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Health In/Of African Literatures (Midwest MLA (MMLA))

Chicago, Illinois
Organization: Midwest MLA (MMLA)
Event: Midwest MLA (MMLA)
Categories: Postcolonial, African & African Diasporas
Event Date: 2024-11-14 to 2024-11-16 Abstract Due: 2024-04-26

The Permanent Section for African Literature of the Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) requests abstracts for this year’s conference which will be in-person in Chicago, Illinois.

This year’s theme is “Health In/Of the Humanities,” and the panel seeks scholarly submissions that will address the theme of health in/of African literature. Not limiting ourselves to the notion of physical health, submissions may also address how African literature portrays psychological and mental health of the people, as well the environmental and economic health of African nations and of the continent itself. Submissions may also consider the health of African literature both on the continent and across the diaspora. Scholars are invited to consider both retrospective and futuristic views of how African literature has aided in the healing and health of the people and the land.

Please send an abstract of 200-300 words should be submitted to Judah-Micah Lamar at jlamar@muskingum.edu no later than Friday, April 26.



Judah-Micah Lamar