Wed, May 9 | 12 – 1:30 PM in Humanities 210
“The Digital Worlding of African Literature: From Blog and Facebook Fiction to the Blockchain”
Stephanie Santana (UCLA)
Part of the Cultural Studies Colloquia Series
Stephanie Bosch Santana is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her work, which has been supported by the Mellon foundation, focuses on Anglophone and African language fiction from southern Africa. Her current book project examines an alternative history of literary forms in periodical print and digital media from the 1950s to the present. It argues that writers from South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe have developed new genres of fiction in these media to imagine changing modes of interconnection across space.