Dr. Kolawole Olaiya
Assistant Professor of English

Research Interests

  • Africa and African Diaspora Literature and Cultural Studies
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Literary and Film Criticism and Theory
  • Popular Culture Studies
  • The Representation of Disabilities in Postcolonial Literatures and Films
  • Film Studies
  • Film and Television Screenwriting

Film Studies Courses

ENG 215: Writing for Film and Television

Conducted as a workshop on how to write feature films and various types of television drama scripts, this course develops skills used in dramatic writing for visual media, with special focus on film and television.

Related Publications

Co-editor, THE GLOBAL SOUTH 6.2 (Fall 2012). (Special edition on Nollywood and The Global South)

“Commodifying the ‘Enigmatic and the Uncanny’: The Representations of Disability in Selected Nollywood Movies.” Forthcoming in the Special edition of The Global South 6.2 (Fall 2012)

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