Call for Papers: African Literature

The African Studies Association UK Conference will  take place at the University of Birmingham in September 2018. The Call for Papers for the conference is now open (deadline for submissions, 16 February 2018).
I am co-organising a conference stream on African Literature with Jarad Zimbler, University of Birmingham:

The panels in this thematic stream will consider the ways in which literary works and their authors have moved within, across, into and out of Africa’s literary environments and domains. They will therefore consider national, pan-African and transnational collaborations (and conflicts), as well as connections between different located literary communities, whilst seeking to address literary practices and materials, as well as the technologies and institutions of production by which they are governed and from which they emerge. One of the aims of this stream is thus to facilitate an exploration of the relevance to scholars of African verbal arts of recent attempts to theorize literary production and circulation at scales other than the national.

Sample Panel 1: ‘Networks and Fields’

Sample Panel 2: ‘African Literary Ecologies’

Sample Panel 3: ‘Small-Scale Production: Publishers, Periodicals and Literary Societies’

If you have any queries or suggestions please contact Jarad Zimbler ( and Rachel Bower (

For panel and paper submissions please follow the instructions on the website 

We look forward to receiving your proposals!

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