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GLOBAL MORRISON
Provisional Programme
*(KW = King William Court. QA = Queen Anne Court) 

Tuesday 27 June 2017

KW003

9:00–     Registration

9:45                                                                                                                

KW002

9:45–     Welcome

10:00                                                                                                               

10:00–     Guest Speaker: Professor Karla Holloway

11:00       (Duke University, North Carolina) 

               "The Place of the Idea, The Idea of the Place"; or, A Word is a Place                     

KW003

11:00–     Coffee break         

11:30                                                                                                              

KW002

11:30–     Mariam Popal (University of Bayreuth, Germany) ‪           

12:00       Planetary Futurity within Aporias in Toni Morrison's Home

12:00–    Yasmin Begum (university of Greenwich, UK)

12:30      Global Morrison – Resonant Ideals in Kamila Shamsie's Burnt Shadows (2009)

12:30–     Liani Lochner (Université Laval, Canada)

13:00       Toni Morrison and Zoë Wicomb: Towards a Transnational Feminism                                                 

KW003

13:00–     Lunch

14:00                                                                                                    

KW002

14:00–     Jee H. An (Seoul National University [SNU], South Korea)

14:30       The Unbearable Homelessness of (Non)-Being in American Empire:

               Toni Morrison's Sula and Home                                

14:30–    Josiane Ranguin (University of Paris XIII-Sorbonne, Paris Cité)

15:00      Embossing stories, Revealing History, Seamlessly: Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon 

              (1977) and Caryl Phillips, Crossing the River (1993)

15:00–     Amber Lascelles (University of Leeds, UK)

15:30       Problematising Cosmopolitanism: Toni Morrison's 'Recitatif', Chimamanda

                Ngozi Adichie's Americanah and Taiye Selasi's Ghana Must Go                                         

KW003

15:30–     Break

15:45                                                                                                        

KW002

15:45–     Aretha Phiri (Rhodes University, South Africa)

16:15       The Machineries of Blackness in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon

                and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah

16:15–     Justine Baillie (University of Greenwich, London)

16:45       Morrison and the Transnation

Greenwich Theatre 

17:15–     Phillis in London: Spora Stories presents a work-in-progress reading of

 18:30      a new play, written and directed by Ade Solanke (University of Greenwich, UK)            

QA Courtyard

19:00–     CONFERENCE BARBECUE

Wednesday 28 June 2017

KW003

9:30–     Guest Speaker: Emeritus Professor, Justine Tally (University of La Laguna, Spain)

10:30     The Gnosis of Toni Morrison: A Conversation with Herman Melville

10:30–     Portia Owusu (University of Warwick, UK)

11:00       The (M)otherland: Images of Africa in the novels of Toni Morrison

11:00–     Razia Parveen (Independent Scholar)

11:30       The Significance of Morrison's Work for Contemporary Postcolonial/ Transnational 

                Theory                                                   

KW Lobby

11:30–     Coffee break 

12:00

KW003

12:00–     Ree Hyun Kim (Ewha Womans University, South Korea)

12:30       Between 'Skin Privileges' and Child Abuse: Qualification of Love in Toni Morrison's 

                God Help the Child

12:30–     Dasol Choi (Ewha Womans University, South Korea)

13:00       Race, Space and Identity in Toni Morrison's Home

KW Lobby

13:00–     Lunch

14:00                                                                                                                       

KW003

14:00–     Luana de Souza Sutter (University of Erfurt, Brazil)

14:30       Poetics of (Re)Memory in Toni Morrison's Beloved and Conceicao Evaristo's 

                Poncia Vicencio

14:30–     Alaa Al-Halbosy (Bangor University, UK)

15:00      Transnational Impact through Stories and Trauma in Toni Morrison's Beloved

15:00–     Grace McGowan (Exeter College, University of Oxford, UK)

15:30       Toni Morrison, Robin Coste Lewis, and the Classical Tradition

15:30–     Min-Jung Kim (Ewha Womans University, South Korea)    

16:00       Racial (In)Determinacy and Abject Bodies in Toni Morrison's 'Recitatif'

15:30–     Closing plenary and coffee: Round table discussion

16:00

Global Morrison is hosted by the Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities, University of Greenwich.