UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
Alumni Hall, Club Room, and Lenape Room
University of Pennsylvania
sponsored by University of Pennsylvania, and Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges
8:30 - 10:00
Dan Ben-Amos, University of Pennsylvania: "The King Who
Buried his Wife Alive"
Nilgun Anadolu Okur, Temple University: "At Crossroads of Reconstruction: Ritual and Tradition in Contemporary Nigerian Drama, Femi Osofisan and Tess Akaeke Onwueme "
Nadève Ménard, University of Pennsylvania: "Stabilizing the métis in Henri Lopes' Le Chercheur d'Afriques "
David Conrad, SUNY-Oswego: "Fear and Loathing in Northeastern Guinea: Bardic Constructions of Wicked Sorcerers and Dangerous Medicine"
Chair: Kwesi Yankah, University of Pennsylvania, University of Ghana
Discussant: Oluropo Sekoni, Lincoln University
Curtis Keim, Moravian College: "Images of Africa among College
Kandioura Drame, University of Virginia: "Images of Africa Presented to African Students and Professors"
Lynda Hill, Temple University: "Images of Africa among Contemporary African-Americans"
Stan Yoder, University of Pennsylvania: "Images of Africa from Americans Living orTravelling in Africa"
Chair: Carolyn Holmes, Philadelphia School District, African-American
Discussant: Doug Anthony, Franklin & Marshall College
Amanda Kemp, Cornell University: "Playing the Negro: Black
South African Radicals on Stage in Everyday Life"
Carol Muller, University of Pennsylvania: "Capturing the 'Spirit of America' in the Music of South African-American Jazz Singer, Sathima Bea Benjamin"
Rita Barnard, University of Pennsylvania: "On Miss South Africa and Madiba Magic: Beauty, Race and Nation in the New South Africa"
Chair: Farah Griffin, University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: Timothy Burke, Swarthmore College
Leigh Swigart, University of Pennsylvania: "Communicating
the Quotidian: The Conjuncture of Language and Message in Senegalese Popular
Solimar Otero, University of Pennsylvania: "Ikû and Cuban Nationhood: Yoruba Mythology in the Film Guantanamera"
Pedzisai Mashiri, University of Zimbabwe: "Television Drama in Zimbabwe and the Representation of Blacks and the City"
Chair: Karega-Munene, University of Pennsylvania, National Museums of
Discussant: Elisa von Joeden-Forgey, University of Pennsylvania
Jo Ellen Fair, University of Wisconsin, and Lisa Parks,
UC-Santa Barbara: "Surveillance of Violence in Africa: Cameras, Satellites, Imagemaking, and Responsibility"
Charles Okigbo, University of North Dakota (with Mary Kizito and Christine Kyayonka): "Communicating Africa: Analysis of African Media Content"
Rod Chavis, Philadelphia Neighborhood Development Project: "Communicating Africa in the Western Media"
Robert Washington, Bryn Mawr College: "The Media's Peculiar Coverage of Clinton's Africa Visit"
Chair: Mary Osirim, Bryn Mawr College
Discussant: Rick Shain, Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science
Thomas Callaghy, University of Pennsylvania: "Intervention
and Sovereignty in Africa: Networks and Innovation in the International
James Zaffiro, Central College, Iowa: "Democratization, Civil Society and the State: Comparing the Role of Mass Media in Zimbabwe and Botswana"
P. L. E. Idahosa, York University Founders College: "Globalization, Sovereignty and the African Nation-State"
Elizabeth Jamillah Koné, Temple School of Law: "The Right of Self-Determination in the Angolan Enclave of Cabinda"
Stephen Howard, Ohio University: "Communicating Islamic Reform: the Campaigns of the Republican Brotherhood"
Chair: Steve O' Connell, Swarthmore College
Discussant: Marc Ross, Bryn Mawr College
Neil Sobania, Hope College: "Where's the Beef? 125 Years
of Maasai and Zulu Images in Popular Culture"
Andrew Gordon, University of South Carolina: "Finding Oneself in the African Other: European/American Observations on the Fulani"
Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf, Brown University: "As to the Position of Women: African Women in Western Travel Writings"
Jennifer J. Schaming, University of North Carolina: "Not at Face Value: The Importance of Employing a Feminist Critical Cultural Perspective in Studying Media Portrayals of Sub-Saharan African Women"
Chair: Ahmed Shariff, University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: Lee Cassanelli, University of Pennsylvania
Barbara DeGorge, St. John's University "The Modern Day Slave
Trade and the Media: Slavery in the Sudan"
Tonya Taylor, University of Pennsylvania: "The Construction of the Dangerous African Other"
Keith Snow, Freelance Journalist & Photographer: "Assessing Images of Africa in the Western Media"
Vera Viditz-Ward, Bloomsburg University: "Photographers in the Field: Contexts and Consequences"
Chair: Ali B. Dinar, University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: Allyson Purpura, Haverford College
Maghan Keita, Villanova University: "Africa Backwards and
Forwards: Interpreting Africa and Africans in Pre-and Post-Modern Space"
Peter Glomset, Villanova University: "The Gutenberg Galaxy and Africa"
Kwesi Yankah, University of Pennsylvania; University Of Ghana "Africa and the Academic Media"
Chair: Tracey Hucks, Haverford College
Discussant: Lucius Outlaw, Haverford College
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