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ISOLA 2016 Conference on "Memory and Remembrance in Africa and the Diaspora"
| 15.06.2015 |
ISOLA
Time:25-28 May 2016
Place:University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
Theme: Memory and Remembrance in Africa and the Diaspora


The International Society for the Oral Literatures of Africa (ISOLA) will hold its 11th Conference at the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA in 2016. The theme of the congress is "Memory and Remembrance in Africa and the Diaspora".

The Call for Papers is now out and the organizers invite scholars and researchers to submit proposals for both individual papers and panels. In the Call for Papers, the organizers suggests the following possible thematic focuses:

  • Oral narratives and storytelling
  • The narrator, narrative-patterns, and techniques of narration
  • Performers and performances
  • The Role of the audience in oral performance
  • On recording, transcribing, and translating oral literature
  • Orature, archiving, and technology – CD, DVD, video, the Internet, etc.
  • Orature in the age of social media –podcast, iPad, smartphone, etc.
  • Orality and the media: film, mass media – radio, television, newspapers, and magazines
  • Re-invention & re-collection of oral literatures in autobiography/memoir
  • From dis-membering to re-membering through orality

You can download the entire Call for Papers here (in English and in French). For more information, visit ISOLA's website
.

Deadline for submitting proposals is 30 September 2015.

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