Tuesday, 22nd  February

Conference Warming
Greek Restaurant Meandros, Pfingstweidstr. 7 (two minutes from “Hotel am Zoo”)

Wednesday, 23rd February

8.00 - 9.00
9.00 - 9.30
Conference Opening

Welcome Address by Prof. Matthias Lutz-Bachmann
(Deputy Vice Chancellor, Goethe University)

Welcome Address by Prof. Susanne Opfermann
(Dean, Faculty of Modern Philologies, Goethe University)

Welcome Address by Symposium Organizers Frank Schulze-Engler (Goethe University Frankfurt) and Lutz Diegner (Hum­boldt University Berlin)
9.30 - 10.30
Plenary Keynote Lecture
Abdulrazak Gurnah (University of Kent, UK)
10.30 - 11.00
Coffee Break
11.00 - 13.00
Panel I
Border Crossings: Transnational and Transcultural Dimensions
Aldin Mutembei (University of Dar es Salaam)
Sissy Helff (Goethe University, Frankfurt)
Rayya Timammy (University of Nairobi)
Susanne Gehrmann (Humboldt University Berlin)
13.00 - 14.30
Lunch Break
14.30 - 17.15
Panel II
The City as Contact Zone: Urban Varieties, Bilingualism and Literary Cityscapes
Alina Rinkanya (University of Nairobi)
Uta Reuster-Jahn (University of Mainz)
Lilian Kaviti (University of Nairobi)
15 Minute Coffee Break
Doreen Strauhs (Goethe University, Frankfurt)
Marie Krüger (University of Iowa)
Italian Restaurant Pizzeria Leon D’Oro, Waldschmidtstr. 30 (five minutes from “Hotel am Zoo”, three minutes from Mouson-Turm)
Special Event
East African Literary Encounters: Reading and Discussion with Abdulrazak Gurnah, Euphrase Kezilahabi and Yvonne Owuor
Hessisches Literaturforum, Mouson-Turm, Waldschmidtstr. 4

Thursday, 24th February

9.00 - 10.00
Plenary Keynote Lecture
Euphrase Kezilahabi (University of Botswana, Gaborone)
10.00 - 10.30
Coffee Break
10.30 - 13.00
Panel III
Worlds Apart? Difference, Interdependence and Recognition
Susan Arndt (University of Bayreuth)
Lillian Temu-Osaki (University of Dar es Salaam)
Rémi Tchokothe (University of Bayreuth)
Clara Momanyi (Catholic University of East Africa, Nairobi)
Clarissa Vierke (University of Bayreuth)
13.00 - 14.30
Lunch Break
14.30 - 16.00
Roundtable with East African Writers:
U hali gani, Fasihi ya East Africa? Writing (in) the New Millen­nium
Chair: Mikhail Gromov
Kingwa Kamencu
Aldin Mutembei 
Yvonne Owuor
Rayya Timammy
Kyallo W. Wamitila
16.00 - 16.30
Coffee Break
16.30 - 17.30
Plenary Keynote Lecture
 Said Ahmed Mohamed Khamis (University of Bayreuth)

Guided Tour through Old Town of Höchst
(Participants are collected from “Hotel am Zoo”; 15 minute underground/train journey to Frankfurt-Höchst; 30 minute walk through old town of Höchst)
Conference Dinner
Gasthof “Zum Bären” – Traditional German Cuisine (Höchster Schlossplatz 8, Frankfurt-Höchst)

Friday, 25th February

9.00 - 11.00
Panel IV – Theorizing the Contact Zone
Gabriel Ruhumbika (University of Georgia, USA)
Mikhail Gromov (United States International University, Nairobi)
Kyallo W. Wamitila (University of Nairobi)
Rose Marie Beck (University of Leipzig)
11.00 - 11.30
Coffee Break
11.30 - 13.00
Reading with East African Authors (Swahili/English)
Chair: N.N.
Gabriel Ruhumbika
Said Ahmed Mohamed
Clara Momanyi
Kingwa Kamencu
13.00 - 14.30
Lunch Break
14.30 - 15.30
Plenary Keynote Lecture
Yvonne A. Owuor (Nairobi)
End of Conference
Coffee and Farewell

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