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Program

Program

Program

Saturday, May 26:
6:00-8:00 p.m.: Registration of participants. School staff will be available at student residence (Le Grand Bleu Guest House, via Flavio Gioia 37, Procida) for payment of dues.
 

Sunday, May 27: Conservatorio delle Orfane a Terra Murata, Procida (Orientale University Conference Center)
9:30 a.m.: Welcome address
Donatella Izzo, OASIS co-director, Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”
9:45 a.m.: Plenary 1
Jane Desmond (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Posthumanism Meets the Clinic: Medicine in a More than Human World
Discussion
11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: coffee break
11:45 a.m.: Plenary 2
Ross Posnock (Columbia University)
James Baldwin’s Sophistication
Discussion
1:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: lunch
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: seminars/workshops (rooms TBA)
 

Monday, May 28: Conservatorio delle Orfane a Terra Murata, Procida (Orientale University Conference Center)
9:30 a.m.: Plenary 3
Mounira Soliman (The American University in Cairo)
Wakanda Forever: Reflections on Race, Color and Black-Belonging
Discussion
11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: coffee break
11:30 a.m.: Plenary 4
Ugo Rubeo (“Sapienza” University of Rome)
William Demby’s Other Passage: An African American in Rome
Discussion
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: lunch
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: seminars/workshops

Tuesday, May 29: Conservatorio delle Orfane a Terra Murata, Procida (Orientale University Conference Center)
9:30 a.m.: Plenary 5
Shereen Abouelnaga (Cairo University)
Let’s Compare, Let’s Heal
Discussion
11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: coffee break
11:30 a.m.: Plenary 6
Jonathan Arac (University of Pittsburgh)
Recent Big Forest Novels: Barkskins and The Overstory
Discussion
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: lunch
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: seminars/workshops
 

Wednesday, May 30: Conservatorio delle Orfane a Terra Murata, Procida (Orientale University Conference Center)
9:30 a.m.: Plenary 7
Brian T. Edwards (Northwestern University)
Trump from Reality TV to Twitter: American Populism in the Digital Age
Discussion
11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: coffee break
11:30 a.m.: Plenary 8
Ronald A. Judy (University of Pittsburgh)
Buzzard Lope, A Radical Shout of Black Poiēsis
Discussion
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: lunch
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: seminars/workshops
 

Thursday, May 31: Conservatorio delle Orfane a Terra Murata, Procida (Orientale University Conference Center)
9:30 a.m.: Plenary 9
Mario Corona (University of Bergamo)
Leaves of Grass 1891-92. A (Re-)View from Afar
Discussion
11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: coffee break
11:30 a.m.: Plenary 10
Fred Gardaphé (Queens College - CUNY)
Remember to Forget About It: The Gangster and the Critic in Fact and Fiction, or Sixteen Gangsters In Search of a Critic
Discussion
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: lunch
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: seminars/workshops
 

Friday, June 1: Conservatorio delle Orfane a Terra Murata, Procida (Orientale University Conference Center)
9:30 a.m.: Plenary 11
Hortense J. Spillers (Vanderbilt University)
"To the Bone": Some Questions on the Problem of Touch  
Discussion
11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: coffee break
11:30 a.m.: Plenary 12
Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College)
Toni Morrison’s Home: The Uncanny as Way of Life
Discussion
1:00 p.m.: Conclusive remarks:
Augusto Guarino, Chair, Dipartimento di studi Letterari, Linguistici e Comparati, Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”
Gloria F. Berbena, Minister Counselor for Public Affairs, Embassy of the Unites States
1:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: lunch
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: plenary presentations of participants’ seminars


OASIS is generously supported by the United States Diplomatic Mission to Italy and by Università di Napoli “L’Orientale.”
 


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