Senior Seminar Events on Postcolonial Studies

The Literature Program at Stockton College is proud to present the following events on Postcolonial Studies for Fall 2011.

All events will be held from 3.35pm-5.25pm in F-245, Stockton College. Please RSVP to adeline.koh[at] if you plan to attend.


Monday Nov 28:

Gender, Education and the Literary Text in Southern Africa

Melissa J. Colon Mother Knows Best: African Feminist Views of Colonialism in Zenzele: A Letter for my Daughter

Tara Eckel, Alienation and Hybridity in Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter

Kaitlyn Grass, The Cost of a Western Education in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions

Heather Jewitt, The Intricacy of Intersectionality and Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions

Samantha McCorry, Gender Roles and Feminism in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions


Wednesday Nov 30

Time, Hybridity and the Nation in South Asia

Elizabeth DeCicco, Cyclic Time In Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children

James Pomar, Cultural and Textual Hybridity in Rushdie’s Satanic Verses

Chelsea Barber, Modern Representations of the South Asian Subaltern in Q&A/Slumdog Millionaire


Race and Identity in The Anglophone Caribbean

Jared Joya, Fanon and Racism in Andrea Levy‘s Small Island

Christine Rodia, Identity within Jamaica Kincaid’s The Autobiography of My Mother: The Making of Xuela Claudette Richardson through Femininity and Resistance


Monday Dec 5

Food, Sex and Gender in the Francophone World

Amber Wertz, Truth is Ugly: Reading Miriama Ba’s So Long a Letter

John Fogerty: The Tragedy of Alienation: Reading Dark Heart of the Night by Léonora Miano

Rob Howell: Language, Food and Identity in The Book of Salt

Rebecca Falk: Sex as Language: Reading Dany Laferrière’s How to Make Love to a Negro 5-Without Getting Tired


Gender and Alienation in Nigeria

Ayanna Polk, Between Skin and Mask: Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman and its Relation to Frantz Fanon’s Theory of Alienation

Brianna Bucci, Women, Citizenship and a Postcolonial Outlook on Buchi Emecheta’s ‘Second Class Citizen’

Wednesday Dec 7

Writing Back with Achebe and Adichie: Three Waves of Nigerian Writing

Achebe/Things Fall Apart

Kelly Heacock, Okonkwo Falls Apart: the Cultural Effects of Colonization

Lisa Campagnolo, The Presence of Colonialism in Postcolonial NigeriaReading Chimamande Adichie‘s Purple Hibiscus

Theresa Giodarno, “Third World Women” in the Subaltern Story: Chimamande Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus

Gender, Race in Southern Africa

Sammy Sanchez, Pulling the Race Card in Bessie Head’s A Question of Power: Have the Effects of Colonialism Subsided?


Alternate Presentations

Paidra Lucas, The Deconstruction of Language in Things Fall Apart

Elizabeth Preece, Lions’ Literature: Things Fall Apart


2 Comments to “Senior Seminar Events on Postcolonial Studies”

  1. nelsonl 21 November 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    I just returned from the meetings of the American Anthropology Association. I mention this because these titles are giving me the same kind of enthusiasm. They sound so very intellectually sophisticated and suggestive of the students’ understanding of some complex intellectual concerns. I will publicize this to my classes and make an effort to come to at least one.

    The students sing your praises; it is easy to see why.

    Thanks much, Linda

  2. […] present their research find­ings in an open conference-style for­mat. I am look­ing for­ward to my stu­dents’ events on post­colo­nial stud­ies–there will be inno­v­a­tive talks on alien­ation, hybrid­ity, […]

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