Conference on Caribbean Literature and Culture

“VODOU AND CRÉOLITÉ”

Lugano (Switzerland), April 7-9, 2011

samedi 19 mars 2011
 la rédaction de Montray Kreyol

Keynote Speaker : Claudine Michel, Professor in the Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Wednesday, April 6 - 19:00 – 21:00

Pre-Conference Registration (Auditorium Foyer, Kaletsch Campus/Villa)
In charge of registration procedures: Clair Pennington, Treasurer of Franklin College’s Literary Society, and Hillary Van Beek, member of The Literary Society

Pre-Conference Film (Auditorium, Kaletsch Campus)
Strawberry and Chocolate (Fresa y chocolate) by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío. In Spanish with English subtitles. 104 minutes.
Presentation of the film by Michael Thomas, President of the Franklin College Student Government Association, and Andriana Friel, Vice President of Development

Thursday, April 7 - 16:00 - 18:30

Conference Registration (Auditorium Foyer, Kaletsch Campus/Villa)

18:30 - 19:30

Opening Ceremonies, “The Caribbean Unbound V” (Auditorium, Kaletsch Campus)
Presented as a part of the Franklin College Lecture Series.
Introduction of the Keynote Speaker by Robert H. McCormick, Jr., Franklin College Switzerland

Keynote Address by Claudine Michel, Professor in the Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara: “Mama Lola’s Triplets, Haiti's Sacred Ground and Vodou's Quintessential Lesson”

19:30 - 20:15

Reception (Holman Hall)
Reception in honor of Professor Michel and all conference participants

20:15 - 22:15

Film showing (Auditorium, Kaletsch Campus)
The Last Supper (La última cena) by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea. In Spanish with English subtitles. 110 minutes. Presentation of the film by Wasiq N. Khan, Franklin College Switzerland

Friday, April 8 - 8:15 - 9:30

Conference Registration (Auditorium Foyer, Kaletsch Campus/Villa)

8:30 - 11:00

Title: “Autour du cycle romanesque d’André et de Simone Schwarz-Bart” (Auditorium, Kaletsch
Campus)
Moderator: Christa Stevens, Amsterdam University College
Mariella Aïta, University of Simon Bolívar (Venezuela). “Le franco-créole: creation littéraire schwarzbartienne”
Kathleen Gyssels, University of Antwerp. “Adieu foulard, adieu madras: musique et peinture entretissées”
Fleur Kuhn, University of Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle. “Dire je et dire l’autre: les langages d’André Schwarz-Bart”
Nadège Veldwachter, Purdue University. “1983-2010: Re-voir La Rue Cases-Nègres d’Euzhan Palcy”
Francine Kaufmann, University of Bar Ilan, Ramat-Gan (Israel). “Les morts et les vivants dans l’œuvre d’André Schwarz-Bart”

8:30 - 9:45

Title: Identidad femenina hispano-caribeña (Conference Room, Kaletsch Campus)
Moderator: Prisca Agustoni, Federal University of Minas Gerais (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)
Introductions by Diego Martínez, The Literary Society, Franklin College student
Prisca Agustoni, Federal University of Minas Gerais (Belo Horizonte, Brazil). “De isla en isla: diálogo entre tres poetas afro-caribeñas”
Karina A. Batista, Wake Forest University. “En las arenas movedizas de la diáspora dominicana: constitutión del Estado transnacional en la ensayística de Julia Alvarez”
Ana Beatriz R. Gonçalves, Federal University of Juiz de Fora (Brazil). “Visiones de la patria en la poesía de Marie-Célie Agnant”

10:00 - 11:15

Title: Identidades nacionales en el Caribe hispano (Conference Room, Kaletsch Campus)
Introductions by Amara Pérez Almodóvar, Franklin College student Moderator: Emily Maguire, Northwestern University Emilio Ceruti, University of Puerto Rico (Rio Piedras). “Negro yo? Shangó no quiera!: Una reflexión sobre el apago al sincretismo religioso y el rechazo à la negritude en la construcción de la identidad nacional puertorriqueña”
Emily Maguire, Northwestern University. “Miel para Oshún: la santería en el cine cubano del Período Especial”

