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Conference paper Conference paper Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Performing gender in Arabic/African theatre
Editor:Kolk, MiekeISNI
City of publisher:Amsterdam
Publisher:Institute for Theatre Studies
Geographic terms:Africa
gender roles
women artists
conference papers (form)
Abstract:The contributions in this volume were presented at the 4th Intercultural Theatre Conference 'East meets West' in Khartoum, Sudan, in December 2007. They include: Negotiating the space of the in-between: between cultures, between gender (M. Kolk); Between anthropology and the theatre: the role of women performers in the ritualistic practices of the Nuba (Sudan) (O. El Badawi); 'God gave me a good voice to sing': female wedding singers in Great-Khartoum, Sudan (N. van 't Westende); Gender performance in a refugee camp: prospects and challenges (Sudanese refugees in Uganda) (J. Kaahwa); Theatre for change in South Blue-Nile, Sudan: expressing personal experiences in story-telling (N. Amin); Theatre and women in Nigeria (B. Babatunde Allen) (Pt 1: The silence of female artists in theatre in the northern part. Religious, cultural and traditional limitations and Pt 2: Women represented in drama. Ola Ritimi's 'Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again' and Ibsen's 'Doll's House' as intertext); Women, power and literature: negotiating gender in Anglophone Cameroon drama (N. Nkealah); The voices of silence: women playwrights in Egypt (N. Selaiha); Invisible collaborators: women dramaturgs in the United States and Egypt (K. Johnsen-Neshati); The postcolonial performative: constitutions of gender and national identity in (post-)Ottoman drama (Greece and Egypt) (M.Leezenberg); Impotent men, energized women: performing woman-ness in Bole Butake's dramas (Cameroon) (C. Odhiambo Joseph); Genderized and subversive spectatorship: the case of two Zimbabwean plays (N. Chivandikwa); Dark outsiders: ethnicity, identity and the motherland: the cruelties of migration, part II (M. Kolk); Losing magic and faith during migration: why the West is jealous of those who still believe (M. Nevejan) (Ghana); Dancing with the veil: 'Letters from Tentland' in the Fadjar Festival in Tehran (H. Martin Mayr); and Between two homes: Moroccan artists in migration (P. van Zijl). [ASC Leiden abstract]