University of Ibadan to host second int’l confab on Postproverbial Studies

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Convener of Postproverbial Studies confab and professor of English, University of Ibadan, Remi Raji

ALL is set for the PACE Research Network (Postproverbials in African Cultural Expression), a Pan-African Humanities Research Initiative, to organise its second international conference on Post-Proverbial Studies. The programme, which has ‘Postproverbial Imagination in Contemporary African Studies’ as theme, will take place at the University of Ibadan from November 20 through 22, 2022.
The PACE Research Network is inviting submissions of abstracts for participation in the conference on the presence and activity of postproverbial studies in diverse disciplines in the humanities, the social sciences and other disciplines.
This second edition of the conference on postproverbial imagination focuses on reflections, projects and original works across the disciplines of African studies which relate and engage with the discursive strategies of the radical discourse. The interrelatedness and interconnectedness of the discourse to the various disciplines in which it has been employed is diverse but not limited to philosophy, history, literature, linguistics, sociology, psychology, cultural studies, media and performance studies.
The objective of the conference is to encourage the interrogation of postproverbial interpretations and the understanding of how postproverbial thought has become ingrained as a significant reference of radical theorising and practice in inter- and multi-disciplinary scholarships in the humanities and the social sciences.
Members of the organizing committee include Prof. Akin Odebunmi, Prof. Adeshina Afolayan, Dr. Ahmad Kipacha, Dr. Doyin Aguoru, Dr. Charles Akinsete, Dr. Akin Tella, Dr. Opeyemi Ajibola, Dr. Ronke Okhuosi, Dr. Olayinka Oyeleye, Steve Boluwaduro and Diana Kamara.
The keynote speakers are Prof. Toyin Falola of the University of Texas at Austin, U.S., and Prof. Helen Yitah of the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana while Prof. Adeshina Afolayan of the University of Ibadan will be lead paper presenter. Prof. Aderemi Raji-Oyelade of the Department of English, University of Ibadan, is the convener while the Head of Department of English, University of Ibadan, Prof. Olutoyin Jegede, is host.
Abstracts of not more than 250 words are required from disciplines within sciences, and other related disciplines, African studies, the humanities, social sciences, and other related disciplines.
Areas for paper and poster presentations are not limited to the following subthemes: Postproverbials and the Proverb, Postproverbiality and Philosophy, Postproverbiality and Historical Discources, Postproverbiality and Pragmatics, Postproverbiality and Literary Studies, Postproverbiality and Linguistics, Postproverbiality and Stylistics, Postproverbiality and Translation Studies, Postproverbiality and Mass Communication, Postproverbiality and Discourse Analysis, Postproverbiality and Archaeology, Postproverbiality and Religious Studies, Postproverbiality and Psychology, Postproverbiality and Sociology, Postproverbiality and Gender Studies, Postproverbiality and Feminism, Postproverbiality and the Health Sciences, Postproverbiality and Cultural Studies, Postproverbiality and Black Diaspora Studies, Postproverbiality and Decoloniality, Postproverbiality and Popular Culture, Postproverbiality and Humour Studies, Postproverbiality and Advertising, Postproverbiality and Performance, Postproverbiality and Music, Postproverbiality and Film, Postproverbiality and New Media, Postproverbials and the Postcolonial Condition, Postproverbiality and (Post)Modernity, Postproverbiality, Rhetoric and Politics Postproverbials on the Street.
Interested participants should submit abstracts (not more than 250 words) for paper presentations, panels, roundtables, and posters indicating names, institutions/organisations, email addresses and telephone numbers. Abstracts, proposals and enquiries should be mailed to postprovebial@gmail.com; copy: info@postproverbial.com on or before July 15, 2022.
All abstract submission should be done within June 30 – July 15, 2022. Notice of acceptance of abstracts will be sent by July 30, 2022. The deadline for payment for registration is set for September 10, 2022.

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