- Ashna Ali (CUNY)
- Christopher Ian Foster (Jackson State)
- Gaiutra Bahadur (Journalist and author of Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture)
- Madeleine Dobie (Columbia)
- Adélékè Adéẹ̀kọ́ (Ohio State)
While the interdisciplinary history of migration studies makes it an ideal topic for research and scholarship across departments and programs, this workshop will focus on how literary and cultural studies in the postcolonial context of the global South have engaged with experiences of migration.
9:30 AM: Ashna Ali (CUNY) and Christopher Ian Foster (Jackson State), "On the Aesthetics of Migration from Négritude to Migritude"
10:10 AM: Gaiutra Bahadur (Journalist and author of Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture), "Conjure Women and Coolie Women"
2:30 PM: Madeleine Dobie (Columbia), "Contemporary Poetics of Migration in a French-African Context"
3:10 PM: Adélékè Adéẹ̀kọ́ (Ohio State), "Négritude and Migritude"
This workshop is made possible by the Postcolonial Interest Group and the Department of English, with additional support from African Studies, American Culture, Arab and Muslim American Studies, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, History, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, College of LSA Dean's Office, Rackham Dean's Office, South Asian Studies, and the UM Office of Research. This workshop is funded in part by a Title VI grant fro the US Department of Education.
CONTACT: Supriya M. Nair
Professor, Department of English Language and Literature