“Environment at the Margins” and Global Anglophone/Postcolonial African Novels
This panel, which has been accepted for the 2019 ASLE biennial conference, seeks to respond to the following questions, among others: How do contemporary African novels inform us about the cultural formations and emerging global realities in the post-1960 world and help us reimagine African environments at the margins? In what ways postcolonial ecocritical engagements with African fictional narratives are crucial to open up the imaginative horizon of non-Western environmental epistemologies and ontologies? Why is the novel form significant in invoking both the place-based and the planetary sense of environmental imagination? And finally, how are comparative literary and environmental approaches effective means of making sense of our being in a globalized world, and articulating the visions of more just societies and sustainable futures in the age of Anthropocene?
To be a part of this ASLE panel exploring some crucial environmental issues in global and postcolonial African contexts, please submit an abstract of 300-400 words by December 15, 2018 via the following link:
All submissions (both accepted and rejected) will be notified no later than January 10, 2019.