Dr. Isaiah Fortress-Ayinuola
B.A(Hons)Literature; M.A(English Literature); PhD(English Literature)
Eco-critical Studies, Comparative Literature (Poetry), Creative writing, Literary criticism, Poetry and Performance-poetry & Popular Culture.
Ph.D research: 'The Natural Environment in the Selected Poems of John Keats and Niyi Osundare: An Eco-critical Perspective' .
Present research is on Eco-wheels: Eco-friendly word-pool and Grapho-poetics in practice; Verbo-Visual Poetry.
Poetry, Drama, Prose:-
Comparative Literature & Metaphorisation,
Literary Theory and Practical Criticism.
Selected Publications (6)
2• “The Discursive Construction of Identity and Religious Fundamentalism In Nigeria” A paper presented at the 27th annual conference of Nigeria English Studies Association (NESA). 2-5th 2010; Africa Development Center, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.
3."IKEMEFUNA" A poem read at the 7th Annual National Workshop/Conference of the English Language, Teachers Association of Nigeria,(ELTAN), titled Tripodal Synergies:Linking Language, Literature and English Teacher Development in Nigeria, September 26th 2013, at the University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.
4."Yoruba Eco-proverbs in English:An Eco-critical Study of Niyi Osundare's Midlife and Horses of Memory". Journal of Literary Society of Nigeria (JLSN),Benin Conference 2014.
5. "De-familiarization in the Mass Media: An Interface Between News-Writing and Poetry-Writing",Global,Media Entertainment and National Development. 3RD Idowu Sobowale International Conference, 2015, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.
Summary of Profile
“The Discursive Construction of Identity and Religious Fundamentalism in Uwem Akpan’s “Luxurious Hearses” in From Boom to Doom: Protest & Conflict Resolution in the Literature of the Niger Delta. Ed. Chinyere Nwahunayan. Owerri: Springfield Publishers Ltd. pp. 210-223; Fortress I. (2011) “The Political Economy of Book Publishing: A Critical View of Eco-Poetics and National Consciousness” in International Journal of Publishing and Reading, June, 2011 Edition. 3. Fortress I. (2012) “Creative Writing in Literature: Enhancing the Teaching and Testing of Poetry in English, In Nigerian Tertiary Education” in Working Papers: Journal of English Studies. April, 2012 Edition.
He is the author of The Mask and Flowers for Ebun, both in Standard Mass Concept Company(2008). He has contributed poems in the Anthology: Imagination of Poets. Pen Power. Benin (2005), 'The Tent of Temptation', "Ikemefuna and Other Poems: A Collection of Nature Poems". Member of English Scholars Association of Nigeria(ESAN); The English Language Teacher Association of Nigeria (ELTAN); The Poetry Society; Nigeria Institute of International Affairs (NIIA); and Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF).