Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Jonathan Haynes: Update, Spring 2016

We are pleased to pass along several announcements about the upcoming professional activities of Professor Jonathan Haynes (English).


Haynes and two of his students, Ernest Agyeman and Adjovi Simpini, were recently interviewed by Sandy Kenyon, the film critic and entertainment reporter for WABC-TV Eyewitness News. The topic was the Nigerian film industry. Kenyon filmed the interview in the Spector Lounge and in Haynes' office, both on the fourth floor of the Humanities Building. Professor Michael Bokor (English) was also included in the interview, but it is unclear at this time whether and footage from his portion of the interview will be is also included in the short (less than 2 minute) segment that will be aired Monday, March 28, 2016, at 4:15 PM. Video should be up on WABC's website a few hours after that.

Watch the video here.


Here's a different version made for play in NYC taxis starting on April 8, 2016.

On April 6, 2016, Haynes will give a seminar presentation at Northwestern University's Program of African Studies, called "Hostile Takeover? Corporate interventions in Nollywood."

Haynes will be a respondent at a Columbia University conference, "New Directions in Nollywood and Nigerian Cinema," on April 21-22, 2016.


Finally, Haynes will present a paper entitled "Lagos, Nollywood, and Neoliberal Transformations," at "Lagos - From the Pepperfarm to the Megacity (and Beyond): A Conference on Space, Society, and the Imagination of an African Crossroad," a conference to be held at Barnard College on May 6, 2016.

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