Garritano, Carmela individual record
Associate Professor

A background in African area studies undergirds my research on African cultural production. I have written on commercial movies from Ghana and Nigeria (Nollywood); African literature, and African cinema. My current book project, tentatively titled African Energy Worlds: African Cinema of the Anthropocene, puts energy humanities scholarship in conversation with African film and media and aims to orient readers to methods of analysis centered on the materialities and infrastructures of energy. I am more and more interested in engaging with energy and environmental sciences to make a case for the significance of humanities scholarship in addressing the urgent crisis caused by catastrophic climate warming, the worst effects of which are lived by people in the global South.

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Academic Articles19
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  • Garritano, C. (2020). Waiting on the Past: African Uranium Futures in Arlit, Deuxième Paris. MFS Modern Fiction Studies. 66(1), 122-140.
  • Garritano, C. (2019). Living Precariously in the African Postcolony: Debt and Labor Relations in the Films of Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies. 58(2), 23-45.
  • Garritano, C. (2013). African Video Movies and Global Desires A Ghanaian History. Ohio University Press.
  • Garritano, C. (2019). Amma Darkos The Housemaid and the Gendering of Novel and Nation. Odamtten, V. O. (Eds.), Broadening the Horizon Critical Introductions to Amma Darko. 71-80. Ayebia Clarke Pub..
  • Garritano, C. (2019). Restaging the Past: The Rewriting of the Tale of the Beautiful Daughter. Eke, M. N., Harrow, K. W., & Yewah, E. (Eds.), African images recent studies and text in cinema. 153-168. Africa World Pr.
  • Harrow, K. W., & Garritano, C. (2018). Introduction. A Companion to African Cinema. 1-20. John Wiley & Sons, Inc..
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  • Garritano, C. (2016). Virtual encounters in postcolonial spaces: Nollywood movies about mobile telephony. Singh, J. G., & Kim, D. D. (Eds.), The Postcolonial World. Routledge.
  • Garritano, C. (2013). West African Video-Movies and Their Transnational Imaginaries. A Companion to Diaspora and Transnationalism. 249-262. Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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Conference Papers1
  • Garritano, C. (2000). Restaging the past: The rewriting of The Tale of the Beautiful Daughter by Abrahams, Tutuola, Ogali and Aidoo.. AFRICAN IMAGES: RECENT STUDIES AND TEXT IN CHINA. 8, 153-168.
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Texas A&M University; Department of International Studies; 4215 TAMU
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