Evwierhoma interrogates women centered drama
The inaugural lecture of the Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Abuja, Professor Mabel Evwierhoma (FSONTA, FCAARS) holds tomorrow, January 21 at the Faculty of Management Sciences, Main Campus.
The lecture, which is coming about a decade of professorship is titled Mother is Gold, The Mater, The Mater and Women-Centered Drama in Nigeria.
Professor Evwierhoma, said the near abstract title draws from her gender-centered ideology that has influenced her academic pursuits over time.
“In the title are tributes, first to the womb that bore me and hands that rocked my cradle – my mother, Princess Theodora Tobrise, nee Aiwerioghene and other women who advance the cause of women through dramatic creativity in textual or performative contexts.
She noted, “I look forward to a day of opportunities granted by God, the Governing Council, Vice Chancellor and Administration of University of Abuja to inform the audience on academic input and output on the path to the Chair”.
In dramaturgy, she sees the task before womanist or feminist writers in the nation’s socio-cultural environment without stepping on the sensitivity of men as simple.
“Womanists and feminists whether they are women or men should continue to ventilate what it means to be a woman through writing – that it does not mean she is second-rate,” she added.