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Dr. John Mugubi

Dean,
School of Creative arts, Film and Media Studies
P.O. BOX 43844, NAIROBI
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Articles in Refereed Journals

  • “Concomitants of Social Cultural Exigencies on Narrative preferences in the Kenyan Riverwood film”—John Mugubi & William Mureithi, Nairobi Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (5—24). Vol.1 Issue 1, March 2017. ISSN 2520-4009.
  • “Exploring Research Findings on the Conflicts in Jos-Nigeria” —Esther Nyam, John Mugubi & Oluoch Obura. Nairobi Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (67—76). Vol.1 Issue 2, April 2017. ISSN 2520-4009.
  • “Form and Style of Chamba Leko Oral Songs’ Performance” —Danbello Ahmmadu, John Mugubi & Oluoch Obura. Nairobi Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (97—106). Vol.1 Issue 2, April 2017. ISSN 2520-4009
  • “Polio Eradication and Conflicting Participation in the Quest for Change: The Shere Project” — Esther Nyam, John Mugubi & John Illah. Beyond Agency: Voice and Space in Africa’s Development (170—181). Nairobi: Centre for democracy, Research and development (CEDRED). ISBN: 978-9966-1933-2-2.
  • 2015: “Womanly Iconoclasm versus Intransigence: Tragic Realism in the Enunciation of Rebeka Njau’s Drama: A Case Study of The Scar” Review of
    Arts and Humanities March 2015, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 01-13. ISSN: 2334-2927 (Print), 2334-2935 (Online)

  • 2015: “Setting as a Emblematic Vehicle for Verbalization of Health and Family Planning Messages: A Case Study of Siri: A Kenyan Serial TV Drama”. Susan Gitimu & John Mugubi. International Journal of Art and Art History, June 2015, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 01-33. ISSN: 2374-2321 (Print), 2374-233X (Online)

  • 2015: “Filmmaking in Kenya: The Voyage” Nicodemus Okioma & John Mugubi”. International Journal of Music and Performing Arts, June 2015, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 01-10.ISSN: 2374-2690 (Print) 2374-2704 (Online)

  • 2015: “Violence as a Symbolic tool of Enunciation: Film as an Artistic Response to Kenya’s Socio-eco-political Realities”. Journal of African Cinemas, Vol 6 No. 2. ISSN 1754-9221

  • 2015: “Configuration of Kenya’s Children’s Television Drama”. International Journal of Music and performing Arts, 2 (1), 2015. ISSN 2374-2690 (Print), 2374-2704 (Online)

  • 2015: “Morphology of the Embryonic Kenyan ‘Spoken Word’ Poetry: A Case Study’. Christopher Mwiti & John Mugubi. Journal of Foreign Languages, Cultures and Civilizations, June 2015, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 01-22 ISSN 2333-5882 (Print) 2333-5890 (Online)

  • 2015: “Representations of the Postcolonial State in the Childhood Metaphor in Selected Postcolonial Texts” O T Laban, M. Wainaina, J. Mugubi. Bulletin of Advanced Scientific Research, Vol. 1. 2015. E-ISSN 2454-3691

  • 2015: “(re)Reading Mochama: Some Thoughts on Spoken Word Poetry in Kenya. John Mugubi & Christopher Mwiti. Third Text Africa, Vol. 4. East Africa,
    2015.

  • 2015: “Children’s Theatre in Kenya: The Need for Child Focused Perspectives”. J. Mugubi. Jahazi (2) 1. ISBN 978-9966-028-21-1

  • 2014: “The Socio-Lingual Disposition of the Emergent Deejay Afro Film Commentary in Kenya”. G. Kimani & J. Mugubi. International Journal of art and Art History 2 (1), 2014. ISSN 2374-2321 (print), 2374-233X (Online)

  • 2014: “Public Perception of Parliament Broadcasting in Kenya: Towards Altering Mutual Attitude and Augmenting Knowledge”. S. Wandera & J.
    Mugubi. International Art and Art history 2 (1), 2014. ISSN 2374-2321 (print), 2374-233X (Online)

  • 2014: “Delineation of National Healing and Conflict Resolution in Film: A Case Study of Kenya”. International Journal of Music and Performing Arts,
    Vol. 2 (1), March 2014. ISSN 2374-2690 (Print), 2374-2704 (Online).

