Queer Theory in African Film and Fiction, for Yale ALA, proposed panel

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    John Charles Hawley

    CFP for proposed panel on Queer Theory in African Film and Fiction, for Yale African Literature Association conference (June 14-17, 2017).  How are African literatures and cultures mediating globalizing frameworks for gender and sexuality and shifting understandings of “queer”?  From Woubi Cheri and Dakan to Stories of Our Lives, African film has begun this conversation.  Similarly, scholars are increasingly turning a “queer eye” on classics of African literature, offering helpful re-reading of texts that open up the positioning of formerly erased sexualities as part of the heritage, in all its complexities, of contemporary sexual expression among Africans on the continent, and abroad.  Abstracts to panel co-chairs Ernest Emenyonu (eernest@umflint.edu) and John C. Hawley (jhawley@scu.edu)  <u>by 5 December</u>.

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