Friday June 20, 2008
8:15-8:25 AM. Welcome and Introductions
Tejumola Olaniyan, Faculty Leader, Postcolonial, Migration and Transnational Studies (PMTS), University of Wisconsin-Madison
PANEL I. 8:30-10:30 AM. On Paradigms and Histories: Migration, Diaspora, Cosmopolitanism
Chair: Freida High W. Tesfagiorgis, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tejumola Olaniyan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Epistemic Histories of Afro-Futures
Aparna Dharwadker, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"'Mother India!' 'India,' and Anti-Cosmopolitanism"
Ato Quayson, University of Toronto
"Name of the Rose or Paradigm Shift?: Thinking Africa Through Diaspora Studies"
Deborah Jenson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Diasporan Decadence or Cosmopolitan Decadence? The Fall of Rome as a Migration Paradigm
10:30-10:45 AM: BREAK
PANEL II. 10:45 AM-12:45 PM. Movement(s) in the Making
Chair: Vinay Dharwadker, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jane Wilkinson, University of Leeds
"Welcome to Reality': Representations of (in)hospitality in films from the German-Polish border"
Ladan Affi, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Killing the State, Sustaining the Clan: The Role of Diasporic Somalis in Promoting Conflict"
Ezekiel Kalipeni and Eliza Mary Johannes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign "Globalization and the Migration of Health Care Personnel from African Countries"
Rory Pilossof, The University of Sheffield
"Unwanted and Unchanged: The Language of the White Farming Community's Reactions to the Recent Fast Track Land Reforms in Zimbabwe"
12:45-2:00 PM. LUNCH
PANEL III: 2:00-4:00 PM. "Pan," "Trans," and "Post" in Diaspora and Cosmopolitanism
Chair: Aliko Songolo, University of Wisconsin-Madison
H. Adlai Murdoch, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Metropolitan Caribbean Diasporas: New Geographies of the Postcolonial"
B. Venkat Mani, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Forty-Four Months in Germany and Turkey (1920): Lala Har Dayal and the "Hindu-German Conspiracy"
Stephen Howe, Bristol University
"Caribbean Intellectuals, Colonialism, and Cosmopolitanism"
Francis Bradley, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"One Center, Two Poles: Islam and the New Universal in Nineteenth Century Peninsular Southeast Asia"
4:00-4:30 PM. Refreshment Break
4:30-5:45 PM. Keynote Address:
Susan Stanford Friedman, "Beyond Cosmopolitanism 'From Below' in Women's Writing about Diaspora: Monica Ali, Kiran Desai, and Cosmopolitan Cultural Theory"
Saturday June 21, 2008
PANEL IV: 8:30 -10:30 AM. Privileged Witnessing of Diaspora and Cosmopolitanism in World Literature
Chair: Susan Stanford Friedman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vinay Dharwadker, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"The Migrant Cosmopolitan: Re-Reading Rushdie Twenty Years Later"
Helen Finch, University of Leeds
"It seems to me sometimes that we never got used to being on this earth": W.G. Sebald and the Anglo-Irish Diaspora"
Nina Sutherland, University of Leeds
"Literatures and Films of Francophone Diaspora: Or How to Situate Oneself Within a Cosmos of Writings about the Second World War"
10:45 AM-12:45 PM. Break-out Session
12: 45-2:00. LUNCH
PANEL V: 2:00-4:00 PM. National and Migrational Dramas: Media and Audience
Chair: B. Venkat Mani, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Gabriele Griffin, York University
"'Meanwhile in another world...': South Asian Audiences in the UK"
Vicky Lantz, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Legitimacy and Cultural Citizenship: The Caribbean Diaspora, Black Britain, and the Theatre of Mustapha Matura"
Vlad Strukov, University of Leeds
"Digital Intelligentsia: Russian Diaspora and User Generated Media"
4:30-5:30 PM. General meeting and wrap-up!