Session F

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 3:45pm to 5:15pm

F.1 – Venue: Loria 250

Remembering Buchi Emecheta, 1944-2017
Sponsored by the Yale English Department
Roundtable (double-session, cont’d)

F.2 – Venue: 212 York, Room 04A

Early Written Literature in African Languages: Pre-1900 Texts

Wendy Belcher, Princeton University (Chair)

Morgan J. Robinson, Princeton University
In the Pages of Msimulizi: Tracing a Swahili Literary Magazine and Network of the Late-Nineteenth Century

Yideg Alemayehu, Mekelle University
Hybrid Narrative Technique in the Ethiopian Hagiography Gädlä Yəmˁatta

Wendy Belcher, Princeton University
Of Pregnant Abbesses and Cannibals: French and Ethiopic Medieval Marian Tales in Comparative Perspective

F.3 – Venue: 212 York, Room 106

“Stepping Over the Dead”: Towards a Global Analytic of the “Afterlife of Slavery”

Selamawit Terrefe, University of California, Irvine & University of Bremen, Germany (Chair)

Cecilio Cooper, Northwestern University
Janelle Rodriques, University of Bremen
Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome, CUNY, Brooklyn College
Mlondolozi Zondi, Northwestern University

This panel will be accompanied by break-out session in the Afro-American Cultural Center, time & venue tbc at this session

F.4 – Venue: 212 York, Room 004

Imperfect Presents: A Roundtable on the Politics and Aesthetics of Disappointment In and Beyond South Africa

Andrew van der Vlies, Queen Mary University of London (Chair)

Brenna Munro, University of Miami

Lily Saint, Wesleyan University

Andrew van der Vlies, Queen Mary University of London

Khwezi Mhkize, University of Cape Town

F.5 – Venue: 220 York, Room 001

Student Human Rights in Africa
EC-sponsored Human Rights Panel 2 of 2

Samuel Zadi, Central Connecticut State University (Chair)

Jill Planche, Brock University
“Interlocutors and Sense-makers”: #Feesmustfall Protests as Theatrical Event in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Jamal Gabobe, University of Washington
Student Revolt and Diasporic Consciousness

Tsitsi Jaji, Duke University
Black Lives Matter: African Experiences of Police Violence and Student Activism

F.6 – Venue: Loria B51

Local Languages, World Readerships: East African Literary Translation
TRACALA Seminar: Roundtable 1 of 3

Meg Arenberg, Princeton University (Chair)
Sponsored by the Princeton African Humanities Colloquium

Ann Biersteker, Michigan State University
Selection from “Chuo cha Herekali”/ “Utendi wa Tambuka” (18th century poem), Bwana Mwengo Athmani

Annmarie Drury, Queens College CUNY 
Selection from Kale ya Washairi wa Pemba (collection of late 19th-century and early 20th-century poetry), including poems by Kamange and Sarahani

Nathalie Arnold Koenings, Hampshire College
Selection from Mbali na Nyumbani (contemporary memoir), Adam Shafi

F.7 – Venue: LC 317

African Films and Global Analytical Frameworks II
FVM: Film and Visual Media Caucus Panel 2 of 2: 

MaryEllen (Ellie) Higgins, Pennsylvania State University (Chair)

Lindiwe Dovey, SOAS, University of London
“Worlding” African Cinema: A Gaze Through the Films of Jyoti Mistry

P. Julie Papaioannou, University of Rochester
A Global Perspective in a Crystal Ball: Jean-Pierre Bekolo’s Naked Reality

MaryEllen (Ellie) Higgins, Pennsylvania State University
“Worlding” the Closed Timeframes of Resilient Life in Yamina Bachir Chouikh’s Rachida and Judy Kibinge’s Something Necessary

Jean Ouédraogo, College of the Holy Cross (Discussant)

F.8 – Venue: LC 211

Le théâtre de Bernard Dadié: une esthétique dramatique originale pour l’éternité Littéraire

Roland Kouakou Kouassi, Université Alassane Ouattara (Chair)

Joachim Kei, Université Alassane Ouattara 
Etude grammaticale de la nuisance environnementale: aspect lexical et interprétatif dans Béatrice du Congo de Bernard Dadié

N’da Kouakou Cyrille de Paul Yao, Université Alassane Ouattara 
Les nuances causales dans les conversations de Mhoi Ceul: un jeu de la parole

Mathias Gohy Irié Bi, Université Alassane Ouattara 
Le rire chez Bernard Dadié, le cas de Tôgô gnini