10:00 - 11:15

Title: Autour d’Edouard Glissant (Classroom Five, Kalestch Campus)
Moderator: Lise Leibacher-Ouvrard, University of Arizona
Enilce Albergaria Rocha, Federal University of Juiz de Fora (Brazil). “Une analyse du délire verbal coutoumier dans le roman d’Edouard Glissant, La Case du Commandeur”
Guido Furci, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris. “Ecritures du monde: Edouard Glissant de retour à Genève”
Lise Leibacher-Ouvrard, University of Arizona. “Spectralisation des Antilles: Le zombi du Grand-Pérou (1697)”

11:10 - 12:45

Title: “Ecrivaines caribéennes” (Auditorium, Kaletsch Campus)
Moderator: Hanétha Vété-Congolo, Bowdoin College
Eloise A. Brière, University of Albany/SUNY. “Ventriloquie et esclavage: Du mutisme à la violence chez Marie Célie Agnant et Fabienne Kanor”
Dominique Diard, University of Caen Basse-Normandie.“Reine San Nom, Man Cia, Man Ya ou Angélique: Les écrivaines caribéennes et leur ascendance”
Marie-Agnès Sourieau, Fairfield University. “La texture stylistique de la violence dans la fiction de Yanick Lahens”
Hanétha Vété-Congolo, Bowdoin College. “Tjenbwa, vaudou et le douboutisme caribéen: entre systémiques chutes et inlassables (re)pousses de châtaigne”

11:30 - 12:45

Title: Diaspora(s) (Conference Room, Kaletsch Campus)
Moderator: Marcus Pyka, Franklin College Switzerland
Wasiq N. Khan, Franklin College Switzerland. “An Economic and Historical Analysis of Asian Indentured Servitude in the Caribbean”
Morris M. Mottale, Franklin College Switzerland. “Rafael Trujillo and Jewish Immigration from Europe to the Dominican Republic during the Thirties”

11:30 - 12:45

Title: Haitian Vodou: An American Perspective (Classroom Five, Kaletsch Campus)
Moderator: Emanuela Maltese, L’Orientale, University of Naples
Janine Gore, independent scholar. “Artistic Vision or Ethnographic Observation? Maya Deren’s Footage for Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti and her Filmmaker’s Style”
Emanuela Maltese, L’Orientale, University of Naples. “Haiti Is Here, Haiti Is Not Here: Some Reflections on the Vodou Diaspora in New York”

13:00 - 14:15

Title: La représentation du personnage féminin chez Gisèle Pineau (Conference Room, Kaletsch Campus)
Moderator: Sara Steinert-Borella, Franklin College Switzerland
Anne-Bénedicte André, University of Western Australia. “Du fou au zombie: regard sur l’entre-mondes chez Gisèle Pineau”
Vassiliki Lalagianni, University of the Peloponnesus. “Migration, trauma et quête identitaire chez Gisèle Pineau”

13:00 - 14:15

Title: Religions indigenes (Classroom Five, Kaletsch Campus)
Moderator: Lise Leibacher-Ouvrard, University of Arizona
Claude Guméry, University Stendhal-Grenoble 3. “La créolisation des religions africaines au Brésil”
Marie-Edith Lenoble, Cornell University. “Poétiques du marronnage: Vaudou, modernité et politique”
Emilie Sánchez Alfonso, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis. “L’image des religions et rites afro-cubains dans la littérature cubaine contemporaine: entre la crainte et le rire”
Joubert Satyre, University of Guelph. “Indigénisme et zombification chez quatre romanciers haïtiens: valorisation ou denunciation”

