19. Mai 2005

Tagung: "Postcolonial (Dis-)Affections

19. – 21. Mai 2005
Discussions about the possibilities of cosmopolitanism on the one hand and the inevitable effects of globalization on the other have more often than not bypassed the inner history of postcolonialism, which must be mapped upon the concepts of nation, race, and gender. Frantz Fanon has alerted us in the 50s to the importance of the (dis-)affections in intercultural exchanges. He has investigated local affective typologies as they are explored in the inter-discursive field of literature, focussing first and foremost on the black Atlantic.


Thursday, 19 May 2005

Bill Ashcroft (Sydney):
The Emperor’s New Clothes: Post-coloniality and Globalization

Friday, 20 May 2005

Gauri Viswanathan (New York):
Spectrality’s Secret Sharers: Occultism as (Post)Colonial Affect

Annie Gagiano (Stellenbosch):
Getting Under the Skin of Power: the Novels of Unity Dow

Stephen Shapiro (Warwick) :
Contra Durkheim: Mass African Suicide and the Invention of (White) Depression

Mpalive-Hangson Msiska (London):
Geopoetics, Reason and Affect: Some Thoughts on Reading Post-Colonial Identity

Elyette Benjamin-Labarthe (Bordeaux):
Black, White and Beige. Frantz Fanon’s Paradigms in John Edgar Wideman’s The Island Martinique

Karin Ikas (Frankfurt):
(Dis-)Affections of a Caribbean Woman in the United States. The Post-Colonial Identity Construction of Jamaica Kincaid’s ‘Lucy’

Rüdiger Heinze (Freiburg):
Naming and Affection: Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake

Saturday, 21 May 2005

Sue Kossew (Sydney):
Narrating Change and Transformation in Post-apartheid South Africa

Martina Ghosh-Schellhorn (Saarbrücken):
"Disaffectedly Yours": Jawaharlal Nehru’s and Nelson Mandela's Political Autobiographies

Annette Bühler-Dietrich (Stuttgart):
Homi Bhabha’s Rhetoric of Affection

Ira Allen (Stuttgart):
Policing the Arts: Censorship and Economic Imperative in Singapore

Saskia Schabio (Stuttgart):
Passion in Colonial Encounters. A Few Remarks on Sympathy

Walter Göbel (Stuttgart): 

IGBO – English Disaffection. Cary and Achebe Revisited

This event was organized within the framework of the project "Modernization, Technology and Cultural Transformation"

Tagungszentrum Hoheinheim, Akademie der Diözese Rottenburg-Stuttgart
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