Literature of Africa and the Diaspora - The Sequel in African Literature; deadline: 6/1/11; conf. dates: 11/4-6/11

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 

How does the literary sequel function in African literature? This panel will explore the connection between first and subsequent literary works. Topics related to the notion of sequels could include, but are not limited to, consideration of the following: the function of prequels, interquels, or midquels; the amount of "real" time between installments; alterations in perspective, focus, tone, or voice between installments; attempts to revise/re-write/elaborate a récit through new installments.

Please send proposals of no more than 250 words by June 1, 2011 to Dr. Walter Collins at