13:00 - 14:15

Title: Marvelous Realisms: Images of Haiti and Cuba/Le réel merveilleux: Images d’Haïti et de
Cuba (Auditorium, Kaletsch Campus)
Moderator: Le Grace Benson, Director of the Arts of Haiti Research Project
Le Grace Benson, Director of the Arts of Haiti Research Project. “Copious Vodou: Haitian Artists Reveal the Ecumenical Marvelous”
Renée Clémentine Lucien, University of Paris Sorbonne, Paris IV. “La tradition magico-religieuse afrocubaine dans l’œuvre plastique d’artistes femmes de Cuba, Ana Mendieta, Sandra Ramos et Belkis Ayón”

14:30 - 15:45

Title: Chamoiseau, Confiant et la Créolité (Conference Room, Kaletsch Campus)
Moderator: Mylène Priam, Harvard University
Arzu Etensel Ildem, University of Ankara. “Dans le sillage de Alejo Carpentier et García Márquez: le réalisme magique dans Eau de Café de Raphaël Confiant”
Virginie Jauffred, Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3. “Patrick Chamoiseau et le devenir ‘autre’ du référentépique: un chant créoléptique”
Cécile Jouannaux, University of Poitiers. “L’aveugle et le cerf-volant de Max Jeanne, un recueil de récits en marge de la Créolité. Un autre regard sur l’aire américano-antillaise”
Mylène Priam, Harvard University. “Négritude, Antillanité, Créolité: de générations en transformations”

14:30 - 15:45

Title: Le théâtre haïtien (Auditorium, Kaletsch Campus)
Moderator: Sally Barbour, Wake Forest University
Maria Adamowicz-Hariasz, University of Akron. Maud Robert: entre la tradition et la modernité”
Dominique Lanni, Columbia University in Paris. Le Verbe envoûté: vaudou et créolité dans la dramaturgie de Guy Régis Junior”
Mélissa Simard, University Laval (Canada). “Théâtre de Franck Fouché: culture créole, vodou et impérativité d’une résistance haïtienne”

14:30 - 15:45

Title: Translation (Classroom Five, Kaletsch Campus)
Moderator: Stacy Barreto DiLiberto, University of Central Florida
Stacy Barreto DiLiberto, University of Central Florida. “The Task of the Translator in the Digital Age: Translating Simone Schwarz-Bart’s Pluie et Vent sur Télumée Miracle in the 2lst Century”
Bárbara Inês Ribeiro Simões Daibert, Federal University of Juiz de Fora (Brazil). “The Ambiguities of the Creole Female Speech in the English Caribbean Colonies”

16:00 - 17:15

Title: Representations of Caribbean Women I (Classroom Five, Kaletsch Campus)
Moderator: Roseanna Dufault, Ohio Northern University
Roseanna Dufault, Ohio Northern University. “The Legacy of Slavery in Marie-Célie Agnant’s Le Livred’Emma
Paul B. Miller, Vanderbilt University. “The Violence of Identity in Marie Chauvet and Clarice Inspector”
Atreyee Phukan, University of San Diego. “Perfecting the Body: Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night
Laura Salvini, Sapienza, University of Rome. “A Heart of Kindness: Nalo Hopkinson’s Brown Girl in the Ring

16:00 - 17:15

Title: Caribbean Poetics (Conference Room, Kaletsch Campus)
Moderator: Kristian Van Haesendonck, University of Lisbon
Alessandra Benedicty, City College of New York. “Poetics of Possession and Desubjectification: Haitian Vodou, André Breton, and Edouard Glissant”
Gérald-Marie Messina, University of Buea (Cameroon). “Political and Eco-Environmental Management of Aimé Césaire’s On Return to the Native Land and A Tempest
Kristian Van Haesendonck, University of Lisbon. “Romanticizing the Caribbean? Some Thoughts on Globalizing Creolisation”

16:00 - 17:00

Title: The Artistic Experience of Croix-des-Bouquets (Auditorium, Kaletsch Campus)
Introduction by Johanna Fassl, Franklin College Switzerland
Günther Giovannoni, researcher, Museo delle Culture, Lugano

17:15 - 18:15

Plenary Session
Title: Religions alter/natives dans la co-écriture convertible d'André et de Simone Schwarz-Bart (Auditorium, Kaletsch Campus)
Plenary Address by Kathleen Gyssels, University of Antwerp

