Emanations contributor Ebi
Robert has received a national award for contributing to the poetry renaissance
in Nigeria, and a Certificate of Appreciation from the President of Poets In
The Award of Recognition was
presented to Mr. Robert for the establishing the Poets In Nigeria Yenagoa Connect
Centre, which is key to advancing a poetry renaissance in Nigeria.
The Certificate of Appreciation was presented for the successful hosting of the
Nigerian Students Poetry Prize, 2019 in Bayelsa State, as Secretary of the
Local Organizing Committee.
These awards came just after Mr.
Robert received the award of Human Rights Defender by the Legal Aid Council of
Nigeria, and the Distinguished Service Award from Educare as a jury member of
the Essay Competition in commemoration of World Peace Day.
Ebi Robert is a poet, playwright and short story writer. He is a
Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He was a Research
Assistant with the Federal High Court, Nigeria. He currently works as a
Co-Editor with The Nigeria Lawyer (TNL), and serves as the General-Secretary of
the Association of Nigerian Authors, and Lead-Rep of Poets In Nigeria, Yenagoa
Connect Centre. He is also the An Administrator of World Poet Institute,
Bayelsa State Chapter. Ebi Robert is a member of the International Authors Board of Editorial Advisors.
Next month, there is a new book from William Weiss, who collaborated with Gareth Jackson on Escape Trajectories.
The new book--68 Cantos--is a carefully edited "cut-up" that William Weiss made with two of Michael Butterworth's science fiction novels, published some decades ago. The resulting production reads like a novel--a very strange novel. It is more properly characterized as a prose poem. It is very well done, and it should be available the first week of August.
1. The film A Clockwork Orange presents us with difficult questions concerning freedom of choice, the politics of social control, the nature of justice, and the nature of good and evil. Describe how the film presents these themes, and resolve your understanding by reflecting upon them in a clear and organized fashion. As the film shows, these issues are shot through with paradox, contradiction and irony. Can we hope to come to some sort of conclusion about them?
2. Technocracy and moral philosophy: consider the relationship between normative ethics (or prescriptive moral philosophy) and technocracy. With this relationship in mind, explain how analytic philosophy (or meta-ethics) critiques moral philosophy.
Carter Kaplan has taught in Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York City, and Scotland. His work includes a book on Wittgenstein and literary theory, Critical Synoptics: Menippean Satire and the Analysis of Intellectual Mythology. Articles on “Karel Čapek,” “Menippean Satire” and “Dystopian Literature” appear in The Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics. Articles on "Herman Melville" and "Michael Butterworth" appear in A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes (which also has an article about him). He has contributed a chapter on William Blake and Michael Moorcock to New Boundaries in Political Science Fiction. Author of the novels Tally-Ho, Cornelius! and Echoes, and the Aristophanic comedy Diogenes. He edits the annual literary anthology Emanations. Editor of the IA edition of The Scarlet Letter, with his Afterword, "A" is for Antinomian: Theology and Politics in The Scarlet Letter. He is editor of the anthology Fantasy Worlds. He is co-translator and editor of Creation of the World by Torquato Tasso.