Dissensus in the Anglophone Postcolonial World: History, Politics, Aesthetics

SEPC Conference 

January 31st – February 1st 2019

Hosted by the Université de Lille and the research laboratory CECILLE EA 4074

Funded by the Institut Universitaire de France


Thursday January 31st

9h Welcome

9h30-11h Gendering Dissensus (Chair: Claire Omhovère, Université Paul Valéry – Montpellier 3)

Tritha AbdelazizUniversité Chouaib Doukkali: “Muslim Acrobats write their Hi/story: Undoing the Orientalist ‘Haremizing’ views and Re-locating Women’sAgency”

Sandeep BakshiUniversité Paris Diderot: “Dissensus-in-Consensus: Queer India and its Discontents”

Sharbani Banerjee MukkerjeeTriveni Devi Bhalotia College: “Postcolonial Resistance in Indian Aesthetics: Rabindranath Tagore’s Tasher Desh and Girish Karnad’s Nagamandala

11h Coffee break

11h30-13h15 Resistance and Reconciliation (Chair: Joseph Egwurube, Université de La Rochelle)

Delphine DavidUniversité Paris 1 Pantheon-SorbonneAnnael Le PoullennecInstitut des mondes africains/PSL: “Consensus and Dissensus in Post-Reconciliation Films Beneath Clouds (Australia, Ivan Sen, 2002) and The Wooden Camera (South Africa, Ntshaveni WaLuruli, 2003)”

Liani LochnerUniversité Laval: “Zoë Wicomb and Authorship as Dissent”

Christine EmmettUniversity of Warwick: “Political Spontaneity, or The Limits of Legitimacy in South Africa: Returning to 1976”

13h15-14h15 Lunch

14h15: Presentation of SEPC Award for best PhD thesis in the field of postcolonial studies in 2016 and 2017. Winner: Anne-Sophie Letessier, Université Jean Monnet – Saint Etienne

14h30-16h Subverting Forms of Otherness (Chair: Salhia Ben Messahel, Université de Toulon)

Alice MichelUniversité d’Orléans: “‘Feminine’ Romance, Australian Cultural Identity and Conflicting Allegiances in Ada Cambridge’s ‘The Three Miss Kings’ (1883)”

Grégory AlbisonUniversité Grenoble Alpes: “Changing the Traditional Model of Ownership and Management’ – Bicultural Consensus or Indigenous Dissensus? The Case of the Whanganui River in Aotearoa New Zealand”

Marilyne BrunUniversité de Lorraine: “Consensus and Dissensus in the Australian Museum’s First Australians Galleries”

16h15-17h15 Re-imagining the Postcolony (Chair: Marilyne Brun, Université de Lorraine)

Joseph EgwurubeUniversité de La Rochelle: “Things FallingApart? Biafra and Neo-Biafran Dissensions in Post-Colonial Nigeria”

Thomas Jay LynnPenn State BerksChimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Dialogue with Chinua Achebe and Graham Greene”

20h Conference dinner

Friday February 1st

9h30-11h30 Redistributing the Sensible (Sandeep Bakshi, Université Paris Diderot)

Pascal ZinckUSPC-Pléiade: “LoC: Lives under State Control in FrozenTahaan and Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Bhawana JainUniversité de Paris 1: “Making it Heard: A Case of Digital Memoryscapes of the Partition of India”

Sandrine SoukaiUniversité de Paris-Sorbonne: “The Dissenting Voices of Dalit Women Writers: Breaking Away From Narratives of Victimhood”

Ridhima TewariIndian Institute of Technology, Dharwad: “Sadat Hasan Manto’s Women: ‘Floating Subjects’, ‘Proper’Places and the Art of Dissensus”

11h30 Coffee break

12h-13h Keynote conference: Dr Meg Samuelson, University of Adelaide: “Reparative Aesthetics: Enduring Violence and the Ethics of Care”

13h-14h15 Lunch

14h30-16h Performing Dissensus (Chair: Fiona McCann, Université de Lille SHS)

Claire DuboisUniversité de Lille SHS: “Constance Markievicz’ Politics of Dissensus”

Hélène LecossoisUniversité de Lille SHS: “Performance as Dissensus in Twentieth Century Irish Theatre”

Lionel Pilkington, NUIG:“Moving Statues: Ireland in the 1980s”

16h15-17h45 Evolving Landscapes, Dissenting Spaces (Chair: Kerry-Jane Wallart)

Claire OmhovèreUniversité Paul Valéry – Montpellier 3: “Discovering / Recovering / Uncovering Heritage: Abel Jordan’s Art of Subtraction

Sam CoombesUniversity of Edinburgh: “The Resurgence of White Nationalism and the Need for Renewed Dissensus in Contemporary British Cultural Theory”

Silvia GerlsbeckFriedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg: “‘I’m not that sort of writer’: Confinement and Contestation of the ‘Postcolonial’ in Literature of the Post-Windrush Era” 

17h45-18h Concluding remarks