  • Mugubi. J (2013):“Structure in Cinema: A Synthesis of Pleasure and Edification”, International Journal of Visual and Performing Arts, June 2013, ISBN 978-9966-1572-9-4

  • Mugubi. J (2013):“Physiopsychosocial dynamics of Theatre Arts”, Incorporating Oral Culture in Education for Development: A Kenyan-German Alumni Think Tank Project. Nairobi Academic Press.Mugubi. J & C. Kebaya (Eds) (2012): African Drama & Theatre: A Criticism. Nairobi: Focus Publishers Ltd. ISBN: 9966-01-157-9

  • Mugubi. J & C. Kebaya (2012):  “The Kenyan Theatre: Its Growth and Development” Nairobi: Focus Publishers Ltd. ISBN: 9966-01-157-9

  • Mugubi. J (2012); “African Literature in a Structural and Linguistic Jail: Acknowledging, Apprehending and Advocating for Prison Break”,   International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Vol. 2 No. 22 [Special Issue – November
    2012]   ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online)

  • 2012: "Localized Nuances of Linguistic Choices in Film: A Case Study of "Tahidi High" - a Kenyan Television Drama", International Journal of Social Sciences and Education, 2012 Vol 2 issue 4, ISSN: 2223-4934 E and 2227-393X print.
  • 2011: "The Aesthetics of Children's Theatre: Appreciating and Maximizing on the Psycho-Social Potentials for Social and Economic Advancement". International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 1 No. 6 June 2011. ISSN 2220-8488 (print), 2221-0989 (Online)

Conferences, Seminars, Workshops

Presentation of Papers at Academic and Professional Conferences

  • June 2017 , 29th ,“Polio Eradication and Conflicting Participation in the Quest for Change: The Shere Project” - Esther Akumbo Nyam, John Mugubi and John S.E. Illah presented at the 7th Annual AISA International Interdisciplinary Conference, June 27-30, 2017 at Multimedia University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • August 2016, 5th “Film as a Strategy for Advocating Socio-Cultural Diversity and peace: A Case of Kenya” presented at UNESCO CULTURE SYMPOSIUM. Theme: Fostering Peace, National Cohesion and Development through Culture, held at Kenyatta University – 3rd to 5th August 2016.

  • July 2015, 2nd “Use of Film as a strategy for healing and reconciliation in the aftermath of conflict: A Case of Kenya”, International Conference: “Narratives of Peace and Conflict”, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, United Kingdom

  • August 2013, 29th “Management of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Use of Children Fiction”, Mugubi J, Mutua M, Njuki H. Mount Kenya University, First International Research and Innovation Conference, Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.

  • October 2012, 23rd & 24th “ The Physiopsychosocial Dynamics and Accruing Benefits of Theatre Arts”, Workshop on Culture and Development – Alumni Denkfabrik, CORAT Africa, Karen. Theme of Workshop: “Developing a Sustainable Education Model that integrates Oral Culture, Visual
    and Performing Arts and digital Media Platforms in Fostering Development.

  • May, 30th 2012 "Bringing to Life the Teaching of Poetry in a Classroom Situation". National Conference for Teachers of English Language and Literature, Kenya Institute of Education, Nairobi.
  • April, 4th 2010 "Structural and Linguistic Jail: Acknowledging, Apprehending and Advocating for Prison. Break". The American Comparative Literature Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA.
  • October, 11th 2009 "Nature and Function of Film Vis a Viz Enduring Cinematic Techniques". Festival of Christian Arts, Tangaza College, Nairobi Kenya
  • December 16th 2009 Presented a paper "The Place of Theatre and Film in Society" at the French Cultural Centre Nairobi Scriptwriting Workshop
  • July 18th – 28th 2008, Presented a paper "Subverting Christianity: Appreciating, acknowledging and applauding 'Prison Break' in African Christian Choral Music" at the International Habaneras and Polyphony Festival in Torrevijja, Spain

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On 18th & 19th February, the Department of film and Theatre Arts hosted a workshop entitled: “Linking Theatre Academia and Practice”. The workshop was attended by more than 50 participants representing various theatre companies, guilds, institutions of higher learning, Government and development partners.


Four years running, KU won top honours at the Metropolitan and Kenya Schools and Colleges National Drama Festival held in March (Nairobi) and April 2016 (Meru) respectively. Most significantly, three years in a row,  KU won the coveted best play award.


From 23rd-29th May, the department of Film and Theatre Arts hosted Dr. Zoe Zontou, a visiting Researcher from Liverpool Hope University. During the one week visit, Dr. Zontou took students and staff through a number of seminars on Applied Theatre.


 On 26th August 2016, the School held a workshop for all Graduate students in the School in to update them on new developments in Graduate studies and to hone their skills to meet challenges of graduate studies.

 

We welcome research papers hinged on Theatre Arts / drama, Film and Media studies / Communication that will help shed light on the role/s played by social, psychological, political, artistic, religious, linguistic, economic and technical factors in the processes of genre-formation, particularly when set against historical and cultural contexts. 

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