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CFP: Moving Publicly, Writing Mobility: Public Transport in African Literatures
English Studies in Africa, guest-edited by Anna-Leena Toivanen and Magdalena Pfalzgraf
- Deadline for abstracts: 17 April 2023 (selected full papers due by 1 November 2023; publication September 2024)
- Abstracts: 350 words (please add a short bionote of 50-100 words)
- Full articles: 7000 words
- Abstracts and full papers should be sent to both guest editors: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please use the subject heading “Special issue: mobility” in your emails
- Please refer to the journal’s guidelines for author: Submit to English Studies in Africa (tandfonline.com)
Social sciences and the humanities are affected by a mobilities turn that foregrounds the meanings of mobility in social and cultural formations. Mobilities research concentrates on “the study of various complex systems, assemblages and practices of mobility” (Sheller 2014, 45), opposing itself to “sedentarist” theories that “treat […] as normal stability, meaning, and place, and treats as abnormal distance, change, and placelessness” (Sheller and Urry 2006, 208). The mobilities turn is not solely a social sciences phenomenon. As important predecessors such as Clifford’s concept of “dwelling in travel” (1997) show, mobilities research is firmly rooted in the humanities (Merriman 2012, 13–14; Aguiar et al. 2019, 4–5; Merriman and Pearce 2017, 493–494). The “mobility humanities” (Kim et al. 2019, 100) pays attention to the ways in which the meanings of mobility are produced by humanistic production via representation, imagination, and speculation.
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AAC: Littératures de l’Afrique et de la diaspora
Journée d’étude virtuelle et plurilingue
organisée par des collègues de l’Université Concepción del Uruguay d’Argentine, portant sur les littératures de l’Afrique et de la diaspora, et, entre autres, sur leurs réceptions en Amérique du Sud.
Sous la direction de Paula Aguilar et María Celeste Biorda, dans le cadre du projet de recherche : “Memorias transnacionales: tramxs de la violencia en las producciones culturales de América y África, con especial atención a las literaturas. Apuntes para un diálogo Sur–Sur”
Secrétariat de “Extensión Universitaria y Derechos Humanos” – FHAyCS – UADER
Les journées auront lieu virtuellement les 5 et 6 octobre 2023 – heures et plateforme numérique à confirmer ultérieurement.
Langues de communication : anglais – espagnol – français – portugais
Texte de cadrage, comités, modalités de participation et d’envoi des propositions (DL : 31 juillet 2023)… à consulter dans les pdf joints (4 langues).
CFS: Amazigh Orality in Contemporary Production
Journal of Amazigh Studies
Orality, that is, the culture of the spoken word, is a central feature of Amazigh everyday life, history, and linguistics, and communal knowledge. Indeed, although Imazighen have one of the oldest writing systems in North Africa, known as Tifinagh, the latter is not associated with a body of written literature, an Amazigh literary canon. On the other hand, the Amazigh peoples have an extensive and rich oral literature that includes poetry, myths, fables, songs, proverbs, sacred rituals, and tales, which are excluded from a simple textualist notion of culture and communal identity.
Orality, then, remains the main factor in the preservation and transmission of Amazighity, as the language and culture is passed on and transformed orally from one generation to another, thus creating a bridge between the past and the present. Again, as an oral culture Amazighity is reproduced on a daily basis, first, in the everyday use of the language and also in the transmission and creation of oral literature in a broad sense encompassing music, poetry and narrative.
In the context of modern technology and an increased dependence upon cyberspace, a hybridized mode of communication that combines both written and oral features has emerged. As a result, many aspects of Amazigh oral culture, which, prior, found no place in literary circles and other environment have now fully emerged in a new digital space. Paradoxically, a post-modern system and context has allowed a pre-modern and non-textual Amazigh culture, individuals, and groups to create new discourses and contexts.
