Events: SCOLMA & ASAUK (Birmingham: 10th & 11th-13th September)

This week is an exciting week in Birmingham, UK, for those interested in African Studies scholarship!

SCOLMA Annual Conference

Things come together?:  Literary archives from, in and for Africa
Monday, 10 September 2018
University of Birmingham

The day’s programme and more information can be found here

A few highlights include:

9.40am
Panel 1: Archives and Literary Collections
Including:
-Taking Aim at Archival Practice: An Analysis of Structural and Institutional Processes that Affect Preservation, Availability and Access to Literary Archives in Malawi (tbc)
Clement Mweso

2pm
Keynote 2: The Christopher Okigbo Papers: From Family Heritage to Public Archive
Sofia Dati (Christoper Okigbo Foundation)

2.40pm
Panel 3: Writers’ Archives
Including:
-‘Mothy Pages Went up in Flames after that Painful Resurrection’: Wole Soyinka and Attempts to Establish his Body of Work
James Gibbs

4.30pm
Panel 4: Diverse Forms and Formats
Including:
-African Street Literatures and the Future of Literary Form
Kalle Laajala (Nordic Africa Institute), Nicklas Hållén (Uppsala University) and Mattias Åkesson (Nordic Africa Institute)

As above, please find the whole programme here.

SCOLMA thanks ASAUK, the University of Birmingham and Taylor & Francis for their  support of the conference.

Follow SCOLMA on Twitter @Scolma

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ASAUK Conference

 ASAUK 2018
Tuesday 11th – Thursday 13th September 2018
University of Birmingham

The ASAUK 2018 conference programme is made up of an exciting range of panel discussions and keynote speeches. The full programme for the conference can be downloaded here

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A number of highlights include:

Tuesday 11th
11:30 – 13:00
The Timbuktu Chronicle Tradition
Room: Arts – Lecture Room 1
Stream: Muslim Written Intellectual Tradition in Africa
Chair/s: Bruce Hall

14:00 – 15:30
Family, The Household And The Self: Visuals, Ritual And Material Culture
Room: Arts – Lecture Room 5
Stream: Text, Paratext and Context in African Autobiographical Narratives
Chair/s: Tom Odhiambo

Wednesday 12th
09:00 – 10:30
African Poetry and Performance
Room: Arts – Lecture Room 7
Stream: African Literature: Communities, Collaborations, Crafts & Crossings

13:30 – 15:00
Campus Novels, Student Writing and Genre
Room: Arts – Lecture Room 7
Stream: African Literature: Communities, Collaborations, Crafts & Crossings

Thursday 13th
09:00 – 10:30
Life Writing in Kenya: Literary History and New Developments
Room: Arts – Lecture Room 5
Stream: Text, Paratext and Context in African Autobiographical Narratives
Chair/s: Dina Ligaga

13:30 – 15:00
Genre, Audience Experiences and Interpretive Strategies II
Room: Muirhead – Room 112
Stream: African Cinema Audiences
Chair/s: Anulika Agina

As stated above, download the programme in PDF on the ASAUK website: http://www.asauk.net/

Or use the interactive agenda, which can be found here.

Follow the conference and its discussions on Twitter #ASAUK18 @ASAUK_News  

 

 

 



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