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198. Apocalyptic Voices in West Asian Culture

Friday, 10 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Mississippi, Sheraton Chicago

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on West Asian Languages and Literatures and the Discussion Group on Science Fiction and Utopian and Fantastic Literature

Presiding: Rebekah Sheldon, Indiana Univ.–Purdue Univ., Indianapolis

1. "The Poetics of Apocalypse: World Reckonings of Contemporary Middle Eastern Thought," Jason Mohaghegh, Babson Coll.

2. "As Much Wonder as Dread: Science Fiction in the Near East," John Christopher Cunningham, Jersey City Univ.

3. "Palestinians versus Zombies," Lucian Stone, Univ. of North Dakota

4. "'I Am Husayn. I Am Zeynab': The Unhinging of Master Signifiers in Recent Iranian Ashura Commemorations," Farhang Erfani, American Univ.

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  • Asian Literatures

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