In light of the recent growth of masculinity studies across all disciplines, we are soliciting articles for an edited volume devoted to masculinities in African literature and cinema.
Possible topics include: cultural representations of manhood and the male body in African literature, cinema and popular video narratives; sexual practices and sexual identities; virility or infertility; race, ethnicity, class--and masculinities; fatherhood and male identity; male-female relationships; relationships between patriarchy and dominant masculinities; relationships between concepts of masculinity and nationalism; colonialism, westernization, and African responses to "modernity"; fatherhood and its essence in the cinematic city; women and the masculine gaze of the city; the city as an "ordering gaze"; cityscape and the distribution of sexuality, sex and the cinematic city; and the calibration of the cinematic gaze of the postcolonial city.
If you are interested, please send us an abstract (about 250 words) and a CV by 1 February 2005.
Essays should be between 6000 and 8000 words and are due 1 June 2005. E-mail submissions are welcome.
Professor Lahoucine Ouzgane and Professor Onookome Okome Department of English and Film Studies
Univesity of Alberta
Canada T6G 2E5 Email: email@example.com
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