Art & Humanities

Research Papers/Topics in Art & Humanities

PRINT MEDIA AS A TOOL FOR POLITICAL PROPAGANDA AND IDEOLOGY, A CASE STUDY OF TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER COVERAGE OF 2015 GENERAL ELECTION IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACTMedia in our society today has been deployed as a possible means of transmitting political messages and ideology, focusing on print which impact and relevance outshone other media form. However, this research work aims at finding out how printed material (Newspaper) fared in coverage, reportage and affiliation when it comes to political affairs and how political constructions translate into the concept of media phases focusing the 2015 general election in Nigeria. However, similar rev...

CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF COSTUME AND MAKE-UP IN THE CONFLUENCE V-CARNIVAL 2014 OF KOGI STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThis research work is an analytical study of the use of Costumes and Make-up during the 2014 Edition of Confluence-V-Carnival. It is a case study research which explored the interview approach, and uses the MLA documentation style sheet. Chapter one defines the background and frame of reference for the project; providing the objectives, significance and scope of study as well as defining key terms that are fundamental to the study. In Chapter two, the researcher offers an excursion in...

MANAGING THE UNIVERSITY BASED THEATRE, CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS; FUOYE AS A CASE STUDY

Background of the StudyTheatre has become more popular over the years. It is generally known to people as a building designed for performance of plays, dances etc.In our institution today where there is Theatre Art Department some of their output works in theatre industries, while some are independent, although the word theatre and drama are often used interchangeably. Theatre is not inherent in drama only rather it encompasses the words and action of our everyday activities. Therefore, the T...

ROLE INTERPRETATION TECHNIQUES AND THE NIGERIAN ACTOR: PETER FATOMILOLA IN FOCUS

ABSTRACTThe problem of poor acting has bedeviled the quality of production content of the Nigerian movie industry, and too many ambitious Nigerians jump into acting without understanding the demands. This project which focused on the acting technique of a successful Nigerian actor is a qualitative study shall employ the interview methodology to investigate the techniques of the actor under study. The research deduce that there is the need for all talented actors to be exposed to trainings and...

Enlightenment Assignment

A detailed study of the Age of Enlightenment.

United States Reconstruction - Akshma Thakur

An essay on the historiography of the Reconstruction era in the United States.

INVESTIGATING THE PERLOCUTIONARY THRUST OF LANGUAGE OF PROPAGANDA IN THE POLITICAL WRITINGS ON NIGERIA’S 2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS.

AbstractWords perform actions. Language and in fact words have different functions and according to the speech act theory of J.L Austin, utterances both written and spoken have a particular effect it should have on the listener. Many researchers have written on political campaign speeches and a universal trend in them - propaganda in Nigeria. The researcher feels that the related works previously done on the field of enquiry did not probe into the underlying intentions beneath the speaker’s...

CONTENDING ABSURDITY; ANALYSING THE LANGUAGE OF DISILLUSIONMENT IN ESIABA IROBI'S SELECTED POEMS

INTRODUCTIONThis study is premised on the language of literature in general and language of poetry specifically. It derives from and is predicated on the seemingly developing trend of disillusionment in post-independence African literature. The researcher chooses poetry because “the commonly accepted notion [is] that poetry represents a vehicle through which one’s deepest and most distilled thoughts may be expressed,” (Matambirofa et al, The Problematics of a Feminist ontology, 2006: 87...

A STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF LANGUAGE OF ADVERTISING BY GSM NETWORK PROVIDERS IN NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS

ABSTRACTAdvertising is a distinct form of communication and the language used for communicating adverts is distinctive and alluring. Advertising as a form of communication requires a lot of imagination, creativity and logical thinking for it to be effective and successful. The aim of this study is to analyse how GSM network providers employ stylistic features in advertising to the target audience. The study explores non-verbal elements such as slogan, colours, logo, celebrity endorsements, pi...

LINGUISTIC PORTRAYAL OF 'OTHERNESS' IN SELECTED HOMOSEXUALITY-THEMED NOLLYWOOD MOVIES

ABSTRACTMore often than not, sexuality and appurtenant topics are publicly downplayed or avoided in the Nigerian society. The present study was hinged on the assumption that alternative sexualities, specifically homosexuality, are portrayed through the postmodernist prism of the ‘ Other’ . This study examined how language is used to express the otherness of homosexuality in selected Nollywood movies. Its specific objectives were to identify and categorize the representations of homosexual...

OGUN APOTHEOSIS AND THE CONTEXTS OF DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE IN OLOJO FESTIVAL OF ILE-IFE

ABSTRACTThis research explores critically the context of dramatic performance in Olojo Festival, a traditional celebration in favour of Ogun in File Ice. In the course of discussing the dramatic elements and performances embedded in it, the props and costume used also come to the fore. It further questions the role of Ogun as an hero before his deification as purported by the Euhemerist, with a view to accounting for his bravery, courage and greatness.His role as the god of Iron and why adher...

WOMEN, CULTURE AND FEMINIST

ABSTRACTThe roles that women are assigned are protected and enforced by the men because it gives them power and control over the women. Child bearing gives a woman an identity according to the cultural set up. This work focuses on the female protagonists in order to highlights the reaction from the society on individuals who refuse to operate within the acceptable scheme of things. By refusing to operate within the boundaries of power as set by culture, they make voice for the voiceless women...

TRANSITIVITY IN SELECTED NEWSPAPER REPORTS ON FULANI HERDSMN ACTIVITIES

ABSTRACTReports on Fulani herdsmen activities have occupied the news media. This reports most often foregrounds power of the herdsmen and backgrounds the fear of the people. Language has a strong influence over people especially in the dissimilation of information. The language of reporting terrorism usually has a complex structure. The reporters and editors’ choice of language to capture the scene and act is what makes the complexity as it put the attitude of the audience into consideratio...

HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN FICTION. A STUDY OF CHIKA UNIGWE’S ON BLACK SISTERS’ STREET AND IFEANYI AJAEGBO’S SARAH HOUSE

ABSTRACTHuman trafficking is a global phenomenon, and in most cases, women are core victims of trafficking for sexual purposes. The push and pull factors are what contribute to the growth of trafficking, in which traffickers use the pull factors to lure vulnerable women and girls into this global capitalist flesh trade. This study will be using Chika Unigwe’s On Black Sisters’ Street and Ifeanyi Ajaegbo’s Sarah House as case study to examine how women are being subjected to all forms of...

THE SUPERNATURAL IN AMOS TUTUOLA’S THE PALM-WINE DRINKARD AND MY LIFE IN THE BUSH OF GHOSTS

ABSTRACTThis research x-rays the existence of the supernatural and its role in reality which has become a pre-dominant factor that has gained prominence and importance from time immemorial, and how writers have tried to project this concept in their literary engagements. In an attempt to establish this argument, the researcher explored Amos Tutuola’s The Palm-Wine Drinkard and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. These novels depict and explore the idea of the supernatural in various manifestatio...


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