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Transafrican migrations and African literatures

Littératures et migrations transafricaines

Transafrican migrations and African literatures

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Published on Thursday, February 14, 2013 by Loïc Le Pape

Summary

Initiated by the interdisciplinary program ANR-Miprimo, which investigates the circulation of narratives and discourses of migration through local cultural productions (literature, cinema, media, songs, theatre etc…) and examines the social dynamics they produce in West African societies, this special issue will primarily interrogate the relations between mobility and African literatures. Focusing mainly on the migrations within the continent, the aim of the issue is to look at how African literatures engage with the south-south trajectories, mobility between countries, regions and cities. The special issue will examine the impact of mobility on African literary productions and consider how mobility has affected generic tendencies and modalities of writing and to what extent the oral and written productions contribute to both the imaginaries of migration and social dynamics in Africa.

Announcement

Argument

The journal Etudes Litteraires Africaines, invites articles for a special issue on literature and migration to be published in December 2013. Initiated by the interdisciplinary program ANR-Miprimo, which investigates the circulation of narratives and discourses of migration through local cultural productions (literature, cinema, media, songs, theatre etc…) and examines the social dynamics they produce in West African societies, this special issue will primarily interrogate the relations between mobility and African literatures.  Focusing mainly on the migrations within the continent, the aim of the issue is to look at how African literatures engage with the south-south trajectories, mobility between countries, regions and cities. The special issue will examine the impact of mobility on African literary productions and consider how mobility has affected generic tendencies and modalities of writing and to what extent the oral and written productions contribute to both the imaginaries of migration and social dynamics in Africa. The contributions could address but are not limited to:

  • Geo-poetics and geopolitics of Inter-African migrations,
  • Mobility, narratives and locality,
  • Experience of migration and new practices of writings,
  • Mobility, migration and the writings of the self,
  • Mobility, migration and the African bildungsroman,
  • The production and perception of the migrant in literary discourses,
  • Migrant and/or travelers in African literatures production,
  • Mobility and narrative theories,
  • Migration and new critical and theoretical literary engagements.
  • History of migration and African literary history,
  • Migration, traveling and foundational narratives,
  • African Literatures and nomadism,

Submission guidelines

Abstracts should be sent in French or in English

by March 30th to :

Selected articles should conform to the editorial guidelines of the journal Etudes Littéraires Africaines. Guidelines can be found at http://www.apela.fr/la-revue/publier-dans-les-ela/).

Places

  • Ile du Saulcy
    Metz, France (57)

Date(s)

  • Saturday, March 30, 2013

Keywords

  • Afrique, littératures, migrations

Contact(s)

  • Catherine Mazauric
    courriel : catherine [dot] mazauric [at] univ-tlse2 [dot] fr
  • Alioune Sow
    courriel : sow [at] ufl [dot] edu

Information source

  • Catherine Mazauric
    courriel : catherine [dot] mazauric [at] univ-tlse2 [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Transafrican migrations and African literatures », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Thursday, February 14, 2013, https://calenda.org/238838

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