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Cinematic Translations: The Work of John Akomfrah

Cinematic Translations: The Work of John Akomfrah
Innis Town Hall, UTSC, Campbell Conf Rm
Time: Nov 27th, 6:30 pm End: Nov 29th, 7:30 pm
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Tri-campus 3-day event featuring Artist in Residence John Akomfrah

The Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts on Translation and the Multiplicity of Languages, the Cinema Studies Institute, Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, & Social Justice Education (OISE), New College, and co-sponsors, are pleased to present:

Cinematic Translations: The Work of John Akomfrah


A University of Toronto tri-campus 3-day event, focusing on Artist in Residence John Akomfrah, and featuring:

STUDENT SALON with John Akomfrah and Keynote Speaker Manthia Diawara (New York University) Screening of The Last Angel of History, with discussion following keynote
(Nov. 27, Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave., 6:00-8:00 PM)
Student reception 5:30-6:00 Innis Café
JOHN AKOMFRAH IN CONVERSATION with Cameron Bailey (Artistic Director of TIFF) and Manthia Diawara (NYU) following screening of Seven Songs For Malcolm X
(Nov. 28, UTSC, MW 160, Mar 6:00-8:00 PM)

SYMPOSIUM: Cinematic Translations: The Work of John Akomfrah
(Nov. 29, 1:00-6:30 PM)
1:00-3:30 Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place
Chair: Ritu Birla (University of Toronto)
Panellists: Rinaldo Walcott, (OISE, University of Toronto), Kass Banning (University of Toronto)
Respondent: Malini Guha (Carleton University)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
2:10-2:20 Break 
Chair: Marieme Lo (University of Toronto)
Panellists: Aboubakar Sanogo (Carleton University), Pablo Idahosa (York University)
Respondent: Ato Quayson (University of Toronto)
3:30-4:00 Break     
KEYNOTE CONVERSATION with John Akomfrah and Kobena Mercer (Yale University) on The Stuart Hall Project
4:00-6:30 Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.

For further information, please contact the conveners below:

•    Professor Kass Banning, Cinema Studies
•    Professor Marieme Lo, Women & Gender Studies and African Studies
•    Professor Rinaldo Walcott, Humanities, Social Sciences, & Social Justice Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

Or the Jackman Humanities Institute (416) 946-0313

These events are free and open to the public; registration is not required.  All events are wheelchair accessible.

Download flyer [pdf]

Organizing Committee:

  • Christopher Smith
  • Sarah Stefana Smith

Co-sponsors: African Studies, Caribbean Studies, Centre for South Asian Studies at the Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs, Centre for the Study of the United States, Munk School of Global Affairs, Centre for Comparative Literature, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Department of English (UTSC), Department of Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Department of Art, Department of English, Department of Visual Studies, Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, Women and Gender Studies Institute.

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