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INSTITUTE FOR BENIN STUDIES

Posted by Edonaze on November 27, 2009 at 2:23 AM

INSTITUTE FOR BENIN STUDIES,


BENIN CITY, NIGERIA

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS/PAPERS


Conference on Edo Language, Literature and Folklore


Date : 23 -24 June 2010.

Venue: Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria


This is a call for abstracts that will lead to 12-20 pages in length paper, focusing on issues of Edo Language, literature and folklore. We are currently seeking abstracts of 200-300 words for insightful, theoretical, and critical essays that address any aspect of the literature and folk tradition of the Edo people. It has been observed that not much work has been done on the literary and overall folkloric essence of Benin. While the possibility of some scholarly engagements in the different genres of Edo folklore over the years cannot be ruled out, very little attempt has however, been made to document such intellectual input in a book form.


The intention here is to create a forum for the emergence of a critical source book on the Language, literature and folklore of the Edo (Benin) society. We want to know how the language and literature have developed over time; we are also interested in the transformation or sustainability of the Edo traditional values in the global village, among others. Essays can focus on (but are by no means limited to) areas such as language, literature, orality, challenges of translation, philosophy and globalization.


Ideas for topics include the following: -


-Edo language and sustainable development in Africa

-The transformation of Edo language

-The major genres of Edo literature

-Arts and society -The poetry of Edo songs

-Historicizing Edo literature

-The concept of performance

-Orality and literacy

-Edo media and technology (Video, Television and Cinema)

- Current trends in Story telling

-Religion and literature

-Preservation and continuity

-The globalization of Edo folklore Publication



The proceedings of the conference will go through a peer review process and selected articles will be edited and published into a book. Send abstracts of 200-300 words in MS Word or pdf format to [email protected] not later than by January 25, 2010.


For further inquiries contact: Prof. Isoken I. Salami-Agunloye, Department of Theatre Arts, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria. Email: [email protected]


Aikoriegie Obobaifo, Secretary, Institute for Benin Studies, 18 Ezoti Street, Benin City, Nigeria Phone: 234-803-390-9089 Email: [email protected]


or Uyilawa Usuanlele Coordinator (Americas) Phone: 1-315-312-3485 Email: [email protected]

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