Thursday workshops

30 MAY

11:30-13:00: Literature #1: The Indian Ocean 
Location: SFG 1040, Chair: Pavan Kumar Malreddy
  • Sukanta Das, P. D. Women’s College, University of North Bengal, India; “Tracing the Footprints on Water: A Study of Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy” 
  • Frank Schulze-Engler, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany: “From British Lake to Afrasian Sea: Recalibrations of the Indian Ocean in Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor’s The Dragonfly Sea
  • Gisela Feurle, University of Bielefeld, Germany: “South African Literatures and the Indian Ocean: Fluid Identities, Frictions and Place – in Narratives of Aziz Hassim, Ronnie Govender and Lewis Nkosi” 
11:30-13:00: Historical Oceans #1
Location: SFG 1030, Chair: Tirthankar Ghosh
  • Luis Lobo-Guerrero, University of Groningen, Netherlands: “Drake, Cimarrons and the Predation of Spanish Imperial Connectivity in XVI C Panama” 
  • Sourav Kumar Nag, Onda Thana Mahavidyalaya, Bankura University, West Bengal, India: “From Home to the World: Tagore and the Oceanic Voyages” 
  • Felix Schürmann, University of Erfurt, Germany: “Forming Oceanic Space: Sailing, Imagining, and Mapping the Mid-Nineteenth Century Pacific”  
11:30-13:00: Epistemic Inequalities
Location: SFG 1020, Chair: Anne Collett
11:30-13:00: Port Cities #1 
Location: SFG 1010, Chair: Laura Zander
  • Anna Wolter, University of Bremen, Germany: “The Role of Hanseatic Shipping Companies in German Colonialism” 
  • Detlev Quintern, FSMV University, Istanbul, Turkey: “Beyond the Sea: Hinterlands, the Commercial Rise of Bremen and the Musealization of Maritime Trade”
  • Ulrike Schmieder, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany: “The Remembrance of Atlantic Slavery in Postcolonial and Post-slavery Port Towns: Barcelona and Cádiz, Havana and Matanzas” 
11:30-13:00: Student Panel #1
Location: SFG 2020, Chair: Solomon Chuks Ugwuanyi
  • Matteo Cordi, Dennis Tobias Meyer and Sören Schreiber, University of Wuppertal: “Historische Analyse verschiedener Reiseführer am Beispiel Namibia”
  • Zhou Shi-ting, University of Bremen: “Carrying Out Responsible Tourism Under the Perspective of Tourist Gaze” 
  • Nicola Zimmermann, University of Cologne: “Werbung als (Re)Produzent (post)kolonialer Afrikabilder”
14:30-16:00: Literature #2: The Indian and Atlantic Ocean
Location: SFG 1040, Chair: Frank Schulze-Engler
  • Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt, TU Dortmund University, Germany: “‘How Much of Me Is My Own’: Imagining the Ocean in Thi Bui’s The Best We Could Do” 
  • Johan Jacobs, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa: “Cultural Crossroads at the Cape: The Dutch East India Company and its Ocean Empire in Dan Sleigh’s Novel, Islands (2004)”
  • Caroline Kögler, University of Münster, Germany: “Deeply Affected: Reading Trans-Atlantic Journeys and the ‘Politics of Self-Preservation’ in Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders and Olaudah Equiano’s Interesting Narrative
14:30-16:00: Literature #3: The Caribbean
Location: SFG 1030, Chair: Annika McPherson
  • Nemesio Gil, University of Puerto Rico, USA: “Across Tempestuous Waters: The Colonial River in Edward Kamau Brathwaite’s The Arrivants” 
  • Franziska Gesine Brede, University of Freiburg, Germany: “Sketches of the Global in Early Modern Francophone and Hispanophone Texts about Piracy in the Caribbean”
14:30-16:00: Historical Oceans #2 
Location: SFG 1020, Chair: Luis Lobo-Guerrero
  • Rainer Buschmann, California State University Channel Islands, USA: “The Sea in German Colonial and Post-Colonial Views on Oceania” 
  • Tirthankar Ghosh, Kazi Nazrul University, India: “Colonial Cyclonology and the Indian Ocean: Knowledge Economy and Empire in Nineteenth Century India” 
  • Eva Bischoff, Trier University, Germany: “‘This Curse of the Human Race’: Quaker Temperance, Trade, and Tradition in the Pacific, 1790-1840” 
14:30-16:00: Littoral Sense-Making #1
Location: SFG 1080, Chair: Felipe Espinoza Garrido
  • Rapti Siriwardane-de Zoysa, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen, Germany: “The Coastal Uncanny: Between the Reviled and the Revived in the Mangrove Forests of Postcolonial Penang”  
  • Marie Aschenbrenner, LMU Munich, Germany: “Urban Environmental Ethics on the City Edge: Making Ethical Citizens for a ‘Blue Backyard’ (Auckland)”
14:30-16:00: Port Cities #2
Location: SFG 1010, Chair: Arnab Kumar Sinha
    • Papa Sow, Cheikh Anta Diop University Dakar, Senegal: “Colonial and Postcolonial Constructions of Maritime Equipments (Lighting, Beaconing and Lighthouses) along the Atlantic Senegalese Ports”
    • Laura Zander, LMU Munich, Germany: “Transnational Island in an Asian Sea – Afterness and the City of Hong Kong”
    14:30-16:00: Student Panel #2
    Location: SFG 2020, Chair: Corina Wieser-Cox
    • Solomon Chuks Ugwuanyi, University of Bremen: “Culture Shocks and Identity Struggles: The Role of Tourism in Creating Sufferers” 
    • Felix Krause, University of Bremen: “Sex und Kapital: Der globale Sextourismus als logische Konsequenz der entmenschlichten Gesellschaft in Michel Houellebecq’s Plattform
    • Marina Kornelaki, University of Bremen: “All inclusive hotels and the negative effects they can have”