Edinburgh African Film Festival, Call for papers!

To link with the Africa in Motion 2012 festival theme Modern Africa, we are inviting papers from scholars working in the field of African Popular Culture. The festival will focus on films and events that represent Africa as part and parcel of the modern, globalized world -the urban, the new, the provocative, the innovative and experimental. We regard “modern” not as belonging solely to the “West”, and through the festival we want to emphasize Africa’s important role in the modern world. We are interested in discovering and exploring through this year’s festival how modernity manifests in African cultures, and the symposium focus on African popular culture will further enhance this theme.
The symposium will run alongside Africa in Motion Film Festival 2012 (25 October - 2 November) in the city of Edinburgh, UK on Saturday 27 October 2012, 09:00 - 17:00. Venue: Seminar Room 1 & 2, Chrystal MacMillan Building. Abstracts are solicited for individual 20-minute papers
on the theme of the symposium. We are looking for submissions from scholars at all levels (postgraduate students are most welcome) and invite contributions from as wide a scope of research areas and disciplines as possible.

We invite abstracts of 250-300 words as well as brief biographical details (no more than 100 words) to be sent to the symposium organizers at symposium@ africa-in-motion.org.uk by Monday 30 July 2012.

Information: africa in motion, Studio 48, Out of the Blue Drill Hall 30-36 Dalmeny Street * EH6 8RG, info@africa-in-motion.org.uk 

24.07.2012 | por candela | Africa in Motion, call for papers, Edinburgh African Film Festival