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KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Associate Proffessor Okaka OPio Dokotum

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Associate Proffessor Okaka OPio Dokotum

Okaka Opio Dokotum is an Associate Professor of Literature and Film and Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, Lira University and Former Head of the Literature Department at Kyambogo University in Uganda. His major research fields are: literature—film adaptation theory, performative poetics, contemporary African music videos, trauma aesthetics, and Ugandan literature. Dokotum has published articles in Lagos Historical ReviewAfrican Conflict and Peace Building ReviewEast African Literary and Cultural Studies,African Studies, and Journal of Africa Cinemas among others. His book manuscript Hollywood and Africa: Recycling the “Dark Continent” Myth from 1908 to 2015, is being published by University of South Africa (UNISA) Press.