Professor Jonathan Haynes (English) is on sabbatical this academic year. In July, he attended a conference on the Nigerian film industry at Pan-African University in Lagos. He gave one of the lead papers, called “Campus Films: A Nigerian film genre,” and was named to the Advisory Board of the Nollywood Studies Centre at PAU that was inaugurated during the conference.
He has been invited to speak on November 19 at a film festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The festival, “Bem-Vindo a Nollywood,” will introduce Nigerian films to Brazilian audiences through the work of the director Tunde Kelani.