January 31st 2019
6.15 pm, room IG 411, ground floor of the Main Building at Campus Westend of the Goethe University, Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1, 60323 Frankfurt
Sissy Helff is an anglicist with a broad range of interests in Anglophone world literature, postcolonial and transcultural studies, visual culture, history and politics. Her most recent book, entitled "Unreliable Truths: Transcultural Homeworlds in Indian Women’s Fiction of the Diaspora’" is an overview of Indian diasporic women writing from around the world including South Africa. In addition to her work at the Goethe-University Frankfurt, Sissy Helff has been working as a journalist for development matters and cultural diplomacy. She is one of the founding members of cultural project migration and media: http://www.migrationandmedia.com
(2012) "The Missing Link: Transculturation, Hybridity and/or Transculturality?," in: Literature for Our Times. Bill Ashcroft, Julie McGonegal, Ranjini Mendis, and Arun Mukherjee (eds.). Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 187-202.
(2012) "Ambiguous Gestures, Ambivalent Images. Migratory Aesthetics and Contemporary Photography," in: Shoe Shop. Marie-Hélèn Gutberlet et al. (eds.) Johannesburg: Jacana Media, 189-199.
(2011) Die Kunst der Migration. Aktuelle Positionen zum europäisch-afrikanischen Diskurs. Material – Gestaltung – Kritik. (with Marie-Hélèn Gutberlet (eds.): Kultur- und Medientheorie. Bielefeld: transcript. ISBN 978-3-8376-1594-4
(2008) "Shifting Perspectives: The Transcultural Novel," in: Transcultural English Studies: Theories, Fictions, Realities. Frank Schulze-Engler und Sissy Helff (eds.). Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 75-89.
(2007) "Lesbian Imaginative Spaces in Indian Fiction: Transgressions and Transculturality," (with Vera Alexander) Muse India March-April Issue 12, ISSN 0975-1815, www.museindia.com.
(2007) "Signs Taken For Truth: Orchestrating Transcultural Aesthetics through Narrative Unreliability," in: Proceedings of the Conference of the German Association of University Teachers of English Vol XXIX. Sabine Volk-Birke und Julia Lippert (eds.). Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 277-288.
(2007) "Grenzräume und Grenzerfahrung in der Indischen Diasporaliteratur Afrikas," (with Vera Alexander) in: Grenzen ohne Fächergrenzen - Interdisziplinäre Annäherungen. Bärbel Kuhn, Martina Pitz und Andreas Schorr (eds.). St. Ingbert: Röhrig Universitätsverlag, 11-25.
(2006) "The Politics of Shifting Boundaries in Moyez G. Vassanji's The Gunny Sack and Farida Karodia's Other Secrets," (with Vera Alexander) in: Africa, Europe and (Post)colonialism: Racism, Migration and Diaspora. Susan Arndt und Marek Spitczok von Brisinski (eds.). Bayreuth: African Studies Series, 327-342.
January 31st 2019
Afrasian Futures is a series of four cutting-edge lectures that mark the conclusion Africa’s Asian Options (AFRASO), a major transdiciplinary research project at Goethe University Frankfurt that has investigated transregional African-Asian interactions and entanglements since 2013.
We are delighted to invite you to the upcoming AFRASO Lecture: "Indians and Pakistanis in African Universities: The Cultural Politics of Postcolonial Knowledge-Production" by Shobana Shankar (AFRASO Fellow 2018). The lecture will take place on June, 21st in room SH 0.107 (Seminarhaus, Campus Westend) from 4 pm - 6 pm.