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Reading White Innocence Paradoxes of Colonialism and Race

with Gloria Wekker, Visiting Professor of the King Willem-Alexander Chair for the Study of the Low Countries (University of Liège)

A conference organized by the Dutch Studies section (Department of Modern Languages) and by the research units Lilith and CEREP (University of Liège)

Date and time: 24 March 2021, 13.00 hrs until 18.10 hrs


13.00 hrs welcome and introduction Kris Steyaert and Elisabeth Bekers
13.10 hrs Stefan Grondelaers (Radboud University Nijmegen), “Accent Discrimination in the Netherlands: Is Aïcha allowed more than Ahmed?”
13.40 hrs Kathleen Gyssels (University of Antwerp), “Queering Wekker with Wynter and Taubira: Sycorax’ Sisters in the Struggle against White Male Heteronormative Prejudice”
14.10 hrs Liesbeth Minnaard (Leiden University), “‘Heb je dat, betrokken blanke wereldburger?’: Black Refugees and White Compassion in Two Works by Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer”
14.40 hrs coffee break
15.00 hrs Dominiek Dendooven (In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres), “White… or not quite: The Issue of Race in First World War Studies”
15.30 hrs Bastien Bomans (University of Liège), “Beyond White Gays / Gaze: Imperialist Nostalgia, Racialized Homophobia and Queer Extravaganza”
16.00 hrs Agnes Andeweg (Utrecht University), “Exploring Layers in the Cultural Archive: The Case of Rembrandt’s Painting of Two Black Men”
16.30 hrs coffee break
16.45 hrs keynote lecture Gloria Wekker, Visiting Professor King Willem-Alexander Chair (University of Liège), “Beyond White Innocence in the Academy”
17.45 hrs discussion, moderator Elisabeth Bekers (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
18.10 hrs end

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