Symposium on social media as new canvas, space and channel for Afrophone Literatures.
February 22-23, 2023
The online 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. 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