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Words, arts and migration in Africa: narrative exploration

5th European Conference on African Studies African dynamics in a multipolar world (Lisbonne, 2013)

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Publié le vendredi 14 décembre 2012 par Loïc Le Pape

Résumé

This panel discusses the conditions of elaboration, circulation as well as contextualization of artistic forms (cinema, theatre, literature, media…) of local narratives of South-South-migration by the migrants themselves and their relatives.

Annonce

Presentation

We invite proposals for a panel on narratives and migration in Africa for the fifth European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 5) which will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, June 26 to 28, 2013.

The general theme of the conference is 'African Dynamics in a Multipolar World'. Mobility is historically tied to West-African societies ; however, the narratives about migratory processes within the « South » in Africa seem to be culturally specific. The discursive representations this mobility provokes are inscribed in specific cultural domains.

This multi-disciplinary panel intends to discuss the conditions of elaboration and circulation as well as contextualization of local narratives of South-South-migration by the migrants themselves as well as their relatives. We are particularly interested in artistic elaborations of these myths, beliefs on departure, stay and return in South-South-migration in cinema, movies, theatre, literature, media (also : web), songs, dances... Which role do these creative appropriations of the narratives on South-South-migration play in with regard to social and political processes connected to mobility ? In how far do these narratives allow us to question simple economic and deterministic explanations of migration processes within the south ?

MIPRIMO is a collective and interdisciplinary project (2011-2013) about narratives and migration managed by Professor Cécile Canut

  • Chair: Marina Lafay and Carola Mick, CEPED, Paris Descartes University
  • Discussant: Cecile Canut, Professor, CEPED, Paris Descartes University

Links : http://www.nomadit.co.uk/ecas/ecas2013/panels.php5?PanelID=1875  

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Submissions

The call for papers is now open and will close on 16th January 2013 .

All proposals must be made via the bespoke on-line facility that ECAS2013 is using to handle all proposals. Proposals should not be sent by email : http://www.nomadit.co.uk/ecas/ecas2013/paperproposal.php5?PanelID=1875 

Proposals should consist of a paper title, a (very) short abstract of less than 300 characters, and an abstract of 250 words.

  • The proposal may also state the audio-visual requirements you have for your presentation.
  • On submission of the proposal, you should be taken to a screen stating that your submission was completed successfully. If not then you need to try again.
  • On completion the convenors will be sent an automated email alerting them to your proposal.
  • You will also be sent such an email.
  • If you do not receive this email, please first check the login environment (click login above) to see if your proposal is there. If it is, it simply means your confirmation email got spammed/lost; and if it is not, it means you need to re-submit, as the process went wrong somewhere!

ECAS 2013 will be open to scholars from all over the world and the call for panels is open to disciplines and methodological approaches representing the Social Sciences and Humanities.

  • The organizers strongly encourage panels including researchers from different universities and institutions.
  • The conference language is English, though papers in other languages are possible on the condition that the panel organizers provide for interpreting facilities.

Selection of the propositions by the convenors of the panel : Marina Lafay and Carola Mick, CEPED, Paris Descartes University

Lieux

  • Lisbonne, Portugal

Dates

  • mercredi 16 janvier 2013

Mots-clés

  • migration, words, arts, africa

URLS de référence

Source de l'information

  • Marina Lafay
    courriel : colloque19141918 [at] gmail [dot] com

Pour citer cette annonce

« Words, arts and migration in Africa: narrative exploration », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le vendredi 14 décembre 2012, http://calenda.org/232715