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Tue, 18 Jun 1996 19:02:32 -0400

Originally from: "Kenneth W. Harrow" <>
Originally dated: Tue, 18 Jun 1996 19:02:32 -0400

Announcement of H-AfrLitCine

H-AfrLitCine is a free international electronic discussion group
sponsored by H-Net (Humanities-On-Line), H-AFRICA, and
officially sponsored by the African Literature Association.
H-AfrLitCine emphasizes both the study and teaching of African
literature and cinema. Completely non-commercial and
non-partisan, H-AfrLitCine encourages a wide-ranging exchange of
ideas and information on African literature and cinema.
H-AfrLitCine might also be compared to an ongoing, moderated
"roundtable" discussion with participants from any part of the

H-AfrLitCine invites contributions from individuals engaged in
the study of any region of the continent. We expect informed
discussions of teaching and research at all levels of interest
and complexity. Subscribers may submit questions, comments,
reports and replies. H-AfrLitCine publishes research reports
and inquiries (including dissertation and thesis abstracts),
syllabi and course materials, bibliographies, listings of new
sources, library and archive information, and non-commercial
announcements of books, software, cd-roms, and other
resources in the field. H-AfrLitCine also publishes
announcements of conferences, fellowships, jobs, and
commissioned reviews of books, films, and software. H-
AfrLitCine will establish databases relevant to African cinema,
containing information on African films and on distribution
sources. H-AfrLitCine will also hold discussions of literary
texts and of films.

Currently, H-AfrLitCine is co-edited by Professors Kenneth W.
Harrow of Michigan State University, Sandra Barkan of the
University of Iowa, Robert Cancel of the University of
California at San Diego, Thomas A. Hale of Pennsylvania State
University, Emilie Ngo-Nguidjol of the University of
Wisconsin, Aliko Songolo of the University of Wisconsin,
Emmanuel Yewah of Albion College, and Eugene Baer of Wisconsin
Lutheran College. The network is also advised by an
editorial board of international scholars broadly representative
of the state of the discipline. H-AfrLitCine is officially
sponsored by the African Literature Association.
Like all academic journals and newsletters, and most H-Net
lists, H-AfrLitCine is moderated by the editors to filter out
inappropriate posts. All submissions must be approved by the
editors, who will not send out to the general membership
personal attacks (or "flames"), irrelevant material (such as
subscription requests, which will be handled privately),
commercial announcements, or items that do not further the
professional and scholarly dialogue.

If you wish to join H-AfrLitCine, please send a message to:
(with no subject line) and only this text:
sub h-afrlitcine firstname lastname, institution
Capitalization does not matter, but spelling, spaces and commas
do. When you include your own information, the message will look
something like this:
sub h-afrlitcine Art Schwartz, Ball State U
After sending your subscription request, you will receive a short
questionnaire which must be completed and returned to confirm
your subscription. The information requested in this
questionnaire tells us about your professional interests and
activities and will serve as essential information for a
directory of H-AfrLitCine subscribers. When you return the
questionnaire the editors will add your name, and postings will
arrive automatically in your e-mail.

If you have any questions or experience any difficulties in
attempting to subscribe, please send a message to:
tel: 517-353-7243; fax-517-353-3755

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