Matthias Krings and Izuu Nwankwọ will host a double session panel with the title “Reciprocal perspectives: jocular anthropology and characterisations of the ‘other’ in African and European popular arts” at this year’s VAD conference in Freiburg, organised by the Association for African Studies in Germany. The hybrid event will take place from June 7th to 10th in Freiburg and online.
There are overabundant discourses on African-European encounters. The panel features contributions that privilege interrogation of humorously framed representations of the mutual ‘other’ in cultural productions from historical, postcolonial/decolonial, and postmodern perspectives. Read the full panel description and abstracts for presentations on the conference website: Session 1 and Session 2.
[Image: Performer at comedy and music event “Don’t Drop the Mic”, Lagos. Taken by Matthias Krings, September 2019]