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Workshops, Lectures and Conference Papers


Workshops and Panel Discussions

2016
Panel Discussion "Das mag in der Theorie richtig sein...": Über die Rolle der Wissenschaft in der Flüchtlingsfrage [The Role of Academia in the Refugee Question], organized by the Chair of Political Theory, University of Augsburg, S-Forum Augsburg, 02 November 2016

Workshop "Entangled Concepts? Modernity and Hybridity in South African Literary and Cultural Studies", Georg-August-University Göttingen, Junior Research Group Multiple Modernities, 15-16 September 2016

2015
Discussant, Plenary Session "State of the Art in Caribbean Studies", International and Interdisciplinary SoCaRe Conference "Reshaping (G)local Dynamics of the Caribbean", Schloss Herrenhausen, Hannover, 14-17 October 2015

Section Chair (with Jens Elze), Section "Multiple Modernities/Multiple Modernisms", Anglistentag, University of Paderborn, 23-26 September 2015

Multimedia Workshop "Afrofuturism" (with Johanna Pundt), GAPS Summer School "Border Stories: Narratives of Peace, Conflict and Communication in the 20th and 21st Centuries", University of Augsburg, 06-11 September 2015

Workshop "New and Old Diasporas: From 'Black British Writing' to 'Afropolitanism'?" Annual Summer School "Beyond Horizons: Transmitting and Writing New Identities – Strategies and Empowerment of Minorities and Migrants in Europe", University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 21-26 June 2015

2014
Round Table Discussant "Conclusions for Cooperative Research and Critical Knowledge Production", International Conference "Migrations of Knowledge: Potentials and Limits of Knowledge Production and Critique in Europe and Africa", Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, 3-6 December 2014

Workshop "Rethinking the Concept of 'Culture' in 'Intercultural Communication' and 'Intercultural Relations'," European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR), Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

Workshop "New and Old Diasporas: From 'Black British Writing' to 'Afropolitanism'?" Annual Summer School "Beyond Horizons: Transmitting and Writing New Identities – Strategies and Empowerment of Minorities and Migrants in Europe", University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 30 June-5 July 2014

Discussant at the "Trans-continental Trialogue 'Challenges of Diversity'," University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

2013

Workshop "Rethinking the 'Culture' in 'Intercultural Communication' and 'Intercultural Relations'," European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR), Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

2012
Workshop "Inter-, Multi-, Transculturality: Concepts of Cultural Diversity," 
European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR), Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg



Lectures and Conference Papers

2017
"Colonial Trade and the Representation of Cultural Differences: Augsburg's 'Postcolonial' Legacies", Workshop "Environmental Crisis and the Transnational Imagination: Transnational Dimensions of the Local", University of Augsburg, 20-22 February

2016
"Transnational Lives and 'Post-National Aesthetics: 'Afropolitanism' and Globality in West African Literary Contexts." Anglistentag 2016, Section Cosmopolitan/Global/Planetary Fictions: The Uses and Abuses of Comparative Approaches", University of Hamburg, 21-24 September

"Poetische Verhandlungen von Rastafari in der anglophonen karibischen Diaspora", Ringvorlesung "Migrationsräume: Postkoloniale, Translatorische und Poetische Perspektiven", Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz/Germersheim, 30 June

"Afrofuturist Interventions into the Postcolony", 2. Tag der Englischdidaktik, 17.06.2016, University of Augsburg

2015
"Rethinking Diaspora in and with Rabindranath Maharaj's The Amazing Absorbing Boy", International and Interdisciplinary SoCaRe Conference "Reshaping (G)local Dynamics of the Caribbean", Schloss Herrenhausen, Hannover, 14-17 October

"Resisting Genrefication: Gender and Genre in Jean 'Binta' Breeze's The Fifth Figure", International Conference "Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre", University of Augsburg, 1-3 October

"SouthNorth Entanglements in Movement Discourse: Theorizing PanAfricanism", International Conference "Movement Discourse: Historical and Contemporary Formations and Transformations", Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, 2-4 July

"Trending and Trolling": Situatedness and Complicity in South African Literary Criticism", Round Table "Current Trends and Future Perspectives on Anglophone South African Literature", 41st Annual Conference of the African Literature Association, "African Futures and Beyond: Visions in Transition", University of Bayreuth, 3-6 June

"Situated Knowledges, Diversity and Difference in Higher Education", DIVERSITAS Conference-cum-Workshop "Transcontinental Trialogues in Critical Diversity Studies", University of Mumbai, 9-15 February

"Past the 'Post-'? Dekoloniale Perspektiven auf Postkoloniale Literatur- und Kulturkritik", Ringvorlesung "Kultur und ihre Wissenschaften", Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

2014
"From 'Neo-Slave' to 'Freedom Narratives'? Caribbean Slavery in the Contemporary Literary Imagination," International Conference "Representing and Remembering Slavery in the Americas," University of York, UK, 30-31 May

