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  27 Apr 2017

Patriot Uzoma Nwokochah

 

 

 

NAME:                                              PATRIOT UZOMA NWOKOCHAH

 

RANK            :                                               SENIOR LECTURER

 

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:     LITERATURE (POSTSTRUCTURAL CRITICISM)

 

DATE OF BIRTH:                           26TH NOV., 1967

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION: B.A. (ENG); M.A. LIT, PH.D IN-VIEW

 

                 

HONORS / AWARDS

  1. Nominee, International Peace Price, The United Cultural Convention of the United States of America (2007).
  2. Nominee, Gold Medal for Nigeria, the American Biographical Institute (2007).
  3. Nominee, African Age International Leadership Gold Award for Excellence, by the Publishers of African Age International Magazine (2009).
  4. Hospitality and Tourism Excellence Award, Institute of Industrial Administration of Nigeria (NIIA), 2009.
  5. Very Valuable Asset, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), (2000).
  6. Professional Service Award, Rotract Club of Nigeria (2007).
  7. Best Head of Department of English Language and Literature, Abia State University (2005/2006).
  8. A Meritorious Award of Grand Defender of Ngwa Land, Federation of Ngwa Students 2004/2005.
  9. Lecturer of the year Award, Department of English Language and Literature, Abia State University, Abia State. (1999/2000, 2002/2003, 2003/2004).
  10. Award of Distinction/Excellence, National Youth Service Corps (1997/1998).
  11. Rare Gem Award of Excellence, Great Vision Network of Nigeria (2007).
  12. Honorary Member, Zonal Police Officers Mess, Zone 9, Umuahia, Abia State.
  13. Member, Police Public Relations Committee, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
  14. Fellow, Abia State University Joint Anti-Cultism Squad (2008).

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

CURRENT RESEARCH INTEREST: Reader Response/Poststructuralism

 

Nwokochah, Uzoma. Textual Strategies: The Pursuit of Gaps and Indeterminacy in Some African Plays (Research in Progress).

 

________. Reader Response Criticism: A Poststructural Approach to Literature (Research in Progress).

 

 

AUTHORED BOOKS

Nwokochah, Uzoma. Advanced English Composition 1. Okigwe: Whythem: 1997.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­________. Advanced English Composition 11. Aba: Yoyo International Publishers, 2000.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­________. Reading and Writing Simplified Studies in English Language.

Okigwe: Jane Mos Comm, 2000.

 

EDITED BOOKS AND JOURNAL

Nwokochah, Uzoma. Ekwe: Journal of Languages and Literary Studies. 1. 2001.

________.Trends in African Drama and Theatre. Owerri: Crystal Publishers, 2000.

________. Literary Parade. Owerri: Crystal Publishers, 1998.

________. Ebeogu, A. & Nwokochah, U. Issues in Humanities & Social Sciences.  Okigwe

Fassmen, 1998.

 

ARTICLES IN JOURNALS/BOOKS OF READING

Nwokochah, Uzoma “Confused Ezeulu: A Reader-Response Criticism of Achebe’s Protagonist in Arrow of God”. Afam Ebeogu at 50. Ed. Austine Chukwu. Abakaliki: Willy Rose & Appleseed Pub. Coy, 1999.126-138.

 

________. “Of Man Made Gods and Savage Culture (Miss) Reading the Image of African God’s and Culture in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and  Arrow of God”. The Calabar Historical Journal 4.1 (2000). 63-78.

 

________. “Cannibalistic Okonkwo: A Deconstructive Perspective of Achebe’s Things Fall Apart”. Journal of Nigerian English and Literature 1.1 (2000). 139-151.

 

________. “Achebe’s Igbo Society and Social Disorder: An Examination of  Parallel Relationship in Thing Fall Apart and Arrow of God”. Journal of Nigeria English and Literature 3.1 (2002). 94-108.

 

________. Religion and the Igbo Society:  A Deconstructive View SILC: Studies in Language and Culture.  Eds. Evaristus Anyaehia & I.A. Noah.2 (1998). 13-26.

 

________. “In Defence of Deconstruction: The Unlocking of Chiweizu’s Anatomy of Female Power”. Issues in Humanities and Social Sciences.  Eds. Afam Ebeogu & Uzoma Nwokochah.  Okigwe: Fassmen, 1998. 62-74.

 

________. “Deviation and conformity:  Derek Walcott and the Aristotelian Concept of  Drama”. Issues in Humanities and Social Sciences. Eds. Afam Ebeogu & Uzoma Nwokochah, Okigwe: Fassmen, 1998. 164-173.

 

________. “Language of Sex Politics: A Comparative Study of Ba’s So Long A Letter and Umunnakwe’s Dear Ramatolaye”.  Literary Parade. Ed. Uzoma Nwokochah. Owerri: Crystal Publishers. 1998. 157-168.

 

________. “Language of Altercation in Achebe’s Arrow of God and Anthills of the Savannah”. Literary Parade. Ed. Uzoma Nwokochah. Owerri: Crystal Publishers, 1998. 214-225.

________. “Parallel Structures: A Deconstructive Examination of Ngugi And Mugo’s Trial of Dedan Kimathi”. Trends in African Drama  and Theatre. Ed. Uzoma Nwokochah. Owerri: Crystal Publishers, 2000. 30-42.

 

________. Cracks on the Wall: A Deconstructive Study of Feminist Strides in Afam Ebeogu’s Rhythms of Gender.  Trends in African Drama and Theatre. Ed. Uzoma Nwokochah.  Owerri: Crystal Publishers, 2000. 110 – 124.

 

________. “Textual Discrepancies: A Deconstructive Reading of the Image of Ihuoma in Amadi’s The Concubine.”   Reconstructing the Canon: Festschrift in Honour of Prof. Charles E. Nnolim. Ed. Austin A. Akpuda. Owerri: Skill Mark Media, 2001. 351-360.

 

 

UNIVERSITY APPOINTMENTS

Staff Adviser, Department of English Language (Six Sessions).

Hall Master for 2002-2004 session.

Head, Department of English Language and Literature (2004-2005, 2012-2013, 2013-2014,         2014-2015) sessions.

Director, Institute for Computer Studies (2015-2016)

Director, University Examinations Centre (Present).