Nicky Agate replied to the topic Excellent upcoming NYC event with Ngugi wa Thiong'o in the discussion African Literatures on MLA Commons 4 years, 3 months ago
I’ve cross-posted this on the Commons Newswire. Hope you get a great turnout!
Bhakti Shringarpure started the topic Excellent upcoming NYC event with Ngugi wa Thiong'o in the discussion African Literatures on MLA Commons 4 years, 3 months ago
African Literature….Says Who? The Last Fifty Years with Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
Kenyan born and internationally acclaimed, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o is the author of more major works of fiction, nonfiction, and drama than any African writer. His groundbreaking first novel Weep Not, Child recently celebrated fifty years, and he has since published over thir…[Read more]
Salmon Rushdie recently wrote, “Gabo lives. The extraordinary worldwide attention paid to the death of Gabriel García Márquez, and the genuine sorrow felt by readers everywhere at his passing, tell us that his books are still very much alive” (New York Times Book Review, May 18, 2014, p.1). This issue of The Global South seeks to further under…[Read more]
Regarding the Good Life topic I proposed in my previous post, please note that you may e-mail me your abstracts at email@example.com by Aug. 15. Thank you!
Laura E. Savu started the topic The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context in the forum African Literatures on MLA Commons 5 years, 1 month ago
I’m writing to invite you to submit proposals for a collection of essays that is tentatively titled The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context. The essays need to focus on the discourses and practices of the good life, understood in all of its dimensions—material, psychological, ethical, spiritual, etc. –and appro…[Read more]
Louise Bethlehem started the topic Postdoctoral Fellowships "Apartheid–The Global Itinerary" in the forum African Literatures on MLA Commons 5 years, 1 month ago
Apartheid—The Global Itinerary: South African Cultural Formations in Transnational Circulation 1948-1990
The European Research Council (ERC) project “Apartheid—The Global Itinerary: South African Cultural Formations in Transnational Circulation 1948-1990” under the direction of Dr. Louise Bethlehem (English & The Progr…[Read more]
We’re seeking proposals for a panel at MLA 2015 (Vancouver, Jan. 8-11) and for a special issue of the journal The Global South (published by Indiana UP, available via JSTOR and Project Muse) on the topic “Narrating Global South Cities.” Even though the “global South” has emerged as a “new and powerful ordering system for academic disci…[Read more]