Roland Kouakou Kouassi, Université Alassane Ouattara
Le parallélisme discursif dans le texte dramatique dadien: vers un théâtre narré

F.9 – Venue: LC 105

Saharan Identities
Roundtable of Seminar

Kevin Hickey, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Chair)

Sophia Azeb, New York University

Latifa Bounou, SUNY Oneonta

Mark Drury, Queens College CUNY

Mahan Ellison, Bridgewater College

Mohamed Ghousmane, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Christa Jones, Utah State University

Maria G. Traub, Neumann University

F.10 – Venue: LC 206

Representing Pain and Conflict in Nigeria: Comparative Perspectives

Aghogho Akpome, University of Zululand (Chair)          

Akin Olaniyi, The Polytechnic, Ibadan
Redemptive Violence and the Niger Delta Question in Nigerian Literature

Aisha Umar, Ahmadu Bello University, Joyce Agofure, Ahmadu Bello University, and Keston Odiwo, Ahmadu Bello University
Conflict, Ecologies and Literature: An Appraisal of Zakes Mda’s The Heart of Redness and Helon Habila’s Oil on Water

Kolawole Olaiya, Anderson University
Demonizing Madness: Mental Disorders as Deus Ex Machina in Nollywood Movies

Babasinmisola Fadirepo, Louisiana State University
Writing Pain: Reading Incidence of Sickle-Cell Disease in Egbokhare’s Dazzling Mirage

F.11 – Venue: Loria 360

Crime Literature (Popular Culture)

Colette Guildimann, University of Pretoria (Chair)

Karen Ferreira-Meyers, University of Swaziland
Chinese in Africa: How to Live Together, or Not? A Brief Reading of the Presence of China in African Crime Novel

Colette Guldimann, University of Pretoria
Crimes from the Cape to Casablanca: The Hypothetical Detective and the Emergence of the Postcolonial Police Novel in South and North Africa

Tyler Scott Ball, York University
The Sleuths of Sof’town: South Africa’s Drum Generation and the American Hard-boiled Tradition

F.12 – Venue: LC 104

Southern African Women Writers

Naomi Nkealah, University of South Africa (Chair)

Mbongeni Malaba, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Women’s Writing in Namibia: An Analysis of Coming on Strong and Between Yesterday and Tomorrow

Naomi Nkealah, University of South Africa
Cameline Agency: A New Agenda for Social Transformation in South African Women’s Writing 2012-2014

Renee Schatteman, Georgia State University
When the Subaltern Speaks, She Has a Lot to Say: The Transformative Vision of Sindiwe Magona

F.13 – Venue: Loria 351

African Diasporas & the Production of Place 
Panel 1 of 2

Lokangaka Losambe, University of Vermont (Chair)

Lokangaka Losambe, University of Vermont
Post-hybrid Conjunctive Consciousness in the Literature of the New African Diaspora

Kuldip Kuwahara, North Carolina Central University
Celebrating African Diasporic Cultural Consciousness: Soyinka’s Dance Motif and Zora’s Search for Sunshine

Chinasa Anokwuru, University of Texas, Austin
Asa’s Art: Yoruba Spirituality and Identity in the Neo-Diaspora

Kritish Rajbhandari, Northwestern University
Displacing Colonial Past through Metafiction: Affective Economies of the Indian Ocean in Abdulrazak Gurnah’s Desertion

F.14 – Venue: LC 208

African Literature, World Literature

Cheryl Sterling, The City College of New York (Chair)

Stephen Ney, University of Sierra Leone
Manichaeism in the Age of Postcolonial Literary Criticism and Beyond: Augustine, Fanon, and Cheah

Samantha Pinto, Georgetown University
Re-Routing Afro-Pessimism through African Literature

Hilary Kowino, University of Minnesota, Duluth
African Regeneration: Thinking Beyond Global Disruptions

Anna Hill, Yale University
“Worlding” Place: Microcosmic Intimacies in José Eduardo Agualusa’s A General Theory of Oblivion and Ivan Vladislavić’s The Folly

F.15 – Venue: LC 318

Marxism and Adam Mayer’s Naija Marxism: Revolutionary Thought in Nigeria
EC-sponsored Book Review Panel

Tejumola Olaniyan, University of Wisconsin, Madison (Chair)

Akin Adesokan, Indiana University, Bloomington

Obi Nwakanma, University of Central Florida, Orlando

Taiwo Adetunji Osinubi, Western University

Tejumola Olaniyan, University of Wisconsin, Madison