Visual Africa: Francophone Women's Aesthetic Representations of Africa (WIF session) (Roundtable) French and Francophone / Women's and Gender Studies Chair: Anna Rocca (Salem State University)
This panel invites papers on francophone African women's artistic and cinematic representations of contemporary Africa. How do African women artists relate with stereotypes and essential notions and visual representations of Africa, the latter created for Westerners' consumption? How do female artists appropriate and imagine cultural heritage? Are they defining new aesthetics and perspectives of (national) identity? Do women artist posit a multiplicity of shifting ranging from static binary categories such as North/South, black/white, African/European, foreign /national, to overlapping identity formation as well as localized, situational, and/or hyphenated identities?
SUBMIT HERE: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18583
Dr. Anna Rocca