STREAM: Women and the Environment in the African Arts

STREAM: Women and the Environment in the African Arts

Cultural concepts, attitudes and behavioural patterns are embedded in African arts. In African philosophy, the earth takes on feminine attributes. From this perspective, this stream invites panels to interrogate experiences, identities and representations of women resident in Africa, and the embodiment of the environment (the physical and supernatural earth, its surroundings and their natural resources and encumbrances) in African arts – African music, visual art, literature, dance and drama as enshrined in performance concepts and practices, past and present.

Panel Examples:

This stream welcomes panels that explore:

  1. Women and the environment in pre-colonial African arts – music, drama, dance, literature, and visual art.
  2. Women and the environment in popular culture.
  3. Women and the environment in production, distribution, marketing and consumption of the African Arts.
  4. Women, environmental degradation and the African Arts
  5. Women, environment, conflict resolution and the African Arts.

Contact Details:

Email: ijeoma.forchu@unn.edu.ng; ijeforchu@gmail.com Phone: +234 804 410 5122

For panel and paper submissions please follow the instructions on the website  http://www.asauk.net/call-for-papers-and-panels-asauk-2018-now-open/ 

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