DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, NIGERIA
in conjunction with
PACE RESEARCH NETWORK
Performing Postproverbials: Transformations and Modernities in African Studies
Date: June 19 – 22, 2019
Venue: University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
The Organizing Committee, Department of English, University of Ibadan, in conjunction with the PACE Research Network, hereby invites submissions of abstracts for participation in an international conference on the oral poetics, discourse and interpretations of postproverbials as cultural materials which are produced in various media and disciplines across the African continent.
Postproverbials are oppositions, sometimes, parallel subversions to given traditional proverbs. They exist through acts of rupture and suture, or precisely by means of the dual acts of disassemblage and reassemblage. As speech acts, they are performed deliberately or inadvertently, in linguistic events, politics, popular culture, economics, architecture, literary forms, media and other disciplines.
We are interested in other interventions on the artistic and verbal phenomenon with the implications of its production for language, culture, psychology and identity among others. Areas for paper and poster presentations are not limited to the following sub-themes:
- Proverbial Continuities and Discontinuities
- Postproverbiality in African Languages
- Concepts, Contexts and Categories of Proverb Transformations
- Orality, New Orality and Postproverbial Work
- Postproverbials and Notions of Agency
- Fieldwork in Postproverbial Studies
- Postproverbiality, Cultural Identity and Hybridity
- Deconstructive Strategies in Postproverbials
- Postproverbials, Syncreticism in Religious Studies
- Postmodernism and Postproverbials in Postcolonial Africa
- Postproverbials and Popular Culture
- Postproverbials and the City
- Postproverbiality in Gender Discourse
- Translation Studies in Postproverbiality
- Postproverbiality and Performance
- Productions of Postproverbials in Music
- Postproverbials in African Movies
- Postproverbials and Anti-Proverbs
- Postproverbials and Rhetoric
- Postproverbials and Discourse Analysis
- Postproverbials and Stylistics
- Postproverbials and Pragmatics
- Postproverbials and Speech Act Theory
- Values and Functions of Postproverbiality
- How to Do Things with Postproverbials
Participation and submission of abstracts
This conference is open to scholars and graduate students in the fields of anthropology, linguistics, literature, sociology, communication and media, cultural studies, performance, political science and other related disciplines. For paper presentations, panels, roundtables and posters, participants should send abstracts (not more than 250 words), indicating names, institutions/organisations, email addresses and telephone numbers.
Deadline for panel proposals: December 18, 2018.
Scholars based outside Africa: $120
Africa-based scholars: $50/N20,000
Registration fee covers provision of conference materials, tea breaks and lunch, and admission into evening of cultural performance. Please note that registration fee does not cover accommodation.
Notification for payment of registration fee will be made on confirmation of acceptance of abstract. Late registration fee of $10/N5,000 will be charged after the close of deadline for payment.
A pre-conference workshop on grant writing and fellowship opportunities is planned to hold on June 18, 2019. Further information on the workshop will be provided in due course.
Schedule of Activities
Deadline of Abstract Submission December 15, 2018
Deadline for Panel Proposals December 18, 2018
Final Notice of Acceptance of Abstracts December 21, 2018
Deadline for Payment for Registration April 10, 2019
Pre-conference Workshop June 18, 2019
Conference (arrival-departure) June 19-22, 2019
Post-conference (paper submission) July 31, 2019
A list of hotels for on-campus accommodation during the conference includes UI Hotels, UI Alumni Centre, Adebayo Akande Hall, Otunba Olatunde Runsewe, and the Senior Staff Club Guest House, UI. (Local rate for lodging ranges from N7,000 to N20,000 per night).
Local Organising Committee
Prof. Ayo Kehinde
Prof. Akin Odebunmi
Prof. Tayo Lamidi
Prof. Toyin Jegede
Dr. Doyin Aguoru
Dr. Charles Akinsete
Dr. Bunmi Oyemade
For further enquiries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Aderemi Raji-Oyelade
Department of English
University of Ibadan
Prof. Ayo Ogunsiji
Department of English
University of Ibadan
*PACE, an acronym for Postproverbials in African Cultural Expressions,is a project supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Alumni Award for Networking Initiatives.