10th Conference of the International Society for the Oral Literatures of Africa (ISOLA)
University of Cocody, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
June 11-15, 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS
Theme: Oral Literature and Education
We seek paper proposals in three broad categories:
1. “Traditional” Education: The educative means (ethical, artistic, practical, etc.) deployed by the various oral genres (proverbs, folktales, songs of all types, initiation texts, tongue twisters and other types of word play) or genre systems.
2. Formal Education: The presence of oral literature in books or teaching materials in educational and academic institutions.
3. Popular Education: The use of orality (in particular proverbs and folktales, but also in neo-oral urban songs and advertising on television and radio, spaces of consumer “education” and diffusion of “modernity”) to sensitize the public about contemporary issues of a social, cultural and political order.
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