Dr Azeez Akinwumi Sesan holds B.Ed, M.A. and PhD degrees from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria with research interest in Oral Literature, Drama, Performance, Gender, Cultural and Film Studies. The title of his PhD Thesis is Historiography and Cultural Meaning in Dramatic Literature and Video Films of English and Yoruba Expression
He has had fifteen years of cognate experience in teaching, research and administration in institutions of higher learning such as the college of education and university, namely – Mufutau Lanihun College of Education, Al-Hikmah University, Osun State University and Skyline University, Nigeria before joining the American University of Nigeria (AUN). In the course of his experience, he has taught courses in African Literature, Literature and the New Media, Victorian Literature, Romantic Literature, Modern African Drama, Literature and Gender, Literary Criticism, Creative Writing, Modern Drama, Black Diasporic Literature, Sociology of Literature, Non-Fiction Writing and African Novel at undergraduate and postgraduate levels of studies. He was a Visiting Lecturer at the Federal University of Kashere, Gombe State where he taught courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
He is a member of professional associations such as Literary Society of Nigeria (LSN), Literary Scholars Association (LSA), Society of Nigeria Theatre Artists (SONTA) and International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS), Japan.
He has engaged in some national assignments such as a discussant at the Roundtable Discourse on Press Freedom and National Security organized by Nigeria Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) and his contributions at the roundtable were part of the communique of the roundtable. He was also a member of the consultative panel for the review of Nigeria’s Copyright Law in 2013. Besides, he was an external examiner for National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS).
He has published a reasonable number of academic papers in high profile journals such as Matatu, Marang, Anafora, Okike, European Journal of Humour Research, Ibadan Journal of English Studies, Ife Studies in English Language (ISEL) and Papers in English and Linguistics (PELS). He is also a reviewer to some academic journals such as the European Journal of Humour Research, Currents in African Literature and the English Language (CALEL) and Society of Nigeria Theatre Artists (SONTA).
Apart from academic research, Dr Sesan is a creative writer with two published and many unpublished plays. He also has three volumes of unpublished poetry to his credit while one of the volumes, Echoes of Silence, is in the press. He is also a consultant film scriptwriter/screenplay and he has featured in some Nollywood movies and soap operas in English and Yoruba expression.
Literary Theory Criticism
Gender, cultural and film studies
African Literature (with bias in dramatic literature)
Drama and Theatre Studies
June 2021: 13th National Conference/Launching of 12th Edition of Sahel Journal of Teacher Education held at Adamu Tafawa Balewa College of Education, Kangere, Bauchi, Bauchi State
Lead Paper: Are We Ready for ICT-Compliant Teacher Education and Teaching Profession in Nigeria?
March 2020: 40th Anniversary Celebration Conference of the Literary Society of Nigeria (LSN) on the theme – Celebrating the Diversity of African Literature held at University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State
Paper: Cracks within, Violence without and the Quest for Sustainable Peace in Pascal Amanfo’s Nation Under Siege
November 2019: 32nd Annual Convention and International Conference of the Society of Nigeria Theatre Artists (SONTA) held at Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State.
4a. November 2018: 31st Annual Convention and International Conference of Society of Nigeria Theatre Artists (SONTA 2018) held at Federal University, OyeEkiti.
Paper: Mismanaged Niger-Delta Conflicts as Terrorism in Jeta Amata’s Black November
4b. June 2018: Literary Society of Nigeria 15th International Conference held at Geoffrey Okoye University, Enugu.
Paper: Representation of Women in Yoruba Folktales.
4c. April 2018: National Colloquium on Tunde Kelani at 70 held at Center for Black Culture and International Understanding, Osogbo.
Paper: Aesthetics of Film Adaptation in Mainframe’s Ma’ami
4d. March 2018: National Colloquium on DuroLadipo (40 Years After Reflections on the Enduring Legacies of DuroLadipo held at Center for Black Culture and International Understanding, Osogbo
Paper: DuroLadipo and the Development of Yoruba Film Industry
Member, Literary Scholars Association (LSA)
Member, Society of Nigeria Theatre Artists (SONTA)
Member, International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS), Japan.