SELECTED ESSAYS
Selected Publications, Seminar Papers, Chapters, Newspaper Articles
and Other Writings of Felix Edjeren
JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1) ‘The Mythological Significance of Vicarious Individualism in the Tragedies  
of Wole Soyinka.’  
Journal of Languages and Literatures. 1 (1996) 53-56.    
2) 'The Notion of Educational Standards: A Case of Semantic obfuscation'         
Meeting and Sustaining Required Standards in Colleges of Education        
Book of Readings. Ankpa: Cuca Comm, 1998. Ch. 3: 195-198         
3) ‘Nigerian Languages and National Development'.  
Journal of Education for
Development and International Cooperation
 (JENDIC). 2:1. (1998). 117-           
121.
4) ‘Language Limitations and Literature Learning in Nigerian Secondary and  
Tertiary Institutions’.
Oyo Journal of Languages and Applied Linguistics.  
(OJOLAL)2:1 (1999) 93-103.
5) 'The Visionary Nature of Messianic Action: A Case Study of Eman in           
Soyinka's 'The Strong Breed’  
Warri Journal of Arts and Social Science.  
(WAJASS)  1: 3 (2000) 1-11.
6) ‘Eclecticism and its Etiology in Isoko Traditional Lyrics’
Journal of  
Languages. JOLANGS (2000) 1: 84-93
7) ‘An Aetiology for Determinism in Modern African Literature’
NKA: A Journal   
of the Arts, (2001) 58-65.  
8) ‘Translation, Orature and Literature: A Case for Differentiation'
Nigerian   
Languages, the Past, the Present  and the Future. Book of Readings,           
ANLAT (Association of  Nigerian Language Teachers) Akure:   
JBS Printing & Publishing Co., 2001. Ch. :
9) 'The Parable of the Swamp Dwellers and Reflections on Economic  
Development of the Niger Delta'
Castalla: Ibadan Journal of Multicultural  
and Multidisciplinary Studies'  8:1 (2002) 55-60. Co-authored with   
Douglas  Omotor.
10) ‘The Futility of Human Actions in Soyinka’s
A Dance of the Forests’  Agbor   
Journal of Languages & Literature. (AJOLL) 2:1 (2002) 99-102.      

SEMINAR PAPERS
1) 'A Critique of George Orwell’s Animal Farm.’ Workshop. English  
Department, College of Education, Warri.  May, 1991.
2) 'Nuances of Tragedy in Soyinka’s Satiric Skits’.Seminar,School of   
Languages, Rivers State College of Education, Port. Harcourt. 23 Feb.,  
1993.
3) 'Authors, Journalists and the Nation'  Association of Nigerian Authors Annual         
Conference. Benin City. 28 Oct., 1994.
4) ‘The Role of Desperate Parents and School Heads in Examination  
Malpractice’ Seminar. organized by Mrs Veronica Ogbuagu & Co. Effurun. 20  
July, 1996.
5) ‘Negritude:A Historical Etiology’, National Conference, School of Languages,        
Federal College of Education, Zaria, 21-25 Oct., 1996.
6) ‘A Note on the Basic Desires Behind the Warri Crisis’. Government  
Commission of Inquiry.  Delta State Government. Effurun. June 1997
7) 'Advocating for Genderlectics and Feminist-Friendly Counselling Models,        
Approaches and Instrumentation in Afro-Nigerian Socio-Cultural Context’  
21st Annual National Conference, Counselling Association of Nigeria. Effurun.  
11-16 August, 1997. Co-authored with Anthony Ikekhua.
8) ‘The Ontology of Nullity’ Seminar.  School of Sciences, College of  
Education, Warri. 3 -5 Nov., 1998.
9) ‘Economics and Liberal Studies’ Formal Lecture. End-of-course ceremonies,        
Dept. of Economics, Delta State University, Abraka (External Degrees  
Programme,Warri Centre) 11 Nov., 2000.
10) 'The Role of Language in Technological Advancement' Lead Paper. Annual        
Seminar of the School of Languages, College of Education, Warri. 28-29  
Nov.2001.



CHAPTERS FROM FOUR FATHERS OF AFRICAN FICTION
INTRODUCTION
Characteristics..................................                1
Historical Etiology............................                 3
Development ...................................                10
AMOS TUTUOLA
Language ........................................                 14
Imaginativeness ...............................                22
Circumstantial Details ......................               27
Mood ...............................................                  32
Symbolism .......................................                 33
Subject Matter ..................................                35
CYPRIAN EKWENSI                
Point of View ....................................                 41
Characterization ...............................                 45
Plot ...................................................                   49
Verisimilitude ...................................                  51
Diction ...............................................                  57
Themes ..............................................                 62
CHINUA ACHEBE
Narrative Techniques ...............                          66
Hubristic Flaws ........................                           88
Interpreting History ..................                           94
The New Breed ........................                           109
Politics ....................................                             118
Military Dictatorship ................                            126
ELECHI AMADI
The Supernatural .....................                            135
Tragic Responsibility ...............                            142
Historical Dialectics .................                            147
Pathos......................................                              151
Style ........................................                               155
Realism ....................................                             159
Notes and Works Cited .............                          169