18:30 - 19:30

Reception (North Campus Villa)
Reception in honor of André and Simone Schwarz-Bart (Funding for the reception generously provided by the University of Antwerp)

Around 19:30

Caribbean Dinner (North Campus Dining Room)
Prepared by Franklin College students and staff

Saturday, April 9 - 8:30 - 11:30

Title: Anglophone Poetry (Conference Room, Kaletsch Campus)
Moderator: TBA
Victoria Bridges Moussaron, University of Lille III, CREA University of Paris X. “Voices, Voice and Time in Derek Walcott’s White Egrets: Writing as Possession or Grace?”
Andrea Gazzoni, University of Oregon. “Through the Oumfô of Creolization, and What Kamau Brathwaite Found There”
Monica Manolachi, University of Bucharest. “Metamorphoses of Masculinity in Contemporary Caribbean British Poetry”
Amanda Nadalini, University of Bologna. “Kamau Brathwaite: Voudoun and a New Poetic Language”

8:30 - 10:15

Title: Creolisation Theory: Towards a Critical “Un/Silencing” (Auditorium, Kaletsch Campus)
Moderator: Joan Anim-Addo, Goldsmiths, University of London
Joan Anim-Addo, Goldsmiths, University of London. “Creolisation Theory and Critical Transition:‘Un/Silencing’ the Literary”
Natasha Bonnelame, Goldsmiths, University of London. “Congo Cane and Red Canna: Representations of Caribbean Women in Simone Schwarz-Bart’s The Bridge of Beyond”
Giovanna Covi, University of Trento. “Can We Translate Creolization Theory?”
Marlene Edwin, Goldsmiths, University of London. “Archiving the Creolised Word: Early Caribbean Published Texts and the ‘Poetics of Relation’”

10:30 - 12:30

Title: Representations of Caribbean Women II (Auditorium, Kaletsch Campus)
Moderator: María Jesús de Cordero, Utah State University
María Jesús de Cordero, Utah State University. “The Aesthetic Languages of Trauma in Zoé Valdés’ CaféNostalgia
Kaiama L. Glover, Barnard College, Columbia University. “Happily Ever Undead: Zombification as Liberation in Novels by René Depestre and Lilas Desquiron”
Roselyne M. Jua, University of Buea (Cameroon). “Negotiating Voices: The Narrative Strategy of Myriam Warner-Vieyra’s Juletane
Sarah Elizabeth Mosher. “(Auto) Biographical Victories: An Analysis of the Culinary and the Literary in Maryse Condé’s Victoire, les saveurs et les mots
Patrick Taylor, York University (Canada). “Obeah and the Construction of Creole Whites in Barbados”

10:30 - 12:00

Film showing (Classroom Four, Kaletsch Campus)
Cumbite. Film by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea. In Spanish. 82 minutes. (This film by the Cuban filmmaker was based on Jacques Roumain’s novel Les gouverneurs de la rosée)
Student discussion (in Spanish) led by Manny Díaz and Diego Martínez of The Literary Society, Franklin College Switzerland

10:30 - 12:00

Title: Voices Not our Own: Wilson Harris and Erna Brodber Writing through the Voids of
Diasporic Experiences (Classroom Five, Kaletsch Campus)
Moderator: Keith B. Mitchell, University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Keith B. Mitchell, University of Massachusetts-Lowell. “Holocausts and Cross-Cultural Imaginations: Memory and (Cult)ural Violence in Wilson Harris’s Jonestown
Robin G. Vander, Xavier University of Louisiana. “‘It is the voice that calls me home’: Brodber’s Louisiana as Site and Citation of Diasporic Linkages”

