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.
‘Postcolonialism in Interdisciplinary Perspective’
Wednesday 17th May 2017
The Danford Room, Dept. of African Studies and Anthropology, Arts Building, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT
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)
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.
Founding Editor-in-chief: Nwando Achebe
Associate Editors: Hilary Jones and John Thabiti Willis
Book Review Editor: Harry Odamtten