2013
"'Talk about a little culture': Kultur und Kulturkritik in dekolonialer Perspektive," Ringvorlesung "Kultur und ihre Wissenschaften", Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, 24 June

"'Movement(s) of Jah People': From Garvey to Rastafari?", Ringvorlesung "Movements: Historical Survey and Theoretical Perspectives", Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, 16 May

"Cityscapes and Rural Memories in Phaswane Mpe's Welcome to Our Hillbrow and Brooding Clouds," 24th GNEL/ASNEL Annual Conference "Re-Inventing the Postcolonial (in the) Metropolis," Chemnitz University of Technology, 9-11 May

"Negotiating the Gendered 'Human' in Caribbean Literature and Criticism," Society for Caribbean Research (SoCaRe) Conference "Crossing Thresholds: Decoloniality and Gender in Caribbean Knowledge," Leibniz University Hannover, 23-25 January

2012
"Thinking with and beyond the 'Transcultural'," Interdisciplinary Lecture Series "Intercultural Relations/Intercultural Communication", European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR), Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg


"Rastafari 'Culinary Identity'." International Conference "Caribbean Food Cultures: Representations of Eating, Drinking and Consumption in the Caribbean and Its Diasporas," Junior Research Group "From the Caribbean to North America and Back," Internationales Wissenschaftsforum, University of Heidelberg, 28-29 September


"Dub, Diaspora, and Decolonial Practice," International Conference "The Power of Caribbean Poetry – Word and Sound", Caribbean Poetry Project, University of Cambridge, UK, 20-22 September

"Rastafari and/as Decolonisation," Interdisciplinary Symposium "Cultures of Decolonisation, c.1945-1970", Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London (Poster-Presentation), 30-31 May

"Imperial Resonances? The 'West Indies' and the Marketing of Contemporary Literature on/of the 'Caribbean'," 23rd GNEL/ASNEL Annual Conference "Post-Empire Imginaries: Anglophone Literature, History and the Demise of Empires," University of Berne, Switzerland, 18-20 May

2010
"Rastafari in the English Studies Classroom", Inaugural Rastafari Studies Conference "Negotiating the African Presence: Rastafari Livity and Scholarship", The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, 17-20 August

"Universal Particularities? Caribbean Critiques of 'Enlightenment' Thought", "Caribbean Enlightenment: An Interdisciplinary Caribbean Studies Conference", University of Glasgow, Scotland, 8-10 April

2009
"Sex and the City of Science: Populärkultur aus geisteswissenschaftlicher Sicht," Öffentlicher Vortrag in der Reihe "Oldenburg – Stadt der Wissenschaft 2009", Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, 25 September

"The Role of Cultural Studies in the English Studies Curriculum," Forschungs-Kolloquium Anglistik/Amerikanistik, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

2008
"Die Transmigration der Cultural Studies," Kolloquium "Migration, Mobilität und Zugehörigkeit" im Rahmen der Verabschiedung von Prof. Dr. Dirk Hoerder, University of Bremen, 19 June

2007
"Kulturelle Kategorien in der Literaturanalyse," Abschlusskolloquium des Doktorandenkollegs "Prozessualität in transkulturellen Kontexten: Dynamik und Resistenz", University of Bremen

2006

"Transculturating the Centre: Re-reading Marina Warner's Indigo," "Transcultural Britain", 17th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of British Cultures, University Magdeburg, 23-25 November        

"Reading Literature Transculturally/Literatur traskulturell lesen: Zur Inszenierung des Kulturbegriffs in der Analyse zeitgenössischer englischsprachiger Romane", WSP-Colloquium "Dynamik und Komplexität von Kultur", University of Bremen

"From Utopia to Atopia to Diaspora? Social (Re-)Organization in a German Refugee Home", International Conference "Transcultural Modernities: Narrating Africa in Europe", University of Frankfurt, 1-3 June

2005
"Critical Dialogues: South African and American Cultural Studies," DGfA Jahrestagung "Transatlantic Negotiations", Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main

"Inside/Outside: Thoughts on Teaching Cultural Studies in an English Department", Stellenbosch University, South Africa

2004
“Inter-, Multi-, Trans-: Positioning American Studies as/and Cultural Studies,”
Graduate Conference "Crossing Borders? Inter- and Transdisciplinarity in Theory and Practice," International University Bremen (IUB)

"Transkulturelle Begriffe in der Literaturwissenschaft," Summer School "Transcultural Studies" des Graduiertenkollegs "Prozessualität in transkulturellen Kontexten: Dynamik und Resistenz," University of Bremen

"Transculturating American Studies," GNEL/ASNEL Jahrestagung "Transcultural English Studies", Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main

2003

"'Between the Colonist and the Creole': Negotiating Identity in Marina Warner's Indigo," Graduate Conference "New Identities – Readings in Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures," University of Heidelberg

"'This Book Changed My Life!' – 'Oprah's Book Club' and The Poisonwood Bible," Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien (DGfA), Postgraduate Forum, Bremen