As translators, folklorists, literary scholars and academics, we continue to grapple with documeting, translating and studying indigenous orature – be it their textual, oral and/or performance aspects. In the context of our seminar, Demarginalising Orature: Translating Minor Forms into the Digital Age, we present the guest lecture, “Indigenous Oral Performance: The Aesthetics, Documentation and Translation of Ghanaian Dirges.”
We shall engage our guest speaker, Dr. Confidence Sanka, in issues bordering on the performance, documentation and translation of Ghanaian funeral songs or chants (aka dirges).
Dr. Sanka is a senior lecturer at the Department of English, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Kumasi, Ghana), where he teaches among other things African oral literature, Communication Skills, and Anglophone literatures of various periods.
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Date: Thursday, 1st December, 2022.
Time: 10:30 AM.
Venue: HHU Düsseldorf, Room 23.21.U1.72 OR Webex.
For the Webex link, please write to: CTS_dus@hhu.de