Perspectives on Environmental Consciousness in North African Literature, Film, and Art.
Session type: Panel
Organized by: Lamia Benyoussef
Send abstracts or inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the most understudied topics in North African Studies is the issue of environmental deterioration and justice. Even in the few cases studied by scholars residing in Western academic institutions, the focus is less on the local population who is affected by environmental degradation than by the constraints that such a degradation would pose for a sustainable economic development in the region.
This panel has three main objectives: First, it seeks to identify how North African writers and filmmakers have addressed the issue of environmental justice in their creative works. The second goal is to investigate the methodological paradigms and the critical lenses through which the social, political, and physical environments of North Africa have been studied and theorized from independence to the present. The third aim of this panel is investigate how the environments of North Africa have been examined and theorized by European and/or American expatriate population living in North Africa or beyond.
To those ends, we seek submissions that address the issues related to Environmental Consciousness in North African literatures, films, and art.
Please submit abstract and a brief bio to Lamia Benyoussef at email@example.com by February 9, 2018, using the subject heading “ALA North Africa.”