SAMLA 2014, Special Session: Disaster and Disease in African Literature: The Aesthetics of Endurance (Nov. 7-9 in Atlanta)

full name / name of organization: 
Renee Schatteman
contact email: 
schatteman@gsu.edu

DISASTER AND DISEASE IN AFRICAN LITERATURE: THE AESTHETICS OF ENDURANCE
This SAMLA special session panel proposes to examine the work of writers who explore environmental or health hardships experienced by communities in African countries. Papers are encouraged to engage with the complexities of writing on these topics such as the difficulty of representing lived realities of disaster or disease without reinforcing the stereotype of Africa as a space of continual crisis or the challenge of crafting an aesthetic that can adequately contain suffering and the will to endure. By June 30, 2014, please submit a 300-word abstract and A/V requirements to Renée Schatteman, Georgia State University, at schatteman@gsu.edu.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
interdisciplinary
postcolonial
twentieth_century_and_beyond