Narratives of Selfhood and Ambivalence – Day Two

Welcome:  Beth Kearney (Queensland)

Keynote 2: Christopher Hogarth (South Australia)           
Writing for Others in Spite of the Self?: Ambivalent Boundaries Between Fiction and Women's (Life) Writing in Francophone and Italophone Afropean Contexts             

Panel 3  Postcolonial Exile and Migration
Chair: Shreya Bera
Antonia Wimbush (Liverpool): Autofiction: A Female Francophone Aesthetic of Exile
Shweta Deshpande (CUNY): Displaced Identities in Sumona Sinha’s Assommons les pauvres! (Let Us Strike Down the Poor!)
Joseph Ford (London): Narrativizing the self and the ambivalent relation to world literature in the work of Kaouther Adimi

Panel 4  Racial Identity and Ambivalence 
Chair: Antonia Wimbush
Isabell Sluka (Connecticut): From Double to Quadruple. A Du Boisian reading of Olivia Wenzel’s 1000 Serpentinen Angst   
Kata Gyuris (Eötvös Loránd): The Ambivalence of Post-Apartheid Whiteness: Corporeality and the Body Politic in Henrietta Rose-Innes’s Nineveh
Madeline Muravchik (Maryland): Comedy Noir: Racial Identity and Ambiguity among French Comedians
Jorien van Beukering (Queensland): Using Ambivalence to Understand Illegitimate Mixed-Race Indo-European Identity

Panel 5  Fragmented Female Selves: Gender in Post- or De-colonial Context
Chair: Kata Gyuris
 (Eötvös Loránd)
Daisy Savage (Birmingham): Mixed métissage: split subjectivity and fragments of self in Nina Bouraoui’s Nos baisers sont des adieux
Lucile Richard (UCL): Writing the postcolonial self: fragmentation, fluidity and women’s memory in Assia Djebar’s Vaste est la Prison
Shreya Bera (Szeged): Oleander Girl and the Otherness: Fashioning the Sublime Identity through Body, Home and Nostalgia

Institute of Modern Languages Research
Event date: 
Friday, 1 October 2021 - 8:00am