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36th Annual African Literature Association Conference <br />The University of Arizona<br />Tucson, Arizona<br />Concurrent...
“Birago Diop’s Sahelian Eco-system”, Kandioura Dramé, University of Virginia
“From Birago Diop to Kama Kamanda: A Link With the Human Libraries in Newness?”, Kasongo M. Kapanga, University of Richmon...
“No Ordinary Pleasures: Nollywood, the Open Screen, and the Horror Genre”,  Jude G. Akudinobi, University of California, S...
“Women in the Nigerian Home Video”, Augustine-Ufua Enahoro, University of Jos, Nigeria</li></ul>A4Childhoods, Child Soldie...
“Memories of Blood: Youth Responses to Environmental Adversity and Oppression in Sahelian Literature and Film”, Debra Boyd...
“Environmental Distress in Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation”, Joseph McLaren, Hofstra University</li></ul>A 5African Literatur...
“Divas on the Margins: Black Lesbian Literature”, Aisha Damali Lockridge, Allegheny College
“Silence and Intimacy: Re-Imagining Homosexuality and Contemporary Nigeria”, Connor Ryan, Michigan State University</li></...
“Narrating Trauma: Rebeka Njau’s The Sacred Seed”, Alex Nelungo Wanjala, University of Nairobi
“State Failure and the Sustainability of Modernity: Representations of Violence in Diop, Dangarembga, and Adichie”, Ann El...
“From ‘gewel’ to ‘lebkat’: The shift of Ousmane Sembène’s focus from Borom Sarret to Moolaade”, Mariam Konate Deme, Wester...
“Rébellion ou émancipation féminine dans Moolaade, un film de Sembène Ousmane?”, Tchomba Kabala, Amani/Cebia, République D...
“Nature and Man in a Post Colonial Dialogue: A comparative study of Poetic evocations by Niyi Osundare in Moonsongs and Ch...
“Environment and Artistic Consciousness in the poetry of Tahure Ojaide, Benedicta mbanuzue and Mcphilips Nwachukwu”, Ugwu ...
“Chromosome Cousins and Familiar Strangers: Relational Selfhood in Chris Mann’s Ecopoetry”, Syned Mthatiwa, University of ...
“Political Leadership And The Problem Of The Environment: Ben Okri’s The Famished Road and Songs Of Enchantment”, Kayode O...
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  1. 1. 36th Annual African Literature Association Conference <br />The University of Arizona<br />Tucson, Arizona<br />Concurrent Sessions<br />Wednesday, March 10<br />3:00-4:45 <br />A1Women’s Writings <br />Chair: TBA<br />“Ecocritical Readings of South African Literature<br />Chair: William Slaymaker 1. " The Nature of Unnatural Acts in Alex La Guma's Time of the Butcherbird”, Catherine Kroll, Sonoma State University <br />2. " Theory and Praxis of Ecocriticism in South Africa" , William Slaymaker, Wayne State College<br />3. “Cinematic Portrayals of the Immigrant Experience in Contemporary South Africa: An Examination of Conversations on a Sunday Afternoon and District 9”, Cara Lynn Moyer, Howard University<br />A 2Nature and Cultural Heritage in Birago Diop’s Les contes d’Amadou Koumba<br /> Chair: Mohamed Kamara, Washington and Lee University<br /><ul><li>“Teaching Birago Diop’s Les contes d’Amadou Koumba in an Advanced French Composition and Conversation Class”, Mohamed Kamara, Washington and Lee University
  2. 2. “Birago Diop’s Sahelian Eco-system”, Kandioura Dramé, University of Virginia
  3. 3. “From Birago Diop to Kama Kamanda: A Link With the Human Libraries in Newness?”, Kasongo M. Kapanga, University of Richmond</li></ul>A3Cultural Environment, Globalization, Nationalism, and Gender in Nollywood<br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Nollywood: Outlines of a Poetics of Transnationalism”, Akin Adesokan, Indiana University, Bloomington
  4. 4. “No Ordinary Pleasures: Nollywood, the Open Screen, and the Horror Genre”, Jude G. Akudinobi, University of California, Santa Barbara
  5. 5. “Women in the Nigerian Home Video”, Augustine-Ufua Enahoro, University of Jos, Nigeria</li></ul>A4Childhoods, Child Soldiers, and Crime in African Literature<br />Chair:TBA<br /><ul><li>“Unsustainable Conflict: Child Soldiers as Cultural Critics”, Stephen Bishop, University of New Mexico
  6. 6. “Memories of Blood: Youth Responses to Environmental Adversity and Oppression in Sahelian Literature and Film”, Debra Boyd, North Carolina Central University
  7. 7. “Environmental Distress in Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation”, Joseph McLaren, Hofstra University</li></ul>A 5African Literature and Queer Theory: Gay and Lesbian Readings in African Literature Literature<br />Chair:<br /><ul><li>“Frieda Ekotto's Chuchote Pas Trop (2001): Rewriting the Unafricanness of Homosexuality”, Naminata Diabate, University of Texas
  8. 8. “Divas on the Margins: Black Lesbian Literature”, Aisha Damali Lockridge, Allegheny College
  9. 9. “Silence and Intimacy: Re-Imagining Homosexuality and Contemporary Nigeria”, Connor Ryan, Michigan State University</li></ul>A6Violence and Trauma in African Literatures <br />Chair: Janice Spleth, West Virginia University<br /><ul><li>“Gendering the War Story in Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye’s The Present Moment”, Janice Spleth, West Virginia University
  10. 10. “Narrating Trauma: Rebeka Njau’s The Sacred Seed”, Alex Nelungo Wanjala, University of Nairobi
  11. 11. “State Failure and the Sustainability of Modernity: Representations of Violence in Diop, Dangarembga, and Adichie”, Ann Elizabeth Willey, University of Louisville </li></ul>A7Sembène Ousmane <br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Literature and Cinema in Early Sembene Ousmane”, Kwawisi Tekpetey, Central State University
  12. 12. “From ‘gewel’ to ‘lebkat’: The shift of Ousmane Sembène’s focus from Borom Sarret to Moolaade”, Mariam Konate Deme, Western Michigan University“
  13. 13. “Rébellion ou émancipation féminine dans Moolaade, un film de Sembène Ousmane?”, Tchomba Kabala, Amani/Cebia, République Démocratique du Congo</li></ul>Thursday, March 11<br />8:00-9:45<br />B 1Teaching African Literature in Africa and the Diaspora (1)<br /> Chair: Ernest N. Emenyonu, University of Michigan1. “African Literature and Learning Communities: Exploring the Possibilities”, Joyce Ashuntantang <br />2. “Teaching African Novels in America Online”, Patricia Emenyonu<br />3. “Teaching African Literature in an Era of Technology: A case study of Coppin State University, Baltimore”, Blessing Diala-Ogamba, Coppin State University<br />4. “‘Agha Ajoka’: Using Adichie’s Half of A Yellow Sun to teach Lessons out of War”, J.O.J.Nwachukwu-Agbada, Abia State University<br />5. “Teaching African Literature in a Nigerian Tertiary Institution: A case study of Imo State University, Owerri ”, Paul Kennedy Ndubuisi Enesha, Imo State University<br />6. “Brain Drain and Nollywood Movies: Singing the nunc dimitisfor Teaching of African Literature in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions”, Florence Orabueze, University of Nigeria<br />B2Development, Human/Environmental Rights and African Literature <br />Chair: A. Onipede Hollist, University of Tampa1. “Imagining, Representing, and (Re)Claiming the Landscape in Sierra Leone Civil war Literature”, Patrick Bernard, Franklyn and Marshall College<br />2. “Sustainability in the Sahel: A Reading of Three Nigérien Novels by A. Ousmane, A. Boureima and H.S. Mahamadou”, Joyce Dixon-Fyle, Depauw University <br />3. “Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Struggle for Economic Human Rights”, Elizabeth Goldberg Swanson, Babson College<br />4. “The Gola Forest and Julios Sizah: The Empathetic Imagination as Trope for Recovery in Delia Jarrett Macauley’s Moses, Citizen and Me”, A. Onipede Hollist, University of Tampa <br />B3Roundtable: New Trends in Post Liberation South African Literature, Dedicated to Dennis Brutus<br />Chair: Thelma Pinto, Hobart & William Smith Colleges<br />Participants: Keiko Kusunose, Kyoto Seika University; Huma Ibrahim, Abu Dabi; Neville Chonoo, State University of New York at Oneonta<br />B4 Ecopoetry<br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Modernity, Nature, and Politics in Lupenga Mphande’s Poetry”, Reuben Makayiko Chirambo, University of Cape Town
  14. 14. “Nature and Man in a Post Colonial Dialogue: A comparative study of Poetic evocations by Niyi Osundare in Moonsongs and Chin Ce in Full Moon”, Gloria MT Emezue, Ebonyi State University
  15. 15. “Environment and Artistic Consciousness in the poetry of Tahure Ojaide, Benedicta mbanuzue and Mcphilips Nwachukwu”, Ugwu Delight Ifeoma
  16. 16. “Chromosome Cousins and Familiar Strangers: Relational Selfhood in Chris Mann’s Ecopoetry”, Syned Mthatiwa, University of Witwatersrand</li></ul>B5Post-Colonial Ecocriticism<br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Nature Methodized”: Hybridized Reality in Tanure Ojaide’s The Activist”, Sola Ogunbayo, Redeemer’s University, Nigeria
  17. 17. “Political Leadership And The Problem Of The Environment: Ben Okri’s The Famished Road and Songs Of Enchantment”, Kayode Omoniyi Ogunfolabi, West Virginia University
  18. 18. “The "Forest" as a Topo for manifestation and shaping of an African identity: An Ecocritical reading of Fagunwa's The Forest of a Thousand Daemons”, Bernard Ayo Oniwe, University of South Carolina
  19. 19. “The Representation of the African Ecosystem in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and J.M.G. Le Clézio’s Onitsha”, Florence Orabueze, University of Nigeria</li></ul>B 6Oil Exploitation, Environmental Degradation and Conflict in Nigerian Film & Literature <br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Pollution in African Literature: An Ecocritical Study of Tanure Ojaide’s The Activist and Isidore Okpewho’s Tides”, Romanus C. Nwoma, University of Nigeria Nsukka
  20. 20. “A Bleeding Motherland: An Examination of Tess Onwueme's Imagery of Environmental Degradation in Nigeria's Niger–Delta”, Elizabeth Ashimana Nyager, University of Jos
  21. 21. “Nigerian Literature and the Politics of Oil/Religion and Environmental Degradation”, Vicky M. Sylvester, University of Abuja
  22. 22. “Looking for Solidarity in Ecological Warfare: Ken Saro-wiwa's 'Genocide in Nigera' and Glen Ellis' 'Delta Force'”, Joya Uraizee, Saint Louis University </li></ul>B7African Literature and Globalization<br />Chair: Opportune Zongo, Bowling Green University<br /><ul><li>“The Global Literary Canon and Minor African Literatures: Preliminaries”, Amatoritsero Ede Carleton University
  23. 23. “Literature and Globalisation: A Study of a Nigerian Video Film Kingsley Ogoro's ‘Osuofia in London 1&2’”, Amaraegbulam Ndubuisi Oji, Enugu State University of Science and Technology
  24. 24. “Sustainability of the Other: The Globalization of Commodious Discourse”, Keidrick J. Roy, The University of Arizona
  25. 25. “Gender and Globalization in African Women Writing”, Opportune Zongo, Bowling Green University</li></ul>Thursday, March 11<br />10:15-12:00<br />C1 Immigrant Voices in Short Stories<br />Chair: Ada Uzoamaka Azodo, Indiana University Northwest 1. “Four Episodes in Reverse Migration,” Ada Uzoamaka Azodo, Indiana University Northwest<br />2. “Flight DT – 1542”, Tomi Adeaga, University of Siegen, Germany<br />3. “Friends at Kleinsville," Omofolabo Ajayi- Soyinka, University of Kansas<br />4. “Refracted Dreams,” Naana Banyiwa Horne, Santa Fe Community College <br />C 2Mother Nature, Women and Gender in Literature<br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Women Negotiating New Realities: A Critical Examination of Selected Writings by Ama Ata Aidoo”, Charmaine Yaa Renee Lang, California State University Dominguez Hills
  26. 26. “Geographies of Loss and Resilience in Gappah's Elegy for Easterly”, John Lemly, Mount Holyoke College
  27. 27. “The Politics of Power and The Struggle for Self-Assertion: Tess Onwueme’s The Reign of Wazobia”Chinyelu Ojukwu, University of Port-Harcourt
  28. 28. “The Double bind: Women and the Environment in the Early Novels of Manuel Zapata Olivella”, Uchenna Pamela Vasser, Winston-Salem State University</li></ul>C3Roundtable Plenary: Eco-Imagination: African and Diasporan Literatures and SustainabilityChair: Isadore Okpewho, Binghamton University<br />Participants: Eustace Palmer, Robert Cancel, Juliana Nfah-Abbenyi, Joseph McLaren, Molara Ogundipe<br />C4Immigration in Francophone Literature and Cinema<br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Culture blanche, femme noire: Les strategies d’intégration dans la Préférence Nationale de Fatou Diome”, Boubakary Diakite, Franklin and Marshall College
  29. 29. “Torturous Route To Eldorado: A Reading Of New Francophone African Immigrant Fiction”, Unionmwan Edebiri, University of Benin
  30. 30. “Go Up, Go Down, or Go Back: Immigration, Language and the Francophone African Novel of Exile”, Marame Gueye, East Carolina University
  31. 31. “Retour en Afrique: Immigration et Crise Identitaire dans le Cinéma Africain Francophone”, Abdou Salam Yaro, Indiana University</li></ul>C5L’environnement dans la littérature africaine<br />Chair: TBA<br />1. “L’environnement au service de la démocratie et de la paix en Afrique : le mouvement de la ceinture verte de Wangari Maathai”, Edgard Coly, Monterey Institute of International Studies <br />2. “La fonction métonymique de l’environnement dans le roman africain”, M. Saidu Kabia, Virginia State University<br />3. “Littérature Negro-Africaine Et Environnement”, Guy Ossito Midiohouan, Université d'Abomey-Calavi<br />4. “Nature, forces surnaturelles et visions du destin chez Olympe Bhêly Quenum: L’exemple d’Un piège sans fin”, Amadou Ouedraogo, University of Louisiana at Lafayette<br />C6Human Presence and Nature in the Poetry and Fiction of Nigeria <br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“’What did they know of oil?' Writing and Ecocritical Activism in Africa”, Alessandra Capperdoni, Simon Fraser University
  32. 32. “Drama and Environmental Challenges in the Niger Delta in Selected Nigerian Plays”, Reuben Embu, University of Jos
  33. 33. “Ominous Formations: Post- Coloniality, Nationalism and The Environment In Niger-Delta Poetry”, Idom T. Inyabri, University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
  34. 34. “Writing the Niger Delta: Memory and the Narrativizing of Wrongs in Ogaga Ifowodo’s The Oil Lamp”, Oyeniyi Okunoye, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria</li></ul>C7Postcolonial Theory and Ecocriticism<br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Teaching Diasporan Literature in the University of Ilorin, Nigeria”, Jide Balogun, University of Ilorin
  35. 35. “Theorizing African/Black Diaspora: The Kemetic Paradigm as a Global Comfort Zone for Contextualizing Women’s Discourses & Teaching Literature of the Black World”, Safoura Boukari, Western Illinois University
  36. 36. “Shattering the Legendry Silence of a Rustic Landscape: Tanure Ojaide’s Great Boys as Ecobiography”. Ogaga Okuyade, Nigeria
  37. 37. “Countries of the Mind: Spacetime Chronotopes in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus”, Christopher Ouma, University of the Witwatersrand</li></ul>Thursday, March 11<br />1:45-3:30<br />D1 Workshop 1: “So You Want a Tenure Track Position? Navigating Faculty Job Interviews—the Nuts and bolts for Graduate Students” (sponsored by the Standing ALA Exec. Council)<br /> Chair: Maureen N. Eke, <br />Panelists: Fahamisha Brown <br />(This workshop features ALA members with extensive experience in conducting job searches, tenure, and promotion processes. The workshop is designed to provide graduate students, ABD’s, new Ph-D’s with strategies for surviving job searches/interviews.) <br />D2Teaching Literature of War and Violence <br />(Teaching and Research Committee)Chair: Ngwarsungu Chiwengo, Creighton University1. “Violence, the Text, & the Child Soldier: A Pedagogy of Transcendence, Ernest Cole , Hope College <br />2. “Violence and War: Invariable artistic Patterns in African Literature”, Felix Kaputu, Massachusetts College of Arts and Design <br />3. “Subverting Stereotypes in Teaching Violence: From V.Y. Mudimbe’s Writings to New Voices”, Kasongo Kapanga, University of Richmond<br />4. " African Literature: Violence and Conflict Management" , Linda Johnston and Oumar Cherif Diop, Kennesaw State University<br />D3Sierra Leonean Literature: from the Origins to the Present<br />Chair: Eustace Palmer, Georgia College & State University1. " Pioneer Poetry in Sierra Leone: A Thematic Approach to the Poetry of Crispin George and Delphine King" , Ernest Cole, Hope College<br />2. " The Agony and Ecstasy of Genius: Rediscovering the Poetry of Gladys Casely-Hayford" , Eustace Palmer, Georgia College & State University <br />3. " Reverse Diaspora and the Idea of Freedom in Yema Lucilda Hunter's Road to Freedom" , Mohamed Kamara, Washington and Lee University <br />4. “Othello’s Countryman” and the African Environment (Literary and Otherwise) in the Twenty First Century”, Abioseh Porter, Drexel University <br />D4Eco-Imagination<br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“A Comparative Analysis of Eco-imagination and Socio-political Sustainability in Soyinka's A Dance of the Forests and Walcott's Ti-jean and His Brothers”, Abdullahi Abubakar, University of Iliorin
  38. 38. “Autobiography and Eco-Imagination: Wangari Maathai’s Unbowed: A Memoir”, Adetayo Alabi, University of Mississippi
  39. 39. “Trees, Roots, and Seashells: Eco-creation and Eco-imagination in Andrée Chedid’s À la mort, à la vie”, Anne F. Carlson, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  40. 40. “Eco-Imagination From The Perspective Of The Swazi Reed Dance (Umhlanga)”, Lomagugu Masango, University of Swaziland </li></ul>D5African and Diaspora Poetry and Fiction <br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Culture, Ecology, and the Ethics of Consumption in Song of Lawino”, Ariel Bookman, Northwestern University
  41. 41. “The Ecology of Toomer’s Cane, or , Rhapsody of A Son of The Soil”, Chidi Ikonne, University of Port Harcourt
  42. 42. “Environmentalism and Postcolonial African Poetry”, Fatima Radhouani Nwankwo, University of Nigeria
  43. 43. “Land or Landscape? Re-visioning Identity through Green Lenses: Abul Quacem Echebbi’s Canticles of the Life and Naomi Shihab Nye’s Words under the Words”, Fatima Radhouani Saidani, High Institute of Human Sciences, Tunisia </li></ul>D6Caribbean Literature <br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Marie-Magdeleine Carbet: Fantasy and Faith in Martinican Contes”, E. Anthony Hurley, Stony Brook University
  44. 44. “Raphael Confiant, Resistance to Vichy, and the Valorization of Martinican Culture” H. Adlai Murdoch, University of Illinois-Urbana
  45. 45. “Postcolonial Madness: The Mind as Borderland in the West Indian Novel”, Mary Stroud, The University of Arizona
  46. 46. “The Politics of Place: Conflicting Visions and Appropriations of Place in Caribbean Writing”, Nana V Wilson-Tagoe, The University of Missouri-Kansas City </li></ul>D7Africa and the USA <br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Dream Destination or Niggers' Nightmare: United States of America in Collin Powel's My American Dream and Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father”, Adewole Adejayan, University Of Ibadan
  47. 47. “Stuck In No African Woman’s Land: Being An African Transnational Female Immigrant In Contemporary US – A View From Selected Transnational Fiction”, Jessie Kabwila Kapasula, Binghamton University
  48. 48. “Contesting the Construction of Africa and its Primitivism in 14 Cows for America”, Maha Marouan, University of Alabama
  49. 49. “The Cultural Poetics of Environmental Justice & Climate Change: African Diaspora & Comparative Communities”, Kamala Platt, University of Texas-Pan American</li></ul>Friday, March 12<br />8:00-9:45<br />E1 Nurturing Nature in Afro-Brazilian Literature/Culture <br />Chair: Niyi Afolabi, University of Texas at Austin  <br /><ul><li> “Pan-African Voices in Nascimento’s Quilombo and W.E.B. Du Bois’s Crisis”, Silvia Lorenso, University of Texas at Austin
  50. 50. “Aesthetic Agency through Subaltern Literary Expression: Contemporary Peruvian and Brazilian Literatures Compared”, Becky Thompson, University of Texas at Austin 
  51. 51. “Traditions and Emerging Movements in Afro-Latin American Women’s Literatures”, Ninosca Escobar, University of Texas at Austin
  52. 52. “Environmental Cosmologies and Epistemologies in Miriam Alves’ Aro Boboi! and Niyi Osundare’s Eye of the Earth”, Niyi Afolabi, University of Texas at Austin   </li></ul>E 2Teaching African Literature in Africa and the Diaspora (2)<br /> Chair: Ernest N. Emenyonu, University of Michigan<br />1. “Teaching African Literature /Culture-for whom?” Raoul J. Granqvist, Umea University<br />2. “Literary Theory, Relevance and Responses in Teaching African Literature: The Example of Tess Onwueme’sTell It To Women”, H. Oby Okolocha, University of Benin<br />3. “Teaching African Literature and transnational Spaces: In the Spirit of Fanon”, Ghirmai Negash, Ohio University <br />4. “Teaching African Literature Without Dedactions, Leap of faith, and Hypostasis”, Chimalum Nwankwo, North Carolina A&T State University<br />5. “The Pedagogical Involvements of African Gender Discourse in the African Diaspora”, Iniobong I.Uko <br />6. “Teaching African Literature Across Disciplines”, Anthonia Kalu, Ohio University <br />E 3‘Gender Affirmations:’ Women’s Subjectivity, Identity, Narrative <br />Chair: Renée Larrier, Rutgers University <br /><ul><li>“Articulating the ‘Indicible:’ Gender/Genre Agency” , Renée Larrier, Rutgers University
  53. 53. “Being Woman and Black: Re/Claiming a Despised Identity in Marie-Célie Agnant’s The Book of Emma”, Simone James Alexander, Seton Hall University
  54. 54. “Claiming Arab-Muslim Identity, Contesting French Universalisms in Faïza Guène’s Kiffe-kiffe demain”, Brinda Mehta, Mills College
  55. 55. “A Literary Weaving of Mghribiyya Consciousness: Grounding Indigenous Knowledge in the Work of Leila Abouzeid, Laila Lalami, and Hassan Zrizi”, Marlene de La Cruz-Guzman, Ohio University</li></ul>E4A Reevaluation of Ghanaian Literature and Globalization <br />Chair: Vincent O. Odamtten, Hamilton College1. Becky Ayebia Clarke, Ayebia Clarke Literary Agency & Publications Ltd <br />2. “Ghanaian Fictions of Masculinities”, Naana Banyiwa Horne, Santa Fe Community College <br />3.”The Existentialist Strain in the Ghanaian Novel”, Helen Yitah, University of Ghana <br />4. “Not Just for Children Anymore: Aidoo, The Eagle and the Chickens, Birds and Other Poems and Questions of Identity and Being in the World”, Vincent O. Odamtten, Hamilton College <br />E5 Ecocritique <br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Enjeux et Derterminants du Developpement Durable Dans Le Roman De L’emigration Africaine. Esquisse D’une Eco-Critique”, Yvette Balana, University of Douala
  56. 56. “Agadir: lecture éco-littéraire” , Khadija Bounou, Loyola University Chicago
  57. 57. “Discours politique et écologique dans Matins de couvre-feu de Tanella Boni”, Raymond Gnanwo Hounfodji, University of Arizona
  58. 58. “Symbolisme de l'eau dans une étude comparative de Matigari et Abla Pokou”, Minata Kone, University of Cocody, Côte d'Ivoire </li></ul>E 6Land, Race, Identity and Reconciliation in Post-Apartheid Literature<br /> Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“What Is It Like To Be Driepoot? Coetzee, Costello and the Dogs of Disgrace”, J. Edward Mallot, Arizona State University
  59. 59. “Sustaining and Reshaping the Memory of the Anti-apartheid Struggle”, Monica Popescu, McGill University
  60. 60. “Speaking for the Silenced: Politics and Puppets in Ubu and the Truth Commission”, J. Coplen Rose, Wilfrid Laurier University
  61. 61. “Land, Lineage and Legend: The Resistance Narratives of Zoë Wicomb's David's Story”, Anita Rosenblithe, Raritan Valley Community College </li></ul>E. 7 Characters and Critics<br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Picaro or Trickster, Continuing an Earlier Conversation”, Robert Cancel, University of California, San Diego
  62. 62. “Odysseus and Akara Ogun: Builders of an “Unlived” Globality”, Adrien M. Pouille, Indiana University
  63. 63. “Bigger Thomas and the African Mind: Richard Wright’s Native Son in Perspective” David Agum, Temple University
  64. 64. “Unsustainable Conflict: Child Soldiers as Cultural Critics”, Stephen Bishop, University of New Mexico</li></ul>Friday, March 12<br />10:15-12:00<br />F1 Contemporary Human Trafficking in African Literature, Life Writing, Radio Plays and Film<br />(Panel sponsored by WOCALA and the ALA Issues Committee)<br />Chair: Elisabeth Bekers, University of Belgium<br /><ul><li>“Difficult Diaspora: Trafficking Women/Showcasing Prostitution in Amma Darko’s Beyond the Horizon and Ezeigbo’s Trafficked”, Otymeyin Agbajoh, Monmouth University
  65. 65. “The Human Trafficking Project: Drama for Education”, Omofolabo Ajayi-Soyinka
  66. 66. “Fata Morganas in the Streets of Antwerp’s Red Light District: Chika Unigwe’s African Sisters in On Black Sisters’ Street and Other Fiction,” Elisabeth Bekers , University of Belgium
  67. 67. “A Crime with no Punishment: Human Trafficking and Sembene Ousmane's "La Noire de... (1961)" and "La Noire de... (1966)", Dayna Oscherwitz</li></ul>F2“The Translator, Translating, and Sustainability”<br />TRACALA Round Table<br />Chair: Janis Mayes<br />Discussants: Janis Mayes, Pamela Smith, Phanuel Egejuru, d’Almeida, and Tomi Adeaga<br /> <br />F3Filming Resistance, Colonialism and Neocolonialism <br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li> “Resistance and Power: A Postcolonial Reading of Le Grand Blanc de Lambarené”, Olubunmi O. Ashaolu, Hamline University
  68. 68. “Tirs croisés sur l’Occident et les élites africaines dans les films Bamako et Chef , la tête dans les nuages de Abdouramane Cissoko et Jean-Marie Teno”, Viviane Bekrou, College of Charleston
  69. 69. “Collective Memories and Filmic Visions of Resistance: Quilombo and Sarraounia” Eckhard Breitinger, Eckersdorf (Independent Scholar?)
  70. 70. “Sapping Citizenships, Cinema and the Nation State: The Case of Abderrahmane Sissako’s Bamako”, Patrick Mensah, University of Massachusetts, Amherst</li></ul>F4Women’s Writings<br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“An Inhospitable Refuge: Retelling Somali Diasporic Belonging in Cristina Ali Farah’s Madre piccolo”, Allison Crumly, University of California, Los Angeles
  71. 71. “The African Female Novel of Self-Realization and the Return to Nature”, Fiona Moolla, University of the Western Cape
  72. 72. “Representation of Masculinity in African Novels: The Female Perspective”, Sylvester Nguza Mutunda, The University of Arizona
  73. 73. “Writing Home:  Intimacy, (Dis)location, and Healing in African Women’s Epistolary Fiction”, Carrie Walker, University of Nebraska</li></ul>F5Droits des femmes et des enfants <br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Bolya Baenga :la polyandrie comme antidote à la polygamie?” André Djiffack, University of Oregon
  74. 74. “Au Carrefour De La Vie et De La Mort: La Condition Des Enfants Dans Une Société En Guerre Dans Allah N’est Pas Obligé Et Johnny Chien Méchant”, Angelique E. Owanga, The University of Arizona
  75. 75. “De l’anthroponymie aux droits des enfants”, Nathalie Rouamba, West Virginia University
  76. 76. “L’Excision à travers la littérature et le cinéma francophones d’Afrique de l’Ouest”, Zalia Maiga Touré, The University of Arizona </li></ul>F6Indigenous Literatures and Translations <br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Indigenous Language Media in Crisis Prevention and Management in Northern Nigeria”, Danaan Godfrey, University of Jos
  77. 77. “Wolof and Hebrew in the Shadow of Mount Sinai”, George Joseph, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  78. 78. “Shakespeare in Swahili: The Dynamics of a Cultural and Literary espousal of Tanzanian Nationalism and African Socialism”, Aida Mbowa, Stanford University
  79. 79. “Rupert East and Abubakar Imam: The Colonial Origins of Hausa Prose Writing”, David M. Westley, Boston University </li></ul>F 7Women’s Conditions: Problems and Solutions <br />Chair: TBA <br /><ul><li>“Obama Election: Hope for Africa, Personal Perspective”, Regina Amollo, Uganda,
  80. 80. “Poverty, Arranged Marriages, Sexual Abuse and the Abenegation of the Rights of Children in the 21st Century: A Study o Fictional and Real-Life Characters”, Maureen Amaka Azuike, University of Jos
  81. 81. “Society Versus Self: Who Owns Children's Sexuality?” Hanny Lightfoot-Klein, Arizona
  82. 82. “The Heroism of Death in Moolaade”, Aissata Sidikou, U.S. Naval Academy</li></ul>Friday, March 12<br />1:45-3:30<br />G1Forum 2: Preparing for Promotion and Tenure: Junior Faculty Survival<br />Panel EKE Teachers’ Workshop sponsored by the Standing ALA Exec. Council<br />Chair: Lokangaka Losambe, University of Vermont<br />Panelists: Lokangaka Losambe, University of Vermont: “Internationalizing English Studies Curriculum in the USA: The Place of African and African Diasporan Literatures”<br /> (This forum features ALA members with extensive experience in these job searches, tenure and promotion decisions who will share their expertise in the field. Speakers will address strategies for success and how to navigate the tenure process. Some of the speakers have served as departmental chairs or search committees in their institutions.)<br />G2New Paradigms for Critical Approaches to African Cinema (1)<br /> Chair: Ken Harrow, Michigan State University1. “Toward a New Paradigm of African Cinema”, Kenneth Harrow, Michigan State University<br />2. “Sakawa Movies from Ghana: Internet, Enchantment and Technological Spectacle”, Carmela Garritano<br />3. “Dactari Ramses Goes South: Re-Orienting Africanism and Orientalism In Amr Arafa’s Africano (2001)” , Lamia Ben Youssef Zayzafoon, University of Alabama at Birmingham<br />4. TBA, Tsitsi Dangarembga <br />5. “The Decentered Audience , Andrew Lawrence, The University of Edinburgh<br />G3Exploring the nexus between Caribbean history and contemporary Caribbean art <br />Chair: Ann Scarboro, Mosaic Media 1. Discussant: Ann Scarboro, Mosaic Media <br />2. Discussant: Micheline Rice-Maximin, Swarthmore College<br />3. Discussant: “Land/scape and imagination in the short fiction of Monica Arac De Nyeko”, Andrew H. Armstrong, University of the West Indies<br />G4Teaching African Literature in the American Classroom<br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Representing Africa in the American Classroom: Lessons Learned from the African Storytelling on Wheels Program”, Heather DuBois Bourenane, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  83. 83. “The art of the game—Games and Drama in the African literature classroom”, Dale Byam, Brooklyn College
  84. 84. “Contextualizing the Teaching of Africa in the 21st century: A pluralistic Pedagogical Approach to Demystify Africa as the “Heart of Darkness”, Lucie Viakinnou-Brinson, Kennesaw State University
  85. 85. “Voodoo Pedagogy”, Cynthia Ward, University of Hawaii</li></ul>G 5African Oral Literature and the Natural Environment <br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Environmental  Management from the Perspective of Yoruba Oral Literature”, Olalere Adeyemi, University of Ilorin
  86. 86. “Natural species and natural resources as proverb sources in Bamileke traditional literature - An abstract from Nde mu Fopinn’s Ngemba ne pòng!” , Nde, Purdue University
  87. 87. “Monyohe, the Great Snake of the Deep waters”: Transition and the Manipulation of Ritual in the Oral Narrative”, Ramenga Mtaali Osotsi, James Madison University
  88. 88. “Orality, History, and the Land in Aminata Sow Fall’s Le jujubier du patriarche , Mahriana Rofheart, Rutgers University</li></ul>G6West African Literature, Cinema, and Television<br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Cultural, Religious, and Political Intertwinements: Common Approaches of Senghor, Hampate Ba, and Dadie”, Sani Adamou, University of Texas at Austin
  89. 89. “The rehabilitation of Yambo Ouologuem in Mali” Alioune Sow, University of Florida
  90. 90. “Présentation Du Cinématographe En Tueur De Rêves Dans Rêves Portatifs” , Guy Tegomo, Queen's University
  91. 91. “Ma famille: modèle d’autofinancement de la production filmique en Afrique francophone” Delphine Loukou (Akissi Delta), réalistrice </li></ul>G7 African Environment in Cinema and Theatre <br />Chair: TBA <br /><ul><li>“Land, Animals, and Environment in Hyenas”, Mark Burns, Brigham Young University
  92. 92. “Literary tropes of wildlife, film, and technology in Africa”, Fawzia Mustafa, Fordham University
  93. 93. “Jacopetti and Prosperi’s Africa Addio as an Ecological Documentary”, William Van Watson, University of Arizona
  94. 94. “Kossi Efoui: Theatre and Recycling”, Judith Miller and Elizabeth Applegate, New York University</li></ul>G8Roundtable: Memories of the Inaugural ALA Meeting, Austin, 1975<br />Chair, Bernth Lindfors, The University of Texas at Austin<br /> Paticipants: Charles Dameron, Hal Wylie, Richard Priebe, Wayne Kamin<br />Friday, March 12<br />3:30-5:00<br />H1 Of Characters and Cosmologies in Afro-Brazilian Culture<br />Chair: Niyi Afolabi, University of Texas at Austin  <br /><ul><li>“Rhetorics of Exu in Glauber Rocha’s Barravento”, Rodrigo Oliveira, University of Texas at Austin 
  95. 95. “The Axé in Our Blood: A Comparative Study of Rituals in Plays by Ildefonso Maya and Abdias do Nascimento”, Adam W. Coon, University of Texas at Austin ,
  96. 96. “Black Characters in Para-Didactic Books: An African Diasporic Cosmovision”, Andreia Lisboa de Sousa, University of Texas at Austin </li></ul>H2Children’s Rights in Nigerian Theater<br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Drama And Children Rights: A Case Study of Trcie Utoe’s Night Of a Thousand Truths and Tess Onweme’s Shakara Dance Hall Queen”, Rosemary Asen, Benue State University
  97. 97. “Communicating Children’s Rights through Theatre and Drama: A study of selected Nigerian Plays”, Hanatu Gyem Dantong
  98. 98. “Conflict And Children’s Rights Nigeria: Doing Environmental Education With Children Through Poetry, Short Stories And Transformative Theatre” , Tor Joe Iorapuu, University of Jos</li></ul>H3Écologie et Résistance: le cas de Mongo BetiChair : Cilas Kemedjio, University of Rochester1. “Dynamique de l’environnement forestier dans l’oeuvre Romanesque de Mongo Beti”, Yvonne-Marie Mokam, The University of Arizona <br />2. “Arrière-pays et résistance dans l’espace camerounais”, Ambroise Kom, College of the Holy Cross <br />3. “Écologie et résistance naturelle chez Mongo Beti”, Cilas Kemedjio, University of Rochester<br />H4Land and the Natural Environment in Ngugi’s Novels<br />Chair: TBA<br />1 .“Mother Nature(ed): Postcolonial Perceptions of Land Embodiment in Ngugi Wa Thiongo’s Weep Not, Child, The River Between, and A Grain of Wheat”, Harry S. Gatanis, Jr., Kennesaw State University<br />2. “Land, Landscape, and Cultural Sustenance in the Narratives of Alan Paton and Ngugi wa Thiong’o”, Immaculate Kizza, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga<br />3. “Western Modernity and Environmental Degradation in Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s Writing”, Gĩchingiri Ndĩgĩrĩgĩ, University of Tennessee<br />H5Bringing Awareness to Environmental Issues through Film and Dance <br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li> “Using Dance To Enlighten On Environmental Issues;  Ijaw Boat Dance And The Egwogwo Festival”, Bose Ayensi-Tsevende, University of Jos
  99. 99. “Life in Gaston Kabore smoke and Pascal D. Ouedraogo: Desertification and development cinematographic situation”, Marie-Magdeleine Chirol, Whittier College
  100. 100. “African Filmmakers and Environmental Issues”, Emmanuel Yewah, Albion College</li></ul>H6Africans on the Move: Representations of African Immigrants in Europe<br />Chair: Dorothy Odartey-Wellington, University of Guelph1. “Stereotypes of African Immigrants in Contemporary Fiction in Spain”, Dorothy Odartey-Wellington. University of Guelph, Canada: <br /> 2. " Out of the Darkness: Abuse, Alienation and the Process of Selfhood in Ama Darko’s Beyond the Horizon”, Samuel Mate-Kodjo, Central College, Iowa<br />3. “New Writers within New Ghettos: Good Authors & Timid Scholars”, Beppe Cavatorta, The University of Arizona <br />H7Haitian Literature <br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Subjectivity in L'Espace d'un cillement” Danielle Raquidel, University of South Carolina Upstate
  101. 101. “Rapports entre l'homme et l'environnement dans le récit de Jacques Roumain (1907-1944), Gouverneurs de la rosée“ Obrillant Damus, Université de Paris 8, Vincennes Saint-Denis
  102. 102. “Nature, Community and Politics in Haitian Novels: From Gouverneurs de la rosée to Kasal “, Joëlle Vitiello, Macalester College</li></ul>H 8Sembene and the Discourse of (Im)migration and Globalization<br />Chair: Amadou Fofana, Willamette University1. “Globalization and Marginalization in Sembène Ousmane’s Xala and Guelwaar”, Lifongo Vetinde, Lawrence University<br />2. “Sembene and Samba Felix Ndiaye: How to Recalibrate Globalization to Heal a World in Chaos?” Moussa Sow, The College of New Jersey<br />3. “Making sense of Sembene’s Filmic Representation of (Im)migration and Globalization”, Amadou T Fofana, Willamette University <br />H9Politics and Resources in Literature and Cinema <br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Political Leaders and the Search for Sustainability: Driving into ‘The Midnight Hotel’”, Jacob Manase Agaku, University of Jos
  103. 103. “Not Oil, But Blood: the Wounded Earth in the Poetry of Ogaga Ifowodo and Nnimmo Bassey”, Sule E. Egya, Humboldt University, Berlin
  104. 104. “Destroying Land, Killing People: Violence in Ceddo and Allah n'est pas obligé “, Frances Novack, Ursinus College</li></ul>Saturday, March 13<br />8-30-9:45<br />I 1Roundtable: Teaching African Literature and Culture with Media Visuals and Cinema<br />(sponsored by the Teaching and Research Committee)<br />Chair: Ngwarsungu Chiwengo, Creighton University; Carmela Garritano, University of St Thomas; Kenneth Harrow, Michigan State University; Charlie Sugnet, University of Minnesota; Ngwarsungu Chiwengo, Creighton University <br />I 2Revoir l’histoire <br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Histoire/Histoire: Témoignage De/Sur Les Femmes Et La Colonisation En Algérie Dans L'oeuvre D'assia Djeba” Ahmed Bouguarche, California State University, Northridge
  105. 105. “Interpreting the Interpreter in Two West African Novels: Translation in Amadou Hampaté Bâ’s Fortunes of Wangrin (L’Etrange destin de Wangrin) and Ahmadou Kourouma’s Monnew (Monné, outrages, et défis)”, Jeanne Garane, University of South Carolina
  106. 106. “Ces Africains qui ont libéré la France dans le film Indigènes”, Alek Baylee Toumi, University of Wisconsin
  107. 107. “L’Ironie à la Rescousse du Débat sur la Colonisation : Une Nouvelle Lecture de Monnè d'Ahmadou Kourouma”, Samuel Zadi, Wheaton College</li></ul>I 3Teaching Social Culture: Literature, Film, and Philosophy<br /> Chair: Kathleen J. Wininger, University of Southern Maine<br />1. “Teaching Against Cultural Essentialism: “Caster Semenya a continuation of Sarah Baartman?” Otrude N. Moyo, University of Southern Maine<br />2. “Teaching African Aesthetics in a Philosophy of Art Class”, Gail M. Presbey, University of Detroit Mercy<br />3. ”Teaching African Film: Anthropology Cinematic Portraits”, Elizabeth A. Eames, Bates College <br />4. “Teaching Gender in African Philosophy, Film, and Literature”, Kathleen J. Wininger, University of Southern Maine<br />I 4Politics in Theater and Television<br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Plateau Radio Television and Peace Management in a Volatile Environment: Plateau State situation considered” Amorighoye Darlington Olamire, University of Jos, Nigeria
  108. 108. “The Absurd as Medium of Vision in Wole Soyinka’s Madmen and Specialists and Bate Besong’s Beasts of No Nation”, David Cho Wanki, Ministry of Secondary Education, Yaoundé
  109. 109. “Panic Theatre and Gender Sustainability Beyond Zimbabwe’s Crises”, Joy Wrolson, Independent Scholar, California
  110. 110. “The Dialectics of Political Schizophrenia in Efo Kodjo Mawugbe’s Aquired Prison Traumatic Syndrome/Prison Graduates”, Victor Kwabena Yankah, University of Cape Coast</li></ul>I 5Land and the Natural Environment in Postcolonial Literature<br />Chair:<br /><ul><li>Michael Amadihe Ezugu, University of Nigeria
  111. 111. “Colonization and the Desecration of the Land: A Critical Analysis of Chenjerai Hove’s Bones”, Munashe Furusa, California State University Dominguez Hills
  112. 112. "’A Wilderness for the Mind’": Representations of the Bush in Yoruba Fiction”, Diana Mafe, Denison University
  113. 113. “Revisiting the Land Question in Postcolonial Kenya Literary and Cultural Productions”, Maina Mutonya, El Colegio de Mexico </li></ul>I 6 Slavery <br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“To Re-member the Unmentionable: K. Azasu as a Chronicler of the Transatlantic Slave Trade”, Prince Kwame Adika, University of Ghana
  114. 114. “Re-Locating the Quotidian, Re-Claiming Agency: Theories of Trauma and Belinda's Petition, 1782”, Nandini Dhar, University of Texas at Austin
  115. 115. “Slavery, Migration And Dislocation In Ayi Kwei Armah’s Novels, Two Thousand Seasons and Osiris Rising, Alexander Dakubo Kakraba, University of Mines and Technology
  116. 116. “The ‘Freedom Narrative’ and the Rise of the 21st Century Slave Narrative”, Laura Murphy, Ithaca College </li></ul>I7Ecopoetry <br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“War and Peace in Contemporary Eritrean Poetry”, Charles Cantalupo, Penn State University
  117. 117. “Poetry, Artistry, Pleasure, Beauty, and other Nonsense: The Evolutionary Imperative in Verse”, Mark L. Lilleleht, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  118. 118. “Globalization and Emerging Configurations in Exilic Poetry of Odia Ofeimun and Tanure Ojaide” Henri Oripeloye, Adekunle Ajasin University
  119. 119. “The Vehicle of Symbolism In Steve Osuji’s Road To W’omoko”, Camillus Chima Ukah, Imo State University, Nigeria </li></ul>I 8Ecrivaines francophones <br />Chair : TBA<br /><ul><li>“Marie NDiaye et Ken Bugul ont-elles vraiment deux destins d’écriture qui se croisent sans se rencontrer?”, Frédérique Donovan , Boston University
  120. 120. “Cooking up something good: Recipes as rhetoric in recent works by Aminata Sow Fall and Calixthe Beyala”, Julie Huntington, Marymount Manhattan College
  121. 121. “Éco-féminisme au Cœur de la Forêt Africaine : Vénus de Khalakanti d’Angèle Kingué”, Marie Chantale Mofin Noussi, University of New Mexico
  122. 122. “Infanticide in Malika Mokeddem’s Je dois tout à ton oubli” Michèle Vialet, University of Cincinnati</li></ul>Saturday, March 13<br />10:15-12:00<br />JIMemory/history, violence and reconciliation<br />Chair: Maureen N. Eke, Central Michigan University<br />1. “Memory, History, and National Healing in Zakes Mda’s Ways of Dying”, Maureen N. Eke, Central Michigan University<br />2. “Women and War in Algerian Literature: Revisiting Assia Djebar’s ‘The Woman without a Tomb’ ”, Mildred Mortimer, University of Colorado, Boulder <br />3. “History, Nation, Ghetto: Kenyan Women’s Literature and the Ethics of Responsibility”, Marie Kruger, University of Iowa<br />4. “The Politics of Exploitation and Protest in Niger-Delta Literature: Tanure Ojaide’s Activists and Isidore Okpewho’s Tides”, Cajetan Iheka, Central Michigan University <br />J2Memories of Home:  Reflections on the Lives of African Immigrants in the Western World <br />Chair: Salome C. Nnoromele, Eastern Kentucky University <br /><ul><li>“Where is Home Anyway?: Confronting Images of Nostalgia and Alienation in Selected New African Immigrants Writings”, Salome C. Nnoromele, Eastern Kentucky University
  123. 123. ”Learning to Walk on Ice: Negotiating Customs, Social Boundaries and Difference in Exile”, Unoma N. Azuah, Lane College
  124. 124. “Têtes de Nѐgre: French Cuisine and Representations of Blackness”, Diarapha H. Diallo, Université de Tours
  125. 125. ”Affirmative Melancholia or Paradox of Assimilation? Shifting Identities among African Caribbean Canadians in H. Nigel Thomas’s Behind the Face of Winter and Return to Acadia”, Dannabang Kuwabong, University of Puerto Rico </li></ul>J3Teaching Languages and Literatures <br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Interdisciplnarity and the place of Francophone literature in teaching African and African Diasporan Literatures in translation”, Soraya Mekerta, Spelman College
  126. 126. “Approaches and strategies for the development of translingual and transcultural competence at the beginning level”, Matuku Ngame, Yale College
  127. 127. “The Other Side of Post-Modernism: Recent African Fiction: Accessibility and the Familiar”, Saul Steier, San Francisco State University
  128. 128. “Drama As Tool for Propagating African Languages Among Children: A Case Study of Yoruba Language”, Obateru C. Taye, University of Jos </li></ul>J4Eco-feminism in African-American Literature<br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Eco-feminism and Sarah E. Wright’s This Child’s Gonna Live”, Rita B. Dandridge, Virginia State University
  129. 129. “Self –Love, Language and Nature: An indepth look at Ecofeminist literary criticism and Alice Walker’s Now is the Time to Open Your Heart”, Brandy Kelly, Texas A&M University
  130. 130. “Variations in Literary Adaptations: Lynn Nottage’s Ruined”, Donald M. Morales, Mercy College, New York
  131. 131. “Feminism and Environmental Justice in Toni Cade Bambara’s The Salt Eaters”, Barbara J. Webb, Hunter College (CUNY) </li></ul>J5Ecocriticism in African Literature <br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li> “Exploring the landscape: Role of Literature and Writers in re-inventing the Nigerian Vision”, Iheanacho George Chidiebere, Institute of Arts Indonesia Surakarta
  132. 132. “The Environmental Crisis in African Literature”, Hilary Kowino, University of Minnesota Duluth
  133. 133. “Writing the Environment: An Ecocritical Perspective on the African Novel”, Pauline Ada Uwakweh, North Carolina A &T State University
  134. 134. “Environmental Distress in Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation”, Joseph McLaren, Hofstra University</li></ul>J6 Race <br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“’Fight Against Racism: Kiss your Black girl in public square’: a poem by Ori”, Silvia Lorenso Castro, University of Texas, Austin
  135. 135. “Black Arab Poets’ Defensive Rhetorical Acts: The Example of Pre-Islamic Poet Antara Ibn Shaddad”, Touria Khannous, Louisiana State University
  136. 136. “Steve Biko, Black Consciousness, and Contemporary South African Poetry”, T. Spreelin MacDonald, Ohio University
  137. 137. “Immigration and the Sustainability of a Black-White Love Relationship: Philomène Atyame’s Abengs Entscheidung”, Pia Thielmann, Independent Scholar, Germany</li></ul>J7 Migration and Identity <br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Unification and Actualization in Tess Onwueme’s: ‘The Missing Face’ and ‘Riot in Heaven’”, Dana Hard, University of Vermont
  138. 138. “Nightmare in ‘Paradise’: Survival in Buchi Emecheta's The Family”, Romanus Muoneke, University of St. Thomas, Houston
  139. 139. “Rough Crossings: Migration and The Crisis Of Marginality In Recent Nigerian Fictions”, Wumi Raji, Obafemi Awolowo University
  140. 140. “Searching for Sole: Travel, Landscape, and Dislocation in Alexandra Fuller’s Scribbling the Cat”, Kerry Vincent, Acadia University
  141. 141. J 8Literature, Land, and Landscape</li></ul>(sponsored by WOCALA)<br />Chair: TBA<br />“Reading Tess Osonye Onwueme’s Why the Elephant Has No Butt as Literature of the Environment: Melding African Explanatory Folktale and Struggle against Global Inequities”, Ada Uzoamaka Azodo, Indiana University Northwest <br />“Three Paths to the Crossroads”, Arlene (Amy) Elder, University of Cincinnati <br />“Memories of Blood: Youth Responses to Environmental Adversity and Oppression in Sahelian Literature and Film”, Debra Boyd, North Carolina Central University<br />“The Alternative Intimacies: Nkrumahist Nostalgia and New Models of Relationality in Amma Darko’s Novels”, Felicity Palmer, University of Southern Mississippi<br />Saturday, March 13<br />1:30-3:15<br />K1 Forum 3: Publishing in America: Forum for Africa-based Scholars<br />(sponsored by the Standing ALA Exec. Council)<br />Chair: Abioseh Porter<br />Panelists: -----, (The forum will feature a group of speakers (publishers, editors of key literary works, and journals in the discipline) sharing their experiences on publishing—submission of manuscript, preparation of manuscript, publisher’s expectation. The forum should be of particular interest to Africa-based scholars interested in publishing in the U.S.)<br />K2New Paradigms for Critical Approaches to African Cinema (2)<br /> Chair: Ken Harrow, Michigan State University1. “What Is African Cinema?”, Alexie Tcheuyap<br />2. “Writings on the Wall: Documentary, the Future of African Cinema?, Jean Marie Teno <br />3. “Extracting Dreams and Desolation in Arlit: Deuxième Paris”, Victoria Pasley, Clayton State University<br />4. “Migrations in the New Senegalese Cinema”, Aanoumou Amekudji <br />K3Migration and the Natural Environment in South Africa Dance and Literature<br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“‘Ta Na Na … [Green] Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes’: Zulu Migrant Workers’ Isicathamiya and the Making of the South African Industrial Landscape”, John Stafford Anderson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  142. 142. “Foe’s Intertexts, Subtexts & Palimpsests”, Eve Eisenberg, Indiana University-Bloomington
  143. 143. “Migration, Multinational Spaces and the Case of South African literature”, Christine Loflin, Oxford College of Emory University
  144. 144. “The Great White Hunter in the Fiction and Travel Literature of South Africa”, Gerald Monsman, University of Arizona
  145. 145. “The Hope for African Modernity in Head’s When Rain Clouds Gather”, Leon Stennis, Indiana University of Pennsylvania </li></ul>K4 Identity and the Environment in Music, Literature, and Popular Culture <br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Music and African Identity in Morocco”, Ziad Bentahar, Brown University
  146. 146. “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing”: Music and the African-American Novel”, Patrina Jones, Stony Brook University
  147. 147. “Culture, Politics and World Music: Khaled's ‘Aïcha’ and its travels”, John Nimis, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  148. 148. “Coming to Terms: African and Mexican Conversations About and with Death”, Aaron Louis Rosenberg, El Colegio de México </li></ul>K5 Nature in Caribbean Literature <br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>Walcott’s Dolphins”, Aaron Eastley, Brigham Young University
  149. 149. "’To roof the sea’”: Derek Walcott’s Caribbean Response to Kant’s ‘Ultimate Purpose of Nature’", Kevin Hickey, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  150. 150. “Re-Visioning a Poetics of Landscape: Resistance and Continuum in the Poetry of Kamau Brathwaite and Derek Walcott”, James McCorkle, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  151. 151. “Humans, Nature and Derek Walcott’s Texuality: A Reading of Dream on Monkey Mountain”, Kelvin Ngong Toh, The University of Yaoundé 1</li></ul>K 6Old and New Trends in African Literature, Culture, and Criticism<br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Writing, Textuality, and Digital Media: Some African Trends” Moradewun Adejunmobi, University of California Davis
  152. 152. “African Literary Modernism: Some Preliminary Thoughts” Kwaku Larbi Korang, The Ohio State University
  153. 153. “Red Lights on the Run Way: Dangerous Trends in Contemporary African Literary Criticism” Chinyere Nwahunanya, Abia State University
  154. 154. “A Sociological Study of Trends in Modern African Novel”, Isaac Oluyi, Obafemi Awolowo University</li></ul>K 7 Gender in African Literature, Orature, Theatre and Cinema <br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Translating Gender in Ẹfúnṣetán Aníwúrà”, Adélékè Adéẹ̀kọ́, The Ohio State University
  155. 155. “African Women in Cinema: A Comparative Study of South Africa and Nigeria”, Christiana G.E. Best, University of Jos
  156. 156. “Gender Spaces, Sacred Environments: Reflections on the Legends of Heroic Women of Ankole and Kigezi in Uganda”, Aaron Mushengyezi, Makerere University, Uganda
  157. 157. “Asserting themselves, Reclaiming the Land: Women Grassroots Activism In Tess Onwueme's Then She Said It”, Chinyere Nwagbara, Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council
  158. 158. “Bessie and the Biomythological Machine: The "I Am" of the Epistolary Archive”, Linda Beard, Bryn Mawr College</li></ul>K8Black Bodies, Exoticism, Love and Stereotypes<br />Chair: TBA<br /><ul><li>“Eco-Africa, echoes of an exotic Africa”, Priscilla R. Appama, Monash University, South African campus
  159. 159. “Dark Bodies/White Masks: Remapping African Masculinities in Chris Abani’s Graceland”, Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis, Miami University
  160. 160. “Love was love and never failed’: Love Relationships in the Fiction of Elechi Amadi”, Kathleen Hanggi, Emory University
  161. 161. “Northern Nigerian Popular Fiction and Stereotypes of Women Ambition”, Halima Sekula, Nasarawa State University, Keffi