Call for papers: Africa in Motion 2012 Symposium
African Popular Culture in the 21st Century
To link with the Africa in Motion 2012 festival theme Modern Africa, we are inviting papers from scholars working in the field of African Popular Culture. The festival will focus on films and events that represent Africa as part and parcel of the modern, globalised world – the urban, the new, the provocative, the innovative and experimental. We regard “modern” not as belonging solely to the “West”, and through the festival we want to emphasise Africa’s important role in the modern world. We are interested in discovering and exploring through this year’s festival how modernity manifests in African cultures, and the symposium focus on African popular culture will further enhance this theme.
Africa in Motion 2012 symposium will run alongside Africa in Motion Film Festival 2012 (25 October - 2 November) in the city of Edinburgh, UK on Saturday 27 October 2012, 09:00 - 17:00. Venue: Seminar Room 1 & 2,Chrystal MacMillan Building, George Square, University of Edinburgh. Abstracts are solicited for individual 20-minute papers on the theme of the symposium. We are looking for submissions from scholars at all levels (postgraduate students are most welcome) and invite contributions from as wide a scope of research areas and disciplines as possible. Unfortunately, AiM is unable to sponsor any flights or accommodation for visiting scholars. You are encouraged to obtain sponsorship from your home institution.
We invite abstracts of 250-300 words as well as brief biographical details (no more than 100 words) to be sent to the symposium organisers at symposium-at-africa-in-motion.org.uk by Monday 30 July 2012. Please include contact details, institutional affiliation, current appointment / stage of study and main research interests.
Datum / Date of the symposium: Saturday 27 October 2012, 09:00 - 17:00
Ort / Venue: Seminar Room 1 & 2, Chrystal MacMillan Building, George Square, University of Edinburgh
Further Information: Call for papers