CFP: Luso/Hispanophone Caucus of the African Literature Association (LHCALA), May 18-21, 2022, Online

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Call for Papers
January 28, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Spanish and Portuguese History / Studies, Film and Film History, Literature

At its 47th Annual Conference (May 18-21, 2022, Online), the African Literature Association (ALA) proposes to explore the complex ways in which adversity impacts creative expression in a diversity of contexts.

The Luso/Hispanophone Caucus of the ALA (LHCALA) therefore invites proposals that reflect on how Lusophone and Hispanophone writers, film makers and activists from Africa and its diaspora engage with global or local adverse events in various literary genres and other media. A comprehensive list of the contexts of adversity, and a number of subthemes,  provided by the ALA can be found at

LHCALA is also pleased to announce that the special guest of the Caucus this year will be film director Santiago Zannou (1977 Spain/Benin).

The screening of Santiago Zannou’s film, La puerta de no retorno (The Door of no Return, 2011), will be followed by a Q&A with the director.

Proposals are to be sent to (cc by January 28, 2022, and should include the following:

• Name,

• Institutional Affiliation,

• Email address,

• Short bio,

• An abstract of up to 250 words,

• Request for A/V equipment if needed

Contact Info: 

Dorothy Odartey-Wellington, Vice-Chair of the Luso/Hispanophone Caucus of the African Literature Association (LHCALA)

University of Guelph

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