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Open Rank Position in Literatures and Media of Africa and the African Diaspora, University of Oregon

The Department of English at the University of Oregon is currently advertising an open-rank position in Literatures and Media of Africa and the African Disapora. Interested candidates are encouraged to consult the full job advertisement, at

CFP: African Literature Association (ALA 2017) Panel, “Redeeming Ethnography”

At last year’s conference in Atlanta, then-president of the ALA, Moradewun Adejunmobi, introduced keynote speaker Chris Abani by praising his writing, remarking that it is “not anthropology passed off as literature.” Her remarks reflect African literary studies’ long history of mistrust of anthropology.