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Adeola Eze is a Postgraduate Researcher in the Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities at Coventry University with a research interest in cultural memory and its influence on contemporary literature.

Research Interests

Her research focuses on the discovery, reception, and experimental use of ancient book formats within the modern literary landscape. She investigates the complex procedures involved in the re-discovery of these formats from antiquity, examines how they were received, and pushes the boundaries through their innovative use. Outside of her primary research, her research interest also stretches to children's literature, investigating how children engage with literature and how their earliest encounters with stories shape their understanding of literary constructs based on convention and expectation.

 

 

 

PhD Project

The Reception of Ancient Book Formats in Contemporary Experimental Literature

The doctoral research critically assesses the discovery, preservation, reception, and reuse of ancient book formats in contemporary literature through an experimental approach. The study explores how ancient societies utilised texts and images to communicate and disseminate knowledge, shedding light on the material culture of past civilisations and their practices of discarding and repurposing materials in literature production.

The investigation focuses on pre-modern cultures, exploring how texts were produced, transmitted, and received. Emphasising the importance of preserving surviving texts, this research aims to gain a comprehensive understanding of cultural, literary, and historical achievements from the past, considering challenges like deciphering underlying text or languages in manuscripts.

Through analysing experimental book formats before the printing press, this project examines their historical significance, impact on literary culture, relation to technology and culture, environmental sustainability, and their potential to challenge traditional writing and storytelling methods. Additionally, it explores their connections with materials, fragments, and classical mythology, drawing comparisons with contemporary book types and digital versions.

Supervisors: Dr Daniel Anderson, Professor Patricia Phillippy & Dr Janneke Adema

 

Master's Project

The Representation of the Interconnectedness of the Human and Non-Human in Contemporary Children's Literature.

The research project explored the interplay between literature and the natural world, using a diverse range of children's books as the literary corpus for analysis. The investigation was structured within the study to encompass the depiction of the environment for children in British, North American, and African contexts while also considering the associated environmental challenges.

The research contextualised these theories within contemporary events and ecological challenges, such as biodiversity loss, climate change, global warming, and ecosystem processes, emphasising the significance of literature, otherness, and connectedness in shaping environmental perspectives, particularly in African responses to ecological issues. The study highlighted using imagination, empathy, and active engagement as crucial elements in re-calibrating the ecological viewpoint while advocating a return to childhood and nature connectedness as essential to addressing contemporary ecological problems. The project's focus on urgent and meaningful environmental themes showcased its commitment to addressing critical global challenges through academic inquiry.

Supervisor: Dr Thomas Knowles

 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

English Literature, MA, The Representation of the Interconnectedness of the Human and Non-Human in Contemporary Children's Literature., Coventry University

15 Jan 202215 Jan 2023

Award Date: 28 Mar 2023

English Studies, Degree, Art and Ideology in Nigerian Christian Films, Olabisi Onabanjo University

15 Dec 19919 Apr 1997

Award Date: 9 Apr 1997

External positions

FFT School-led Tutor , Lightning Squad (National Tutoring Programme)

25 Apr 20224 May 2023

Educational Director/ Brand Communications Manager, Jordan Hill Creative Writing & Reading Workshop

20 Aug 202031 Jan 2022

Educational Director, Jordan Hill Creative Writing & Reading Workshop

12 Jul 201620 Aug 2020

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