UPDATE: Colonial Education in African Literatures (3/15/07; MLA '07)

full name / name of organization: 
Mohamed Kamara
contact email: 

NB: The deadline for submission of proposals for this particular MLA
panel is March 15 as indicated in the subject line, and not May 15, as
the body of the CFP indicated. Sorry for any confusion that may have
been caused by the two different dates.


Among other things, the colonial school-whether in Anglophone,
Francophone or Lusophone Africa--led to the creation of new human types
as well as new social structures and interactions. How is colonial
education represented in African literatures? What was (and has been)
its overall impact? In what ways did the colonial school affect human
interactions? How did the colonizer use the educational apparatus? How
did the colonized react to and use the school? What are the contemporary
manifestations or vestiges of the colonial curriculum?

Proposals of no more than 400 words addressing the issues above (as
well as others germane to the general topic of colonial education as
portrayed in African literatures) are welcome before March 15, 2007.
Please send all inquiries and proposals to:

Mohamed Kamara
Dept. of Romance Languages
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA 24450
(540) 458-8475

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