Welcome

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31

10:30 am: Opening Remarks by Rebecca Walkowitz (Dean of Humanities, SAS)

10:40 am: Poetry Performance by Tariro Ndoro

10:55 am: Welcoming Remarks by Ousseina Alidou (Convenor)

11:00 am: Panel I – Contagion In/As Translation

1:15 pm: Panel II – Feminist Translations

3:00 pm: Poetry and Conversation with Ọládùnńkẹ́ Ayọ̀ọlá Àránsí and Olúyẹ́misí Adébọ̀wálé

 

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31 FULL PROGRAM

10:30 am – 10:40 am: Opening Remarks by Rebecca Walkowitz (Dean of Humanities, SAS)

10:40 am – 10:55 am: Poetry Performance by Tariro Ndoro

10:55 am – 11:00 am: Welcoming Remarks by Ousseina Alidou (Convenor)

In Memoriam: Dedication of the program to the memory and celebration of the life of Professor Cheryl Wall

PRMO Cheryl Wall

In Memoriam: Dedication of the program to the memory and celebration of the life of Museum Leader and Art Historian Thomas Sokolowski

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11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Panel I

Contagion In/As Translation

Moderator: Genese Sodikoff

Véronique Tadjo: Viruses are our New Enemies: Interpreting the Ebola Epidemic and its Many Narratives

Tamba M’bayo: When Public Health and Politics Converge: The Ebola Epidemic and Coronavirus Pandemic in Sierra Leone

Kiasha Naidoo: The Analogy of Contagion in Race and Neoliberalism: A Tale from South Africa

Paul Wenzel Geissler and Ruth Prince: Covid-19, HIV and the Layers of African Epidemy

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm: Panel II

Feminist Translations

Moderator: RaShelle Peck

Alessandra Williams: Horidraa: Golden Healing: Black Lives Matter Movements in the Indian Dance Practice of Ananya Dance      Theatre

Msia Clark: Hashtags and Feminism: African Women and Activism in Social Media Spaces

Tariro Ndoro: Disobedient Poetics: The Making of Agringada: Like a Gringa, Like a Foreigner

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Poetry and Conversation 

Yorùbá Women’s Poetic Imagination: Olúyẹ́misí Adébọ̀wálé in conversation with Ọládùnńkẹ́ Ayọ̀ọlá Àránsí

Moderator: Gabriel Bámgbóṣé

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