CROSSROADS: MIGRATION, LANGUAGE, AND LITERATURE IN AFRICA

Thursday, February 25 - Saturday, February 27, 2010
A Rutgers University Symposium
 
 
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*WEATHER UPDATE*
THE FEBRUARY 25 PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE WEATHER
THE FEBRUARY 26-27 PANEL PROGRAM IS INTACT



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010

Venue: The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum
Lower Dodge Gallery, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ

Welcoming Remarks: Dean Ann Fabian (School of Arts and Sciences, Dean of Humanities)
Inroduction: Alamin Mazrui

7pm - 8pm
Pre-symposium Presentation by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o (University of California, Irvine) entitled,
"African Languages at the Crossroads of History"


Please attend a few minutes early and enjoy the art exhibition by Moroccan artist Lalla Essaydi entitled,
Les Femmes du Maroc.




FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2010

Venue: Rutgers Student Center, Room 407
126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ

8:30am
BREAKFAST


9am-9:15am

Welcoming Remarks: Dean Ann Fabian
Introductions to the Symposium: Ousseina Alidou


9:15am-10:15am
Keynote Presentation by Brinkley Messick (Columbia University) entitled,
"Circulations of Scholars and Texts"
Chair: Alamin Mazrui


10:15am-10:30am
BREAK


10:30am-12:30pm
PANEL 1: Intra-African Articulations
Chair: Sunil K. Bhatt


Loren Kruger (University of Chicago),
"Improvising Cosmpolitans: Performance, Migration and Urban Renewal in Johannesburg"

Ghirmai Negash (Ohio University),
"Images of African Intellectuals at a Crossroads in Halie's Tebereh's Shop"

Cécile Vigouroux (Simon Fraser University),
"New Linguistic Diasporas and the Emergence of Local Power: The Case of Congolese Migrants in Cape Town"


12:30pm-1:30pm LUNCH


1:30pm-3:30pm
PANEL 2: Ancient Relations, New Articulations
Chair: Gary A. Rendsburg

Nicholas Faraclas (Universidad de Puerto Rico),
"Linguistic Evidence for the Impact of Prehistoric Eastward African Migrations and Diasporas on More Recent Movements of African Peoples and on African, Indo-Pacific, and World History”

Beverly Mack (University of Kansas),
"Muslim Women Teaching Muslim Women: A 19th C Model for 21st C American Muslimahs"

Fallou Ngom (Boston University),
"Ajami Sources of Knowledge and Contemporary Scholarship on Islamic Africa”


3:30pm-3:45pm BREAK


3:45pm-5:45pm
PANEL 3: The South Asian Corridor
Chair: Ousseina Alidou

Savita Nair (Furman University),
“Re-Mapping Identities: India, East Africa, and a New Historical Geography”

Abdulaziz Lodhi (Uppsala University)
"South Asian Linguistic and Literary Presence in Eastern Africa"

Amardeep Singh (Lehigh University),
“The Meaning of ‘Race’ in East Africa: M.G. Vassanji and Mahmood Mamdani”


5:45pm-6pm BREAK


6pm-8pm DINNER/RECEPTION (Venue: Rutgers Student Center, Room 411 ABC)




SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2010
Venue: Rutgers Student Center, Room 407
126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ

8:30am
BREAKFAST

9am-11am
PANEL 4: The Middle Eastern Corridor
Chair: Paul Sprachman

Hailu Habtu (University of Addis Ababa),
"Ge'ez (Classical Ethiopic) as Origin and Destination of Texts"

Hagar Salamon (Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace),
“Narrating the Secret of Slavery: Voices of Ex-Slaves from Ethiopia Now Living in Israel”

Chouki El Hamel (Arizona State University),
"Constructing a Diaspora: The Gnawa Black West African in Morocco"


11am-11:15am
BREAK


11:15am-12:15pm
Chair: Samah Selim
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
(UC Irvine), "Reflections on Translation"



12:15pm-12:30pm
LUNCH AND CONCLUDING REMARKS by Charles Haberl and Alamin Mazrui




PARKING FOR NON-RU ATTENDEES:


Thursday, February 25
A parking permit is required, and you are authorized to park in lots 1, 8, 11, and 16.

Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27
You may park without a permit in the College Avenue Parking Deck.

 

 

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