This panel session proposes to discuss the vexed notions of “Frenchness” and “Francophonie” in contemporary Beur and Francophone M
I am hosting an American Comparative Literature Association seminar on African language literature at their conference at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, on March 5-7, 2019. Paper submissions will open August 30 and close September 20. If you are interested in presenting a paper on African language literature, interpreted broadly, submit a title and brief abstract at the website.
Sept. 28-30 2018 @ UMass Amherst
Deadline: June 30, 2018
Conflict: a “competitive or opposing action of incompatibles,” also “the opposition of persons or forces that gives rise to the dramatic action in … fiction” (Merriam Webster);
Contrast: a “juxtaposition of dissimilar elements,” (Merriam Webster) also, in the medical context, a solution of iodine, barium-sulphate or gadolinium, rendering visible that which is otherwise transparent: thus, bringing things to light through negativity;
The Aidoo-Snyder book prize is awarded by the Women's Caucus of the African Studies Association for an outstanding book that prioritizes African women's experiences. Named in honour of Ama Ata Aidoo, the celebrated Ghanaian novelist and short story writer, and Margaret Snyder the founding Director of UNIFEM, this $500 prize seeks to acknowledge the excellence of contemporary scholarship being produced by women about African women.
CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: Narrating and Constructing the Beach, 14–16 June 2018 (LMU Munich)
This one-day international conference on 21st April at SOAS, University of London, will provide a platform to discuss Igbo heritage studies and modes of documenting the past. The ‘Memory, Culture and Community’ conference seeks to promote the creation, management and use of records and archives, highlighting the need to preserve the archival heritage of people of Igbo descent around the world, through the sharing of experiences, research and ideas.