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Call for Nominations: 2018 Conover-Porter Award for Africana Bibliography or Reference Work

Nominations close: April 30th 2018  

The Africana Librarians Council, a coordinate organization of the African Studies Association (U.S.), seeks nominations for the biennial Conover-Porter Award for excellence in Africana bibliography or reference work.

MLA 2019: Postcolonial Textual Transactions and Critical Reception

In his 2001 book, The Postcolonial Exotic: Marketing the Margins, Graham Huggan contends that writers from formerly colonized societies negotiate their marginality and the “realpolitik of metropolitan economic dominance” by providing “exotic registers” and making them “palatable” for “predominantly metropolitan audiences” (viii). This non-guaranteed MLA session organized by The Africa Since 1990 forum invites submissions examining literary texts from the Global South that circulate well beyond their immediate contexts of production.

CFP: Institutional Histories of African Literature Before 1990

Call for papers for the January 2019 Modern Language Association conference.

Pre-1990 African Literature Guaranteed Panel:

Institutional Histories of African Literature Before 1990

Panel on the histories of institutions that have incubated or supported African literature anywhere on the continent before 1990.

Abstract (100 to 250 words) by 15 March 2018;

due to Wendy L. Belcher (wbelcher@princeton.edu).