H-AfrLitCine is a forum for the discussion and exploration of African literature and cinema. The network invites contributions from individuals engaged in the study of any region of the continent.

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Seminar: Women Picturing Revolution: Focus on Africa and the African Diaspora

In recognition of Women's History Month, Columbia University's Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) will host Women Picturing Revolution: Focus on Africa and the African Diaspora, a one day seminar on March 11, 2017, that will examine contemporary photography and the conditions under which women in and/or from Africa or the African Diaspora make images. 
Guest artists Nona Faustine and Ayana V. Jackson will be sharing their work in person. This seminar was co-created and will be taught by Zoraida Lopez-Diago and  Lesly Deschler-Canossi.

CFP: MLA 2018 Panel: Nation-States of Insecurity: From Idealism to Disillusionment in Independent Africa and/or South Asia

Nation-States of Insecurity: From Idealism to Disillusionment in Independent Africa and/or South Asia

(Jointly Sponsored by the MLA forum on African Literature Before 1990 and the South Asian Literary Association)

CFP: MLA 2018 Questioning Precarity

The Africa since 1990 forum of the MLA invites submission of abstracts for a non-guaranteed panel titled “Questioning Precarity” at the 2018 Annual Convention. As a concept, precarity has been associated with a retrenchment of the state, erosion of Fordist production and casualization of labor, among others, especially in the Global North. Precarity is less frequently invoked with respect to the repeated failures of the state, dysfunctional economies, and rampant informalization of labor that have long been hallmarks of societies in Africa and elsewhere in the Global South.

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