I am interested in receiving proposals for papers that discuss literary or cinematographic representations of globalization and its uneven effects in Africa. I am specifically looking for engagements with the period from 1990 to 2013 and that deal with any of the various aspects or themes that have been present in contemporary African cultural expression. For the purposes of illustration, some examples are:
--drugs, weapons, discourse of reconciliation in conflict zones (i.e., Aduaka’s Ezra)
--media, images of Africa, foreign debt, (i.e., Farah’s Gifts)
--capitalism, markets, consumerism, discourse of justice (i.e., Mambety’s Hyenas)
--white ache, rulers, discourse of progress (i.e., Ngugi’s Wizard of the Crow)
Ideally the papers should explore a range of issues related to the multiple, uneven and incoherent effects in Africa of the globalization of markets, media, discourses of freedom, progress, human rights and other transnational dynamics.
Deadline for submission is March 29, 2012.
Submit your proposal (250 words), name, university affiliation, contact information to Prof. Phyllis Taoua at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Phyllis Taoua
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85743
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