- The Swahili coast as a literary contact zone and what we can learn from it
Clarissa Vierke (Bayreuth University)
- "Famines, Governance and (Post-) colonial literatures: an eco-critical perspective on Rudyard Kipling and Mahasweta Devi"
Prof Pablo Mukherjee (Warwick)
- Reading the Sahara: Between Deep Past and Apocalyptic Future, Animality and Plurality
Charis Bredin (CCLPS) and Miriam Pahl (Languages and Cultures of Africa)
- Cosmopolitanism as aesthetic/political survival? Defamiliarizing India
Laetitia Zecchini (Thalim, CNRS)