & Umoren, Anthonia I: “On the Documentation of Ibibio, Proverbs, - Riddles In DRUMSPEAK: International Journal of Research in the Humanities. 4(2) 2011: 180 – 202
Umoren, Anthonia I: “Dialecticology: Nigerian Woman on the Literary Pages”In LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research. 10(4) 2011: 75- 81
Umoren, Tonia I: “Conjugal Construct: The New Woman in Elechi Amadi’s Estrangement.” In Current in African Literature and the English Language (CALEL): Journal of the Annual International Conference on African Literature and the English Language (ICALEL), 5 2008:105 – 111
Umoren, Tonia I: “The DIalogics of War and the Foregrounding of Misery in Elechi Amadi’s The Great Ponds” In Tropical Focus: The International Journal Series on Tropical Issues.7(1) 2006:105 – 109
Umoren, Anthonia I: “Wind from the West: Option for Female Individuality in Zaynab Alkali’s The Descendant In LWATI; A Journal of Contemporary Research, 10( 3) 2006 :88 – 92.
Umoren, Tonia I: “Echoes of Life” In ANACROSS; Journal of the Association of Nigerian Authors, Cross River State, Chapter, 1(1) 2005 :8 – 9
Umoren, Tonia I: “Flora Nwapa: A Tribute in Verse” In International Journal of Linguistics and Communication. Maiden Edition. 2004:304 – 307
Umoren, Tonia I: Africa Oral Tradition and The African literacy Renaissance: Ime Ikiddeh’s The Vulture’s Funeral”, In Journal of Nigerian English and Literature (JUNEL), Uyo. 4, 2003:119 -128
Umoren, Tonia I: “The Nigerian Home and the Universal Bhasic Education (UBE).” In International Journal of Research in Basic and Lifelong Education, 1(1&2) 2002: 239 – 243

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
10th ICALEL, University of Calabar, Calabar, May 3 – 7, 1994Paper presented: Language: The Air of Vandalisation of Women’s feminity in E. Amadi’s Works.1984-05-031984-05-07
9th ICALEL, University of Calabar, Calabar May 2 - 6 1989Paper presented: Kole Omotosho and Social Order: A Case Study of Just Before Dawn.1989-05-021989-05-06
United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Women Migrant Workers, Park View Hotel, Philippines 27 – 31st May, 1996.1996-05-271996-05-31
South – South Zonal Workshop on the theme: Equal Access to Economic Resources: Beijing Platform for Action, Port Harcourt Civic Centre, Tuesday 20th June, 1996.Paper presented: ‘Economic Policies that Discriminate Against Women’.1996-06-201996-06-20
ICALEL, University of Calabar, Calabar. May 6 – 10, 2000.Paper presented: ‘Gender Gap and Orality in Flora Nwapa’s Wives at War.2000-05-062000-05-10
Institute of Education, 1st International Conference on Basic and Lifelong Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, June 26 -30, 2000.Paper presented: ‘The Nigerian Home and Universal Basic Education’ (UBE)2000-06-262000-06-30
American Studies Association of Nigeria (ASAN) 7th Annual conference September 26-27, 2000 Precious Palm Royal Hotel, Benin – City.Tittle of paper presented The Quest for Economic and Intellectual Fulfillment in Elechi Amadi’s Estrangement and Richard Wright’s Native Son.2000-09-262000-09-27
Third Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA) International Seminar, University of Calabar, Calabar, September 27 – 28, 2001Paper presented: ‘The Quest for Effective Communication in Grassroot Governance in Nigeria’2001-09-272001-09-28
Second Uyo Conference on Language and Literature (UCOLL, 2002), University of Uyo, Uyo Akwa Ibom State, February 13 – 15, 2002.Paper presented: A Nigerian Oral Artist’s Footprint on African Renaissance: Ime Ikiddeh’s The Vulture’s Funeral.2002-02-132002-02-15
Training workshop for Senior Officials of Thirty one Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State by Qua Securities Nigeria on the theme: ‘Public Relation and Protocol’ Submit Complex, Uyo Akwa Ibom State, April 9 – 11, 2002Paper presented: ‘Effective Communication as Public Relation Tool’2002-04-092002-04-11
Haggai Institute, Rivers State Advanced Leadership Training Seminar, Presidential Hotel, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, July 2 – 6, 2002Paper presented: ‘Women and Evangelism’2002-07-022002-07-06
Haggai Institute All Africa Alumni Conference, Beulah Park, Johannesburg, South Africa, September 20 – 23, 2002.Paper presented: A Report on the Haggai Institute.2002-09-202002-09-23
The University of Uyo Conference on Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart at 50 13th March, 2007.2007-03-132007-03-13
Training Workshop on Improving Technical Writing and Presentation Skill. Venue: Agatha Gardens, Uyo. 24th – 26th July, 2007.Paper presented: Principles and Essential Requirements of Effective Technical Writing.2007-07-242007-07-26
5th Pan African Reading Association Conference, University of Legon, Ghana 6th – 10th August, 2007.Women participation in politics in Nigeria. Mothers’ Literacy and early childhood education.2007-08-062007-08-10
Convener, 19th Annual International Conference on African Literature and the English Language (ICALEL) 2008. Chinua Achebe Arts Theatre and Unical Conference Hotel 7 – 10th May, 2008. Paper presented: Conjugal construct: The New Woman in Elechi Amadi’s Estrangement2008-05-072008-05-10
Oxford Round Table Conference, Oxford Saint Anne’s College, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom July 13 – 18, 2008.Paper presented: Literature and Ethos of Public Space: Is there a Heaven’s for the Woman?2008-07-132008-07-18
West African Regional Conference on gender management system, Accra 08. 1st – 5th December, 2008 convened by West African Gender Dialogue and Leading Edge Academy, Ghana.2008-12-012008-12-05
University of Cape Coast, Faculty of Arts public Lecture Series.Paper Presented: “Gender war and the Family in the African Fiction: A Quest for Global peace”. Faculty of Arts Conference Room. Thursday, May 6, 2010.2010-05-062010-05-06
Researchers International Network Conference: Ghana Academia 2015, 13th – 16th October 2015, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana Psychoanalytic Theory in Literary Exploration across the Genres of Prose, Drama and Poetry2015-10-132015-10-16
African Literature Association 42nd Annual Conference: “Justice and Human Dignity in Africa and the African Diaspora” April 6-9, 2016, Marriot Marquis, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.Paper Presented: “Fosterage System and the Fate of Nigerian Children in Liwhu Betiang’s The Cradle on the Scales”2016-04-062016-04-09