University of Mississippi

Adetayo Alabi

Education

  • Ph.D., English, University of Saskatchewan (1998)
  • M.A., English, University of Guelph (1993)
  • M.A., English, University of Ibadan (1991)
  • B.A., English, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (1988)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Postcolonial Studies (especially African, African-American, and Caribbean)
  • Literary Theory (especially postcolonial and feminist)
  • Autobiographical Genre in Comparative Black Studies

Selected Publications

  • Telling Our Stories: Continuities and Divergences in Black Autobiographies. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2005.
  • “I of the Valiant Stock: Yoruba Bridal Chant and the Autobiographical Genre.” Yoruba Creativity: Fiction, Language, Life and Songs. Eds. Toyin Falola and Ann Genova. Trenton: New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2005. 321-332.
  • “When a Mouth Is Sweeter than Salt: Toyin Falola and the Autophylographical Genre.”Yoruba Creativity: Fiction, Language, Life and Songs. Eds. Toyin Falola and Ann Genova. Trenton: New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2005. 155-161.
  • “Theorizing Blackness.”Marvels of the African World: Cultural Patrimony, New World Connections, and Identities. Ed. Niyi Afolabi. Trenton: New Jersey: African World Press, 2003. 63-81.

Office
C216 Bondurant Hall
662-915-6948
aalabi at olemiss.edu