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138. Madness in Black Women's Diasporic Novels and the Aesthetics of Resistance

Thursday, 3 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 313, Hynes

A special session

Presiding: Caroline Ann Brown, Univ. of Montreal

1. "Sex, Text, and the Dissociative State: Calixthe Beyala's Reinscription of Neocolonial Cameroun's Gendered Depredations," Caroline Ann Brown

2. "Madness, Transfiguration, and the Translation of the Bones-as-Text in NourbeSe Philip's Experimental Zong!," Richard J. Douglass-Chin, Univ. of Windsor

3. "Words to Heal the Wounds: Amnesia, Madness, and Silence as Testimony in Haitian Women's Fiction," Johanna Xandra Kathryn Garvey, Fairfield Univ.

4. "Reading Shahrazade's Liberatory Translation of Harem Pathology in Paradise," Majda R. Atieh, Howard Univ.

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  • Comparative Literature – Twentieth Century

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