LECTURE NOTES
1) Note on Alex La Guma's 'A Walk in the Night'

2) Note on Festus Iyayi's
The Heroes

3) Note on Ferdinand Oyono's Houseboy

4) Note on Ayi Kwei Armah's The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born

5) Note on the drama of Sarif Easmon and Yulisa Maddy

6) English Methodology

7) Children Literature

8) Theatre and Drama in Education

9) African Oral Literature

10) A Survey of English Literature

11) History Lectures on African Literature

12) The gods are not to blame -- Ola Rotimi

13) Wedlock of the gods -- Zulu Sofola
Who Laughs Last -- Uche Ossamor

14) The Trials of Brother Jero -- Wole Soyinka
Dilemma of a Ghost -- Ama Atta Aidoo

15) Efuru -- Flora Nwapa

16) Introduction to Poetry

MASS MEDIA ARTICLES
1)'Get this fact right'. Nigerian Observer. 3 July 1989.
2) 'Need for Enlightenment Campaigns'. National Concord. 6 July 1989.
3)'Sam, you hit below the belt'. Weekend Concord. 5 May 1990:2.
4) ‘Uganda:  Lesson for Liberia’ Letter.   Nigeria Observer.  29 September,  
1990.        
5)'Re-Where have the husbands gone?' Vanguard? 1991
6) ‘The National Ritual of Scapegoatism’ Reader’s Magazine.  October, 1992:
7) ‘The Urhobo-Itsekiri feud’ Letter.  The Guardian.  1994.          
8) 'Need for Delta City’ Letter.  Nigerian Tribune.  13 April, 1995.         
___________________     Vanguard.  May, 1995.
9) ‘A  tactical mistake?’  Letter.  The Guardian.  10 Jan., 1996:
10) ‘Voice of the people’ The Pointer. 12 Oct., 1996:7.
‘Of reality and the voice of the people’ Vanguard. 7 Oct., 1996:7.2
11) ‘Nigeria, Canada and Human Rights’ The Pointer.19 Dec., 1996:13         
‘Delusional Ritual of Scapegoatism’ The Pointer.  27 Feb., 1997:13
12) ‘Myth of Sectional Domination in Nigeria’ The Pointer. 19 April, 1997:7.
‘The Myth of Sectional Domination’ Punch.  25 April., 1997:21
13)Preface to Chinkelly Schools' Student Magazine (Greater Heights Vol, 1, No. 1,
October 1997)
14) ‘Need for moral strength on Iraq’ Letter.  Vanguard 28 Jan., 1998:        
15) ‘The Complex Ethics of Set-ups’ The Pointer. 31 March, 1998: 12
‘The Intricacies of Set-ups’ Punch 3 April, 1998:        
16) ‘On the re-validation of June 12’ Letter.  The Pointer.  30 June, 1998:4
17) ‘The Negligence at Jesse’ Letter.  Vanguard 23 Nov. 1998:29.
18) ‘Myth of Northern Domination’ Vanguard. 18 Jan., 1999:7
19) ‘Abacha as a classical hero’ Vanguard 8 June, 1999:11
‘Remembering Abacha as a classical hero’ The Pointer. June 1999:
20) 'Ayomike’s Ogbe-Ijoh equation and Warri definition’ The Punch. 13 Sept.          
1999:33.
21) Notes from Ross Stevenage's 'The Secrets of Pools'


RELIGIOUS ESSAYS
1)'Three Natures of Evil'. Sunday Telegraph.12 May 1985:5.
2)'Perspectives on Christian Writing' Christian Literature Conference Souls
Harvesters Ministry, Warri. 17-18 March 1995.
3) ‘The Domestication of Christianity’ The Pointer.  29 July, 1997:13.
4)'My Christmas Blues’ Letter. The Pointer 25 Dec. 1997.
5)'The Basis of Christian Conduct' The Comforter. 15th February-15th March 1999:3
6) 'The Millennium is Still Ahead' The Guardian. 4 May, 1999:20
7) ‘Killing in the name of the Lord’ Letter. The Pointer.  9 March, 2000: 4         
___________________________    Vanguard. 9 May, 2000:34
8) ‘Irony of religious law’ The Pointer. 7 Sept., 2000:13          
_________________The Guardian. 24 Oct., 2000:63
9)'Knowing the Mind of God' Opening Speech, Ceremony of the Joint   
Campus Fellowship, College of Education, Warri, 5 August 2003.
10)The DNA of God
11) Of Witches and Winshes
12) FaceBook Observations: Being compiled
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