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slave trade, given its magnitude and impacts, has had a profound influence on the literary
imagination. Whether based on historical reconstruction, memory or imagination, literary
manifestations of the African diaspora allow subsequent generations to participate in the
(re)creation and (re)interpretation of the events and processes that formed and
transformed the African diaspora in its trans-Atlantic dimensions. Memory defies the neat
compartmentalisations that exist in academia and expresses itself wherever it can find
refuge, through symbolism, metaphor, and imagination in ways that do not always lend
themselves easily to verbal discourse and scholarly analysis. An examination of this
literary influence, in its trans-Atlantic constructions, requires a discourse in a variety
of disciplines that evaluate literature, folklore, and other texts.
The organizers of this conference invite papers from critics, scholars and researchers engaged in examining literary representations of the African diaspora in historical and sociological perspectives. The aim is introduce a wider audience to the ways in which trans-Atlantic constructions of the historical experience of the African diaspora find expression in the literary mode. It encourages the exploration of the African diaspora through a variety of genres, both oral and written. These include narrative, poetry, myth, legend, autobiography, drama, as well as other texts.
The conference is being held in historic Cape Coast, where the infamous Cape Coast Castle (Click here) is located. The Castle is a grim reminder of the legacy of slavery and the slave trade, and as a symbol its "door of no return" highlights the tragedy underlying the them of the conference. The conference sessions will be at the University of Cape Coast (Click here).
The conference is sponsored by the University of Cape Coast and the Harriet Tubman Resource Centre on the African Diaspora at York University, in collaboration with the UNESCO Slave Route Project.
|It is necessary to
submit a title and 500 word abstract for consideration by an international committee.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 March 2003.
Papers must be submitted via e-mail attachment by 30 September.
Abstracts and papers will be posted on the conference website for distribution to participants.
Submit abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of English, University of Cape Coast
Dr. K. Opoku-Agyemang email@example.com
Dr. N. Opoku-Agyemang firstname.lastname@example.org
Harriet Tubman Resource Centre on the African Diaspora, York University
Prof. Paul E. Lovejoy email@example.com
Prof. David V. Trotman firstname.lastname@example.org
Most flights arrive in Accra from Europe late in the evening. Delegates are advised to plan to spend the night of the 8 of November in Accra. A bus will convey them to Cape Coast on the 9 at 9:00 to arrive at Cape Coast for lunch. This way, delegates will be here on the morning of the 10 when the
Suggested Hotel in Accra if Miklin Hotel, some 10 minutes away from the airport.
Reception at the Airport: Miklin will meet delegates; please look for the MIKLIN HOTEL sign upon arrival. Miklin will convey delegates to the hotel.
Delegates: please share your itinerary with us as soon as they are confirmed.
Rates are: US$66 per single room, US$88 for double, including breakfast.
Here is the email address of miklin hotel:
subject: November Conference at Cape Coast
Please make request to the attention of Standford and copy to the following:
Kwadwo Opoku-Agyemang email@example.com
Lawrence Owusu-Ansah firstname.lastname@example.org
Victor Yankah email@example.com
Edoh Torgah firstname.lastname@example.org
Leonard Acquah email@example.com
Naana Opoku-Agyemang firstname.lastname@example.org
Optional actvities for the afternoon of the 9 November will include changing money into the local currency at the bank and visit to the Elmina Castle, Fee for visiting the castle is the equivalent in local currency of US$10 per person.
Other information will be made available as we become certain of the facts.
Any need for clarification? please let us know.
Room and Board
|Registration and Meals|
Faculty from North America: $150 (US)
Students from North America: $100 (US)
Participants from Africa $50 (US)
Each participant is expected to pay $150 (US) for lunches and snacks as well as the the dinner dance at the end of the conference. All dinners will be self - structured.