Call for Papers
Accomodations and Directions





Sexuality and Colonial Black Atlantic Cities
University of Chicago
April 19 – 20, 2012

Thursday, April 19

Harper Memorial Library Room 130, 1116 E. 59th Street

5:00-6:30 pm: Opening Conference Keynote

Welcome, Linda M.G. Zerilli,
Introduction, Rachel Jean-Baptiste and Lorelle Semley

Cassandra Pybus
The University of Sydney
“Doll Thomas, 'The Queen of Demerera': Race and Gender in the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolutions”

Friday, April 20

All events to take place at: 5710 S Woodlawn Ave, Community Lounge

9:00 am: Refreshments available

9:15 am: Welcome by Conference Co-Conveners

Rachel Jean-Baptiste, University of Chicago
Lorelle Semley, College of the Holy Cross

9:30-11:15 am: Panel I
Arts and Publics

Chair: Julie Saville, University of Chicago

Emily Callaci
Northwestern University
"Romantic Love and Spectacles of Advancement in Colonial Dar es Salaam"

Elizabeth Fretwell
University of Chicago
"Articulating Nationalist Desires: Representations of Modernity, Women and Consumption in Dakar, Senegal, 1956-1968"

Rosa Carrasquillo
College of Holy Cross
"Performing Bravado: Songs of Black Men Behaving Badly in the Transnational Musical City of Salsa, San Juan"

Daniel McNeil
Newcastle University
"Refashioning the Male Gaze: Philippa Schuyler, Latin Lovers, Brutish Blacks and Effete Englishmen in Rome, Elizabethville, and New York"

Discussant: Agnes Lugo-Ortiz, University of Chicago

11:15 - 11:30 am: Coffee Break

11:30 am - 1:15 pm: Panel II
Geographies of Rights

Chair: Charlotte Walker-Said, University of Chicago

Hilary Jones
University of Maryland
"Ideologies of Womanhood in a West African Town: Race, Intimacy and French Colonialism in Nineteenth Century St. Louis Senegal"

Elizabeth Neidenbach
College of William and Mary
"'Refugee from St Domingue living in This City': The Geography of Social Networks in among Refugee Free Women of Color in New Orleans"

Emily Musil Church
Lafayette College
"Metropolitan Martinique: Women in the City of Men"

George Paul Meiu
University of Chicago
"The Ethno-Erotic Future?  Ritual Reconfigurations of Sex and Commodities in Samburu District, Northern Kenya"

Discussant: Theresa Barnes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1:15 - 2:30 pm: LUNCH

2:30 - 4:15 pm: Panel III
Politics of Sex in the City

Chair: Daniel Desormeaux, University of Chicago

Liz Thornberry
Hobart and William Smith College
"Rape, Race, and Respectability in a South African City, 1890-1927"

Abosede George
Barnard College
"Seeing Like a Developmentalist State: Problem Girls, Private Vice, and Public Secrets in Lagos"

Jennifer Anne Boittin
Penn State University
"Independent Women or Sexual Creatures?:  Race and Gender from Paris to Dakar between the Wars"

Minayo Nasiali
University of Arizona
"'Le petit Harlem français': Living and Working in Marseille's African Quarter during Decolonization"

Discussant: Emily Osborn, University of Chicago

4:45 - 6:15 pm: Closing Keynote

AbdouMaliq Simone
Goldsmiths College, University of London
"Passages and Miracles: Notes on African contributions to Urban Life"

6:15 pm: Reception


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