It is within this new global and digital context that the Journal of Amazigh Studies (JAS) devotes its second issue to the theme of orality and Amazighity. Regarding the latter term JAS will engage the whole sweep of Amazigh orality, with issues and examples drawn from (oral) literature, social media, films, music, and then, literacy in general. To this end, we call upon contributors for interpretive essays, material research, and all scholarly work which examines, analyzes, and evaluates Amazigh orality with regard to the topics listed below:
The proposed sub-themes for this special issue are:
Orality and the transmission and preservation of culture
- (Social) media and transnational Amazighity
- Amazigh language in film and video production
- Amazigh digital orality (social media platforms, emails, texting, forums, blogs, etc.)
- Amazigh oral literature
- Amazigh women and oral literature today
- Amazigh women and social media
- Recovering, transmitting, and producing Amazigh ecological knowledge through social media
- Literacy and new literacy
- Amazigh orality and mythology
- Decolonizing Amazigh orality
Submissions are made via JAS email: email@example.com
Full articles are expected by June 30th, 2023.
Submitted manuscripts must not be previously published nor should they be under consideration or publication anywhere else while under review for this journal.
This issue of the journal does not have guest editors. It is a blind peer-reviewed academic journal.
We are part of the Claremont Colleges in California. Here is our future journal host: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/journals/.
Versions en français et tamazight disponibles auprès des éditeurs du numéro.
Imaginaires afro-diasporiques dans la littérature et les arts visuels latino-américains (XXe-XXIe s.)
Crossings: Africans Moving In/Across Space and Time
48th Annual meeting of the African Literature Association
This is a reminder that the extended deadline for proposals for the 2023 conference is January 31, 2023. Just 11 more days to submit your proposal!
Click here to see the full call for papers and to submit a proposal.
May 24-27 (University of Tennessee-Knoxville)
Africans have always been on the move: whether forced into exile like the boy Sundiata and his family in the 13th century; driven by curiosity like his grandson Abubakri II attempting to cross the Atlantic in the 14th century to see what was on the other side; physically and culturally displaced like indigenous peoples on the path of the so-called Great Trek of Dutch-speaking colonists; driven like 21st-century Africans by economic and political turmoil to cross deserts, forests, and turbulent seas in search of better shores; or traveling by choice like Afropolitans navigating metropolitan border points, Africans have rarely stood still.
What are the different types of migration? What are their instigators? What do migrations tell us about ourselves and our societies? How are new migration patterns similar to or different from past ones? What do migrants retain from their places of departure and what do they appropriate from or contribute to their spaces of arrival and settlement? And how do African literary, artistic, musical, and other forms of cultural production engage with this phenomenon?
Themes and Sub-themes:
- Intra-continental African migration
- Migrant, immigrant, refugee, asylee, exile
- Citizen time versus refugee time
- Human rights and forced repatriations
- Instigators of movement/migration
- Human-induced vs natural disasters: Slave trade, colonialism/Apartheid, migrant labor systems, climate change, war (including the war in Ukraine), etc.
- Vehicles of movement/displacement/circulation
- African presence in pre-Columbian Americas
- North Africa, Lampedusa, the Mediterranean
- Children on the move: Lost boys and girls of Sudan, etc.
- Refugee/displacement camps
- Movement as vector/catalyst of anxiety, opportunity, change, growth
- Risk factors/theory
- Space and identity
- Migration and/as translation
- New frontiers of African writing
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2023
AAC: Genres populaires francophones d’Afrique subsaharienne, du Maghreb et des Caraïbes
Radioscopies discursives des genres populaires francophones d’Afrique subsaharienne, du Maghreb et des Caraïbes
ACFAS, U. de Montréal, 11-12 mai 2023
organisé par Françoise Naudillon (U. Concordia), Christiane Ndiaye (U. Montréal) et Josias Semujanga (U. Montréal)
Le colloque se tiendra les 11 et 12 mai 2023 dans le cadre du congrès de l’ACFAS qui aura lieu à l’Université de Montréal du 8 au 12 mai 2023. Les propositions de communications (25 lignes maximum) accompagnées d’une brève notice bio–bibliographique sont à envoyer à christiane.ndiaye [apud] umontreal.ca au plus tard le 31 janvier 2023.