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Global Africa, Migration and The Arts Symposium - Day 2
Friday, March 29, 2019, 08:00am - 10:00pm
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Global Africa, Migration, Literature, and the Arts - day 2

Location: Rutgers College Avenue Campus, Rutgers College Avenue Campus, Alexander Library Teleconference/Lecture Hall

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Registration & Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:45 am
Panel 4
Global Africa, Migrations, and the Ethics of Conversation
Moderator: Ousseina Alidou
Diya Abdo: Every Campus A Refuge: Reimagining the University in a Time of Crisis
Adérónké Adésolá Adésànyà: Embracing/Embodying Glo-cal-ity: New African Diaspora Artists' Aesthetics and Transnational Conversations
Lisa Yun and Ricardo Larémont: Afro-Asian Intersections and Migration

10:45 am – 11:00 am
Coffee Break

11:00 am – 12:45 pm
Panel 5
Global Africa, Women’s Bio-Graphics, and the Practice of Diaspora
Moderator: Chioma Nwankwo
Alexandria Smith: Roaring Inside the Marble: Queer Diaspora in Akwaeke Emezi’s Freshwater
Marame Gueye: A Woman is Another Woman’s Cure: African Women, Immigration, and Digital Sisterhood
Gabriel Bámgbóṣé: The Self in Poetic Language: Poetics of Hapticality in Abena Busia’s Traces of a Life

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Lunch / South African Writer Sisonke Msimang
pdf Reading from Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home (324 KB)
Moderator: Stéphane Robolin

1:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Panel 6
Global Africa, Aesthetic Mobility, and Digital Culture
Moderator: Federica Soddu
Reginold Royston: Podcasting and Orality in African Digital Aesthetics
Susanna Sacks: The Aesthetics of Agency: International Art Festivals and the Limits of the Cosmopolitan Imagination
Clovis Bergère: Clever Improvisations, Hashtags and Choreographies of Protest in Guinea

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Mother and Daughter as African Artists
Conversation between Adérónké Adésolá Adésànyà and Tosin Adésànyà-Olaleye
Moderator: Donna Gustafson

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Coffee Break

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Panel 7
Global Africa, Critical Blackness, and the Wakanda Imaginary
Moderator: Jordan Steiner
Wendy Wilson-Fall: Practical Pan-Africanism: Global Musics, Mobility, and Blackness
André Carrington: Watching Wakanda: Desiring Blackness in Marvel’s Black Panther, From Page to Screen
Jonathon Repinecz: From Négritude to Wakanda: Toward A Critical Genealogy
Ron Mulvihill: Maasai Remix

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Concluding Remarks & Celebration – ZIMMERLI MUSEUM
Tribute to Professor Renée Larrier
Department of French Moderator: Professor Mary Shaw Professor Miriam Alamin, Professor Medha Karmarkar, Georgette Mitchell, Doctoral Student, Dept. of French
Bloustein School of Public Health Tribute to Professor Meredith Turshen: Professor Francis Barci
Tribute to Professor Kassahun Checole: H.E. Ambassador Professor Abena Busia
Tribute to Professor to University Professor Manthia Diawara (NYU Tisch School of the Arts): Professor Ousseina Alidou
Performance by Students, Faculty and NJ Community
Play, Poetry, Music, Dance, Tributes, Performance, Africa World Press Exhibition, and more at the Zimmerli Museum

Artists/Performers/Poets:

Antu Yacob
Diya Abdo
Thato Magano
Tosin Gbogi
Tadjou-N’Dine Mamadou Yacoubou
Amir Aziz Mohamed
Etienne Labbouz
Jacob G Price
Alexis Haynie
Nyuma Waggeh
Ala Jitan
Hyo-Won Nakashio
Ahmed Butt
Gabriel Bámgbóṣé

 

 

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