Contemporary African Screen Contexts, Cultures and Texts: Themes and trends across the continent

Contemporary African Screen Contexts, Cultures and Texts: Themes and trends across the continent

This stream invites panel and paper proposals that explore the diverse screen contexts, cultures and texts that have emerged throughout Africa over the past two decades. We particularly encourage studies that centre African experiences and perspectives on screen media, and that draw on deep, located understandings of screen cultures in specific African contexts. At the same time, we welcome comparative and/or co-authored approaches that analyse two or more specific African screen media contexts or texts, exploring their connections and differences. We are interested in research from a variety of perspectives, from industry-led approaches analysing the production, distribution, exhibition and reception of screen media, to culturally informed textual analyses.

Please note: ASAUK 2020 will run from 8-10 September 2020. In the week before ASAUK we will be running a separate workshop on the topic of African Screen Worlds at SOAS University of London which will be fully funded for selected participants. If you are interested in also being considered for this workshop please get in touch with us at the following emails as soon as possible, and we will send you further information:

Organisers: Michael W. Thomas (Mt97@soas.ac.uk); Añulika Agina (aagina@pau.edu.ng) and Lindiwe Dovey (LD18@soas.ac.uk)

Image credit: “Film Festival Film”/©Old Location Films & End Street Africa 2019