Art & Humanities

Research Papers/Topics in Art & Humanities

Sophocles Oedipus rex: as a tool of understanding human psychology

Sophocles' universal classic, ever relevant to psychoanalysis in its continual development,dramatizes a gamut of psychodynamic factors, starting from the pre‐Oedipal to the Oedipal and post‐Oedipal. Shedding light on those psychodynamics, the current analysis of Oedipus rex character stands apart in three interlocking ways. First, it focuses nearly exclusively on the play'stext and not on the broader Oedipal myth in classical times. Secondly, supported a detailed examination of the initia...

THE CONCEPT OF HYBRIDITY IN WOLE SOYINKA’S DEATH AND THE KING’S HORSEMAN, THE STRONG BREED AND SAM UKALA’S IREDI WAR

ABSTRACTModern African drama is a relatively new idea that emerged as a result of colonialism within the past century. One of the prominent features of this new type of drama is hybridization which was a fusion of Western cultures and African elements. This research work, therefore, discusses the concept of hybridization in Modern African Drama, using Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman, The Strong Breed and Sam Ukala’s Iredi War as reliable study cases. Chapter one gives a gen...

THE RELEVANCE OF SOUND AND VISUAL AESTHETICS IN PLAY PRODUCTION: A CASE STUDY OF “PRIZED CHICKENS ARE NOT TASTY” BY SAINT GBILEKAA

ABSTRACT  This research work has examined the importance of Sound and Visual aesthetics especially in theatrical productions. It draws the attention of directors to the meaning of Sound and Visual aesthetic in play production in determining the mood of the audience, the beauty and success of the play knowing fully well that the audience have to be involved, if effective communication must be achieved. This research is important especially in the area of re-engineering live theatre patron...

Conflict analysis of the traditional and Western culture a case study of Wole soyinka "Death and the king's horseman

CHAPTER ONE 1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDYThis paper is set to address the conflict between traditional and western culture by analyzing Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman. Culture as a concept has various definitions by scholars and critics in which they gave their view about culture. The excellent definition of culture was provided by the 19th-century English anthropologist Edward Burnett Tylor in the first paragraph of his work, edified Primitive Culture (1871): “Cultu...

The Concept of Happiness

INTRODUCTION  Aristotle in the commencement of his Metaphysics wrote that “All men by nature desire to know, this existential passion or desire is quite innate and intrinsic in man. As a result of this urge to know, man involved himself in a curious and inquisitive search into reasons of his existence, perhaps Socrates also realised this fact and maintained that “an unexamined life is not worth living”.  In other words, the life of man on earth must have a purpose and in order...

THE POLITICAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF THE BOKO HARAM INSURGENCE IN NIGERIA 2009-2020

ABSTRACTBoko Haram figuratively implies that western for non-Islamic education is a sin, is a very controversial Nigeria militant group that seeks for the imposition of sharia law in the entire northern states of Nigeria. The hierarchical structure of the group is not presently well defined. The official name of the group id jamaiatu Ahlis sunna lidda ―awai waljihad, which in Arabic translate to ―people committed to the propagation of the prophet’s teaching and jhad literally therefore ...

YOUTH PERCEPTION OF NIGERIAN HIP-HOP MUSIC “A STUDY OF SOCIAL MEDIA NARRATIVES OF OLAMIDE’S SCIENCE STUDENT SONG"

ABSTRACTMusic is an integral part of youth culture; Music is now the most popular form of entertainment worldwide with the established fact that music is very persuasive on the thoughts, action behaviour and ideology of people especially youths. The aim of this study was to examine youth’s perception of Nigerian hip-hop music “a study of the social media narratives of Olamide’s science student song". Four research objectives and questions guided this study: To examine the extent to whic...

Awolowo's Regime of Mental Magnitude and the Problems of Governance

This long essay addresses the problems of Governance in human society. The essay uses the Awolowo's Regime of Mental Magnitude as the panacea in solving the identified problems of Governance in actual human society such as lack of effective governmental policy, corruption, tribalism, religion sentiment and a host of others. The essay argues that mental development should be the basis of human development in society. 

KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS OF INSOMNIA AMONG UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY,ZARIA

This research was carried out to uncover the knowledge and awareness of insomnia among undergraduate students of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. To achieve the objectives of this study, the following research questions were asked: what is the knowledge of insomnia among undergraduate students of Ahmadu Bello University? What is the knowledge of the benefit of adequate sleep among undergraduate students of Ahmadu Bello University? What is the knowledge of the causes of...

THE EFFECTS OF ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION IN AN INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

This is a paper written in conjunction with Dr Okafor expressing the importance of integrated marketing communications in marketing strategy.  its a well researched work on the media strategies for effective business efforts, such as Advertising, PR/Publicity, Internet, and other addressable methods of communication. In modern marketing efforts there is need to go beyond the traditional media tools to current online marketing. this is a strategy that combines many promotional mix in marketin...

The Mystery of Yam

It  locates the place of Yam in Nigeria Society in general and Igbo society in particular. It shows the stages of human development from early time and how these stages evolved with change in human environment. Finally it dealt on state formation which is the super structure of the base. 

THE ORIGIN OF ECONOMICS

This work is on the history of world economics. It is an historical work that divides Economics into periods. It also defines profit and reasons for profit and loss , before it terminates at production .

Traditional Religion and its Impact on the Practices of Apostolic and Zionist Churches in Zimbabwe

Abstract Traditional religion is core to Zimbabwean people and, its impact has been felt by many Christian churches in Zimbabwe. Churches that are affected most are Apostolic and Zionist churches. These churches have promoted syncretism because they have mixed practices from African Traditional Religion (ATR) and Christianity in their worship and practices. While there have been attempts, especially by mainline churches, to extinguish traditional religion in the country, the efforts paid less...

The Effect of Television Advertising on Chi-exotic Product Patronage: A Study of Samaru Community, Zaria.

ABSTRACTThis research work titled The Effect Of Television Adverting On Chi Exotic Product Patronage: A Study of  Samaru Community, Zaria, was conducted in Kaduna state Nigeria. The research work specifically aimed at investigating if television advertising employed by chi exotic juice had influenced people to buy the product. It asked the following research questions; Are residents of Samaru community aware of chi exotic t.v ads? How exposed are the residents of Samaru community to chi exot...

An analysis of the guardian and the vanguard newspaper representation of sickle cell disease in Nigeria. (January to December, 2015)

The study was carried out to know the coverage given to sickle cell disease as well as their pattern of coverage. Content analysis was used to analyse two the guardian and vanguard newspapers from the period of year 2015 and 2016. 


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