Paul Ugor



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Paul Ugor

Paul Ugor is currently an Assitant Profesor of African Literatures and Cultures at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

Paul Ugor is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. His research interests are in Anglophone World Literatures, Postcolonial Studies, Cultural Theory, New Media Cultures in the Global South; and Modern African Literatures and Cultures. Some of his publications include Nollywood: Popular Video Films and New Narratives of Youth Struggles in Nigeria (Sept. 2016); African Youth Cultures in the Age of Globalization: Challenges, Agency and Resistance (Ashgate, August 2015); Contemporary Youth Cultures in Africa, Special Issue of Postcolonial Text. Vol. 8, No 3&4, 2013; and Youth, Cultural Politics and New Social Spaces in an Era of Globalization, Special Issue of Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies 31:4, (September 2009). Dr Ugor’s courses are very much concerned with the multiple ways in which postcolonial literatures can create intercultural dialogue in high school classrooms. His research and teaching interests in general are concerned with new social processes—in global politics, economy, information and communication technologies, cultural/textual representations, and everyday life—and the new social responses which these social changes elicit, especially from marginal groups like youth and women in postcolonial settings

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Modern World Literature in the Classroom
by Joanne Davison on 21/03/2018

This is without doubt the most engaging and intellectually stimulating PD course I have attended in my 32 years of teaching! I feel I have learned so much today.

Modern World Literature in the Classroom
by Sylvia Morris on 21/03/2018

This was without doubt the most insightful PD I’ve ever attended. Engaging, challenging and mentally stimulating. Couldn’t recommend it any higher.

Modern World Literature in the Classroom
by Helen Barrie on 21/03/2018

It is such a privilege to have a learned and fantastic Teacher who understands the importance of teaching us to teach others.

Modern World Literature in the Classroom
by Naomi Tsvirko on 21/03/2018

An insightful presentation. Paul is such a passionate speaker who provokes both thought and open discussion.

Modern World Literature in the Classroom
21/03/2018

Challenging and engaging overall. Maybe include a little more on classroom texts.

Modern World Literature in the Classroom
21/03/2018

Mastery of content and well presented. Covered complex content with great enthusiasm.

Modern World Literature in the Classroom
21/03/2018

Thoroughly engaging and thought provoking. Both challenging and insightful.

Modern World Literature in the Classroom
20/03/2018

Excellent presentation, however, the Fanon movie was a bit difficult to follow.