Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies Stream
The Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies stream invites panels and papers from scholars within the region and beyond whose research focus is on the literatures and cultures from the wider Eastern African region of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, Sudan, and the Horn of Africa. The EALCS stream particularly encourage submissions that disturb and transcend ‘traditional’ approaches to scholarship on literature and culture and signal new ways of seeing and knowing the region. Panels and papers that deal with music, theatre, written literature, oral literature, media, or any other cultural artefacts and processes from the region are anticipated. Arts and culture have played an instrumental role in the post-colonial project, and indeed in the forging of twenty-first century identities and realities, where they have actively engaged with ideas from other fields including economics, politics, history, and religion. We welcome panels that are innovative in terms of their format, including roundtables or other formats that diverge from the regular panel format.
This stream is organised by the editors and editorial board of the Eastern African Literary & Cultural Studies (EALCS) journal a pioneering international peer-reviewed journal which offers a distinctive, integrated forum for scholarship on the literature, culture and arts of the Eastern Africa region. The journal and this stream are committed to presenting new and innovative scholarship by academics based in the region.
Organiser: David Kerr (D.Kerr@bham.ac.uk)