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ASAUK Writing Workshop - Call for papers

August 17, 2012

Writing Workshop Leeds – 8th September 2012 Call for Applications: The African Studies Association of the UK (ASAUK) invite applications to attend a writing workshop for early career scholars to be held in Leeds following the ASAUK Conference. ASAUK Writing Workshop Over the last three years, with the support of the British Academy and of Africanist journals, the ASAUK has developed and run an innovative programme of academic writing workshops. These workshops bring together journal editors and early career scholars to work in intensive sessions with the aim of supporting authors to produce papers that will be ready, or near-ready, for publication. The central activity of the workshops consists of intensive sessions between authors and editors. The precise nature of the input varies. Some authors will require help with identifying secondary literature and locating their work within this. Others may need input on the organization of the paper, writing style or appropriate forms of referencing. In all cases they receive one-to-one attention. Applying to attend The workshops is planned to take place at the University of Leeds between 1-6pm on the 8th September. The organisers will cover the costs of UK travel for successful applicants. For more information, please see the applicant details below or contact Mr David Kerr ( The ASAUK very gratefully acknowledge the support of the British Academy, The Canadian Journal of African Studies, ROAPE, African Affairs, Africa, Journal of African Cultural Studies and the Journal of Religion in Africa. -- Applicant Details Deadline for receipt of applications: 5pm on the 31st of August 2012. In order to qualify for the workshops, scholars are invited to send in the following documents: • A short CV including their name, gender, academic career and position at their current institution. • A completed, full-length article (5,500-7,000 words) based on original research. Drafts articles may be submitted. Please indicate clearly which journal you are targeting. • To apply for a reimbursement of travel costs, you must submit an estimate of expenses. Please bear in mind that the organisers will expect applicants to have explored the most economical travel options. Please send applications electronically to Mr David Kerr email addresses: Journal themes: The Canadian Journal of African Studies The Canadian Journal of African Studies/Revue Canadienne des études africaines (CJAS/RCEA) is published three times a year by the Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS). Launched in 1967, CJAS/RCEA represents a key vehicle by which CAAS promotes the study of Africa in Canada and provides the necessary scholarly infrastructure to support Canadian Africanist scholars working in and across all disciplines. Through CJAS/RCEA and its annual conference, CAAS is also committed to facilitating the dissemination of research by African and other scholars working in Canada, Africa and elsewhere. As the official publication of CAAS, CJAS/RCEA advances the organizational goals to improve knowledge and awareness of Africa as well as the problems and aspirations of its people, to inform Canadian policy on and in Africa, and to generate public interest in the study and understanding of Africa in Canada. In addition to being Canada’s only scholarly periodical devoted exclusively to African Studies, CJAS/RCEA is unique because of its status as the only international journal in its field which has consistently published in both English and French. This bilingual character not only reflects Canada’s linguistic realities but also affords the publication a comparative advantage in the study of a continent whose two most prominent official languages are English and French. A rigorous and systematic peer review process led by a team of Editors reinforces the multi-interdisciplinary and bilingual nature of the publication. ROAPE Since 1974, ROAPE has provided radical analysis of trends, issues and social processes in Africa. It pays particular attention to the political economy of inequality, exploitation and oppression, whether driven by global forces or local ones such as class, race, ethnicity and gender), and to broadly materialist interpretations of change. It sustains a critical analysis of the nature of power and the state in Africa in the context of capitalist globalisation. For more information, please see African Affairs African Affairs is published on behalf of the Royal African Society. It publishes articles on recent political, social and economic developments in sub-Saharan countries. Also included are historical studies that illuminate current events in the continent. Africa Africa is the premier journal devoted to the study of African societies and culture. Editorial policy encourages an interdisciplinary approach, involving humanities, social sciences, and environmental sciences. Africa aims to give increased attention to African production of knowledge, highlighting the work of local African thinkers and writers, emerging social and cultural trends 'on the ground', and links between local and national levels of society. At the same time, it maintains its commitment to the theoretically informed analysis of the realities of Africa's own cultural categories. Each issue contains six or seven major articles, arranged thematically, extensive review essays and substantial book reviews. Special issues are published annually. Journal of African Cultural Studies The Journal of African Cultural Studies is an international journal providing a forum for perceptions of African culture from inside and outside Africa, with a special commitment to African scholarship. It focuses on dimensions of African culture including African literatures both oral and written, performance arts, visual arts, music, film, the role of the media, the relationship between culture and power, as well as issues within such fields as popular culture in Africa, sociolinguistic topics of cultural interest, and culture and gender. It has evolved from the journal African Languages and Cultures, founded in 1988 in the Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. The Journal of Religion in Africa The Journal of Religion in Africa, founded in 1967 by Andrew Walls, is interested in all religious traditions and all their forms, in every part of Africa, and it is open to every methodology. Its contributors include scholars working in history, anthropology, sociology, political science, missiology, literature and related disciplines. It occasionally publishes religious texts in their original African language. Presenting a unique forum for the debate of theoretical issues in the analysis of African religion past and present, theJournal of Religion in Africa also encourages thedevelopment of new methodologies. It reviews a very wide range of books and regularly publishes longer review articles on works of special interest. The Journal of Religion in Africaprides itself on being highly international and is the only English-language journal dedicated to the study of religion and ritual throughout Africa. In an effort to highlight emerging themes in the study of religion in Africa, and promote the outstanding work of younger scholars, the JRA regularly publishes special issues on current topics.