CFP: Teaching the African Novel (12/1/04; MLA collection)

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Call for Essay Proposals for MLA Options Volume on Teaching the African Novel

The Publications Committee of the Modern Language Association of America has
approved the development of a volume of essays on teaching the African novel.
This volume, planned as part of the Options for Teaching series, will be
edited by Gaurav Desai. As currently projected, the volume will be structured
in three main sections, the first devoted to theoretical approaches (e.g.,
Afrocentric, feminist/womanist, theories of orature), the second to thematic
concerns (e.g., political resistance, nationalism, multiculturalism), and the
third to a variety of course and institutional contexts in which the novels
are taught (e.g., seminar course, foreign language course, women's studies
course, historically black colleges). The volume will also include a section
on resources that may be helpful to teachers of African novels. One-page
abstracts are invited by 1 December 2004, although the editor strongly
encourages potential contributors to contact him well in advance of the
deadline at

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