Professor Jonathan Haynes (English Department) has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for the 2011-2012 academic year, which will allow him to take a full-year sabbatical to work on a book on the Nigerian film industry. His project is called “Nollywood: Themes and genres in Nigerian film culture.”
In other Haynes-related news, in March, Haynes was the keynote speaker at a conference on Nollywood at the University of Lagos. Two of his essays will be published in May: “African Cinema and Nollywood: Contradictions” in a special issue of Situations edited by Dennis Broe (of LIU Brooklyn’s Media Arts Department) and Terri Ginsberg; and “Nollywood in Lagos, Lagos in Nollywood Films” (originally published in Africa Today) in Neoliberalism and Global Cinema, edited by Jyotsna Kapur and Keith Wagner (Routledge).
Congratulations, Professor Haynes!