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Writing Slavery after Beloved: Literature, Historiography, Criticism http://www.writingslavery.univ-nantes.fr <https://webmail.conted.ox.ac.uk/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.writingslavery.univ-nantes.fr> International Symposium Université de Nantes - France March 16-17, 2012 Thursday, March 15 14:30-17:00: Walking Tour: Nantes and the Slave Trade Meeting point: Tourist Information Office Friday, March 16 8:45: Opening address by Pr. Sabine BROECK, President of CAAR Revisiting Slavery after Beloved: Toni Morrison's A Mercy 9:00: Darrell MOORE, De Paul University, Chicago: "Slave-Authorship and Abandonment: Toni Morrison's A Mercy and Political Philosophy" 9:20: Samira SPATZEK, University of Bremen, Germany: "Toni Morrison's A Mercy: Re-Visiting Property" 9:40: Joyce Hope SCOTT, Wheelock College, Boston: " 'Don't be Afraid.My telling can't hurt you': A Womanist, Post-Modernist (Re)Memory of Slavery & the Founding of America in Morrison's A Mercy" 10:00: Discussion Coffee Break 10:40 : Emmanuelle ANDRES, Université de La Rochelle, France : "No sweet home: mother love in A Mercy" 11:00:Rachel FRANKEL, Columbia University, NY: "Unspeakable Things Spoken? Dispossession and Address in Morrison's A Mercy" 11:20: Discussion 11:35: Monica MICHLIN, Université Paris-Sorbonne, France:"Writing/Reading Slavery as Trauma: Voice, Unbridgeable Silence and the Impossibility of Closure in Toni Morrison's A Mercy." 11:55: Stefanie MUELLER, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany: "The Art of Standing Up to Words - Writing and Resistance in Toni Morrison's A Mercy" 12:15: Discussion 12:30: LUNCH BREAK Remembering Slavery on the Global Stage: Postcolonial Passages 14:00: Diane SELIGSOHN, Université Paris X, France: Screening of her film African Slave Trades: Across the Indian Ocean (Diane Seligsohn, Richard Rein, USA, 2008, 26 min) 14:30: Discussion Coffee Break 15:00:Sue E. HOUCHINS, Bates College: "The Vida of Teresa Chicaba: Straddling Fiction and Historiography" 15:20:Maria OLAUSSEN, Linnaeus University, Sweden: "Beloved and the Indian Ocean World: Reading Yvette Christiansë's Unconfessed" 15:40:Evie SHOCKLEY, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ: "African/Diasporic (Re)Visions of the Contemporary Narrative of Slavery: Yvette Christiansë and George Elliott Clarke" 16:00: Discussion Coffee Break 17:00-18:00: Keynote Address: Judith MISRAHI-BARAK "Review, Revitalize, Recalculate: Post-Beloved Writing and the Multidirectional Approach" Conference Dinner at the Bistrot de l'Ecrivain Saturday, March 17 Transatlantic Crucibles 9:00: Alan RICE, UCLAN, Preston, UK: "Summoning Ghostly Presences: Toni Morrison's Beloved and its Legacy for African Atlantic Cultural Studies in the Twenty First Century" 9:20: Iyunolu OSAGIE, Penn State University: "Spirit of the Amistad: Women and Resistance in Barbara Chase-Riboud's Echo of Lions" 9:40: Markus NEHL, University of Münster, Germany: "A Stranger at Home: The African Experience in Lawrence Hill's Neo-Slave Narrative" 10:00: Discussion Coffee Break 10:40: Marc Mvé BEKALE, Université de Reims, France: "Writing the Middle Passage: The Experience of Dis-location and Re-location in Charles Johnson's and Fred D'Aguiar's Fiction" 11:00: Vivekanand A. RANKHAMBE, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune, India: "Significance of Home and Family Relationship in Charles Johnson's Middle Passage" 11:20: Discussion Coffee Break LUNCH BREAK Kissing the Chokecherry Tree: Traumatic Inscriptions and Creative Reinscriptions 14:00: Michael AWKWARD, University of Michigan:"On Black Collective Trauma, Curative Gestures, and the Will to Disremember" 14:20:Melba J. BOYD, Wayne State University, Detroit: "Toni Morrison and Frances E. W. Harper: A Century Apart" 14:40:Claude LE FUSTEC, Université de Rennes, France: "Beyond magic realism: the stuff of ordinary lives? Lorene Cary's rewriting of Beloved" 15:00: Discussion Coffee Break 15:40: Cedric A. ESSI, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany:"Historiographic and Fictional Explorations of Interracial Intimacy Under Slavery: Edward Ball's Slaves in the Family & Alice Randall's The Wind Done Gone" 16:00:Danné L. JOHNSON, Oklahoma City University: "Fighting Freedmen: Seeking Legal Remedy through the Freedmen's Courts" 16:20: Discussion 17:00: End of debates