University of Bristol, UK, is happy to announce a call for papers for the conference Paper, Airwaves, Screen: From Text to Audience in African Popular Culture, which will be held on 12-13 July 2017.

The papers should be focused on:

  • Reading cultures in magazines, spoken word poetry, hip-hop, blogs, social media.
  • The representation of reading/listening in literature, film, magazines, spoken word poetry, hip-hop, blogs, social media, contemporary art.
  • The material production and circulation of the word in Africa.
  • Reading as education, self-improvement, work and/or leisure.
  • Audience, free time and unemployment.
  • Popular literacy initiatives and development.
  • Activist collectives and new media

The abstracts in English or French (300 words) should be submitted to paperairwavesscreen@gmail.com due to 15 February 2017.

For more information please visit https://africainwords.com/2017/01/22/cfp-paper-airwaves-screen-from-text-to-audience-in-african-popular-culture-12-13-july-2017-bristol-deadline-15-february-2017/