Omofolabo Ajayi-Soyinka

Region of Interest


Primary Country of Residence

United States of America




University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas


Mailing Address

Women's Studies Program and Theatre/Film Department
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, Kansas 66045 USA

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phone: 785-864-2312 / 2691
fax: 785-864-5742

Countries of Specialization


Research Interests

Research Interests: Women and war; Gender, Literature and nationalism
Theatre and Liberation Movements.

Teaching Interests

Courses Taught: Women in African Literature; Race, Gender and
Post-colonial Studies; Race and the American Theatre; Postmodern Theory
and Criticism; Graduate Seminar in African Theatre; Introduction to
African Dance Theatre.


Recent Publications:

"Who Can Silence Her Drums? A Critical Analysis of Tess Onwueme's
Plays" in Drama Review, Spring. 2002.

"Theatre and Drama: A Historical Analysis" in M. Sadiku & N. Lawal
(eds.) Yoruba Life and Culture. Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press.

Yoruba Dance: The Semiotics of Movement and Body Attitude in a
Nigerian Culture. Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press, 1998.

"Negritude, Feminism and the Quest for Identity: Re-Reading Mariama
Bâ's So Long A Letter." Women's Studies Quarterly, 25, 3/4 Winter,
1997, 35-52.


culture ; semiotics, feminism ; violence ; literature ; nationalism