Symposium on social media as new canvas, space and channel for Afrophone Literatures.
September 21-23, 2022
The symposium aims to explore how Afrophone literatures have been impacted by the use of social media, with a focus on popular forms of literature. It intends to bring together researchers with an interest in documenting and analysing the presentation of Afrophone literatures on social media as a literary canvas. It proposes to explore the relationship between social media and creative writing and publishing in African languages south of the Sahara.
Call for Abstracts
The symposium on social media as a new canvas, space, and channel for Afrophone literatures invites abstracts from researchers worldwide. Afrophone literatures reflect a dynamic, spontaneous expression of creativity, and social media provides the opportunity to present the work of Afrophone creative writers to the rest of the world. The focus of the presentations will be on empirical evidence provided by content analysis, based on fieldwork and data collection. Research on popular literature written in African languages south of the Sahara is welcome. Individual presentations will be 30 minutes long, with 20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. You can submit your abstract until 31 December, 2021, and selected participants will be notified by 15 January 15, 2022. Abstracts should contain your name and affiliation, should not exceed 500 words, and should be sent as an MS word file to afrodigit2022.aai"AT"uni-hamburg.de
Possible COVID regulations
We hope for a live event to take place at the University of Hamburg, Germany. If the COVID-19 pandemic will not allow to meet in person, the symposium will take place online or in hybrid form (in person as well as online).
- Submission of Abstract: December 31, 2021
- Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2022
- Deadline for submission of papers: May 30, 2022
- Symposium: September 21-23, 2022
- Please send your abstract to afrodigit2022.aai"AT"uni-hamburg.de
The symposium will take place on the 21-23 of September 2022, provided sufficient funding is made available. Depending on the approval of applications for grants, funding could be made available to support travel and lodging for conference participants.
Please find some information on accommodation in Hamburg here (PDF).