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Department of Literature and Awaaz Colloquium

Department of Literature and Awaaz Colloquium

 

THEME: THE PLACE OF LITERATURE IN THE CONTEMPORARY UNIVERSITY SETTING IN KENYA

TIME

SPEAKER / SUBJECT

FACILITATOR/DISCUSSANT

8:30 – 8:45 A.M.

Arrival and Registration

Dept of Literature Secretariat

8:45 – 8:55 A.M.

Welcoming Remarks and Introductions

Dr Masumi Odari, Chair, Dept of Literature

8:55 – 9:00 A.M.

Remarks from Awaaz, Zahid Rajan & Zarina Patel

 

9:00 – 9:10 A.M.

Remarks from the Dean, Faculty of Arts,

Prof. Peter Wasamba

 

9:10 – 9:20 A.M.

Official Opening of the Colloquium, Prof. Enos Njeru, Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

9:20 – 9:50 A.M.

Keynote Address:“Literature and Politics”, Oduor Ong’wen

Mrs Anna Mwangi

9:50-10:10

Paper Presentation: “Can We Continue to Teach Literature in the Traditional Way?” Tom Odhiambo,

University of Nairobi

Mrs Anna Mwangi

10:10- 10.30

Tea / Coffee Break

Dept of Literature Secretariat

11:00-11:20 A.M.

Paper Presentation: Literary Postcard: When we started. Khainga O’Kwemba, Columnist, The Star

Prof Helen Mwanzi

11:20– 11:40 P.M.

Paper Presentation:“Thinking for and about the Society: The Place of Social Sciences in Universities”, Ng’ang’a Mbugua, Nation Media Group, Novelist and Short Story Writer

 Prof Helen Mwanzi

11:40-12:00

Paper Presentation:“The Challenges that a Postgraduate Student of Literature Faces Today in Kenya”, Ludwiq Ongeti, University of Nairobi

Prof Helen Mwanzi

12:00-1:00

Lunch

Dept of Literature Secretariat

1: 30 – 2: 00 P.M.

Keynote Address: “Towards a History of Literary Readings and Interpretations in the Kenyan Academy”, Peter Amuka, Moi University

 Chris Wanjala

2: 00 – 2:20 P.M.

Paper Presentation:“Literary Education and Transmutation of Indigenous Knowledge in the Era of Technologized Economy”, Anthony Wasena, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa

Dr. Chris Wanjala

2:20 – 2:40 P.M.

Paper Presentation:“ ‘There Are No Boundaries Here’: Revisiting Student Newspaper Writing that Plays on Fact and Fiction”, Frederick Mbogo,

Moi University

Dr. Chris Wanjala

2: 40 – 3: 00 P.M.

Paper Presentation: “The Philosophies of Education and the Economics of Literature: Some Reflections”, Godwin Siundu, University of Nairobi

Dr. Chris Wanjala

3: 00 – 3: 10 P.M.

Vote of Thanks

Dr Maranga - Musonye

3:10– 3:20 P.M

Official Closing, Prof Peter Wasamba

Dean, Faculty of Arts

3:20 –

DEPARTURE

ALL

Master of Ceremonies: Anna Mwangi

Anna Mwangi
Dean, Faculty of Arts, Prof Peter Wasamba
Deputy Principal, College of Humanities and Social Science
Godwin Siundu and Anna Mwangi
Group photo
Left to right, Tom Odhiambo, Antony Wasena and Fredrick Mbogo
Neera Kapila and Chris Wanjala
Neera Kapila and Wanjiku Kabira
Njuki Githethwa, Chris Wanjala and Zarina Patel
Oduor Ongwen
Peter Amuka in the foreground
left to right, Zukiswa Wanner, Ludwig Ongeti and Nganga Mbugua