Friday workshops

31 MAY

11:30-13:00: Literature #4: The Pacific 
Location: SFG 1040, Chair: Gigi Adair
  • Ana Sobral, University of Zurich, Switzerland and Johannes Riquet, Tampere University, Finland: “Oceanic Encounters: A Book Project”
  • Stefanie Mueller, University of Münster, Germany: “The ‘Poetry of Salt Water’: Archipelagic Thinking and Insular Knowledges in Herman Melville’s The Encantadas, or The Enchanted Isles
  • Sebastian Jablonski, University of Potsdam, Germany: “‘Betwixt and Between’” – Pitcairn Islanders as People in Colonizers’ Liminal Space”
11:30-13:00: Literature #5: African Waters 
Location: SFG 1030, Chair: Mark Stein
  • Tanimomo Oluseun, University of Bremen, Germany: “Narrating the Ocean: Figures of Environmental Degradation, Multinational Imperialism in Helon Habila’s Oil on Water” 
  • Jennifer Leetsch, Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg, Germany: “Oceanic Refugee Imaginaries in Warsan Shire’s Poetry” 
  • Stephen Henighan, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada: “Transcontinental Waters: the Anti-Postcolonial Tide in Angolan Fiction and Film” 
11:30-13:00: Historical Oceans #3
Location: SFG 1020, Chair: Eva Bischoff
  • Varsha Patel, University of Kassel, Germany: “Memories, Royal Ports and Ruins of Sailing Boats: Sediments of Maritime Routes along the Bhāvnagar Coast, Western India, 1900-2015”
  • Tobias Mörike, University of Erfurt, Germany: “Mapping the Red Sea (1869-1890)”
11:30-13:00: Oceanic Futuring
Location: SFG 1010, Chair: Rainer F. Buschmann
  • Henryk Alff, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) and Anna-Katharina Hornidge, University of Bremen: “China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative and the Governance of Small Scale Fisheries in West Africa. Competition, Co-existence & Contestation” 
  • Epifania Amoo-Adare, Independent Scholar, Ghana: “Who Rules the Waves? A Critical Reading of (An)Other Modern Future” 
11:30-13:00: Language & Discourse Studies
Location: SFG 1080, Chair: Joanna Chojnicka
  • Maria Mazzoli, University of Bremen, Germany: “The French Element in the Michif (Cree-derived) Verb Stem” 
  • Carsten Levisen, Roskilde University, Denmark: “Salt Water Words: Insulting Etymologies in the Black Pacific” 
  • Elena Furlanetto, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany: “Travelling with Renegadoes: Declensions of the Word ‘Renegade’ across the Mediterranean and the Atlantic”

14:00-15:30: Literature #6: Post-colonial Readings of European Sea Literature 
Location: SFG 1040, Chair: Sukanta Das
  • Virginia Richter, University of Bern, Switzerland: “‘The whole China Sea had climbed on the bridge’: Oceanic Agency in Joseph Conrad’s Typhoon” 
  • Oduor Obura, University of Potsdam, Germany: “Voyages and Reroutings of Childhood in Eastern Africa” 
  • Marijke Denger, University of Bern, Switzerland and the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies in Leiden (visiting fellow): “Swinging Together to the Same Anchor? Cultural Contact, Colonialist Discourse and Salt Water Epistemologies in Joseph Conrad’s The Rescue
14:00-15:30: Literature #7: Critiquing Origins in the Mode of the Archipelago
Location: SFG 1030, Chair: Ana Sobral
  • Gigi Adair, University of Potsdam, Germany: “Reversing the Currents: Reconceptualizing an Archipelagic African Diaspora”
  • Kylie Crane, University of Potsdam, Germany: “Crusoe Archipelagoes: Influence and Confluence, 300 years later”
14:00-15:30: Media & Film #1
Location: SFG 1020, Julian Wacker
  • Marlena Tronicke, University of Münster, Germany: “‘What have you done?’: Hauntings of Saltwaters in the BBC’s Taboo” 
  • Felipe Espinoza Garrido, University of Münster, Germany: “The Terror and the Frozen Sea: Neo-Victorian Introspections of Empire”  
  • Jan D. Kucharzewski, University of Hamburg, Germany: “‘I’m the Captain Now’: Hegemony and Liminality in Benito Cereno and Captain Phillips” 
14:00-15:30: Littoral Sense-Making #2
Location: SFG 1010, Chair: Carsten Wergin
  • Anne-Katrin Broocks, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) Bremen, Germany: “Mangroves and Meaning-Making: A Mutual Relationship over Time?”