Colloquium V

Congress of Santa Barbara

KOSANBA

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Introductions:

Welcome by Representative of Nova Southeastern University

Welcome by KOSANBA Vice-President Patrick Bellegarde-Smith

Libation: (Jacqueline Epingle attended by two other manbos)

PANEL I 9:05 AM - 10:30 AM

 

Chair: Patrick Bellegarde-Smith University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

PRESENCE OF VODOU IN NORTH AMERICA

 

• Richard Brent Turner, University of Iowa

Mardi Gras Indians and Second Lines/Sequin Artists and Rara bands: Street Festivals and Performance in New Orleanian and Haitian Vodou.

 

• Bamidele Agbasegbe Demerson, Charles H. Wright Museum of African

American History

The Cane, the Serpent, and the Cross: Mapping the Spiritual World of an

African-American Healer.

 

• Douglas H. Daniels, University of California, Santa Barbara

Jazz and Vodou in the Lives of Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton and Lester

'Pres' Young.

 

PANEL II 10:35 AM - 12:00 noon

 

Chair: Marc-A. Christophe, University of the District of Columbia

 

CREATIVE IMPULSES AND THE VODOU UNIVERSE

 

• Nina Butlin, Ph.D., independent scholar, Montreal, Canada

Ethnographic Fiction in Haiti and Cuba: The Appearance of the

Afro-Caribbean Religious in Novels of Jacques Roumain and Alejo

Carpentier.

 

• LeGrace Benson, Cornell University

Diaspora, Diaspora and Return: A Ketuba for Agwe.

 

• Florence Bellande-Robertson, LaSierra University

Evolution of Haitian Women Rooted in Sisterhood and Spiritual Tradition

from the Prism of Literature.

LUNCH 12:00 NOON - 1:30 pm

 

PANEL III 1:35 PM - 3:00 PM

 

Chair: Florence Bellande-Robertson, La Sierra University

 

 

DANCE IN VODOU SPIRITUAL SPACES

 

 

• Anna Wexler, Lesley University

Performing Vodou in Diasporic Histories.

 

• Kera Washington, Brown University, and Isaura Oliveia, Universidade

Federal da Bahia

Yanvalou: Ezili and Oxum: Sisters of Haitian and Brazilian Waters.

 

PANEL IV 3:05 PM - 4:30 PM

Chair: Claudine Michel, University of California

 

 

CONCEPTUALIZING ART AND SCIENCE

 

 

• Dana Rush, University of Illinois, Urbana

Transatlantica: Chromolitographs as Crux.

 

• Anthony J. Lemelle, Jr., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Conceptualizing Spiritual Barriers to HIV Prevention Research: The Cases of Hoodoo and Vodou.

 

• Viviane Nicolas, Universite d'Etat d'Haiti

The Psychological Dimensions of Haitian Vodou.

 

ROUND TABLE/ TABLE RONDE

4:35 PM - 6:00 PM

 

 

Chair: Marlene Racine-Toussaint, New York Theological Seminary

 

The Presidential Decree of April 7th, 2003: Is it "good?" What are the

necessary adjustments to be made in Vodou?

 

DINNER 7:00 PM