Publications and Conference Papers

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Academic Events Organized

Conferences

Expert Meeting on Black British Women’s Writing: Where is it now?, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Wednesday, 20 March 2013, Convened by Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Bekers & Dr. Ole Birk Laursen with the support of FWO Vlaanderen

International conference Imaginary Europes - Annual Symposium of the Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth, University of Frankfurt & Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Thursday 13 September 2012, Portsmouth UK – with S. Helff (Goethe University of Frankfurt & M. Bowers (University of Portsmouth)

International conference and doctoral seminar Creativity and Captivity – with I. Arteel (TALK) and E. Schandevyl (JURI), Vrije Universiteit Brussel – 16 december 2011 – keynote Sarah Colvin (University of Birmingham)

National conference Literair Brussel: De stad op schrift en in script, Centrum voor Literatuur, Intermedialiteit en Cultuur (CLIC) & UAB Urban Studies Network – Vrije Universiteit Brussel – 28 oktober 2011 (co-convenor)

International conference Transcultural Modernities: Narrating Africa in EuropeNetwork for Euro-African Studies Conference – with S. Helff (Goethe Universität Frankfurt) and D. Merola (Universiteit Leiden) – Goethe Universität Frankfurt – 1-3 June 2006 – keynotes Graham Huggan (University of Leeds), Nwachukwu Frank Ukadike (Tulane University), Frank Schulze-Engler (University of Frankfurt), Mieke Bal (University of Amsterdam), and authors Chika Unigwe and Fouad Laroui (co-convenor)

International, tri-lingual conference Injustice & Insubordination: the Caribbean Writer as "Warrior of the Imaginary" – Society for Caribbean Research and Postcolonial Literatures Research Group, University of Antwerp – 24-26 September 2003 – with as keynote speakers Caryl Phillips, Robert Antoni, Denis Henriquez, Michiel Van Kempen, Mayra Santos Febres. (co-convenor)

National conference Oorlog en Literatuur (War and Literature) – Comparative Literature Research Group, University of Antwerp – 26 April 2003 – with as keynote speaker Tom Lanoye (Dutch-speaking Belgian author). (convenor)

International, tri-lingual conference Convergences and Divergences: Newness in Intercultural Practices (on Creative Writing of the 1990s) – 6-8 April 2000 – Postcolonial Literatures Research Group, University of Antwerp – with as keynote speakers Shani Mootoo (Canada), Ernest Pépin (Guadeloupe), Luis Rafael Sanchez (Puerto Rico), Pascale Blanchard-Glass (Haïti), Joël Des Rosiers (Haïti), Alejandro Morales (USA), Nicole and Habiba Boumaaza (Belgium) and Jamil Shakely (Belgium). (co-convenor)


International Doctoral Seminars

International Doctoral Seminar “The Enduring Legacy of Aimé Césaire in Contemporary Postcolonial Culture” – Platform for Postcolonial Readings - 26 June 2013 - Vrije Universiteit Brussel

International Doctoral Seminar “Money”: Discussion of texts by Jane Pollard, Cheryl McEwan & Alex Hughes, Eiman O. Zein-Elabdin & S. Charusheela, Ha-Joon Chang – Platform for Postcolonial Readings - 18 January June 2013 - University of Amsterdam

International Doctoral Seminar The Upsurge of Autochthony: Politics, Rhetorics and Aesthetics – Platform for Postcolonial Readings - 22 June 2012 - University of Amsterdam

International Doctoral Seminar Eco-Poco or The Ecocritical Turn Through Postcolonial Eyes - Platform for Postcolonial Readings - 27 January 2012 - University of Amsterdam

International Doctoral Seminar Creativity and Captivity – with I. Arteel (TALK) and E. Schandevyl (JURI), Vrije Universiteit Brussel – 16 december 2011 – keynote Sarah Colvin (University of Birmingham)

International Doctoral Seminar How to Theorize Actuality: Mediterrean Revolutions, Postcolonial Question - Platform for Postcolonial Readings - 28 October 2011 - University of Amsterdam

International Doctoral Seminar Translation, Globalization, Politics - Platform for Postcolonial Readings - 21 January 2011 - University of Tilburg

International Doctoral Seminar The Politics of Demonizing: the Other and the Anxieties of Globalization - Platform for Postcolonial Readings - 25 June 2010 - University of Tilburg

International doctoral Seminar World: Seminar for Young Researchers of Postcoloniality - Platform for Postcolonial Readings – with Isabel Hoving & Liesbeth Minnaard (University of Leiden) and in cooperation with Netherlands Graduate School for Literary Studies (OSL) – University of Tilburg, 22 January 2010 (co-convenor)

International two-day doctoral seminar Bloody Boundaries: Seminar for Young Researchers of Postcoloniality – Platform for Postcolonial Readings – with Isabel Hoving & Liesbeth Minnaard (University of Leiden) – University of Antwerp, 5-6 June 2008 (co-convenor and host)


Academic Tribute

Academic Tribute to Prof. Dr. Guido Kums and Prof. Dr. Hugo Roeffaers on the occasion of their retirements and launch of their liber amicorumSans Everything’. Essays on English Literature, Philosophy and Culture, E. Bekers and D. Conlon (eds.) (Louvain: Acco, 2004) with a literary intermezzo by theatermaker Tom Hannes, Hof van Liere, University of Antwerp, 1 December 2004(organiser)