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The place of literature in the contemporary University setting in Kenya

 

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