Semaphores and Surfaces: Reading the New African Cinemas
This conference gathers twelve of the leading African film studies scholars to identify new approaches to African cinemas.
Date/Time: 11/01/13 at 09:00 am - 11/02/13 at 5:00 pm
This conference is sponsored by the Princeton Institute of International and Regional Studies(PIIRS) and is closed to the public. If you are interested in attending, please contact Professor Wendy Belcher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
African cinemas are experiencing a florescence. Not only is the continent producing as many films as Hollywood and Bollywood, but African films and filmmakers are regularly winning international awards, African film festivals are springing up everywhere, and scholarship on the topic is growing. Nevertheless, due to the general underfunding of African humanities research, scholars in the field have few opportunities to gather to discuss the state of the field or to theorize new ways forward.
Wendy Laura Belcher, Princeton University
Beatriz Leal-Riesco, University of Salamanca (Spain)
Kofi Agawu, Princeton University
Kenneth Harrow, Michigan State University.
Jonathan Haynes, Long Island University.
Alexie Tcheuyap, University of Toronto (Canada).
Aboubakar Sanogo, Carleton University (Canada).
Mahomed Bamba, University of Bahia (Brazil).
Keyan Tomaselli, University of Natal (South Africa)
Lindiwe Dovey, SOAS, University of London (UK)
Akin Adeosokan, University of Indiana
Rachel Gabara, University of Georgia
Lindsey Green-Simms, American University
Moradewun Adejunmobi, University of California Davis
Department: Center for African American Studies