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The editors of the international research confederacy on African literature and culture (IRCALC) welcome submissions of research papers on recent literatures /existing oratures of Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone Africa generally focussed around the boundaries of Culture, Oral Tradition and Aesthetics; History, Progress and Transition; War, Conflicts, Trauma and Reconciliation; Individuality vs Fringe /Marginal Identities; Masculinist /Feminist (Re)Inscriptions; Present-Past /Future-Present Temporality; Contemporary Modernity and Citizenship (Re)Definitions; Post-Colony and Nation-State Dilemmas. Works in indigenous African languages such as the Swahili, IsuZulu, Shona, Hausa, Igbo, et cetera if cited with an English translation will be welcome.
Submission Requisite: Essays on Fiction, Drama Poetry
Using MLA parenthetical citation format, papers (4000-6000 words) must strive at originality and should, as the theme suggests, expand the frontiers of criticism or open new approaches to the study/teaching of African literature beyond familiar canons and inscriptions. Comparative approaches and knowledge of a wide list of newer African literatures will be of particular advantage in our selection process. Interested contributors may send a short abstract of their intended research (not more than 600 words) by .rtf or .doc attachment to the IRCALC editors at ircalc_nnp_at_yahoo.co.uk. Alternatively scholars with sustainable interest in African literature may request, through us, some recent works of fiction drama and poetry made available in free PDF distribution format by local Africa-based publishers. Other areas of submissions include: Book Reviews: Creative Writings: Poetry, Short Fiction, Art (Images) and Biographical Entries
Please visit the Africa research website (www.africaresearch.info/cfpnews.htm) for detailed guidelines. Assessment and review of submitted materials will end in December 2006.
Website of the International Research Confederacy on African Literature and Culture. Click here:www.africaresearch.info/ircalc.htm
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Received on Wed Jul 12 2006 - 16:31:51 EDT