Maseno University

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Department of Literary Studies

The Maseno University Literary Studies Department is a vibrant academic entity in which critical and divergent thinking is not only tolerated but also deliberately cultivated, nurtured and consolidated.  Literary interpretations, critical theories and issues to do with gender in art, orature, colonialism and postcolonialism, form the main thrust of investigations. 

It nurtures student’s capacity to produce creative works and also to critique works of art.  For this reason, the students are introduced to diverse theories of literature from classical period, through modern to postmodern times.  They would be expected to master concepts of aesthetics in the broad genres of literature such as poetry, the novel and drama.  The texts selected for study would vary from time but they are spread from all the continents of the world.  This programme, therefore enables the students to study cultural heritage and practices from different ethnicities but with special emphasis on Africa.  At the end of the study period after examination, students qualify for the award of B.A, M.A, and PhD Degrees in Literature depending on what they registered to study.

VISION
To be a recognized centre for cultivating critical and creative thinking, research and literary scholarship.

MISSION
To train students and equip them with critical, analytical and creative skill so as to develop full potential in order to address social, political, economic and cultural challenges.



Quality Management Objectives of the Department:
1.    To provide quality service through teaching, research and development by ensuring that at least 5% of the students merit distinction in examinations.
2.    To nurture individuals who can contribute effectively to social, intellectual and academic development in the community by endeavoring to ensure that lecturers publish at least 2 research papers in refereed journals or three chapters in books per year.
3.    To be a centre of excellence in the training of versatile scholars of   literary studies by producing at least 1 Doctoral and 2 Masters graduates per year.



Departmental Strategies towards Realizing the Above Objectives
Lecturers shall:
1. Post their consultation hours on their office doors and shall use those hours to address students’ academic matters.
2. Present CAT marks to the examinations coordinator two weeks before the beginning of semester examinations.
3. Endeavour to read students’ essays and thesis chapters and give feedback within two weeks after students have submitted their work to the supervisors.
4. Enhance teaching using modern technology including PowerPoint presentations.
5. Improve the quality of teaching by updating their lecture notes at least annually in line with new knowledge in their disciplines.
6. Adopt a team teaching approach where appropriate to benefit from the synergy created therein.


Prof. Oluoch Obura

Email: oluoch_obura@yahoo.com

Address: P.O. Box 333 Kisumu

Tel. 0722570102

Qualification: BA,  MA, Dip (Nrb), PhD (Munich)

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Mr. Adalo Moga

Lecturer in Literature

Email: adalomoga@yahoo.com

Address: P.O. Box 333 Kisumu

Tel. 0725948956

Qualification: BA , MA (Nrb)

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Dr. Magak Kitche

Senior Lecturer in Literature

Email: misatre@yahoo.com

Address: P.O. Box 333 Kisumu

Tel. 0722981498

Qualification: BA, MA, (Nrb), PhD (Wash Intl)

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Mr. Bryson Otieno Omwalo

Lecturer in Literature

Email: otysomwalo@yahoo.com

Address: P.O. Box 333 Kisumu

Tel. 0733563812

Qualification: BA, MA, (Nrb), PGDE (Maseno)

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Prof. Catherine A. Muhoma

Senior Lecturer in Literature
Email: cathymuhoma@gmail.com

Address: P.O. Box 333 Kisumu

Tel. 0720894440

Qualification: B.Ed., MA.  (Moi) PhD (Wits)

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Mr. John Midega

Lecturer in Literature
Email: jamidega@yahoo.com

Address: P.O. Box 333 Kisumu

Tel. 0733943141

Qualification: B.Ed  (Kenyatta), MPhil  (Moi)

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Ms. Jane Bwonya

Lecturer in Literature

E-mail: janebwonya99@yahoo.com

Address: P.O. Box 333 Kisumu

Tel: 0722253044

Qualifications: B.Ed, MA(Nrb)

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Ms. Pamela Ng'ong'a Odhacha

Asst. Lecturer in Literature

E-mail: paachieng@yahoo.com

Address: P.O. Box 333 Kisumu

Tel: 0727567430

Qualifications: B.Ed, MA(Maseno)

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Arthur Imbwana Luvai

Associate Professor of Literature

E-mail: adakuna@yahoo.co.uk

Address: P.O. Box 333 Kisumu

Tel: 0722675487

Qualifications: BA, MA(Nrb)

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Undergraduate Programmes