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Subject: CONF: Images and Empires
Date: Tuesday, 17 December, 1996 10:48PM
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date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996
from: Paul S. Landau
IMAGES AND EMPIRES
A conference on visual representations in and of Africa
Yale University, Feb. 14th, 15th and 16th, 1997 The Henry Luce
Organizers: Paul Landau and Deborah Kaspin
Schedule subject to alteration.
Friday, Feb. 14th
Introduction: Images and Empires. 9:00 am.
Paul S. Landau (Yale University)
Panel 1. 9:30 am.
Representation and Possession in Central Africa
Bennetta Jules-Rosette (University of California at San
Diego)."Interrogating Modernity: Representation and
Reappropriation in Zairian Popular Painting and Tourist Art."
Bogumil Jewsiewicki (Universite Laval, Canada)."'Belgian Colony'
and the Representations of Politics: (Western) Modernity and
Christian Tradition in the Political Culture of the African
Nancy Rose Hunt (University of Arizona). "Tintin au Congo and
its Colonial and Post-Colonial Reformulations."
Enid Schildkrout (American Museum of Natural History, New York).
"Mangbetu Sculptural Art and the Texts of Herb Lang."
Comments: Susan Vogel, Director, Yale Art Gallery
Lunch. 1:00 pm.
Panel 2. 2:30 pm.
Official and Unofficial Imaging in Southern Africa
Robert Gordon (University of Vermont). "Don't Look At Me Now:
Death is Dancing Me Ragged."
Keyan Tomaselli and Arnold Schepperson (University of Natal,
South Africa). "Something Old, Something Borrowed: A Marriage of
Past and Present Monumental Images in South African Television
Advertisements after May 1994."
Timothy Burke (Swarthmore). "'Our Mosquitoes Are Not So Big':
Images in the Making of Mass Communication in Colonial Zimbabwe."
Judy Seidman, with C. Schaer, E. Potenza and M. Smithers (Images
of Defiance Poster Collective, Johannesburg). "Join the New
Struggle: Images of AIDS in South Africa."
Comments: James C. Scott, Professor of Political Science and
Director of Agrarian Studies, Yale
Saturday, Feb. 15th.
Panel 3. 9:30 am.
Intercalating Colonial and Colonized in West Africa
Eric Gable (Mary Washington College). "Appropriate /
Inappropriate Bodies: Manjaco Portuguese Interfigurations at the
Climax of Colonialism."
Paula Ben-Amos Girshick (Indiana University at Bloomington).
"Omada Art at the Crossroads of Colonialisms."
Hudita Mustafa (Harvard). "Portraits of Modernity: Popular
Photography and Desiring Selves in Dakarois Fashion."
Samba Diop (SUNY Buffalo). "Mutual Representations in Colonial
Senegal (1900-1960): The Image of the African Native in the
French Press and the Native's Perception of the European in
Comments: Christopher Miller, Professor of French and African &
Lunch. 1:00 pm.
Panel 4. 2:30 pm.
Icons and Prisms in South Africa
David Bunn (University of the Western Cape, South Africa). "The
Sleep of the Brave: Graves as Sites and Signs in the Colonial
Pippa Skotnes (University of Cape Town, South Africa).
"Recasting 'Bushmen' in South Africa."
Carol Muller (University of Natal, South Africa). "Photography,
Imagery and the Church of the Nazarites in KwaZulu-Natal."
Keith Snedegar (Utah Valley State College). "Mapping Heaven and
Earth: A Stereographic Projection of British Astronomy and
Khoisan Cosmology onto the Intellectual Culture of 19th Century
Comments: Deborah Kaspin, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Yale
Sunday, Feb. 16th.
Panel 5. 9:30 am.
Public Culture and Compromised Spectacles
Christraud Geary (National Museum of African Art, Washington,
D.C.). "Betwixt and Between: Postcard Representations by Western
And African Photographers."
Catherine Hodeir (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris).
"Decentering the Gaze at the French Colonial Exhibitions."
Tejumola Olaniyan (University of Virginia). "Nationalist
Cartooning in Nigeria: Imperial Power and the Mirror Stage of
Henry Drewal (University of Wisconsin-Madison). "Mami Wata and
Santa Marta: Imaging Selves and Others in Africa and America."
Closing remarks. 12:30 pm.