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African Print Cultures workshop

Monday, December 3, 2012
12:00 AM
The Assembly Hall, Rackham Building, 4th Floor

African Print Cultures Workshop December 2012

Monday, 3 December
Newspapers and Public Cultures
9:00-10:00 Dr. Stephanie Newell, University of Sussex. From Corpse to Corpus: The Printing of Death in West Africa
10:00-11:00 Prof. Karin Barber, University of Birmingham, Honouring great men: language, memorialisation and popular voices in early Yoruba print culture
11:00-12:00 Dr. Wale Adebanwi, University of California-Davis, Paper Soldiers: Newspaper Narratives on the Eve of the Nigerian Civil War
12:00-1:00 Lunch in the West Conference Room, Rackham Building
1:00-2:00 Dr. Olubukola Gbadegesin, St. Louis University, Beyond the Live Stage Play: Yoruba Traveling Theatre and the Advent of the Photoplay
2:00-3:00 Dr. Emma Hunter, University of Cambridge, Writing modernity in mid-twentieth-century Tanzania
3:00-4:00 Dr. Derek Peterson, University of Michigan, Newspapers and the Command Economy in Idi Amin’s Uganda
4:00-5:00 Dr. Kelly Askew, University of Michigan, Title TBA, on Swahili poetry commemorating the death of Mw. Julius
Tuesday, 4 December
Newspapers and Trans-Atlantic Exchang
8:30-9:30 Dr. Toyin Oduntan, Obafemi Awolowo University, Beyond the Colony: Provincial (Yoruba) Newspapers and Social Change in Abeokuta, 1859-1867