The 2010-2011 Cambridge/African Collaborative Research Conference would from 24th through 26th August hold at the Pan-African University,Lagos.
The Conference which is jointly organised by the Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge, UK and School of Media and Communication, Pan-African University Lagos, will afford scholars the opportunity of exploring issues relating to the persistence of Myth in African Literature, as well as considering in details, their implications on Africa in the twenty-first century under the theme, Myth and Modernity in African Literature.
It is expected that the conference would unfold the various ways in which myth, through Literature, can serve as a vital ingredient in the construction of the modern in Africa.
Following the development, the Conveners, Dr Chris Warnes of the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, UK; and Dr James Tar Tsaaior of the School of Media and Communication, Pan-African University, Lagos invite abstracts and Panel proposals revolving around the theme of the Conference with the following sub-themes: Myth in Africa, Africa in myth: theoretical issues; Myth of Modernity, modernity of myth in a glocalised order; Interfaces of myth and oral arts in modern Africa; Myth, modernity and the construction of nationhood in Africa; Myth, modernity and the idea of Africa; Myth, modernity and the popular imagination in Africa; Media constructions of myth and the modern in Africa; Myth ( Mis) Representations of gender/sexuality in African Literature; African Literature and the myth of identity; Politics of Be/Longing: the myth of race/ethnicity in Africa; Religion and the mythic imagination in Africa; Myth, modernity and the written traditions; Appropriations of myth in new media technologies in Africa; Myth and African Epistemologies and Myth and the Institution .
Interested persons should contact Pan African University, Lagos for further information.