Departmental Colloquium

2010 - 2011

December 9, 2010: Dr. Stefano Pello (Visiting Professor MESAAS/Venice University, Italy) Textual Mirrors and Aesthetic Lenses: The Philology of the Self in 18th Century Indo-Persian Memorialistic Writings

November 18, 2010: Partha Chatterjee (CU) The Happiness of Mankind and the Pedagogy of Violence

October 28, 2010: Mamadou Diouf Ideas of Africa and the African Presence in the World in the Early 20th Century.

Feb. 3, 2011: Jinny Prais, W.Virginia University. When Night Falls in Accra: African Representations of the Urban Environment and Social Relations. This paper considers the ways the educated urban community of Accra (colonial Ghana) imagined their city within the spaces of their newspapers and dance halls within the confines of the African-owned press of the 1930s.

Feb. 17, 2011: Ben Talton, "Hunger is a Weapon : Human Rights and U.S. Politics in the Horn of Africa"