Cfp: ASAUK – African Literature stream

Call for proposals for papers or panels to the ASAUK 2018 conference (11-13 September 2018, University of Birmingham UK). The conference celebrates the diversity and interdisciplinarity of the study of Africa.

The deadline for submitting abstracts and proposals is 16 February 2018.

Rachel Bower (Leeds) is co-convening a literature stream with Jared Zimbler (University of Birmingham):– they would love to read your proposals.


Jared and Rachel would like to invite panels and papers which consider the ways in which literary works and their authors have moved within, across, into and out of Africa’s literary environments and domains. We seek to 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 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.

There is more information about the CFP and how to register/ submit abstracts/ panel proposals here: