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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies

Conferences, Workshops, Guest Lectures

 

Conference and workshop presentations

October 8-11, 2018.  “Political Practice and Irate Ironies in Cameroonian Literature:  A Cross-language Exploration of What God Has Put Asunder by Victor Epie Ngome and La Chèvre du Sous-Préfet by Charles Soh” at the KOSMOS Workshop  on “Crossings & Comparisons in African Literary and Cultural Studies” at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

March 21 -25, 2018. “Patronage or Negotiation? An Exploration of the Performances of The Boomerang and Pamela's Journal” at a symposium organised on “’Power to the People’”: Patronage, Intervention and Transformation in African Performative Arts" at Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya.

July 19- 21, 2018.  “Pan-Africanism in African Theatre? A Critical Reflection” at the African Theatre Association Conference (AfTA) on Performing Global Africa in Canterbury England.

September 5- 6, 2018. Attended a preparation workshop on Labour and Leisure in Artistic production and Performance with our partner university, the University of Nairobi, on Chiromo Campus, Nairobi Kenya

October 8 -12, 2018. “Political Practice and Irate Ironies in Cameroonian Literature: A Cross-language Exploration of What God has Put Asunder by Victor Epie Ngome and La Chèvre du Sous-Préfet by Charles Soh” at a KOSMOS workshop entitled Crossings and Comparisons in African Literary and Cultural Studies.

June 14 -17, 2017, Invited to participate in a round table discussion on the works of the Cameroonian playwright Bole Butake 1947-2016, African Literature Association (ALA) Conference, Department of English, Yale University Connecticut.

November 15-17, 2016: “Politics of Labour and Identity in Bate Besong’s Beast of No Nation” Conference Theme: Labour and Leisure: A Transdisciplinary Approach, Department of English,University of Nairobi, USA.

June 13-17, 2016, “Theatre and Representation in Berlin: A Critical Understanding of Gender from an  Intercultural Perspective”, Department of Theatre Studies, Ibadan University, Femi Osofisan, Post-Negritude Tradition and 50 Years of Literary Drama, Ibadan University, Nigeria.

May 5-7, 2016, The Indigenous and the Alien: An Exploration of Material Culture in Drama as Resources for People Cinema in Cameroon. GAPS conference on The Postcolonial and the
Material at  the  University of Augsburg.

July 10-11, 2015, Theatre, Body Practice, and Performance: The Memory of Apartheid in Greig Coetzee’s Happy Natives on Embodied Memory, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf.

June 25-26, 2015, A Critical Analysis of the Role of  “Old Woman” Aberewa in Bill Marshall’s play Asana (2013). Colloquium on Ageing Old Age and Gender: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Colloquium in Corporation with IFF – Institut für Palliative Care und Organisations-Ethik, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Wien, Graz. June 25-26, 2015, ZtG, Humboldt University Berlin.

June 3-6, 2015, Politics of Belonging in What God Has Put Asunder, a Cameroonian Play at African Literature Association Conference (ALA) on, “African Futures and Beyond: Visions in Transition” in Bayreuth

June 1, 2015, Theorizing Intervention: Evaluating Applied Theatre in the context of old age

On New Approaches to African literature and Cultures at Bard College of Liberal Arts, Berlin.


May 09-11, 2013. Problematizing Urbanity in Bate Besong’s Beast of No Nation (1990).24the annual ASNEL conference on RE-Inventing the Postcolonial (in the) Metropolis, Chemnitz University of Technology.

August 26- 30, 2013. Recasting Identity in Kwame Kwei-Armah’s Fix Up (2009) OAU organized Conference on Afro-Identity at the Crossroads: African and African Diaspora Creative Genius beyond Globalization and the 21st Century, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife, Nigeria.

July 7-9, 2013: “Bushfaller Wahala”: Relocating Abroad in Makuchi’s “American Lottery” (1999) and Marie Ndiaye’s “Khady” (2009).International Colloquium on Meditating Migration: Meta/Textualities in Transcultural African Narratives, organized by the Department of African Literatures and Cultures, Humboldt Universität Berlin.

2008. “An Initiation Ritual as a Bridge to Political Power: Interpreting Symbols in Bole Butake’s (Cameroon) “Dance of the Vampires”. CRLLLEP-organised conference on “Cultural Kernel” and the University of Reims,

2007.   “The Wilderness in the Forest: Grim and Concentric Reformulations in the Works of Bole Butake and Makuchi” on Knowledge, Creativity and Transformation of Societies, INST-organised conference Vienna, Austria. Published in TRANS 17, an e-journal.

