UPDATE: Disability in African Fiction (4/20/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Olabisi Gwamna
contact email: 

It is the Midwest MLA convention; and not the MLA as noted on the
previous announcement. Everything else remains the same.=20

Olabisi Gwamna



CFP: Disability in African Fiction


Proposals are invited for a panel on the above subject for presentation
at the Midwest Modern Language Association convention in Chicago. While
all approaches, topics and methodologies are welcome, efforts should be
made to critically examine the concept of high or low culture in African
fiction, especially as it relates to disabled characters. The
question, Is There a High or Low Culture in an Oral Society will
hopefully be answered by examining, through selected fictional
portraits, how certain illnesses/handicaps reflect the perceptions of
individuals that are situated in high or low culture.=20


Please send a 350-word proposal by April 20 2006 to Olabisi Gwamna,
Division of Languages and Literature, Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt
Pleasant, IA 52641. =20

Email submissions should be sent to ogwamna_at_iwc.edu

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