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8.45-9am: Welcome

9-9.30am: Vicki Briault Manus (University of Grenoble, France): “ ‘Redreaming the World’: from Orature to Emerging Genres in Ben Okri’s The Famished Road.”

9.35-10.05am: Christiane Fioupou (University of Toulouse 2, France): “ ‘Twilight Creatures’ Shuttling between ‘Imaginary Homelands’: Ben Okri’s Abiku and Nigerian Literature”

10.10-10.40am: Philip Whyte (University of Tours, France): “Ben Okri’s The Famished Road and the Problematic of Novelty”

Coffee break

11.10-11.40am: Kerry-Jane Wallart (University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, France): “Episodic Structure in Ben Okri’s The Famished Road

Adnan Mahmutovic (Stockholm University, Sweden) : “Revolution Revisited. The Politics of Dreaming in Ben Okri’s The Famished Road

Lunch break

2-2.30pm: Gerd Bayer (University of Erlangen, Germany): “The Spirit of Conviviality and the Demons of the Marketplace”

2.35-3.05pm: Mariaconcetta Costantini (G. d'Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy): “Hunger and Food Metaphors in Ben Okri’s The Famished Road

3.10-3.40pm: James Tar Tsaaior (Pan-African University, Lagos, Nigeria): “Myth as a Modernising Agent in Ben Okri’s The Famished Road

Coffee break

4.10-4.40pm: Christian Gutleben (University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France): “African Gothic: Ben Okri’s Aesthetics of the Uncanny in The Famished Road

4.45-5.15pm: Claire Omhovère (University of Montpellier 3, France - EMMA): “Inconclusiveness in Ben Okri’s The Famished Road

Coffee break

6pm: Conversation with Ben Okri
Vanessa Guignery (ENS de Lyon - IUF) and Catherine Pesso-Miquel (University of Lyon 2).

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