DAY 2: 28 September 2018

9.00 - 10.00

Keynote: Dr Siphokazi Magadla: "From ukuzabalaza to ukutabalaza (from the struggle to hustling): Silence and super strength in the lives of women ex- combatants after apartheid"

Fine Art Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.15 - 11.45

Vulnerabilities

Chair: Sharlene Khan

Fine Art Seminar Room

Grace A Musila: Comic calibrations of violence in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa
Dina Ligaga: Un/reading the trafficked body: Vulnerability in Sanusi’s Eyo
Nwabisa Ban
geni: Textual Vulnerability in Candice Derman’s Indescribable
Lynda Gichanda Spencer: Vulnerable subjectivities in Kagiso Lesego Molope’s Dancing in the dust and Nadifa Mohamed’s The Orchard of Lost Souls
Danai S Mupotsa: Reading Audre Lorde in/and South Africa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.15 - 11.45

Storytelling and Agency

Chair: Akili Ngulube

English Seminar Room

Tina Steiner: Scheherazade’s Achievement(s): Storytelling and Agency in Fatema Mernissi’s memoir Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem
Girlhood and Scheherazade Goes West

Kayleigh Damita Perumal: Dismantling Detective Gender Roles: The Potential of South African Feminist Crime Fiction in Angela Makholwa’s Red Ink and H.J. Golakai’s The Lazarus Effect
Fouad Asfour: Black Feminist and Mestiza practice of Self-disclosure: Writing about Art as Dialogic Creative Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.15 - 11.45

Movements and Rights

Chair: Polo Moji

Humanities Seminar Room

 

Ayodabo Sunday: Ethno-cultural Construction of Hegemonic Masculinity in Select Narratives for Children in Nigeria

12.00 - 13.30

The Mute Will Speak: Unapologetic Dissent

Chair: Siphokazi Magadla

Fine Art Seminar Room

Janine Jones: “We Know Why,” Though We May Not Speak It
Joy James: When Silence Is Not Politically Quiet: The Captive Maternal and Surrogate Activists
Selamawit Terrefe: The Criminalization of Black “Maternal” Dissent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.30 - 16.00

Gendered Spaces

Chair: Nwabisa Bangeni

English Seminar Room

Laura Nish: Allowing the Mute to Speak: Interrogating the Portrayal of Women Through a Feminist Lens in Tjieng Tjang Tjerries by Jolyn
Phillips

Douglas Thomas: The Lingeer’s Jihad: Re-examining Historical Women’s Agency in the Senegambia Region
Sue Marais: “I did, you just didn’t listen properly”: Storytelling as Communal Desire in Jolyn Phillips’ Tjieng Tjang Tjerries

Pumla Gqola: The Questions Art Asks: Rape, the Burden of Knowing and Feminist Imagination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.30 - 16.00

Where does it Hurt?: The Body in Pain

Chair: Nomusa Makhubu

Fine Art Seminar Room

Gorata Chengeta: Words Alone Cannot Hold This Pain
Sihle Motsa: Where Does it Still Hurt? Mapping the Cartographies of Pain
Idorenyin Williams: Shame and Resistance: Black Female Bodies and the Intersectionality of Race, Gender and Violence in South African
Women Fiction

 

 

 

14.30 - 16.00

Ouchea: Towards Other Worlds

Chair: Jordan Stier

English Seminar Room

Jacolien Volschenk: Ezili and the “silent nègre woman”: Survival as Resistance in Nalo Hopkinson’s The Salt Roads
Smanga Simelane: Sexual Autonomy in Okorafor’s Who Fears Death
Philiswa Lila: The Use of Ritual as a Physical and Spiritual Medium in Buhlebezwe Siwani’s Visual Art Performance and its Documentation
Nedine Moonsamy: #BlackGirlMagic in South African Literature

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.15 - 18.00

Fine Art Department

 

Art on our Mind Conversation: Curating as World-Making
Sharlene Khan in conversation with South African curators Nkule Mabaso, Nomusa Makhubu, Same Mdluli, Nontobeko Ntombela  and Zodwa Skeyi-Tutani