2006. “Popular Culture as a Medium of Expression: A Study of Artists of the North West Province of Cameroon” at a Volkswagen- Foundation sponsored workshop on “Negotiating Culture in Context of Globalization”, Saly, Senegal.

2005.  “A Semiological Interpretation of Rituals in Cameroonian Drama: A Study of the plays of Gilbert Doho, Bole Butake and Hansel Ndumbe Eyoh” at a DAAD- sponsored Conference on Women, Popular Culture and Land Use, University of Buea, Cameroon.



Guest lectures

January 22, 2019.  “The Elderly and Performative Actions in African Drama and Theatre”, Research Kolloquium of Afrikanistik, University of Bayreuth.

December 17, 2018. “Intersectional Gender and Old Age in African Drama and Novel”, Ringevorlesung at the Zentrum für Transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien (ZtG), Humboldt University, Berlin.

May 9, 2018. “Old Age, Existence and Rituals in African Drama and Short Story”, Institute of African Studies, University of Cologne.

February 2, 2018.  “Semiotics and African Theatre with special focus on Femi Osofisan's Women of Owu”. Institute of Theatre Studies, Free University, Berlin.

June 29, 2016. “Othering in the Discourse of Old Age:  Merging Perspectives” on the BIGSAS Diversity Lecture Series, University of Bayreuth.

November 14, 2016. “Post-colonial Perspectives to Theatre: A Reading of Bole Butake’s And Palmwine will Flow”, Moi University Eldoret, Kenya.

November 14, 2016. “Intervention Theatre: A Practical Experience”, Moi University Eldoret, Kenya.

May 19, 2015. “Directing a South African Play. From Text to Performance”, Institute of Asian and African Studies”: Einführungsvorlesung Kultur/Identität, Humboldt University.

February 3, 2015. “The construction of a postcolonial Other in Old Age in a Nigerian play" Institute of Asian & African Studies: Ringevorlesung Regionalstudien, Humboldt University

February 10, 2014.  “Interracial, Ethnicity and Parenthood in Diana Son’s Satellites (2012)”. Dubois Lecture Series. Institute of American Studies, Humboldt University.

June 12, 2008. “Postcolonial Feminine Emancipation: Cameroon Theatre”. Institute of Postcolonial and Transcultural Studies. University of Bremen, Germany.

June 13, 2008. “Postcolonial Feminine Emancipation in the Drama of Bole Butake -Lake God (1986) and And Palm-wine will Flow (1990). The Centre for the Study of Diversity in Educational Environments, University of Hamburg, Germany. 

 

Panel, Workshop, and colloquium Convener

Co-convened with Prof. Dr. Susanne Gehrmann. Cross-Connection in African Literary and Cultural Studies. Panel 47 of the 2018 African Studies Association (VAD) conference on African Connections in Leipzig from June 27th -30th 2018, University of Leipzig.

Co-convened with Prof. Dr. Susanne Gehrmann . KOSMOS-sponsored international workshop on Crossings and Comparisons in African Literary and Cultural Studies. October 8th -12th, 2018, Humboldt University Berlin

Convener of Panels 14a and 14b. “Old Age and Community Dialogue in African Literatures and Cultures: Constructing the Future beyond Dichotomies” at the African Studies Association (VAD) Conference on “African Futures”, June 11-14, 2014, University of Bayreuth.

Co-conceptualised and Co-convened with Gabriele Jähnert, Ulrike Vedder and Elizabeth Reitinger. “Colloquium on Ageing Old age and Gender: Interdisciplinary Perspectives”. Colloquium in Corporation with IFF – Institut für Palliative Care und Organisations-Ethik, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Wien, Graz. June 25-26, 2015, ZtG, Humboldt University Berlin.


Panel Moderation

July 7-9, 2013.Moderation of Panel 3 of  the International Colloquium on Meditating Migration: Meta/Textualities in Transcultural African Narratives, organized by the Department of African Literatures and Cultures, Humboldt University Berlin, Panel Title: “Troping Gender and Social Type in Transnational Narratives”.

June 7-8, 2017. Moderation of a Panel entitled “Performance, Memory and Technologies of Remediation” at a Symposium African Artistic Practices and New Media: Intersections, Volatilities, Futures. Collaboration between Indiana University of African Studies Program, HU Berlin, the University of Bayreuth, Indiana University Gateway, Berlin