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The 2nd Wilberforce International Conference On Slave Narratives
Consolidating Our Gains: Strategizing For The 21st Century

Wilberforce, Ohio, October 11-13, 2001


 2:00-3:15 PM

Panel I - Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington: Other Interpretations

Susanna Ashton, Clemson University
"Signs of the Mine: Booker T. Washington and the Play of Literacy"

Leland Giovanelli, University of Colorado
" The Path Pointed Out in the Narrative of the Live of Frederick Douglass"

Panel II – Religion, Race and Migration

Timothy Patrick McCarthy, Harvard University
" ' Racial' Migrations: Abolitionist Print Culture and the Ordeal of Integration"

Paul Lovejoy, York University, Toronto, Canada
"The Interesting Narrative of Mahoummah Gardo Barquaqua of Djougou(1854): A Christian in Muslim Clothing"

Funso Oluyitan, Wilberforce University
"Faith in Spirituality: From Slavery to Civil Rights Movement"

Panel III – Ties That Bind 

Celeste-Marie Bernier, School of American and Canadian Studies,
University of Nottingham, England
"Arms Like Polished Iron": The Black Slave Body in Narratives of the Creole Revolt (1841)"

Biman Basu, Hobart and William Smith College
"Slave Desires Beyond the Topography of Slavery"

Carol Taylor-Johnson, West Virginia State College
"African-Americans and Domesticity: From Lean-To to Model Home"

Panel IV Gender in Slave Narratives 

Steve Buckridge, Grand Valley State University
"Africa and the Caribbean: Dress as a Cultural Link Among Jamaican Slave Women"

Efuetnkeng Fomin, University of Buea, Cameroon
" Gender Slavery in Nweh Country in Cameroon (1800-1970)"

Marcy Tanter, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas
"The Depiction of Women Slaves in the Narratives of Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown and Matthew Lewis"

4:30-5:45 PM

Panel V The Incidents of Africanisms and Spirituality in Slave Narratives 

Ella Davis, Wayne State University
Marlene Chavis, Wayne County Community College
Dawn Cooper Barnes, Howard Community College
Regina Jones, Michigan State University

Panel VI Ordinary People-Extraordinary Times: The Participation and Role of Women and Ordinary People in the Civil Rights Era

Hellen O'Neal-McCray, Wilberforce University
Et al


9:00-10:15 AM

Panel VII Interpreting Slave Narratives 

Renee Schatteman, Georgia State University
"Ethical Dilemmas and the Use of Deception in African American Slave Narratives"

Immaculate Kizza, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
"African-American Slave Narratives: Beyond Literary Discourse"

Julie Godin, University of Ottawa, Canada
"Beauty Unarranged and Ever-changing': Urban Texts and Circulating Voices of Slavery"

Panel VIII History – Real and Imagined 

Jerome Handler, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
"Survivors of the Middle Passage: Life Histories of Enslaved Africans in British America:

Karcheik Sims-Alvarado, Clark-Atlanta University
"To Emigrate or Not to Emigrate: The Attitudes of Free and Black Enslaved Georgians on the Subject of African Colonization, 1832-1865"

S. Morris, Wilberforce University
"Arriving on a Nightmare: Recognizing Connections Between U.S. Slavery and the U.S. Prison System"/ Present-Day Impacts of the U.S. Slave Trade

1:00-3:00 PM

Panel IX Vernacular Histories: African-American Narrative Critiques of Slavery and Freedom 

William L. Andrews, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Wilma King, University of Missouri
Peter W. Bardaglio, Goucher College
Edward E. Baptist, University of Miami
Phillip D. Troutman, Duke University

3:30-4:45 PM

Panel X Making Sense of the Unknown 

Joseph McLaren, Hofstra University
"The Language of the Classic and Neo-Slave Narrative"

Kristine Yohe, Northern Kentucky University
"A Contemporary Haitian Slave Narrative: Jean-Robert Cadet's 'RESTAVEC' "

Felicity Turner, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
"Writing the Silences: Toni Morrison's Beloved and Fred D'Aguar's The Longest Memory

Panel XI Voyage Into Freedom

Eileen Eslinger, DePaul University
"The Frustrated Freedom of a Former Slave and Her Family (Maria Cooper)"

Shirlene Holmes, Georgia State University
"Going Down in the Self: Slave Narratives and Sacred Texts and Creating Historical Plays for Contemporary Audiences"

York/UNESCO Nigerian Hinterland Project
Department of History, York University, Toronto, Canada
Email: nigerian@yorku.ca
Fax: (416) 650-8173