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The colonial epoch motivated a culture of global crossings which involved diverse peoples, bodies of knowledge and traditions ushering in the era of gloablization. Starting from the geo-political terrian, there has since been massive contacts of languages and cultures, producing an unregimented global atmosphere of linguistic and cultural hybridity, discursivity and literarity. Contemporary thought is effectively shaped by this long tradition of global exchange. In this regard, Africa has co-evolved with other parts of the world a rich lode of linguistic, cultural and literary relationships that is worth acknowledging, interrogating and celebrating.

In pursuit of the above, the School of Languages and the Language Centre of the College of Humanities, University of Ghana, invite proposals for individual papers, panels and poster sessions for the 3rd School of Languages Conference (SOLCON III), to be held from 22th - 24th October, 2019 at the University of Ghana, Legon Campus, Accra.

The conference which is on the theme, "Languages, Cultures and Literatures across Barriers: African and the World in Context and Contact" seeks to bring together researchers, scholars, students and public speakers to discuss the theme and its domains through theoretically-nuanced interdisciplinary papers and presentations.

As part of the conference, a colloquium on the theme "Non-African Languages in Africa: Impacts on Afrian Modernity and Development" will be organized.

Proposals addressing one or more of the following domains in language, culture and literature are invite

  • (social) media and communication
  • public relations
  • healthcare
  • advertising and marketing
  • law
  • religions and politics
  • sports
  • gender studies
  • music, theatre and the performing arts (performance)
  • interpreting/translation
  • sign language
  • linguistics
  • historoy,
  • philosophy
  • psychology
  • education
  • sociology
  • geography
  • science/technology
  • agriculture
  • migration studies
  • climate change

Panelists/presenters are however not restricted to the above domains, and are welcome to present on other related topics in language, literature and cultural studies.

The following formats are available:

  • 20 minutes presentation followed by 10 minutes discussion
  • 120 minutes panel with four presenters
  • Poster presentation

Publication of Selected Papers

 Selected papers from the conference will be published in a peer-reviewed volume.