[UPDATE] REMINDER: Writing South Africa Now - CfP Deadline 15 APRIL

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University of York in association with University of Cambridge


Writing South Africa Now: Twenty Years On
University of York in association with University of Cambridge
CfP Deadline: 15 April 2014

"Writing South Africa Now: Twenty Years On" is a one-day colloquium on South African textual cultures of any period to be held at the University of York (UK) on Saturday, 7 June 2014. Relevant research fields include but are not restricted to: literature, media, theatre, film, spoken word, publishing, and translation studies.

This year sees the twentieth anniversary of South Africa's democracy, and offers timely cause for reflection on the complex changes and continuities concerning South African literature. Possible questions include but are not limited to:

In what ways have post-apartheid texts responded to the socio-political changes following the downfall of formal apartheid?
Who are the noteworthy new voices of the past two decades, and how do their texts draw on and depart from South African classics?
How should scholars go about identifying contemporary currents in a critical landscape that often simplifies or elides any substantive scholarly or social distinctions between 'now' and 'then'?

The conveners also welcome proposals based on research being conducted 'now' on South African literature of any period, in order to help situate contemporary research projects within broader historical, national, and transnational contexts.

Please submit abstracts of up to 300 words for 20-minute papers, one-page CV's, and panel suggestions (optional) to the conveners, Fai Suthipinittharm and Imke van Heerden, at writingsouthafricanow@gmail.com by 15 April 2014.

Full CfP: http://writingsouthafricanow.wordpress.com/call-for-papers-2014/
Attendance Registration: http://writingsouthafricanow.wordpress.com/attendance-registration/