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2021 Virtual Special Sessions

I. Visual Africa: Francophone Women's Aesthetic Representations of Africa (Roundtable)
Anna Rocca, Salem State University

  • "Women’s Subjectivity and Contemporary Video Art: The Lens of Fatou Kandé Senghor." Joseph Underwood, Kent State University.

  • "Mille Soleils (Thousand Suns) from Mati Diop, an Aesthetic of the Interstice." Farah Clémentine Dramani-Issifou, Celsa Paris Sorbonne.

  • "Through Mati Diop’s Eyes: Representing Social and Gender Realities of Women in Senegal." Caroline Laurent, King’s College-London.

  • "Blackness, Citizenship, and Beauty in Mariannes Noires." Maria Sinon, University of California, Irvine.

  • "‘Tunisian Women of the Book’." Anna Rocca, Salem State University.

II. Francophone African Women Writers Embracing Eco-feminism (Part 1of 2)
Anna Rocca, Salem State University

  • "Narrating Environment and ‘Development’ in Ken Bugul’s Aller et Retour." Mary-Kay Miller, Salem State University.
  • "(Un)becoming Human: Female and Vegetal bodies in the Work of Yamina Mechakra and Samira Negrouche." Abigail Fields, Yale University.
  • "Double Oppression Ecofeminist Narrative Strategy in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions." Najwa Ahmed, American University.

III. Francophone African Women Writers Embracing Eco-feminism (Part 2 of 2)
Mouhamedoul Niang, Colby College

  • "From Ndakaaru to Dakar: Eco-feminist Flâneries in Ken Bugul’s Cacophonie and Aller et retour." Hapsatou Wane, Georgia Southern University.
  • "Deterritorialization and Defamiliarization in Léonora Miano’s Ecotopias" Thomas Muzart, Colby College.
  • "Ce que murmurent les collines (Scholastique Mukasonga): An Ecological Memory." Ninon Vessier, Emory University.
  • "Waste, Governance, and Nature: Engaging with Environmental Issues in Festins de la détresse." Mouhamedoul Niang, Colby College.


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