CFP: Masculinities in African Literature and Cinema (2/1/05; collection)
In light of the recent growth of masculinity studies across all
disciplines, we are soliciting articles for an edited volume devoted to
masculinities in African literature and cinema.
Possible topics include: cultural representations of manhood and the male
body in African literature, cinema and popular video narratives; sexual
practices and sexual identities; virility or infertility; race, ethnicity,
class--and masculinities; fatherhood and male identity; male-female
relationships; relationships between patriarchy and dominant
masculinities; relationships between concepts of masculinity and
nationalism; colonialism, westernization, and African responses to
"modernity"; fatherhood and its essence in the cinematic city; women and
the masculine gaze of the city; the city as an "ordering gaze"; cityscape
and the distribution of sexuality, sex and the cinematic city; and the
calibration of the cinematic gaze of the postcolonial city.
If you are interested, please send us an abstract (about 250 words) and a CV
by 1 February 2005.
Essays should be between 6000 and 8000 words and are due 1 June 2005.
E-mail submissions are welcome.
Professor Lahoucine Ouzgane <louzgane_at_ualberta.ca>
and Professor Onookome Okome <ookome_at_ualberta.ca>
Department of English and Film Studies
Univesity of Alberta
Canada T6G 2E5
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