"Narrating Conflict in Post-Independence African Literature"
Modern Language Association Convention, 27-30 December 2008
San Francisco, California
The sectarian conflicts and civil wars which recur across the African continent are a common, though under-explored concern of post-independence African literature. Authors experiment with form, language, content, and other rhetorical strategies in order to adequately represent the complex and multivalent nature of these conflicts. Their efforts consequently broaden our understanding of armed struggle in Africa and the texts they engender. We invite proposals for a panel organized in conjunction with the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature which concern the narration of conflict in post-independence African literature, particularly comparative analyses and those focusing on texts which have not yet received notable critical attention.
Please send 500-word abstracts 1 March 2008 to David Mastey at firstname.lastname@example.org or to the address below.
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