13:00 - 14:15

Title: The Healing Power of Memory, Nature and Knowledge (Classroom Five, Kaletsch Campus)
Moderator: Anne Mullen-Hohl, Seton Hall University
Manuela Esposito, L’Orientale, University of Naples. “Earthly Voices and Burning Memories: Past, Ancestry and Obeah in Unburnable by Marie Helena John and When Rocks Dance by Elizabeth Nunez”
Anne Mullen-Hohl, Seton Hall University. “Haitian Vodou and Créolité”
Elizabeth Noumbouwo M. Ayuk-Etang, University of Buea (Cameroon). “Speaking for Nature: An Ecofeminist Reading of Edwidge Danticat’s Narratives”

13:00 - 14:15

Title: Borders between the Dominican Republic and Haiti (Conference Room, Kaletsch Campus)
Moderator: Robert H. McCormick, Jr., Franklin College Switzerland
María de Jésus Cordero, Utah State University. “Art and Community-Building on the Haitian/Dominican Border”
Maria Cristina Fumagalli, University of Sussex. “Adonis, ou le bon negre and Zoflora, ou la bonnenégresse: Border Politics in Hispaniola”

13:00 - 14:15

Title: Edwidge Danticat: Testimonies and Canons (Auditorium, Kaletsch Campus)
Moderator: Claudine Michel, University of California at Santa Barbara
Nadège T. Clitandre, University of California at Santa Barbara. “Edwidge Danticat, Haiti and the Diasporic Canon”
Karolina Majkowska, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (KUL), Marie Curie-Skłodowska University (MCSU). “Looking Back, or the Caribbean in the Eyes of Caribbean American Women Writers”
A. Marie Sairsingh-Mills, Howard University. “History, Reclamation and Identity in Brother, I’m Dying andThe Farming of Bones
Kelvin Toh, University of Buea (Cameroon). “Rape and Nation in Edwidge Danticat’s Breath, Eyes,Memory

14:20 - 15:45

Title: Vodou and Gender (Conference Room, Kaletsch Campus)
Moderator: Emily Maguire, Northwestern University
Charlotte Hammond, University of London. “‘Children’ of the Gods: Visual Representations of Transvestism in Haïtian Vodou Practice”
Paul Humphrey, University of Birmingham. “Gods, Gender and Nation: Building an Alternative Concept of Nation in Four Novels by Mayra Montero”
Ursula S. Szeles, University of California at Santa Barbara. “Water Ways: Navigating Gender and Ethnicity in Haitian Vodou and Brazilian Candomblé”

14:30 - 15:45

Title: Franklin College Creative Writing Panel (Classroom Five, Kaletsch Campus)
Moderator: Lindsay Hodgman, President of The Literary Society, Franklin College Switzerland
Presenters: Joe Amato, Manny Díaz, Lindsay Hodgman, Amy Hokin, Diego Martínez and Charlotte Reimer

14:30 - 15:45

Film showing (Auditorium, Kaletsch Campus)
Poto Mitan: Haitian Women Pillars of the Global Economy by Renée Bergan and Marc Schuller. With narration by Edwidge Danticat (2009). In English. 50 minutes.
Presentation and discussion by Hanétha Vété-Congolo, Bowdoin College

16:00 - 16:50

A reading by Hanétha Vété-Congolo, Bowdoin College (Auditorium, Kaletsch Campus)
"L'Etre et l'Avoir dans la Caraibe-Monde” from Avoir et Etre: Ce que j'Ai, ce que je Suis by Hanétha Vété-Congolo

16:00 - 16:50

Title: Student Panel on Chamoiseau and García Márquez (Classroom Four, Kaletsch Campus)
Kyrstin Mallon-Andrews, University of Washington. “Chronicle of the Seven Sorrows: The Agency of the Marketplace”
Diego Martínez, Franklin College Switzerland. “Re-defining the Epic: Texaco and One Hundred Years of Solitude

17:00 - 18:00

Plenary Session (Auditorium, Kaletsch Campus)
Title: Relief Work in Haiti
Claudine Michel, University of California at Santa Barbara
A presentation on relief work in Haiti by Direct Relief International and the UCSB Center for Black Studies Research. Showcase on Bibliothèque du Soleil, the Gawou Ginou Project, Angel Wings International, the Solino School and also the Potomitan Cooperative.


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