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


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